Spurred on by that affirmation, I hired my daughter to do some typing of the next book in the series, Lansing and Beyond. In a little over 6 hours, she brought me to the end of 1934, and then I had a decision to make. When I planned this series originally, I figured each volume would cover 5 years. However, as Grandpa Reed became immersed in journaling, he wrote more. At Home in Lansing covered 5 years, and is 250 pages long. Lansing and Beyond was originally supposed to cover 1932-1936 - however, 1932 through 1934 was already 236 pages long. Another two years would make the book almost 400 pages, and I wanted to keep these books easy to read, and low in cost. And looking at the next set of bundled printouts my dad did in the 1980s, it appears that my next volume (my working title is Lakeside Memories) will also only cover 3 years, from 1935 to 1937.
And here I want to put in a plug for fiverr.com: I have had the same designer create the covers for all my books, and I don't think I need to look elsewhere! Here's a first look at the cover for Lansing and Beyond: The Journals of Maurice L. Reed, 1932-1934.