Jun 242012

For quite a while now, Candace Rivero has been a blog reader and Facebook friend, and we’ve exchanged several e-mails. So when she contacted us to say she was in Goshen and would like to come by for a visit, and to pick up one of our 7-in-1 CDs, we were looking forward to meeting her. Yesterday morning Candace and Terry McRunnel showed up, and what a nice couple they are! And they brought us goodies – fresh Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes and Goldfish snack crackers. How cool is that?

We had a nice visit, talking about everything from the RV lifestyle, to bus conversions, to working on the road. Terry and Candace have an interesting gig going; they work for a company that performs hearing tests for OSHA at businesses and factories all around the country. It’s a great way for them to travel, get to meet a lot of folks and see a lot of neat places, and earn money as they go. We really enjoyed getting to know them and look forward to seeing them again sometime down the road.

Before they left, Terry took a picture of Candace and us, which she had on her Facebook page, and I stole to use here. I always like to get my picture taken with my arms around two pretty ladies! 


After Terry and Candace left, Miss Terry started stuffing envelopes so we can get the new issue in the mail next week. As always, when she gets into this mode all I do is stay out of the way. I carry in empty mail bins and bundles of papers, and then carry the filled bins back out to the Explorer. Meanwhile, she does the real work.

While Terry was doing her thing, I got back to work on my next Big Lake mystery novel and cranked out about 2,000 words on it. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to write on my latest book project and it sure felt good to get back to it.

I also sent out the link to the new digital subscription to our subscribers, as well as renewal notices to those whose digital subscriptions are about to expire.

By the end of the day, Terry had put a pretty good dent in the job. I’m amazed how much she can do and how easy she makes it look. I’ve stuffed a few envelopes in my time, and I know it’s not easy. But when Terry gets going, she’s like a dynamo!

Terry kept working until about 8:30 PM, and when she finally knocked off I decided she needed a good foot rub for all of her hard work. So I gave her a little bit of pampering, though not nearly as much as she deserves.

Today will be more of the same – Terry stuffing envelopes and me writing. I’m eager to get this new book finished. I’m having a lot of fun writing it, and it’s coming together very well. We’ll be here at Elkhart Campground another couple of weeks, maybe three, before we head to New England. I wonder how much I can get done in that time frame? I guess only time will tell.

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  8 Responses to “More Visitors, More Goodies”

  1. Hi Nick I have an addiction that needs to be addressed. I can’t start my day without my Nick’s Blog fix. This has been a malady since MCI days. I have even been known to stay up late at night in hopes the next day’s blog will appear early. Is this something I should be concerned about?

  2. Naaa, I never go to bed until it’s posted myself. We can’t both be crazy, can we? 🙂

  3. Hopefully, our turn is next in meeting Candace & Terry in person. I only know her through FB and my blog but she seems like an old friend and good people. She underlines what part of RVing is about. Glad you all had a great time.

  4. Thanks for making room to visit with us yesterday Nick & Terry. Now my Terry wont keep telling me to hurry up in the morning. He knows I start my days reading your blog.

    And thanks for the tip about the South Side Soda Shop too! We had passed right by it before, but used the GPS after your tip-off and enjoy a fun dinner there on our way home.

    Of course we shared the HUGE basket of curly potatoes you suggested. I had the Nick’s Crab Cakes in honor of our visit (did you know the owners name is Nick too?!)
    Terry really enjoyed his old fashiOned hand scooped ice team malt and I had a piece of their home made Pecan Chocolate pie!

    Now we have another great local spot next time we are in Goshen. I hope Chris & Charles get a chance to enjoy a meal there too. What a neat local diner!

    We’ll be sure to visit the wood carving museum near Canton too and let them know Nick & Terry sent us. Thanks again.

  5. Going to NE this summer-take money! I used to live in VT and every cg is expensive, for our budget. Beautiful area. Have you visited the granite & marble quarries in southern VT? They used to give tours and you could take samples home with you. If you could carry it, you could have it!

  6. Paul,
    We’ll be staying at membership campgrounds near Cape Cod and Sturbridge, Massachusetts so campground expenses won’t be a factor this trip.

  7. Nick, and if you go to Barre, VT for the Rock of Ages Tour (granite & marble quarries), Ben & Jerry’s is practically next door. They give tours, too!

    Altho’ I remember them both being east of Montpelier. Their state capitol is slightly interesting, too…they have one of the smallest capitol cities in population, and one of the highest absolute count of legislators.

  8. Just stumbled across your blog. What a hoot!! Enjoying it tremendously!! Thanks!!

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