Jun 222012

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday. Happy birthday, my darling. I love you more every day, and I cherish every moment we spend together. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?

And in honor of Terry’s birthday, yesterday Wayne and Marti Aanerud came by to drop off a freshly baked birthday cake for her! How sweet is that? Thanks Wayne and Marti!


I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday afternoon and uploaded it to our printer’s web server. I thought we had proofed everything and it was okay, but an hour or so later I got a call that there were problems with three different pages. So I had to go back and correct the errors, and upload the whole thing again. But that’s why they proof it again after we send it to them. It’s better to catch a mistake before it hits the press than to realize it afterward.

It always feels good to have a new issue of the paper finished. Of course, I’m on pins and needles until we pick them up and I can see for myself that everything is okay. Another newspaper publisher friend of mine once said it’s like waiting for a new baby to be born every issue. And after 25+ years in the weekly and daily newspaper business, and over 13 years publishing the Gypsy Journal, I still get those new daddy jitters.

About the time I finished uploading the changes, Terry and Dale Pace stopped over to say hello. Apparently they came by the day before, when I was working on the paper, but saw that our curtains were closed, so they didn’t stop. For those of you who are new to the RV lifestyle and the etiquette that goes with it, if someone’s front window and door curtains are closed, it’s usually a signal that they are not receiving guests.

Once I had called to make sure that the corrected files had gone through okay, we made a run to WalMart, stopping along the way to fill the Explorer’s gas tank. $3.45 a gallon, nice! It’s been a long time since we’ve bought gas at that price. I like it!

What is it about people in store parking lots? I’m pretty much a lazy guy, but I just don’t understand the people who will sit and block a lane for five minutes while someone loads their groceries in their trunk, takes their shopping cart to the cart corral, then comes back to their car, gets in, fixes their seatbelt, and finally pulls out, just to snag a parking spot five spaces closer to the store’s front entrance! Meanwhile, half a dozen cars are lined up behind them, stuck because some jerk is too lazy to walk an extra 50 feet.

Today we will drive up to Allegan, Michigan to pick up the new issue of the paper, and then I plan to take my pretty lady out to a nice birthday dinner.

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  23 Responses to “Happy Birthday Miss Terry”

  1. Happy Birthday, Miss Terry, and many more! Your cake looked lovely.

  2. Happy, happy birthday, Miss Terry! Wishing you a day filled with simple pleasures and a new year filled with God’s richest blessings.

  3. Karen and I want to wish Miss Terry a very happy birthday! May the two of you continue enjoying each other’s company for many years to come.

  4. Happy birthday Miss Terry!

  5. Happy Birthday, Terry!!! Wish we were there to help eat some of your cake, it looks scruptious. Nick, you be especially good to her today. Sheesh, you’re a lucky man!!!

  6. Happy, happy birthday, Miss Terry!

  7. Hey lovebirds,
    Happy birthday Terry. And Nick, happy birthday new issue. Have fun today!

  8. Happy Birthday from the Geeks, Terry!
    I was wondering what a cake baked by Nick would look like, and couldn’t stop laughing. Luckily, Wayne and Marti Aanerud saved the day. It looks yummy. Enjoy your day, and many more.

  9. Happy Birthday. Mine is just 8 days away. Great things happen in June. Many hugs, Connie B.

  10. Happy Birthday, Terry! Always the best wishes coming your way today and every day.

  11. Happy birthday. Miss Terry! Hope you have a great day filled with love and smiles.

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY!!! I know that Nick will treat you to the wonderful day that you deserve.

  13. Happy Birthday to Miss Terry!! Hope “her” day is a fun one for her!!

  14. As our daughters STILL insist on saying, Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe, Terry! We sure miss seeing you guys, and hope someday to get back to your rallies!

  15. Happy birthday to one of my favorite photographers.

  16. Happy Birthday Terry, hope it is a great one. Ed & Stevi

  17. Have a very happy birthday, Terry!
    — jc&bev

  18. Happy Birthday Miss Terry, Nick you must wait on Miss Terry hand and foot today like there is no tomorrow. Miss Terry make sure Nick takes extra good care of you today. Love you Terry.

  19. Joining the throng to congratulate you on another spin around the sun! So glad you were born! Happy Birthday Terry!!

  20. A big Happy Birthday Miss Terry. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  21. Sending you big hugs and happy birthday wishes Miss Terry. I bet today will be extra special for you.


  22. Adding our wishes for a great birthday for Miss Terry.

  23. Thank you all so much for making this day so very special for me!! You honor me with your friendship and I appreciate each and very one of you!! Please feel the virtual hug from me now, and when I see you, I will give you a real hug! This has been a wonderful day!!

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