The title of today’s blogs says it all, because that is what I was doing all day yesterday. Grinding out pages for the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. It’s not the most exciting or glamorous part of our job, but it’s what we’re all about. And it’s what I’ll be doing for the next few days.
Except for a quick trip to the post office to mail out orders that had come in with our mail Monday, I didn’t leave my desk all day long. By the end of the day I had accomplished quite a bit and was happy with the progress I had made.
Meanwhile, Miss Terry was busy with a project of her own. A while back I bought her an antique Le Gare circular sock knitting machine and she has been looking forward to getting it set up. The other day she bought an inexpensive wooden barstool at WalMart, and yesterday she dug her jigsaw out of one of our storage bays and notched the stool to accommodate the machine. Since she was using power tools, and a sock machine has moving parts, I did what I do best. I stayed the heck out of the way!
Yes I know, they sell socks at Wally World all over the country. But what fun is that? Between her spinning wheel, with which she can turn raw wool into yarn, and the sock machine which can turn that yarn into wearing apparel, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time I come home from running an errand she’s got a couple of sheep tied up outside!
While I was checking my e-mail yesterday afternoon, I received a link to an interview I did with the in Indie Bookspot website about my experiences publishing Big Lake and Big Lake Lynching on Amazon. Check it out.
After reading yesterday’s blog comments about RVers going to fiber festivals, tractor pulls, and other events around the country several people wrote to remind me that square dancing is also very popular with RVers. Indeed, we have met a number of square dancers over the years, and every year a group comes to Elkhart campground to swing their partners and doseydo. It’s not our thing, but we have enjoyed watching them having a good time at the campground.
Watching the news coverage of the terrible storms that went through Texas yesterday was both amazing and terrifying. By now most of you have seen the video of an eighteen wheeler flying through the air like a child’s toy. Imagine if that had been a motorhome? We’ve had a couple of close calls with tornadoes over the years, and any time we’re in Tornado Alley, we keep a close eye on the sky and listen for emergency weather reports. We don’t let it stop us from traveling and enjoying the RV lifestyle, but we’re always aware of what’s happening around us. I guess that’s about the best any of us can do, isn’t it?
Thought For The Day – I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue