There is a rumour going around that we're closing our doors. That, dear friends, is FAKE NEWS.
Yes, Up a Stump Used Books & ManCave Hobbies is for sale. We put the store on the market in February, when we decided we wanted the freedom to do the things we said we'd do "someday." We felt that this is our "someday." Unexpectedly, life had a different idea for us.
Early June, Steve was diagnosed with aggressive Pancreatic Cancer. Thankfully, his surgery on 18 June was a success. At that time, we closed the store so I could be with Steve, in the city. Since then, there have been numerous appointments and Steve's chemo treatments. On these days, I close the store and go with Steve.
On that note, this is a difficult time, and we are in need of a break. So, we will be closed from 8 to 18 October, to relax and catch our breath. And, commencing this past week, we are open at 11 am, Thursdays through Sundays. We will maintain the shorter hours through Steve's treatments--to the middle of March.
We know everyone has a story. We understand and respect your wishes to share them. However, Steve & I are hopeful and optimistic for many more happy years together. When you come to see us, please bring GOOD VIBES ONLY. Thank you for understanding.
We thank everyone for their love, hugs, prayers and support. This is a difficult journey for us. Your friendship helps us enormously. And, we are so grateful. Bless you all.
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