The Fex Ex website assures me that the proofs for Book the Second are on the truck and out for delivery right now. Right this very minute (that being 9:04 am). It also assures me that they will be here by 10:30 this morning.
I am perched in my office (which looks out over the front yard) so I can see and hear any trucks that swing by. I’ve left a note on the door saying I am home. My carrier has a history of walking up, not ringing the doorbell, and leaving the infuriatingly cheery ‘sorry we missed you’ postit, all in the space of about 10 seconds, so the note is important. I’m considering constructing a complicated trap on the front porch to prevent any such escape attempts on the part of the carrier.
For you see, I’d really, really like to see the proofs today. Now if you’ll pardon me, I need to go look up zoning permits for porch traps.
Edited to add: Caught her, and the book looks fantastic…even better than I could have expected!