No Worries

“What’s the deal on the signed copies of To Fetch A Thief?” Admin says.

“Still waiting to hear on the how of that,” says Spence.

“But can we make some sort of guarantee?” says Admin.

“Absolutely,” Spence says. “One way or another all the regulars will be able to get a signed copy.”

“Even if we have to drive around the country and deliver them ourselves?”

“There’s an idea.”

Idea? I know ideas. Right now, it just so happens, I’m having an idea about bacon.


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73 Responses to “No Worries”

  1. B. Stover
    5:09 am on August 14th, 2010

    Chet: Your idea keeps making me laugh.

    I'd love to have Spence deliver a signed copy of TFAT in person! However, that is not practical. I'm sure all of the regulars would be willing to pay for shipping and handling charges. I would gladly.

  2. Mollypop
    5:25 am on August 14th, 2010

    Well, hallelujah! Wait until Mom hears about this!

  3. Riö - The Evil
    5:29 am on August 14th, 2010

    WhooWhee!! …Heh! The thought of Spence and Admin driving around together delivering books cracks me up!…heh!…Ole Spence might have a pointy head but he sure has a big heart! Admin isn’t such a bad guy either (at least not today)… sniffle!… Where’s my Kleenex?…sniffle!

    Hey!….What are all you guys who have pre-ordered the book gonna do?… snort!

    Molly!… Molly's back!…Wow!…This is going to be a great day!… snort!snort!

  4. B. Stover
    5:32 am on August 14th, 2010

    Mollypop: Where have you been? (Not that it's any of our business.)

    I've posted a new discussion group on Chet Appreciation Society on Facebook: Book – Ingrid Books.

  5. B. Stover
    5:34 am on August 14th, 2010

    Rio: To answer your question about pre-ordered books…I'll give the hard copy to my nephew and I'll keep the one on my Kindle for convenience.

  6. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 am on August 14th, 2010

    Stover!… I will let someone know about the facebook thingy… grunt!

    Molly!…Is Sammy okay?… snort!…Where have you gals been? You’ve missed a lot of amazing Quilt magic and other conversations that I can’t remember right now… wheeze!… Oh, and did you see yesterday’s Post?… snicker!

  7. Jasper the Poodle
    5:44 am on August 14th, 2010

    Hey, hey, hey! I'm a "regular" and I had BACON for breakfast. It's my lucky day. I'm skipping off to buy a lotto ticket.

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 am on August 14th, 2010

    Jasper!… Heh!…snort!…skipping ..Heh!

  9. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 am on August 14th, 2010

    Well!…Someone’s ready to leave now… snort!… We are off to her mom’s house for coffee and then shopping for something for her costume… grunt!… Nothing like waiting till the last minute…snuff!

  10. B. Stover
    6:12 am on August 14th, 2010

    Have fun at the party Rio.

  11. AbbietheKitty
    6:35 am on August 14th, 2010

    I am so glad that Mollypop and Sammy are back. Are they going to mail me in a quilt block? If so I need it quick!!!!

    Also I got the photo of Cosmo for the quilt so this version of the quilt is done. If there are Mollypop and Sam blocks to come I need to know right away.

    This is the photo of Cosmo that is not going in the quilt. Susan wrote that..

    "My delay is due to family issues. My Mom had to move out of her apt. and stay permanently in the nursing part of her senior complex because of an amputation and confusion problems. So I've been pulling 10 – 12 hour shifts cleaning out her apt. Almost done, but of course everything is happening at once with juggling medical and financial issues. Hopefully things will settle down soon."

    I guess I can understand why she is not able to post right now.

    Speaking of parents, I hope Dan is doing OK and getting better at home.

    Gosh what a bunch of creaky old people we have on this blog (me included). But what we have in creakiness is overpowered by our hearts. Good strong hearts.

    Love to all you dogs and cats.


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  12. Siberian Husky
    6:46 am on August 14th, 2010

    What a fantastic morning!!! Thank you Spence and Admin!

    We will be more than happy to own two books. The signed copy of TFAT I will put in the place of honor on the bookshelf (after I read it) with a signed copy my mom has of Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. The signed copy of TFAT will be MY book. The unsigned copy can be mom's book, but I will let her look at mine.

  13. Mollie (a black pood
    6:59 am on August 14th, 2010

    That would be so exciting to get a signed copy of TFAT. As B.Stover suggested, I would be happy to pay for shipping & handling. Hi Cosmo, good to see you again.

