A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292012

It rained most of Thursday night and it was supposed to rain again all day yesterday. That made it a good day to stay home and work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal.

As it turned out, although it was cloudy most of the day, the rain stayed away. I worked pretty steadily all day long, except for a short break to visit with our friends Stu and Donna McNicol, who arrived here at the Hershey Thousand Trails Thursday afternoon and are parked right behind us. By the end of the day I had nine of the 36 pages done, which is a pretty good start. I plan to work on the paper all day today, and should be able to knock out quite a few more pages.

Yesterday was Greg and Jan’s 45th wedding anniversary, so at 5 o’clock I knocked off and we all went out to dinner. I told them we could go wherever they wanted and they chose Fuddrucker’s. I thought they might opt for something like Texas Roadhouse, but it was Fudd’s they wanted, so it was Fudd’s they got.

We always have a good time when we are with Greg and Jan, and when you throw Stu and Donna into the mix, a lot of fun is guaranteed. I’m sure the people at the tables around us wondered what kept us giggling and laughing so much.

On our way back to the campground we stopped at a little ice cream place tucked away on a side street in Hershey for dessert. Everything they serve is homemade and absolutely delicious.

We stopped at the guard shack on our way into the campground and picked up our mail, then it was back home to sort through the mail and fill orders that came in it. While we were doing that, the TV was on and we watched one of the new shows, Last Resort. Wow! This thriller’s going to be a hit. It sure got my attention!

While I like television, my first love will always be good books, and I’m reading a great one right now, Spirited Away – A Novel of the Stolen Irish, by Maggie Plummer. It is a historical novel that tells the terrible story of the Irish Catholics who were sold into slavery by Oliver Cromwell in the 1600s, as experienced by a young girl who was kidnapped and sold to a sugar planter in Barbados. It’s hard to put down.

Thought For The Day – The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so that he can tell when he’s really in trouble.

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Nick Russell

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  One Response to “A Good Start”

  1. A million thanks, Nick! You do my heart good! Hurray!

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