After having to get up so early Monday morning, Terry and I made up for it yesterday by sleeping in. We are just not morning people, preferring to work late at night and not get up until midmorning. That schedule would not work for a lot of people, but it does for us.
Elkhart, Indiana is experiencing a heat wave, with the high at 95° yesterday; even at 10:30 PM it was still 84°. So we were just as happy to be cooped up inside working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal.
I worked pretty much nonstop until about 5 PM, getting a lot done, then we stopped for dinner.
Last summer we checked out a Chinese restaurant called King Wha that we had been driving by for years. Our friend Michele Henry from Phoenix Commercial Paint had recommended the place to us several times, and after we ate there once, we were hooked. It is absolutely, hands-down, my favorite Chinese restaurant anywhere in the United States. And we eat at a lot of Chinese restaurants all over the country!
Helen, the owner, greeted us with hugs and welcomed us back to town. She is a delightful and beautiful lady whom we really feel a connection with. She always goes out of her way to make our dining experience memorable. I had my regular house fried rice, which comes in a portion large enough to feed a platoon, and Terry had Hunan Shrimp. Everything was just as delicious as we remembered from previous visits.
Back at Elkhart campground, I had just sat down at my desk to get back to work when Michele Henry showed up with her two kids, River and Raven. Michele is a sweetie that we always enjoy spending time with, and at fourteen, Raven is getting more beautiful every day. She is definitely going to break some hearts! Eight year old River is a precocious young man so full of energy and curiosity that he is never idle. We had a nice visit, and by the time they left it was almost 10 PM. Well, I guess I wouldn’t get a whole lot more work done that night after all. But that’s okay, it’s worth it to spend time with somebody we care about.
I wrote this blog post, caught up on some e-mails, and then printed out some Free Campground and Fairgrounds Camping guides to fill the orders that came in yesterday. And that was about it for our day.
Today I’ll be back at it, working to get the new issue finished. I’m still waiting for a call back from our printer to let me know what their schedule is like. I know I have to have the files to them this week, so they can do their thing and get the papers printed for us. Then we’ll start the mailing process.
It looks like this heat wave will hang on for another couple of days, then it will start cooling off a bit. It’s times like this that I really appreciate our Winnebago’s basement air conditioner.
Thought For The Day – More people should learn to tell their dollars where to go instead of asking them where they went.