Busy, Busy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102012

Yesterday morning started with a telephone call from Rob Gambol from Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center, confirming that he will be here tomorrow morning to install the new PacBrake on our motorhome. Rob is going to be in the area for an Alfa rally and is stopping to do our installation so we don’t have to drive all the way to California and back to get it done. That’s outstanding service, but it’s what we’ve come to expect from the great folks at Redlands.

Terry had a dental appointment yesterday morning, and based upon her experience last week, before we proceeded we wanted the office manager to know that she was not happy with the so called professional she had dealt with on a previous visit. I don’t care what kind of degree a person has, just because their title is Doctor doesn’t change the fact that we are the customer and they are the service provider. And if we don’t get the quality of service and the kind of respect we feel we deserve, we can darn sure find someone else who will provide. Once that was out of the way and resolved to our satisfaction, with a change to another doctor, the rest of the visit went just fine.

On the way home we stopped and visited with Terry’s parents for a while, and picked up our mail which was there waiting for us. Then we came home, where I checked my e-mail, deleted the usual amount of junk forwards, and replied to several people who sent legitimate messages. That was a lot of work, so I rewarded myself with a nap afterward. It’s a good thing I’m my own boss, because I’d fire my lazy butt if I worked for me! 🙂

Eventually I got up and back in gear and knocked out some more pages on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal before dinner. I went back to work and did a couple more by the end of the day. While I was doing that Terry was filling orders that come in the mail. It seems like we’re always busy. Well, except when I’m being lazy and napping.

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that Miss Terry was doing some spring cleaning, sorting and weeding out things we don’t need to be carrying around with us any longer. In response, Charlotte Hardt wrote me that she had been doing the same thing and came across a set of two way radios that somebody had loaned her when she was in Elkhart Campground last year and she and her hubby Roger were going to have to drive separately down to Red Bay, Alabama. Charlotte had promised to get the radios back to them at our Ohio rally in Celina, but when the repairs at Tiffin took longer than expected, they couldn’t make it. So now she has these radios and cannot remember who she got them from, but she really wants to return them to their rightful owner. If that was you, send me an e-mail at editor@GypsyJournal.net and I’ll forward it on to Charlotte.

Today will be more of the same; working on the paper and trying to get it ready for the printer. We also need to make a run to the bank and post office, and I’m sure Terry can find some more stuff to sort and discard. Like I said, busy, busy.

Thought For The Day – I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded the dough.

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  3 Responses to “Busy, Busy”

  1. Be sure to let us know if the 2-ways got returned o.k.

  2. Nick thank you for todays blog. I have been seeing a specialist the insurance company sent me to for back problems since a rollover accident 3 years ago. We really dont understand most of what he is saying about the procedure (surgery) he has decided I need and when we ask him, he says we wouldn’t understand cause we dont have a medical degree and it would take too long to explain. I am scared to have this done but felt like I dont have a choice. We only are high schools grads and both feel intimidated by him when he talks down to us and makes us feel dumb. But after reading todays blog post I told my husband your right its my body and I will demand he explain things to me on my terms or I will find somebody else who will. We hope to be on h\the road one of these days and look forward to meeting you and Miss Terry.

  3. Yay, for standing up for yourself! I decided years ago not to be a patient to someone that doesn’t appreciate my business, keeps me waiting, has rude office staff, etc. Now that reimbursements are lower to Dr’s & Dentists we can get their attention with our dollars. If you don’t get what you should reasonably expect, go somewhere else, there’s someone out there that will appreciate you.

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