Miss Terry has been busy all weekend getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal stuffed into envelopes to take to the mail service and post office today, while I was busy printing mailing labels, getting the electronic version of the paper uploaded, and e-mailing our digital subscribers that it was ready to read.
Between all of that, every chance we got we popped next door into the Winnebago to check in on Ron and Brenda Speidel, who were doing some last minute things on it for us. Ron and I got our Dish Network receiver moved over to the new rig and got it hooked up, deployed the automatic dish, and made sure we could watch TV. It will be so nice to just push a button and watch TV, instead of going outside to set up a tripod and dish!
Ron also installed an extra electrical outlet in the bedroom for our Sleep Number Air Bed. Meanwhile, Brenda was finding even more things to clean and polish. We are hoping we’ll be able to move our bed and sleep in the Winnebago tonight or tomorrow night.
We have the bus and the Winnebago parked together here at Elkhart Campground, and a lot of people have stopped to say hello and compliment us on the new rig. We’d have loved to have given everybody that asked a tour, but between the rain coming down most of the weekend, and all we had to get done, it just wasn’t possible.
The one flaw in the outside appearance of the bus is that some of the graphic stripes are chipped up, which is common in a seven year old motorhome. So yesterday we had our buddy Michele Henry from Phoenix Commercial Paint came over to look the rig over, and she says she can remove the original stripes and paint new ones on for us. We have seen Michele’s work, and we know she can do a good job.
Today will be just as busy. We had made a prior commitment to vend at the Carriage RV Club Rally in Goshen this week, so Terry will drop me off at the fairgrounds to get set up, then she will get the mailing dropped off, and come back to help me at the rally. We’re hoping sales are good, because it will be really hard to just sit there staring at the other vendors and doing no business, when we’d much prefer to be here getting moved into our new home on wheels.
One fellow asked if we would get lost in the new rig, it being six inches wider than the bus and with two slides, and I told him Terry and I may just turn out the lights and play hide and seek!
Thought For The Day – No one is in charge of your happiness but you.