Crossed Wires

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122012

We were up before 8 a.m. yesterday because Rob Gambol from Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center was supposed to be here to install our new PacBrake. Rob was driving in from California for an Alfa rally, and said he expected to be in the Phoenix area about 9 a.m. and would give us a call.

So we were up, got things moved out of the bedroom and our bed taken apart so he could access the engine from above, and then we waited. And waited. And waited some more. Besides being a fine service tech, Rob is usually very punctual, so eventually I called to see if there was a problem. As it turns out, there was. Somehow we got our wires crossed, and Rob isn’t going to be here until this morning! How the heck did I get that so wrong?

So guess what, we’ll be up early again this morning to do it all over again. When this is all over, I’m taking a well deserved nap. A long, long nap.

During the afternoon, Greg White called to tell me that Gate Guard Services had not sent them out on a gate yet, as they had hoped yesterday, but they expected to get their marching orders at any time. Hopefully, wherever they end up they will have telephone and internet service, because sooner or later I’ll break something and have to call Greg to tell me what to do next.

The good news is that with all of that extra time on my hands, I got most of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished yesterday. I have one more story to finish and lay out, and then Miss Terry will proof it and I’ll send it off to the printer.

Actually, I could have finished it last night, but about 8 p.m. I hit a wall and my brain turned to Jello. I sat at the keyboard and just couldn’t get anything done. That doesn’t happen to me often, but when it does, I’ve learned to just get away from my desk and do something else. Read a book, watch TV, play Scrabble on my iPad, because I’m not going to accomplish anything anyway. Then, when I do sit back down to work again, things seem to flow like they should.

Registrations are coming in for our Ohio Gypsy Journal rally September 3-7 in Celina. If you are a vendor and want to present a seminar at the rally, don’t wait too long. A number of vendors have registered already and the seminar time slots are going fast.

Once we get the PacBrake installed and the new issue uploaded to the printer’s web server, we should have a week or so before the papers get printed and shipped back to us. Miss Terry has been watching DVDs about the sock machine she got a while back and is itching to try it out. So she’s just as eager as I am to get the new issue done and have some downtime.

Thought For The Day – Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison

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