6th Annual 12th Night Giveaway: Day 12

Today, January 4, marks the 2nd anniversary of our move to our new city. I am not a highway driver, and I knew the drive would take awhile, so while my husband supervised the loading of the moving van, I took the kids and the cat and started north. It wasn’t long (10 minutes) before we made a food stop.


Then a bathroom stop–but not for us. For the cat. During an hour and a half of piteous meowing, he had found time to pee in his carrier. So we had to stop at Meijer to find another other.

Then we had to put it together.

Then we had to take him out of the old one.

Then we had to catch him in the parking lot.

Then we had to stuff him into the new carrier.

Then we had to dispose of the old, extremely smelly carrier in such a way as to not make people think we were abandoning some poor animal.

Then I got stuck in traffic.

Then I thought I was lost.

Then I really was lost.

Emergency bathroom stop.

Food stop.

Another bathroom stop that ended up being a snack stop, because that’s what kids do.

Finally, 7-8 hours after we left, we were in our new home. My husband, the movers, and the dog had already been there for awhile. In fact, the movers had already left. This is what I saw when I first walked in:


Yes, the hubs had already started unpacking. Obviously, he went with the most important stuff first.

If you love games as much as he does, then this is your last chance this Giveaway to win a Sherlock Holmes game–there are a lot of them out there! This one is…



If you would like to see it on your game shelf,  just tell me where you can find the following Canon quote:


“Amberley excelled at chess–one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind.”

I wonder what Holmes makes of Magic: The Gathering?

Just send your answer to me via blog post or FB message at the Well-Read Sherlockian FB page. We are in the home stretch!


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Day 11 Winner!!!!!

Congratulations to Claudia, who correctly identified our quote as coming from “The Adventure of the Dying Detective.” Poor Watson!  That had to be difficult!



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7 responses to “6th Annual 12th Night Giveaway: Day 12

  1. Claudia

    YAY! I really hope it’s me 😛

    But I’ll keep playing. This quote appears in ‘The Adventure of the Retired Colourman’, from ‘The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes’

  2. Robert Perret

    This quote comes from RETI and, might I add, your husband’s Chewbacca coat is divine.

  3. Jim McArthur

    The scheming Amberley may have excellent at chess, but not so well at murder as to outwit Holmes, His sordid plot was unveiled in the ultimate tale in the Canon: The Adventure of the Retired Colourman.

  4. Jeannie Patton

    I love this. Congratulations on your successful move! Crazy time of year to be doing it.

  5. shalombresticker

    The Retired Colourman

  6. Ohhhh, okay, apparently this is from “The Retired Colorman”—which actually is the canon story I come the closest to hating. Well, not *hating*, per se, but GOSH. The crime is so horrible. (Bit of a rehash of CARD, I know, but that one was never my favorite, either.)

  7. This is from “The Adventure of the Retired Colourman,” and it leads me to think that Sherlock Holmes also excelled at chess.