Today is my buddy Greg White’s birthday. I don’t know exactly how old he is, but I do believe he sat next to Moses in grade school, and when I wrote about building an ark the other day, he sent me pictures of one he helped a guy named Noah put together.
Actually I think Greg told me he’s 63 today, or as he puts it, 17 Celsius. I was teasing him about his age, but Greg insists that he’s not old, he’s just chronologically gifted.
At any rate, happy birthday, my friend. My world is a much better place with you in it. Love you, big guy.
I think that after years of practice, I have finally mastered the art of being lazy. I slept in yesterday, then when I did get up, all I did was eat one of Miss Terry’s delicious cinnamon rolls for breakfast, answer a few e-mails, and then I took a nap. When I woke up, I just wasted the rest of the day goofing off. Yep, I think I’ve got it down to a science.
We got more rain Wednesday night, and apparently re-leveling the motorhome so the water didn’t channel to the bad spot in our bedroom slide seal did the trick, because the carpet stayed dry.
When people find out that we are fulltime RVers, they always ask us where our favorite place is in the country. We tell them we don’t have one “favorite” place, because we have found things to like about every place we’ve been. Well, except for the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, anyway.
But nothing is perfect, and most places have some drawback to them. Florida has hurricanes and high humidity, which we try to avoid by staying away in the worst months, but they also have kissing bugs, which can ruin your vehicle’s paint job. Arizona has plants and critters that poke, sting and bite you. The Oregon and Washington coasts are beautiful when the weather cooperates, but a lot of the time it is chilly, rainy, and foggy.
Here in this part of Pennsylvania we have stink bugs. If you are not familiar with these disgusting little creatures, whose scientific name is Pentatomoidea, they excrete offensive smelling liquid from their thorax glands and they love invading houses, RVs, and cars, slipping in through any little crevasse, or hanging on the door just waiting for it to open so they can fly in. And they are like roaches, once you get them it seems to take forever to eradicate the nasty little buggers. They hibernate when it gets cold and then reappear when it gets warm or you travel to a warmer climate. So far we’re keeping them at bay, but there are a lot more of them than there are of us, so I’m not claiming victory yet.
It looks like we’re going to have another decent day today, probably the last of our stay here. So we plan to go out and play tourist for a while. There is a lot more to see and do in this area than we have time to cover. But the good news is, that means we get to come back again. Stink bugs and all.
Thought For The Day – Forgive your enemies, but remember their names and addresses.