I Failed Lazy

 Posted by at 1:33 am  Nick's Blog
May 092012

When I said I planned to do nothing at all except perfecting the art of being lazy while we’re here at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails preserve, I really meant it. But I have failed being lazy. How bad is that?

The good news is, I saw myself in the full length mirror on our bedroom closet door when I got out of the shower last night, and it looks like I have beaten anorexia! Who the heck came up with the idea of full length mirrors anyway? If I find him, that boy’s getting a butt whooping! 

Anyway, back to failing lazy. Into every slacker’s life, a little reality must intrude. We had some paperwork that desperately needed to be caught up and resolved, and yesterday was the day for it. Well, at least part of it.

Terry and I worked at it all day long and late into the evening and got a lot accomplished. We hope we can finish most of it today. Or at least enough to not feel so pressed. We really do want to goof off and relax, but we can’t until we get this all done. Otherwise it just sits there and silently nags us.

We did take a break about 6 p.m. and went to La Fonda for dinner. Last year we got to know a very nice waitress named Missy that works there, and this time around we saw her and asked to be seated in her section. Missy immediately recognized us, even remembered our regular drink orders (unsweet iced tea for Terry and a Pepsi for me) and asked us where Greg and Jan White were. Now that’s a real professional and she sure earned a nice tip from us

While we were eating, a couple came in and sat down behind us, and as it turns out, they were students of ours from Life on Wheels years ago. Jim and Cynthia Ponder are now fulltimers and they recently bought a lot at the Escapees park in Congress, Arizona. It was a pleasant surprise to run into them and get to visit while we ate. I hope we see them again in our travels.

This happens a lot to fulltime RVers and snowbirds. We will meet somebody someplace and get to know them, and then somewhere a thousand miles away we’ll run into them again weeks, months, or even years later. It used to amaze me, but these days we come to expect it.

A while back a nice lady named Hanna Kandah contacted me and offered to send me a sample of a product she invented for the RV market, called the Baggit Brakkit. It is a clear plastic bracket designed to go under the sink to eliminate a trash container. Or it can be hung inside or outside a cabinet. Check it out and see a video of how on it works at www.gadgetsbyhanna.com. It’s a pretty nifty idea.

If you have been having problems trying to access my friend Michele Henry’s Phoenix Commercial Paint website, she is experiencing technical difficulties. Hopefully the problem will be resolved soon, but meanwhile, you can call Michele at (574) 238-5668.

And that’s about it for today. We’re going to push hard to get this paperwork backlog behind us, and hopefully in a day or so I can go back to being lazy. I was just getting the hang of it, and I don’t want to lose my edge.

Thought For The Day – Best friends know how crazy you are but are still willing to be seen in public with you.

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  6 Responses to “I Failed Lazy”

  1. Nick, My gosh, North Ranch has Never been a Co-op…Never will be……If it was, I sure wouldn’t be here….

  2. Most people who own motorhomes are older and don’t look in full length mirrors much. What were motorhome manufacturers thinking??? In ours if the doors to the potty, bedroom and living room are closed, when you get out of the shower you are looking at yourself in THREE full length mirrors!! What were they thinking???

    I’m with you , if I have some project to finish, I can’t relax until its finished.

  3. OMG! I totally agree with the over abundance of mirrors. I’m starting to develop a case of paranoia in our new RV – there’s always this cubby old woman watching my every…..oh wait….it’s me.

  4. I have only one full length mirror and for some reason when I ask it mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all, it takes one look and then laughs hysterically at me, I know longer ask it. It is now banned.

  5. North Ranch in Congress is a Rainbow Park… It just proves that we are reading your blog :))

  6. Mike and Bev, you are right, I stand corrected

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