Hey guys, we have some old busted windows, and we scheduled a window install next week, but they had an opening and showed up today.
The house is a bit of a war zone right now, with all the furniture moved, so we will be posting the next installment of the innkeeper tonight, after the install is complete.
PS. We are so sorry we are behind on emails. We are trying to meet the deadline for the novella’s publication and will get to you questions as soon as we can.
Kris Ten-Eyck says
An early service call! Take it as the miracle it is and run with it. Good luck.
+1 Early new windows sounds like a great way to start 2020! It’s FRIDAY, I’ll take Innkeeper anytime.
You can almost say their vision through the window is 2020…heh….guys….guys…
Made me laugh. 🙂
Early install, I cannot even imagine. Mine were supposed to be done by October 15 . I had to move everything away from the windows. Still waiting. I’m hoping for a February date. Weather permitting. I live by the river and the wind is ferocious. Blew snow right inside the closed windows and covered my plants. The windows are the size of huge doors and needed to be hand made. So it was delay after delay. In the meantime I’ve been living in chaos. An early install would have been a “blessed be” event.
On the plus side, I get to weed stuff as if I were moving.
You got lucky.
I agree. Windows have to be repaired. No worries .
Amanda P says
Good luck with the tidy up.
Life happens, we had the BT (broardband) engineer here till 1pm, then he turned up again at 1.30pm wanting to check the line again. We are now racing around as we help at the local food bank at 3.30pm. I dont know where the day has gone!
I will enjoy the next installment when it does arrive though ????
What time us it now in Texas? It is 10 pm in Switzerland
Mary Cruickshank-Peed says
I think we’d all rather have an Innkeeper installment rather than an answered email… but I may be speaking for myself because I don’t email authors unless I know them personally.
Well, you have a big advantage over our window replacement a little over two years ago… Your part of the country doesn’t get nearly as cold as ours… We had a moderately windy day and it was about 40 degrees out. =) I hope it goes well and easily!
YAY! new windows!
I’d love some, myself!
The delay just lets the anticipation build and will make reading it more satisfying! Where else can we read about space chickens?
You make a good point here about space chickens
+1. You are gracious to even give us notice. Best of luck! Hooray for new windows.
+1. New windows. Chi chi.
Cheryl M says
Aww, good luck with the install, and we shall enjoy Innkeeper when it gets here. The Innkeeper bits are bonuses, and loved whenever they get here.
Jan Tucker says
We are grateful for whatever you can do, whenever you can do it!
Hope the window sorting goes well ????
Kelly B says
You are rocking it!
Don’t doubt you are awesome.
I think all our houses are discombobulated after holidays and kids being out for 2 weeks. Definitely no judgment here.
Thank you for all you do.
I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with more craziness ????. Thanks for the heads up. Can’t wait for the next installment (yes I can)????. This is a lot of fun to read and ponder about ???????? Thank you again for all you do House Andrews ????. Hope all goes well for all of you (including various fur babies) ????????????????
Life happens, thank you for keeping us informed
Bruce R says
Stay warm! (Wait, am I first?!)
Chris T says
Thanks! Hope you enjoy your new panes!
We will be patient! I hope that the window replacement goes off without a hitch.
Uuh, sure, where do you want to start and how much work space do you need? (Looking around to see how much clutter needs to be shoveled out of the way. ) Oh well, believe me clutter is the least of what teams see. I remember a couple places I delivered food to that I wouldn’t actually step foot into without a full hazmat suit on and that was just what I could see from the door.
No apologies needed. Life happens.
Good luck with the windows! Glad they could come early. Soon it will be done and in the past.
I love your work so much that delays don’t bother me. They just heighten my anticipation. If there’s one thing I could ask, though, it would be whether the release schedule could be updated. There are no upcoming dates, and 2019 is so last year!
It would take a few hours to get all the dust cleaned up after replacing three windows in my house. Even though the installers taped plastic sheets from floor to ceiling to wall, dust got through. It’s a good thing I was warned to tape the closet doors and place plastic sheets over the beds. But, the Heart of Texas isn’t as dusty as far West Texas is.
Nancy C. says
I am still confused as to why readers would email authors.. if you have questions about a series or character, couldn’t you go onto a Facebook group or fan forum or Goodreads?
Best of luck with the window installation! I hope you have a relaxing weekend 😀
Not everyone does Facebook or Goodreads, darlin’.
I have never visited either one, so I cannot say if this is a good thing or not. I can say that I seldom miss “social media”. As best I can tell, it is a lovely way to waste time – and I have other things I prefer to waste it on.
I have never bothered anyone but a personal acquaintance with an email either, but I grew up in a more formal time. Your personal interactions will always be “easier” than mine.
I am not saying that social media are bad (is bad?). Enjoy your social media interactions, but remember that everyone is not as focused on them.
Okay, now you’re just being mean. I’ve pre-ordered Sweep With Me and am valiantly waiting for the release to read it all at once. But I get 3 notices every time you post a section. From your webpage, your FB account and from FB fan group.
Today I’ll get 6 notifications! Not sure my willpower can handle it! Thanks guys.
Just kidding. (Maybe, a little.) Hope you get your windows fix today.
Thank for the information.
Good luck with the windows.
Thanks for the update!
No need to apologize. Life happens.
I say that as a person not waiting on an email. ;D
Lora Tyler says
Y’all are awesome and things happen. Sounds like good things are happening for y’all though! Fixed windows are essential! Take your time.
Thank you. Will look forward to it whenever it is posted.
Kenneth Burkenheim says
Already ordered the book.
The teasers just keep me wanting the book more.
Taking care of your property is of the highest priority!
I would wait as long as it takes, as long as you take care of yourself and yours.
