No, seriously. Ruby ate my Bible. This wasn't your run of the mill Bible either. This was a J.B. Phillips translation, aka "the cook book", which hasn't been produced in decades. I love this translation for a number of reasons. It's human, it's pliable, it's relatable, and it's reality. It's also no more!
Ashley and I came home a few weeks ago to this tragic mess. All over the house. Pages everywhere. Leather everywhere. And Ruby no where to be found! Normally this wouldn't have been so upsetting, but that Bible had years (10+) of notes, thoughts, underlinings, bullet points, etc in it. And now it has been eaten and pooped out. Ruby literally was fed on the word of God. She digested it. Maybe there is a small lesson here??
Every once in a while I go on Ebay and look for this very specific Phillips Bible and buy them if they are exactly what I'm looking for. So thankfully I have a few backups of the Phillips. Always have them on reserve, but mainly to give away. Not this time!
So off to Oregon Bookbinding (http://www.oregonbookbindingcompany.com/) in Silverton I go. Nancy has helped me a number of times and does an amazing job! Check out the pictures of before and after.
Anyway I'm ready to roll again. Ready to mark up another one. It's exciting in a way, getting to start over. I wonder what thoughts, bullet points and underlinings will surface over the next ten years. Time will tell. But I'll tell you one thing: Ruby will never find this one!
Until next time, hide your valuables. You never know who might snatch them!