Oct 312009

When we woke up Friday morning it was raining hard and the wind was blowing. Obviously, we were not going to do any traveling in that kind of weather, so we rolled over and snuggled back down under the covers.

The storm hung on all day long. Sometimes the rain pounded down hard, and other times it was just a steady drizzle, but whatever it as doing, it was not conducive to being outside or traveling.

I spent the day getting a lot of things done online, including loading up Carlyle Lehman’s new Focal Wood website. Carlyle is the Amish craftsman who built the custom workstations, bookcase, and dinette table for our Winnebago motorhome.

I stopped out to see Carlyle at his place in Nappanee a few days ago, and he said that ever since I told our readers about him in the blog, and then Ron and Brenda Speidel mentioned him in their Don’t Replace, Refurbish seminar at our Ohio Gypsy Gathering rally last month, he has been swamped with work. When I was at his place this week, he had three motorhomes there getting things installed. That’s great, because Carlyle does excellent work and I would recommend him to anybody wanting custom RV furniture.

Besides working on Carlyle’s website, I re-entered all of the telephone numbers into my Blackberry Storm that I had lost when I updated its software the other day. Note to self – back up the darned Blackberry!

It was a lazy day, and sometime in the afternoon I decided that a nap was in order. I stretched out on the couch, and had just fallen into a very good dream when the phone rang. It was Greg White, asking if we were up for dinner. We’re always up for dinner, so we piled into their truck and headed for the local Ryan’s Buffet.

It was the first time I had been outside all day, and the entire campground was one huge puddle! In fact, all of Elkhart was one huge puddle! Greg and Jan had braved the weather to drive their pickup down to Decatur, Indiana to tour the American Coach factory, and they said the wind had been strong all the way down and all the way back. We were glad we had decided to stay put and wait for the storm to move on.

Today the rain is supposed to be over, but the wind may hang on. We would really like to get on the road, and we probably will unless it’s just too windy. But just as I said in yesterday’s blog, there is no place we have to be anytime soon, so we have the luxury of staying or going, whichever seems best.

Thought For The Day – Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience.

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  8 Responses to “Will Today Be The Day?”

  1. We had that weather here in Texas for two days (wed.& thurs.) and got 5 3/4 ” of rain
    and 60-mph. wind most of the day. It was a good day to stay inside and it was great to have the Motor Home inside to . So we hope you get good weather soon .

  2. Nick,

    Glad to see that Carlyle’s web site is up and that some of his work on our rig is displayed. As you stated he is a good craftsman and deserves the added work that will come from the web site.

    Wishing you no wind and a sunny sky today.

    Safe travels.

  3. There should be a way of backing up the Blackberry contacts and calendar online automatically, at the Verizon store talk to on of the techs at the repair counter at the back of the store. The reps out front usually only know how to run the cc machine.

  4. Isn’t that the best part of full timing… we can go when we want or stay…. Thanks for all the info on Carlyle’s web site… Have a great day and stay dry!

    Happy Halloween
    Travel Safe

  5. Hey Nick,

    Are you retired? I’m just wondering how full-timers make a living if they aren’t retired. My husband and I have thought about it and are building up a website that we have about rv auctions. So I was wondering if you make enough money off your sites…to provide for all your needs, or do you do other things as well.

    Thanks for your knowledge!

  6. Sorry to hear you are all hunkered down when you want to get on the road. This too shall pass. Great job on Lehman’s site. Just a FYI, I was on the accessories page and the link to the Home page did not work. Could just be me, but all I got was an empty screen…

  7. Charity,
    We are not retired. We earn our total income from our writing, publishing, and speaking activities.

  8. We have used Carlyle at Focal Wood to creat 2 cabinet doors where the bedroom tv used to be. They are great, matching the existing doors and hardware. It was a wonderful experience.
    Terry and Teri ( TnT)

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