Cabin Fever

 Posted by at 6:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192009

After too many days inside, I get cabin fever. So yesterday afternoon I took a break from working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal to make a quick run to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Fairhope.

While Miss Terry picked up some groceries and other items she needed, I browsed the book selection and picked up a couple of paperbacks that caught my interest. From Wal-Mart, we made a stop at Big Lots, and I waited in the van while Terry ran inside. We were only gone an hour or so, but the break really helped me feel rejuvenated.

Back at Rainbow Plantation, I knocked out several more pages of the new issue, and about 5 p.m. we went to Darryl and Judy Patterson’s nice Cedar Creek fifth wheel for dinner. They have been inviting us ever since we got here before our trip north to Indiana, and since they are leaving in a couple of days, it was now or never.

Norm and Linda Payne also joined us for dinner, and we had a couple of hours of good food and good conversation before it was time to say goodbye and get back to work. I love talking to other experienced RVers, and I always learn about new places to go and new things to see and do from them. It was nice to have the time to visit with both couples, and we really appreciate the great dinner. Miss Terry took over some of her great peanut butter cookies, and they were a hit with everybody.

The rain seems to have moved on past us, and hopefully things will start drying out around here. We are parked next to a tree, and when it rains hard, the leaves seem to get weighed down with the water and rub the top of our motorhome. It’s not enough to do any damage, the noise is just irritating. I want to move the coach a couple of feet to get away from them, but the ground is so darned soft that I’m afraid we’ll get stuck if I try.

We got a Wii for Christmas last year, and enjoyed it quite a bit, but we got busy and it got put aside somewhere and we have not used it in quite a while. Miss Terry mentioned several times that she missed it, so when we got back to the Winnebago I hooked it up and we played four games of bowling. It was a pretty close match – I won two games over Terry’s one, and we were tied on the fourth game. But she had more cumulative points overall, because she trounced me so badly in the game she won. We need to use the Wii more often, it’s a lot of fun, and it gives us a little exercise in the process.

Today and tomorrow will be more of the same, finishing up the new issue. I only have a few more pages to go, so I should be able to send it to the printer on Monday morning. The supervisor is a good guy whom we have worked with before, and he knows about our unexpected delay and said he’ll expedite the job, so hopefully we’ll get them back and in the mail within a few days after they get it.

While I was out goofing off, Bad Nick took over the keyboard and posted a new Bad Nick Blog titled The Rules Have Changed. Check it out and leave a comment.

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  4 Responses to “Cabin Fever”

  1. I keep looking at the Kindle….I am wondering if you find it as useful as its cost? I noticed that on your break from work you picked up a couple of paperbacks…..are those just to read while you are relaxing in your bubble bath or roasting on the beach? Just wondering if you find holding “a book” in your hand better than the electronics.

  2. Nick – ask the Patterson’s if they belong to the Cedar Creek RV club. It’s free
    to join and belong and there is a wealth of information on their web site. Just’
    have them log on Cedar Creek RV and follow directions.
    Glad it is drying out there. We hope to head in that general direction after
    the 1st of the year heading for the RGV in Texas.
    Good luck with your insurance claims. Glad you both survived the ordeal.
    And a very Merry Christmas to you both.

  3. Christine,
    Actually, I sold my Kindle a couple of months ago. I love the concept, but I found that I still gravitated toward bookstores and actual printed books. A typical new paperback costs between $7.50 and $10 at a bookstore, and after I read it I can trade it at a used book store for 1/4 the cover price toward other books. Most books on the Kindle that I was buying cost $10 and I could not trade them after reading.

    For weight savings and having your own personal library at your fingertips, it’s a great product. I just did not use it enough to justify it.

  4. Hi Nick, It is a good thing to take a break and get out from time to time… I find in the colder weather I stay in more and really hate that… I have to make myself get out! We also have a WII hooked up in our MH and enjoy playing the games… You are so right it is a bit of exercise… Have a fun filled day!
    Travel Safe

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