Today was another of those great February false spring days with a bit of sunshine, temperatures up in the high forty’s and no winds. I could almost hear the buds on the grape vines and apple trees beginning to pop out. Let’s hope they don’t because this really is a “false” Spring. It seems to happen every year about this time and we all think that Mt Hood will be bare of snow next summer. Then like clockwork, winter comes back in for the end of Feb. and we usually get over fifty percent of our snow pack laid down in a couple of weeks, the Cascade Concrete piles up on the ski slopes and we all know that the ski season will once again last until May first.
Oh! So what about marketing? Yes, almost got carried away with Spring! Well it was a good day, so out I went to post a couple more advance reading copies of “Rough Enough”; pick up a couple of returns from the people who don’t know where they live and have never changed their mailing addresses on their web sites; stop in to the Hood River News to chat with Kirby, the Editor about doing a book review and an interview; stopped off at Waucoma Bookstore to see about doing a book signing and last but not least stopped by the Library to find that they are closed on Mondays. OK, one more thing to do tomorrow in addition to putting out the rat poison under the chicken house and dropping sulfur smoke bombs down the gopher holes that are popping up all over the place now that the snow is gone and the little furry critters think that Spring has come! But it really is just a “false” Spring!>)