  14. Siberian Husky
    7:02 am on August 14th, 2010

    We are happy Molly is back cause we love her! We want Sam back cause we love her too. Love back at you Abbie. hee hee, Mom says she never thought she would hear me say that to a cat. Well, I fooled her. Thanks for Cosmo's news. He's a great little guy.

    Rio, tell us about the party when you return. If there is a mystery to solve at that party, your friend can do it

    The Rockies came from behind after I fell asleep last night and won. It just doesn't get any better than this morning!

    I hope Dawson is having a good time. Just because I am stuck here in the 97 degree desert and she is off in the northern wilderness, does not mean that I don't hope that she has a good trip.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    7:42 am on August 14th, 2010

    We just got back from obedience class and read all the good news up above. WOW, WOW & WOW!! Signed copies, Cosmo and Mollypop all in one morning. Does it get any better than this? I don't think so.

    We will be happy to pay all costs for the book, plus S&H.

    Chet, if you guys want to deliver in person, you are welcome to stay here. I will share my place with you and Barb will even cook up some bacon and eggs for us. I can show you the goaties and those feathered, bawking creatures, but Barb says you have to promise not to take any bites.

  16. Riö - The Evil
    7:44 am on August 14th, 2010

    Party!!… We are home again and doing things to get ready for the big Murder Mystery Party this afternoon…snort!…Charging camera, Ironing – she had to buy a brand new ironing board cover cuz she ruined the other one with the Quilt Squares iron-on sticky stuff….grunt!…Seems most of it went on the ironing board and not where it should have… sneeze!…It’s dress rehearsal time – need to see what the bartenders costume will look like, and she has to get that bow-tie around my fat neck somehow…heh!…That’s not going to be easy at all, I’m telling you right now!… grumble!

  17. Melanie
    7:46 am on August 14th, 2010

    MollyPop! Sorry about your mom. I can not imagine cleaning out an apartment. Makes me want to take a nap!

    EXCEPT! An autographed copy of TFAT!! Skipping here, skipping here. Like Siber-H that copy will go in a Place of Honor! High enough that the Pack can't read it. They can read the one from Amazon. Though Little One (what we are calling the last pup) would love to get ahold of it and rip it to shreds. He's very good at tearing up paper. Newspaper training is NOT something his new family should try.

    Dan is doing better everyday. He is listening to his Nurses and PT person. (Whew)

  18. Melanie
    7:48 am on August 14th, 2010

    Riö, I can not wait to hear about the party. I hope someone takes a video picture of you in your bow tie!

  19. Sam
    7:48 am on August 14th, 2010

    Aunt Mollysmom is out on the golf course so they are letting me be the spokesdog for our DYSFUNCTIONAL family.

    We don't want to hold up the quilt so it really should plunder on without us. We still have a lot to do.

    Here's where it's at: Molly's square is done; Wookie's Mom has it. Aunt Mollysmom is making my square out of black velveteen and it still needs the rest of the crytals to go on – the pearls are done – and then there's a crown and a pink heart with Princess on it.

  20. Siberian Husky
    7:52 am on August 14th, 2010

    The morning just keeps getting better! Dan is improving!

  21. AbbietheKitty
    7:53 am on August 14th, 2010


    Alice Johnson is laying near the laptop. She is flat on her side and she has the hiccups. Every once in a while her whole body shakes and then she flicks her tail. For some reason she likes to lay on the quilt cutting mat.

    Oops, there she goes again.

    It really is funny.

    I figure she is waiting for me to leave so she can post…

    Gonna be a looo-oong wait Alice…


  22. Siberian Husky
    7:53 am on August 14th, 2010

    Hey Sam! We have missed our little movie star princess.

  23. staff
    7:58 am on August 14th, 2010

    Sam, I have lots of heat set crystals that I can 'glue' on later if you wish to send it to me 'as is' with directions as to where and how many crystals. (And where the tiara and the heart) That will be faster than sewing them on. They are Swarovski (or however you spell it) so they are good crystals.

    Unfortunately I believe Wookie is off on summer vacation right now. So I think that block is out of reach.


    What I could do it go ahead with the quilt as is, and if you get me your blocks later we can make a little pillow out of them, One on each side and send that later???

    Would that be an acceptable idea?