Enjoy the new windows.
Bill G says
A window for windows … sorry, I couldn’t help it. And for me, at least, the opportunity to pun makes it worth the wait. Even knowing others surely did it before I did.
Patricia Schlorke says
Please don’t apologize for life interfering with your writing. When the new stuff gets to us, it gets to us. This member of the BDH understands. This is why I’m re-reading Kate and company. 😀
Glad you can get your new windows today. At least it’s not raining, snowing, or large gusts of wind happening. Also, the temperatures are decent (DFW will be in the 50s today) for all the caulking and putting in weatherstripping around the windows.
Oh, yeah, it is Friday. D’oh! I just popped over to see if there was a new post; wasn’t even expecting Innkeeper.
Careful, everybody knows updating windows can mess with your other works in progress!
Yea! Early install! Enjoy the new windows! When we moved years ago to this house we left a house with windows that were a pain to open, I actually opened and closed a few just to enjoy the ease of doing so ????.
Karon Reese says
No worries. I’ve decided to wait for the full book before I dive in. It’s on pre-order–let’s see if I can wait that long….. I just re-read Innkeeper 1-4 so that SHOULD hold me! Every time I read the Christmas Story send up with Orro, I laugh. I absolutely love that scene. Thank you!
I admire your willpower. Personally, I refresh about 25 times a day when we are waiting for a new Innkeeper. I started listening to the Hidden Legacy series again a couple of weeks ago on audio and will probably start Kate Daniels again after that. Books by House Andrews are infinitely readable!
No worries! How great that the windows are getting fixed sooner rather than later. You will love looking out that brand-new glass, trust me (until the beasts decorate it with their nose-prints).
Suzann Schmid says
Hey, it’s great you get your windows ahead of schedule. You give us installments out of the kindness of your hearts, and I will take them when you post them. Whenever they show up they make my day. Your talent and your kindness, and your devotion to us, is amazing. Truly those that crab need to be boiled-and banned. We are owed nothing, and your kindness in keeping us updated is above and beyond. Thank you. Enjoy those windows. Renovations are always messy. Gotta do floors this year. I am cringing already.
Karen the Griffmom says
Still waiting (a month) for dishwasher repair after their first “fix”. Then another wait until they get the correct part and schedule an install because they “only come out your way once a week.” Run with that early appontment! I’m celebrating for you!
I’m so happy for you with the new windows! It is delightful to hear about contractors arriving early or on time. Contractor delay has become a way of life for us since Hurricane Michael, 15 months ago. You have motivated me to start looking again for a contractor to replace my own broken windows! It would be nice to have glass instead of plywood.????
I can’t tell you how much your writing has meant to me. You have given me a great escape, first from the deaths, ten days apart, of my two 17 year old dogs, and later from the stress of dealing with the hurricane and its aftermath. I am grateful to you both.
Oh Kimmelane, I’m across the state and wondering why we don’t get ANY news/updates on how ya’ll are doing. I saw that the state scraped up some money to cover the expenses the small towns and counties incurred just dealing with overtime and cleanup. Hope your county got some.
Thanks for your thoughts. We are getting some funding but it is a drop in the bucket. I think the nation has confused Panama City with the much more famous Panama City Beach, which is terrible because Panama City was critically damaged and Panama City Beach barely got any at all. We fared much better than Mexico Beach, though. There’s hardly anything at all left of Mexico Beach. I’ve lived in Florida all of my life and never seen anything like this.
Kelly Jacobs says
It took them 5 months to install our replacement bedroom window! You are so lucky they are here early!
I am happy whenever installments arrive. It’s a tight deadline as is. I Hope the windows turn out well
Wow! An early install. Good luck with the windows, but that’s an excellent start. Years ago some friends had an older house with windows facing a spectacular view of the north Atlantic . The wall of old windows had, as the Mainers say, ‘wicked’ drafts. Our friends splurged on brand-new, name brand, super insulated, super expensive windows. It took months of delays and excuses to get the windows installed. The first Nor’easter after the installation, the windows leaked so badly the walls around the windows were soaked, the water dripped off the windows and made puddles on the floor. More delays but eventually the install company came back repaired, reinstalled. Great. Fantastic. Right up until the next off the ocean storm left a good portion of its rain indoors.. Couldn’t get the install company or window company to do anything. They had the house wrapped in plastic over the outside windows, walls etc. It took over a year and lawyers to get the manufacturer to come with its install company and new windows to repair, replace etc. Looked good. First storm the interior remained dry, but the draft would put out a candle. They sold the house and moved south. Years later we all can laugh about it.
Cathy Parker says
Don’t be apologizing. You do a fantastic job chatting with us.
Michele G says
Thanks for the heads up …. but Friday is Friday (except when its Saturday, here in Aus) 😀
So happy for you getting new windows, that’s a brilliant start to 2020!!!!
Lynne B says
Hope the window install goes well. Please don’t stress about us. We’ll take whatever you are able to do, whenever that is! Take care of yourself!! Thank you!
Hey, awesome they could make it earlier. A new year’s present!
You are always so generous to us…we can wait until you’re ready (after all we have had a number of gifts around Dina and Sean already!).
I hope it all gets sorted and you can have a bit of a relax despite deadlines xx
What is this madness, what is this love? I feel shot with luck that we are getting so many chapters so soon. God bless!
It’s okay. I just spent my Christmas B&N gift cards on buying Nook editions of Hidden Legacy and Innkeeper books. Will probably be buying Kate Daniel’s too as I can’t find all of my paperback copies. I was stocking up in preparation of my upcoming double knee replacement surgery, but I couldn’t hold off rereading Hidden Legacy. Lol