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.
Thought For The Day – Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too.