Time Marches Unrelentingly On

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On the drive to work, I pass a multitude of really cool barns, some of which are more than a century old. I love them, and I keep kicking this idea around in my head that I want to get the owners’ permissions and do extensive photo documenting of their every aspect. It’s an idea I’m in love with, but it gets shuffled down in priority – there will be time later.

One little structure, probably a barn used predominantly for storing a tractor or two and nothing more, popped up on my radar a couple of weeks ago. It was interesting in that it had a nice tin roof, and the side boards were peeling off – it was on the verge of collapse. “I should get to that one soon,” I mused as I drove by, forgetting a mile down the road.

Earlier this week, after heavy winds, all that remained of the little barn was its tin roof sitting atop a collapsed pile of boards and supports. “Rats,” I fumed.

It still looked interesting, though, with the perfect tin roof atop the rubble, so I made a note to come back – sometime.

Two days later, the tin roof had been stripped off, leaving only the rotting wood behind.

I really need to get started on this project, before more of these old treasures are lost for good.

In other news, I only have a few thousand more words to go for Nanowrimo – in terms of word count. The story itself is probably only 2/3 done, and holy wow, it’s pretty awful. Oh well. In the kick-off on October 31st, the organizer had us draw our inner editors. This is mine:

Even though he is, ostensibly, locked up, I think he is still capable of sending me telepathic messages. For the most part, I think I’m winning, though. I wrote a line of dialogue that had both “yonder” and “adjacent” in it, and did not go back to change it. Ha, so there, editor.


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2 responses to Time Marches Unrelentingly On

  1. Mel

    Was the sentence something along the lines of “The stripped down roof of the collapsed barn is adjacent to those trees over yonder”?

  2. Erin D.

    Lol, something along those lines. 🙂

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