Oct 302012

Even though we’re far south of where Hurricane Sandy came ashore, and have had pretty good weather since we’ve been here, it took a turn for the worse yesterday. The wind blew hard most of the day and the temperature dropped quite a bit. I don’t think the high got much over 60° and the overnight low was all the way down to 39°. But at least we’re not wet.

We watched the news coverage of the storm coming ashore in New York and New Jersey, and hope our friends and readers up in that part of the country are safe.

Even on a windy day, there were a lot of RVs coming and going here at Hardeeville RV Park. They get a lot of folks pulling in for a night or two, and the RV sites here don’t sit empty very long. It seems like as quickly as one RV pulls out, another one arrives to take its place.

We didn’t do a whole lot yesterday morning; Greg helped me get a few last minute things set up on the Asus laptop computer I bought a while back to replace my ancient Dell desktop. That’s all done now, and as soon as we pull the hard drive out of it, the old computer is going into a dumpster somewhere.

Meanwhile, Miss Terry was busy with laundry and crocheting. Here are her latest creations, a pair of baby cocoons for her soon-to-be born twin grandbabies. The hand-knitted sweater were purchased from another crafty RVer.


In the early afternoon, I was going to take a nap, but then I realized that I don’t have to. In fact, I’m never going to take a nap again! As this sign shows, when it looks like I’m napping, I’m actually working!

Writer at work

About 2:30 PM we rode into Savannah with Greg and Jan to mail some orders off at the post office, and then we stopped at a Barnes & Noble bookstore and killed an hour or so. We all love books, and even though all four of us have Kindles, we still like browsing in bookstores.

Sometimes I find a book I like, and then check the Kindle app on my Droid phone and see how much cheaper it is from Amazon. On two books I looked at yesterday, the Kindle versions were $10 and $12 less, respectively. But there are also a lot of books not available on Kindle, or reference books that I prefer to have a printed copy of, so I still managed to spend a few bucks while we were there.

I also worked on our schedule for the winter a little bit, adding a couple more reservations in the Thousand Trails network. Our $550 a year membership dues allow us 50 nights camping per year free, and then we pay $5 per night, and have always had a full hookup RV site. As it stands right now, starting in late November, we have twelve weeks reserved, in three-week increments, rotating between the Orlando Thousand Trails and the Wildwood Mid-Atlantic Three Flags Resort. That’s three full months, and our out-of-pocket cost will be $420. Try to find a better deal in Florida, or anywhere else, for that matter. The campgrounds are about 35 miles apart, so every three weeks when it’s time to move, it’s no big deal.

We plan to hit the road today, and it’s about 185 miles to St. Augustine, Florida. So it should be an easy drive. However, if it’s as windy today as it was yesterday, we just may sit right here and wait it out. We’ll see what happens.

Thought For The Day – Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at.

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  4 Responses to “At Least We’re Not Wet!”

  1. Nick, instead of simply tossing the old laptop into a dumpster, why not consider recycling? My understanding is that some laptops contain at least a small amount of mercury and even lead in them.

    A number of places have electronics recycling facilities that should take the old laptop off your hands. I even found a facility right there in Hardeeville – Low Country Metal, 36 Morrow Lane. And it’s free. 🙂

  2. I could not have said it better, Walt.
    Many Office supply stores and Best Buy stores will take your hardware, too.

    Weather here in South Florida is nice. Breezy, though. Heading up to Daytona for The Rally tomorrow.

  3. Welcome to Florida!

  4. The cocoons are gorgeous, Terry! You are so creative…what a wonderful gift for those babies!

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