Wow, That Was Fast!

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162012

Thank you to everybody who left blog comments, sent e-mails, or posted birthday greetings on Facebook yesterday. You all made me feel very special. Wow, 60 years sure went fast! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s going to happen in the next 60!

We woke up to rain yesterday morning and it rained on and off all day long. It was a good day to stay home, sit around in my comfortable sweats, and not do much at all. So that’s exactly what I did! We’re really starting to like this more relaxed schedule of ours.

I finished the second chapter in my new Big Lake book and started in on Chapter 3. By the end of the day I had knocked out about 2,500 words. Not a furious pace, but a good writing day.

About 5 PM Janis and Lenny Thomas came by with a friendly little dog so I could get my puppy fix. They just arrived here at Harbor View Campground and are just passing through, headed for North Carolina. We visited for a few minutes, then Greg and Jan took us out to dinner. Greg said since it was my birthday I got to choose the restaurant and he was even picking up the check. I was tempted to choose the most expensive seafood place I could find on this side of the Potomac River, but it’s never a good idea to abuse the generosity of a guy who A. can fix things I break, B. is as well armed as I am, and C. knows the passwords to all of my blogs and websites. Hey, I didn’t live this long without learning a thing or two! 🙂

So instead, we went back to Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant in Montross, and it was just as delicious as it was the other day when we ate there. If we lived in this area, it would be my go to place for pizza.

We were debating what to do today and I think we’re just going to hang out at home again. Terry is busy crocheting and I can get some more writing done. What I can’t get much done of is anything on the internet. Both the Verizon cell phone and internet signals are terrible here. Our 4G MiFi won’t work at all, our older 3G air card in the Cradlepoint router is slow and spotty at best and drops out over and over again, and I can’t get enough of a signal on my Droid to use it as a hotspot.

Most of the time we are piggybacking off of Greg’s signal, which always seems to be stronger and more reliable than ours. It still slows down a lot and we get knocked offline repeatedly, but with a lot of patience, and even more grumbling, we can at least make some contact with the outside world. Fortunately, sometime after midnight when the rest of the world goes to bed, the signal speeds up enough that I can post the blog.

Thought For The Day – Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas A. Edison

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  6 Responses to “Wow, That Was Fast!”

  1. Whups. Late to the party. Happy Birthday.
    Hope you did exactly what you wanted to do on your birthday, and may you have many more.

  2. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a good day. May you have many more great birthdays.

  3. Like the others, a belated Happy Birthday! I am following your current trip with great interest, as I may just duplicate it starting the end of November.

  4. Also a late happy birthday. We have been in very slow internet area for a while so know how frustrating it can be. Just got back to Yuma and high speeds again and been catching up on everything. >:)

  5. Happy belated birthday! I tell so many people about your Gypsy Journal; books; etc that people are beginning to think I am a “groupie”. Sounds like you have had an “experienced” 60 years!

  6. We hope your birthday was a good one. As we toured the Judge Roy Bean museum in Langtry today I couldn’t help but notice a similarity between the two of you…in oh, so many ways! And I mean that as a compliment.

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