My Little Dynamo

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182011

Running the world’s only nationally distributed RV publication, (or any publication that I know of) that is produced 100% on the road, requires a lot of high tech equipment, from digital cameras, to laptop computers, to wireless internet air cards, and cellular telephones. But if I had to name the one thing that contributes to our overall success, I would say it is my own personal dynamo, Miss Terry.

I don’t know how that girl does it, but she just never stops working! She has been busy stuffing envelopes with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and she’s so fast it’s just a blur. It’s all I can do to keep up with her, hauling bins of envelopes out to the Explorer! I’m  telling you, the Energizer Bunny has nothing on my wife!

While Terry was doing her thing yesterday, I answered a bunch of e-mail that had backlogged while we were in Flagstaff on Saturday, and then updated our mailing lists. I also spent some time on the phone with my friend Orv Hazelton, giving him some advice on how to set up his Silverleaf VMSpc engine monitoring system.  I am really impressed with the Silverleaf, and wouldn’t want to travel without it. It monitors my Cummins diesel engine and Allison automatic transmission, is more accurate than my motorhome’s factory gauges, and gives me a lot of extra information that those gauges don’t provide.

Silverleaf screen shot

About 5 p.m., Greg and Jan picked us up, and we rode into Cottonwood for dinner at a nice Chinese buffet. While we’re looking forward to getting over to Show Low to spend some time visiting with my daughter and her family, the area has a definite shortage of decent places to eat. So we need to take advantage of the many good restaurants here in the Verde Valley while we can.

After dinner, we stopped at the Thousand Trails campground, so I could help Greg reinstall one of the bay doors on his American Eagle motorhome. Of course, that didn’t go well, because I’m about worthless doing anything mechanical, and we just couldn’t get the door to line up properly and slip into the curved groove it needed to on the motorhome. We tried again and again, and Greg even tried using a rubber mallet to tap the door into place, with no success. Finally we gave up, stepped aside, and Miss Terry slipped it into place as easy as pie! Yes, sometimes the best man for the job is a woman. Especially if it’s my woman! 🙂

Heading back to the Western Horizons campground, we stopped to admire the colorful sunset. I took this picture with the camera on my Droid Incredible, so it’s not great, but gives you some idea of the evening color show. Then I turned around in the opposite direction, and took this picture of a huge moonrise. The camera doesn’t have enough lens to really capture the moment, but I just had to try.

Verde Valley sunset


Back at the motorhome, Terry stuffed more envelopes, while I made a new post to my self-publishing blog, and then turned the keyboard over to Bad Nick, so he could post a new Bad Nick Blog titled Not Me Mentality. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – It doesn’t matter what you go through, but what you get from what you go through.

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Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “My Little Dynamo”

  1. Atta Boy, Girl. You’re sure one lucky guy, Nick. Miss Terry is the tops!!!

  2. Way to go Terry – keep him out of trouble as best you can. by the way Nick – you didnt happen to sneak off to Elkhart in secret this weekend did you – its SNOWING this morning wihout your help

  3. I wondered why NICK was helping! 🙂

  4. Pretty nice pictures with your Droid;).

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