  24. staff
    8:01 am on August 14th, 2010


    It is Susan (Cosmo) whose mother is having problems, not Mollypop. If Rio were here he would say you are only reading every other word, but I looked at Abbie's earlier post and there are a lot of names in there to confuse you.


  25. wookie of chevy chas
    8:10 am on August 14th, 2010

    My mom will mail Mollypop's square ASAP to Staff; she should have it early next week. If there is anything she can do to help Sam with hers, just let us know. This is definitely shaping up to be a great day Woo Hoo! Woo Hoo! Wookie

    P.S. Rio, I'm sure you will look great in your bow-tie. And remember, the martinis are to be shaken, not stirred. You don't want to bruise the gin. 00Wookie

  26. Melanie
    8:11 am on August 14th, 2010

    LOL, Staff, I think Riö is right. Every other word. Not only reading but typing.

    I have put Siber-H in a place of honor instead of using his idea . . .

    Wish I'd get over what ever this bug or shot related yuckiness . .

    We are now in a "drought" in our area. Fire alerts. I need to water the garden, but have decided it wouldn't do any good until evening anyhow. . .

    Think I'll nap again. Really like those naps.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    8:15 am on August 14th, 2010

    There is a lot of positive energy out in the universe today. Dan is better and Sam is back, too. We hope Rio has fun at the party.

    I need a nap cause that class wore me out. As Staff says BBL.

  28. B. Stover
    8:38 am on August 14th, 2010

    I love the picture of Cosmo. Glad to have you back Sam.

    Staff: Did you receive the motto square in the mail yet?

  29. Mollie (a black pood
    9:57 am on August 14th, 2010

    There is an interesting "Barn owl nest box cam" in San Marcos, Ca. It has the barn owl Molly who has 3 hatched eggs and one unhatched. The male owl is named McGee. Here it is:

  30. staff
    10:36 am on August 14th, 2010

    Dear B Stover, I sent Mr Staff off to the post office and he came back with your lovely embroidered block. Did you just make up the font? I love the touch of green in with the gold. I am trying to figure out how to get it in. I think it might have to pop up into the top border.


    I just love a challenge!

    Also note you used the dog stamps this time. 😀


    I don't suppose anyone wants to see a picture of Stover's block so they?


  31. B. Stover
    10:43 am on August 14th, 2010

    Staff: Sorry that I couldn't keep the motto square a "square." I couldn't fit "plunders" in unless I put it on point. I just wrote the motto freehand in pencil and then embroidered it. I had fun filling in some of the letters with green satin stitch. I didn't want it to be "formal" lettering so, as I said in another post, I tried making it a bit whimsical.

  32. B. Stover
    10:47 am on August 14th, 2010

    I think that it would add to the "whimsicality" if the motto block went into the top border.

  33. Melanie
    10:47 am on August 14th, 2010

    YES, YES, YES, YES! Must see B. Stovers' square!

    Staff. I have decided I like naps.

  34. Barb & Maggie
    11:01 am on August 14th, 2010

    We are back from our well deserved naps and it felt gooood! All that training is hard on a girl.

    Staff, don't keep us in suspense any longer. Please show us Bee's "whimsical" square!

  35. staff
    11:01 am on August 14th, 2010

    That's one for seeing the Motto. Too bad Rio is attending a murder mystery, I am sure he would vote for seeing it. Once, many years ago, Staff attended a murder mystery.

    It turned out she was the murderer!

    She assumes they chose her for the murderer because of her name.

  36. staff
    11:03 am on August 14th, 2010

    That's two.

    I think I need a little food now, I got up late and had breakfast at 11:00 so now I need a little something.

    I am sure there must be three, who want to see the block from B.

    I will check back once I have eaten.


  37. Barb & Maggie
    11:10 am on August 14th, 2010

    OK, let there be a # 3. We will go read a little DRH and then come back to see if it has been posted. We will be able to see it before Rio. That should get his goat. Get it – get his goat? Hee

  38. Siberian Husky
    11:15 am on August 14th, 2010

    #4 vote

  39. Sam
    12:17 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Aunt Mollysmom is still out on the golf course, or is it the 19th hole? I am still in charge.

    I can send my unfinished square to staff. Can she put my picture in it? I don't remember how that was supposed to go since it was discussed so long ago. Then just some glitter, which I do remember about from before. Plunk the crown on my head and put the pink Princess heart someplace and it's good to go.

