Mar 202009

I have decided not to attempt to sell our bus and find a used rig as a replacement. Instead, today we are placing our order for a new 2009 custom built 45 foot Prevost coach with triple slides and every option.

We have gone with a beautiful black and gold custom paint job, and the stainless steel bays shine so brightly you could charge your solar panels off them. I wanted to carry the color scheme into the interior of the new bus, but finally gave into Miss Terry’s better eye for design, and we have settled on an off-white leather for the seats and sofa.

No we didn’t hit the lottery, and my elusive rich uncle didn’t pass on and leave me his fortune. I’ve just decided to apply for my bailout money.

After all, I run a business that could use a big cash infusion, and I’m at least as incompetent as those jerks who run outfits like AIG. I figure I’ll give myself a couple of million bucks as a bonus, take a leave of absence, point that nose of that new Prevost down the highway, and ride off into the sunset.

I’ll miss all of you folks, but you have to understand that with my new elevated financial status, I really have a lot on my plate. So if we never cross paths again, please understand that it’s not that I don’t care for you. But let’s face it, the rich really are different.

Ouch! Okay, never mind, Miss Terry just jabbed me in the ribs with her elbow and told me to stop snoring. I’m awake and back to reality now.

It’s been hot here in Apache Junction, about 90 degrees the last few days. But it cools off nicely at night, which makes sleeping very comfortable.

Yesterday Miss Terry and her mom had a girls’ day out, doing some shopping and having lunch, while I stayed home and did some work on my new Honor A Veteran website, and updated our Gypsy Journal website. In the early evening, we had dinner with Terry’s parents, and Bess had cooked up a delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, and all the trimmings. Yummy!

My new Dell desktop computer also arrived, and I’ll be busy today getting it set up and getting all of my programs installed into it. It will be nice to pack my laptop away and get back to a Nick-sized computer. Yeah, I know, I can plug a regular keyboard into the laptop and hook it up to my big LCD screen. But just as my comfortable old recliner fits me, I need (or more likely want) a computer that fits me too.

I don’t watch the Fox News channel, because I don’t enjoy listening to endless political rhetoric from either side of the great debate. But I received a press release that former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be broadcasting live from the RV Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana this Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox, in a segment called Save This Town.

Elkhart is one of our favorite haunts, and the folks who live there have taken one hit after another from the economy and the failing RV industry. It’s not just the laid off RV workers who are hurting. Everyone from restaurant workers to small business owners are suffering, and we feel sorry for our friends in Elkhart. Hopefully things will turn around for them soon.

Thought For The Day – In some attempts, it is glorious even to fail.

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Nick Russell

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  7 Responses to “I’m Gonna Be Rich!”

  1. Nick,

    I thought for a moment you had lost your marbles! Dream on!

  2. Nick upon reading today your journal, would you please consider buying one for me too? Pleasssse.

  3. Nick, Sure glad Miss Terry nudged us both because I thought I missed something in the bail out program that would actually benefit the folks paying for it!! If we (the taxpayers) own 80% of AIG does that mean we are entitled to the same benefits and voting rights as stockholders?

  4. I had a very good laugh this morning! Thank you!!! I howled after I read the first paragraph and said outloud to no one, “No way! Not Nick and Terry!” The spots on a leopard don’t change!

    Thanks for the morning cheer.


  5. Nick,
    I was really getting excited untill you woke up. If your going to dream I guess that’s the best kind to have.
    Also I’m curious as to why you chose a Dell computer if you would care express that in your blog. I may need to get a new computer in the near future and would be interested in your reasons for picking Dell.
    Thanks Devon

  6. Devon,
    I chose the Dell because some of the newspaper layout programs I use do not work with Windows Vista. By ordering the new computer as a business, I could get it with Windowx XP Pro and still run my existing programs.

  7. Nick,

    I figure you need a couple of VP’s to take care of the business – your laundry, going to the liquor store – sorry I meant the grocery store, etc. I’m really well qualified for these positions. I’ll send you my resume to your personal email.

    I can also fix up your Dell. I’ve only screwed up my new Toshiba once in the year that I’ve owned it. Just call on me if your favorite pc guru’s are out of cell phone range. LOL You’ll be in real trouble then!

    Take care.


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