I’m Getting There

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022011

The last few days, I haven’t done much except work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and Miss Terry has been just as busy catching up on bookkeeping and keeping our various mailing lists updated. So when we had to take some time off yesterday to go into Bushnell to pick up our mail, it was a welcome break.

I like small town post offices, where the clerks know everybody who comes in, and call them by name.  Even though I was a stranger, they were friendly, and didn’t act like I was just another damn Yankee snowbird, there to add to their workload.

After we got our mail, we drove to Brooksville, about twenty miles away, to do some banking. It was too early in the day for us to eat, or we’d have stopped at Cafe Masaryktown, one of our favorite restaurants in this part of the country. Their Cuban sandwiches and Pork Medallions are beyond delicious. We’ll definitely get over there before we leave the area.

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Back at the campground, I started to work on the paper, and an hour or so later, our friends Connie Anderson and Hank Landry stopped over to say hello. Connie lives up in Ocala, and Hank has been here at the Escapees campground, and is leaving today, so it was nice to get a chance to visit, even if only for a little while. Another fellow came by to say hello, and to tell me that the was a longtime blog lurker, but I’m afraid that with everybody there at once, I forgot his name. But if you’re reading this, I hope we see you again and have a chance to visit before you hit the road.

Once everybody left, I called Greg White to thank him for setting up two new website addresses for me, www.gypsyjournalblog.com and www.gypsyjournalblog.net. Greg redirected them to this blog, and the new names will make it easier for folks to find us, and are easy to remember if somebody wants to refer a friend to the blog. I appreciate your help, Greg.

Then I got back to work on the paper, and by the time I knocked off at 10 p.m., I had 24 of 36 pages done. So I’m getting there. The more I use the new iMac for laying out the paper, the more I like it. There is a reason that most newspapers and magazines have used Macs forever, and though I am a late convert, I’m definitely sold. Things just seem to come together so much easier than they ever did with the Windows computers I used for so long.

If I keep at it, I should have the paper done by the end of the weekend, so I can upload it to the printer’s website on Monday. Of course, my friend Al Hesselbart should be rolling in sometime in the next couple of days, and I’ll have to take some time off so that he can heap the usual abuse upon me that I have come to expect. But Al’s really old, so I allow him the few little pleasures life sends his way. 🙂

Thought For The Day – I’m not arrogant enough to think that I’m better than anyone else; but I am confident enough to know that no one else is better than me.

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