Well, did you all survive Thanksgiving and Black Friday? How many notches did you have to let out in Your belt? I’m not saying, but when I stepped on our bathroom scale Friday morning, it said “One person at a time, please!” 🙂
Yesterday I didn’t really do much. I took out the trash, and got sidetracked on the way back when I stopped to say hello to our friends Dennis and Cindy Henderson. An hour or so after I left the motorhome, Miss Terry came looking for me, wondering if I had fallen into a sinkhole, like Denny and Cindy’s a car did!
But Terry’s used to that. I tend to wander off and talk to strangers if left without adult supervision for very long. It’s not uncommon for me to take out the trash, and come home an hour later with a brand new best friend.
I had a weird experience on my trip to the dumpster yesterday. A man came and started yelling at me for allowing my dog to do its business on his RV site and not cleaning it up. I told him he had me confused with somebody else, because I don’t have a dog. I haven’t even petted a dog since we’ve been here at the Orlando Thousand Trails. (By the way, I’m in need of a puppy fix.) But he was insistent, and said “You walked by about 7 this morning and let your big white dog crap in my yard and just walked away without cleaning it up!” I told him again that I don’t have a dog, and that if I’m up at 7 a.m., call 911, because my Winnebago is on fire! He still insisted it was me, and told me that he was was going to report me to the office. I gave him my name and site number, and told him to have them come by and look, because I don’t even have a dog! Geesh, I was tempted to go and rent a mutt, just so I could take him by to take a dump in the guy’s site. I mean, if I’m going to be blamed anyway, why not?
I forced myself to put my new mystery on the backburner, and got to work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday. Boy, the things I do for you people! 🙂 I hit another milestone yesterday with Big Lake. It was the first day I sold over 200 copies in one day. At midnight, the number was just over 230 copies for the day. A Facebook page called Kindle on the Cheap plugged the mystery yesterday, which I think led to some of those sales.
If you have a Kindle, let me give you a tip on a free book that I have been reading. It is called Flyover Country, and is written by Daniel Koehler. Set in small town Arkansas in the days of Elvis, ducktail haircuts, and cars with big tail fins, it’s got some really quirky characters that will make you laugh (or at least smile). I read a lot, and I keep thinking that in that eleven minutes a week that I don’t have anything to do except contemplate my naval, I should start a book review blog or page. Would any of you read it? Would you occasionally contribute a review for it? Or should I just concentrate on everything I already have on my plate? 🙂
Today, and the next few days, will be pretty much spent working on the new issue of the paper. We have about decided that when we leave here on Tuesday, we’ll just go over to the Escapees campground in Bushnell, since it’s close, and I’ll be spending most of the time working anyway. I guess the Keys and Crystal River will have to wait for another time. 🙁
Thought For The Day – After age 60, if you don’t wake up aching in every joint, you’re probably dead.