Jun 202009

Okay, I goofed, and I know it’s my fault. But I’m still mad about it.

A week or so ago we were discussing life insurance, and I logged onto Geico’s website to get a quote. The form I filled out included my telephone number, and ever since I get at least one, and usually two or three, calls a day from someone hustling insurance.

I’ve told them over and over again that I have the information I wanted, and if I decide to purchase a policy, I’ll contact them, but to please not call back. Of course, it does no good. They still call.

Now, I don’t know if Geico is any better or worse than any other insurance company. To be honest, I just choose them because I like their commercials with the cavemen and their cute little gecko spokesman. But if I get one more telephone call, I’m gong to track that pesky lizard down and stomp him flat! Folks, never, ever give out your telephone number!

Thursday night we had terrible thunderstorms that lasted for hours. We have crank out style jalousie windows on our bus conversion, and usually we can leave them open no matter how hard it rains. But this storm brought high winds with it that blew under the windows, and I woke up to rain splashing me in the face.

The storm put on a spectacular light show that just went on and on. Then yesterday afternoon and evening we had several more storms roll through, though they did not last as long. I went outside to take some trash to the dumpster and the ground was just saturated.

It was a good day to be inside writing, and I managed to get a lot done. Meanwhile, Miss Terry decided to put her amazing cooking skills to use, and made us a delicious dinner of shrimp scampi with linguini Romano. Yummy!

Since the television signal kept cutting in and out, we listened to music from our iPod played through the Bose docking system and just had a quiet day, with the only drama provided by the weather.

I’ve only got a few pages left to finish for the new issue of the paper, and we’ll be dropping it off to the printer Monday morning. Then we plan to run over to Muskegon, Michigan to visit with my cousin Berni Frees and her hubby, Rocky, and for a nice birthday dinner for Miss Terry. It’s been too long since we’ve seen Berni and Rocky, and we need a dose of the good natured nonsense that only they can provide. 

Thought For The Day – Enjoying life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to play in the rain.

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  3 Responses to “I’m Gonna Kill Me A Lizard!”

  1. Nick,
    You can have Verizon block up to 5 numbers. I think they’ll do it for 90 days.

  2. Nick,

    That was a wicked storm last night. Sometime during the evening it claimed the top of one of my trees. Greatfully, it was a little tree but now it looks like a pole with a couple branches left. I’m glad to hear you survived it ok. I know I keep the weather channel running in the background so I know if I need to “hit the dirt”.
    Enjoy your trip to MI and tell Terry I said “Happy Birthday”. You know what they say “Your only as old as you feel” so have fun.

  3. Good Morning, Good to hear you got through the storm OK. It was something in northern IL also. It would be a god idea for you to wait until the water recedes a lot before you even think about taking those kayaks on the St. Joe. And, did you know that GEICO stands for Goverment Employee Insurance Company? Check with CoachNet or Escapees has ads in their magazine that we used for insurance when Travelers stopped insuring RV’s. Have a good one!

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