As of yesterday afternoon, the FMCA website is down, the victim of a virus attack that hit sometime Monday. The computer savvy folks I know recommend that if you visited the FMCA website in the last few days, you should run a complete system scan to ensure your computer is not infected. Roger Marble also suggested that, in addition to whatever antivirus software you have, you also download and run the free MalwareBytes program, to increase the chance of finding any problems.
Speaking of computers, I wrote in yesterday’s blog that my monitor was acting up, and I thought it was getting ready to die. Several of you wrote, suggesting that I check the connections between the computer and monitor. I did and didn’t see anything wrong, but then Greg White started fooling around with things, tightened this and tweaked that, and voila, the monitor is working perfectly again!
That darned Greg is just full of surprises! Besides being a computer geek, a Mr. Fix-It for whatever I break, a great RV rally parking helper, and (when teamed up with his pretty wife, Jan) an excellent RV rally door prize solicitor, Greg is also always coming up with something I never knew existed, such as RunPee What is RunPee, you ask? I’m not going to tell you, but if you read Greg’s blog post titled Sex And RunPee from yesterday, you’ll learn all about it.
I’m afraid that some readers misunderstood what I was trying to say in yesterday’s blog entry, Plugging Away. I got e-mails from people who thought that I was leading up to announcing that we were no longer going to publish the paper, or at least not the printed edition.
Not at all. I love our job, and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Terry and I have often said that even if we were to win a multi-million dollar lottery (which is pretty hard to do when you don’t buy lottery tickets), we’d still keep right on doing what we’re doing, because we enjoy it so much. I was just saying that the actual work of formatting and putting together the printed issue of the Gypsy Journal is not as much fun as the traveling and actually gathering the stories for each issue. That doesn’t mean I hate or resent our work in any way.
I spent most of yesterday plugging away, just like I’ll be doing today, except for a coupe of brief breaks when people stopped in to visit. During the afternoon, we checked out the new main rally room here at the campground, and were really impressed with it. It’s going to be great for RV rallies and special events, and I predict that Ellkhart Campground is going to start seeing a lot more rally business with all of the improvements they have made.
As of right now, we have about 40 indoor vendor booths reserved, as well as two outside vendors for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering rally, and we may pick up a few more between now and the start of the rally. I think it’s going to be a fun event!
Thought For The Day – If you’re talking behind my back, you’re in a good position to kiss my butt!