Well, if any of you were Chicago residents, you know that it rained A LOT today, Sunday, September 11th.
I have to confess that I did not make it to the IWPA booth at Printers’ Row for precisely that reason.
I got up about 9 a.m. (early, for me) and it was raining.
I had a cup of coffee and sat around for over an hour, thinking it would let up.
It did not.
I went back to bed and got up closer to 11 a.m., and I consulted the hour by hour weather forecast, which said that there was a 100% chance of rain for the next several hours.
About 1:20 p.m. the rain actually ceased…briefly. It was right back at it within half an hour.
Not to be too big a wuss, but dragging a box on wheels through the wet streets of Chicago is not great for paperbacks, and paperbacks were what I had with me. I was going to go with the political books of the hour, because, as we used to say about Nixon, “We won’t have DJT to kick around any more.” (Or so I fervently hope).
If you had your TV sets tuned to the Bears game at Soldier Field, right across the street from me, you will know that it was really pouring down during the game. Enough said.
My apologies to any of you who did make it out, but I could not imagine that there would be more than one or two folks brave enough to saunter down to Polk Street during the downpour.
The books I had with me are all available on Amazon, and I hope you check them out.