    Or, since it can't go in the mail until Monday, maybe we could get that special printer paper and print out my picture.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Staff, are you still eating?

    We are having a steak on the grill and potatoes, onions, tomatoes and green beans, all from the garden. Doesn't get any better.

    Wonder if Rio is having fun. Please show us the square before he gets back. We want to hear some grumbling later on.

  41. Melanie
    12:48 pm on August 14th, 2010

    I took a vote here. There are 50 feet here voting yes to see the square BEFORE Riö.

    I agree with Barb and Maggie. We must get his "goat."

    (Herd of rampaging goats waiting by Riö's mailbox. They are going to eat his TFAT autographed copy)

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  42. Barb & Maggie
    1:24 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Love the goat pix, Melanie.

  43. staff
    1:36 pm on August 14th, 2010

    OK, I ate and then fell asleep. Here's hoping this beats the Pug.

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  44. staff
    1:37 pm on August 14th, 2010

    OK I just posted the picture. Now the race is on. It was the goats that scared me. I hope the picture is not moderated too long.

  45. Melanie
    1:39 pm on August 14th, 2010

    WONDERFUL! B.Stover that is great!

    (and we beat Riö, snicker)

  46. Barb & Maggie
    1:47 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Thank you Staff for posting it, and Bee for making it. It is beautiful!

    Now we can start a little pot of Stew of Rio. Hee!

  47. Siberian Husky
    2:02 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Stover's square is beautiful!! Thank you for doing it for the quilt. Rio is going to be well pleased. Mom loves the green in the square.

    Where in the world did Melanie get such a striking picture of goats. lol That is a darn good photo of those dudes. umm Rio is probably not going to be pleased. I hope he had a good time at the party and that the Rockies win tonight.

    What time is dinner, Maggie?

  48. Barb & Maggie
    2:11 pm on August 14th, 2010

    we think Rio will need to simmer for a while. That tough old dude is going to need a long slow cook.

    He is going to have e a lot of posts to catch up on when he returns! Snicker.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    2:22 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Hey, maybe a little marinade would help tenderize the old guy!

  50. Melanie
    2:27 pm on August 14th, 2010

    For Riö when he comes back (and Siber-H) (and all the other baseball fans)

    From "The Unnatural" An episode of The X-Files . .

    Mulder: I'm reading the box scores, Scully. You'd like it. It's like the Pythagorean Theorem for jocks. It distills all the chaos and action of any game in the history of all baseball games into one tiny, perfect, rectangular sequence of numbers. I can look at this box and I can recreate exactly what happened on some sunny summer day back in 1947. It's like the numbers talk to me, they comfort me. They tell me that even though lots of things can change some things do remain the same. It's . . .

    Scully: Boring.

    Scully just doesn't get it, but I know you guys do!

  51. Siberian Husky
    2:44 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Thanks Melanie…Yeah, I get it. Rio will get it. I always liked Mulder. There really are quite a few baseball fans on this blog.

  52. B. Stover
    2:47 pm on August 14th, 2010

    I agree with Scully. Don't remember that episode.

  53. Mollie (a black pood
    3:05 pm on August 14th, 2010

    B.Stover: Love your square. I bet it was a lot of work. Thank you.

  54. B. Stover
    3:11 pm on August 14th, 2010

    I'm glad you like the square; it was my pleasure.

  55. FattyKitty
    3:13 pm on August 14th, 2010

    I like the square. "One just plunders on." Good motto. Also like bacon. I'm hungry. Think I'll go nap with the librarian.

  56. staff
    3:18 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Will Sam email me privately so we can discuss her block? What about Lil Lexi????? Does anyone know? I have lost track.

    And thank you Wookie for sending me Mollypop's block.

    ncdrew at gmail dot com


  57. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:34 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Oh my, what a fabulous day!!!

    First, some good news about some signed copies!! Yippee ki yi ay!! Most wonderful!!

    Then, a posting from Mollypop and (be still my beating heart) Sam.

    Plus, good news about Dan!!

    And then we all got a preview of the plundering block before Rio.(Excellant job, Stover. Love it!)

    Not to mention the goat pix – awesome!!

    Can't wait until Rio checks in, heh heh heh….

