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Good thing I do not live within 20 miles of Big Kev! I would soon be BIG Sandy! In truth I eat little meat, but there is something about cooking any meat outdoor with wood smoke that makes me a total zombie following my nose! Perhaps even more so when one is dealing with the stresses of WiFi uncertainty. Love the pics and that menu board!!! πŸ˜‹

Oh, and as someone who is learning the ways of substack, I appreciate your thoughts on how to create posts off the dashboard before adding them.

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Big Kev is probably responsibe for turning more people into meat eaters! I'm not sure I'd take my advice on anything about Substack except to have fun!

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Jun 18Liked by Pat Willard

Love this! From the lack of wifi to the great find of the food truck!

So glad you and C were able to spend time at the mtn. cabin.

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Oh No!! I shouldn't be your role model! My process is way crazier: idea and open sentence pops into my head and I set up initial draft, let it simmer until next day; come back, sees it sucks, shifts the text down an inch or two to keep it and repeat the first day's routine. I average doing this about 7 times through the week, cutting what sucks/pasting what does into the latest attempt, then when I think it may be ok, finally pasting the whole thing into a doc to edit better and refine it. I have a draft of another story that's currently a foot long and I still can't figure out what I'm trying to say! But I never, ever, go to the continue button to set up a post time because I really will goof and send out all that incoherent mess. Which is why I can only manage to do one story a week. But thank you for the vote of confidence, Nancy! Truly needed that!

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Thanks Ruth!

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β€œβ€¦this episode underscored how much I miss the days when we connected with one another in person rather than through some skitzy wires.” I can really relate to this. And that yummy brisket. Fun post!

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Wow! You keep your drafts on your Dashboard, Pat? I never dare do that for fear something will go out over the airwaves that I never intended the public to hear. How brave of you--inspirational! Also your determination is admirable, filing through humidity, barbecue(barbecue? BBQ?) sauce, and dim connections. You are my new role model!

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