Aug 232009

It has been raining for two days now, and I’m sick and tired of it. I know the farmers need the rain to make their crops grow, and it makes for really green lawns and golf courses. But I’m not a farmer, I don’t have a lawn, and I don’t play golf. So right now it’s darned inconvenient! (And yes, it really is all about me!)

We’re like kids the day before Christmas, poking at the gifts wrapped up under the tree and going crazy with anticipation. We want to be outside crawling through all of the bays in our Winnebago figuring out where we’re going to put everything, and moving stuff into it. But yesterday it drizzled all day long, and it is so wet and sloppy outside that we’d be tracking mud all over the new rig, after Ron and Brenda Speidel spent all that time cleaning it, and that’s not going to happen!

I guess it really doesn’t matter, because right now we’re busy getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal stuffed into envelopes and ready to drop off at the mail service Monday morning. And then we’re supposed to be vending at the Carriage RV Club rally in Goshen Monday through Thursday. I’ve heard that timing is everything, but right now, the timing of everything sucks!

Several Winnebago and Itasca owners have e-mailed to urge us to join the Winnebago-Itasca Travelers (WIT) Club, and to plan on going to the big WIT Grand National Rally at Winnebago’s headquarters in Forest City, Iowa next July, which we hope to do. Since I own a Winnebago, but haven’t officially joined the club and learned the secret handshake yet, does that at least make me a half-WIT?

One of the great things about a bus conversion that you can carry a ton of stuff. One of the bad things about a bus conversion is that you can carry a ton of stuff, and usually do! Moving into a different motorhome gives us the incentive to sort through and get rid of a lot of stuff we’ve been carrying around forever, but no longer need or want. Like my big Porter-Cable air compressor, books, some tools, a lot of kitchenware Terry needs to decide on, and clothes we have not worn in so long we forgot we had them.

We’re going to have a tailgate sale day at our Ohio Gypsy Gathering rally next month for folks who want to set out things for sale, but I hope to get rid of most of our unwanted stuff before then. I’m afraid that if we put them in the Winnebago to take them to Ohio, they’ll end up living in it forever!

For those of you who keep asking, yes, there will be a Bad Nick blog hitting the internet very soon. My pal Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour has been goofing off in Salem, Massachusetts lately, even though I told her to be careful, because they do very bad things to witches there. But between touring all the sites, stuffing herself on lobster, and kayaking in Salem Harbor and Marblehead with hubby Jim, she has got the blog pretty much set up. Look for an announcement any time now. 

Thought For The Day – In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

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Nick Russell

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  5 Responses to “Rain, Rain Go Away”

  1. I tickle inside waiting for Bad Nick to speak the mind.

  2. Nick, If you worked in lighting you could be a dim-wit or if you did crafts with yarn, you could be a “knit”-wit. I saw Chris and Jim at the FMCA NEAR rally in Vt. and asked her when Bad-Nick would be making a regular appearance and she said soon. Glad to hear you finally have a new home. May you have many blessed years travelling in your Winnebago. Janis

  3. Nick and Terry, we recommend the WIT Club also. You said you want to visit Alaska soon. WIT has two tours a year to Alaska, if you don’t mind going with a group to what the group goes to and sees. For us it was ideal, and for others, a group tour is the last thing they’d want to do. You guys usually make your own way and see odd things that others miss, so I’d guess you’d opt out of the tour. But DO see Alaska, one way or another.

  4. Was just wondering if the Cookie Queen who posted a couple days ago has the
    first name of Dorothy? If so, she is the one who introduced us to the Gypsy
    Journal a few years back. We sure are happy she did. Also makes great chocolate
    chip cookies.

  5. Congratulations and best wishes for a zillion miles of great travel. For a good, knowledgeable and friendly RV forum, with a large Winnebago contingent, you might check out:

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