  58. Riö - The Evil
    3:45 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Murder!…Solved!… snort!.. But not by us. No one guessed the true murderer because that character did not show up and someone else had to play the part after starting out as another character unbeknownst to all the party goers… Heh!….But a good time was had by all and the costumes were OUTSTANDING! Even mine after she finally got it around my neck… heh!… I gave her a bit of trouble with that part….cough!… Everyone got into their characters brilliantly. There was lots of bribing going on every where .….grunt!…My friend made 950 bucks on under-the-table bribes to keep quiet…. Heh!… We are both very tired and need to just watch the game for awhile.

    Photos!… I’m not sure if she is up to uploading the goods until later, or even tomorrow morning… snort!snort!… I had a Great Time!….Wooooo! … Now if only the Rockies can win tonight it will be a perfect day!…grunt!

    Goats!…I can not believe someone posted a herd of marauding Goats on this here blog!…wheeze!… I hate those guys! Just look at there evil eyes!… shudder!… I will have to read the rest in a bit….snort!… Need to rest for awhile…sniff!

  59. Riö - The Evil
    4:22 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Sneaky!… I can’t believe you guys were sneakin’ around trying to get poor Staff to post our Motto Square before I got home!… grunt!… By the way Stover, it looks very nice indeed!…snort!…Even though I am the last one to see it… dammit!

    Party!… Here is a photo of me before the party started….wheeze!… Her and I had just finished wrestling over the bow-tie… sniff!…She won in the end.

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  60. Barb & Maggie
    4:27 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Welcome back Rio. We missed you so much and were on our very best behavior while you were gone. Don't believe anything you see or read! Love, Maggie

  61. wookie of chevy chas
    4:38 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Rio. You are one sauve looking dude with that bow tie. Very sharp indeed! We should get together and cruise some bars together. I even know one where we could start — a place called Uncle Rios. Wookie

  62. Barb & Maggie
    4:44 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Does Uncle Rios serve martinis, shaken not stirred, or is it more of a shot and beer bar? Some how, we think the latter. Barb likes pomegranate martinis.

  63. Siberian Husky
    4:48 pm on August 14th, 2010

    You look extremely handsome, Rio. I want Belle to see this photo of you. She will be impressed.

    How about an after the party photo tomorrow.

  64. Mollypop
    4:49 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Rio – You are so handsome all dressed up like that. I think that outfit makes you look slimmer. Very elegant.

  65. B. Stover
    5:07 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Rio: I think you look a bit sad. However, the bow tie brings out your whirlpool black eyes. And your tail is superb! Hope you now have the tie off and can relax with your Rockies.

  66. AbbietheKitty
    5:13 pm on August 14th, 2010


    What a handsome dude!

    Between you and the Wookster a cat can't choose! You guys are dolls!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    5:14 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Wookie!…I will take you up on that offer pal!…snort!…There were no girls there today except for Pepper and she was playing with a little boy and a ball all afternoon! ….grunt!… I didn’t like the bow-tie at first but it sort of grew on me as the day went on and I forgot I had it on….heh!… If it makes me more handsome, maybe I should wear it all the time… wheeze! … But alas my tie is off now and put away for the next big party or night out with Wookie!! …snicker!

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  68. FattyKitty
    5:40 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Slimmer? Why would Rio (or anyone)want to look slimmer? And his grin in the second photo – that is definitely Fat!

  69. Riö - The Evil
    5:43 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Tomorrow!… She took a few more photos that she might put up from the actual party…snort!…But tonight she is zonked out on the couch watching the game and mumbling “Southland Sal did it..mmm”. ….grunt!

  70. B. Stover
    6:44 pm on August 14th, 2010

    I love those goats! I especially like the goatee.

  71. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:27 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Rio and Wookie – just make sure you have a designated driver during your pug crawl. (Tee hee) Y'all can dress up in your bow ties and paint the town red!

  72. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:34 pm on August 14th, 2010

    Cosmo – good to see you little buddy! I'm sorry Susan is going through such a difficult time.

    Dear Lord of all creatures Great and Small, tonight we give thanks for your abundance of blessings. We are thankful that Dan and Staff are better. We are thankful that we have each other here to share our lives with, the good, the silly, the sad, and the bad. We ask that you help Cosmo's mom during this busy transition, and we ask that you help Jasper's mom find employment. We ask you to keep us and those we love safe from harms way, and we give thanks for a certain signed book that will be flying through the mail, where not even a herd (flock)

    (pod) of goats can stop them. Sincerely, Wolfie Wigglebutt of the wild wild west.

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    4:38 pm on December 6th, 2011


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