I’m happy to report that after receiving calls and e-mails from many of my veteran friends after yesterday’s blog came out, Bob Greene, VFW Quartermaster General, asked me to call him. After we talked, he reversed his decision and we will still be able to publish our VFW camping guide. Thank you all for your overwhelming support. I am proud to call you my friends. If any of you who are VFW members would like a copy of the guide e-mailed to you, please contact me at Editor@gypsyjournal.net with your e-mail address and I’ll send one to you.
Our replacement Dish Network receiver arrived Wednesday and I installed it, running into a couple of glitches that had me on the phone with a very nice customer service rep who patiently talked me through one problem and we got our front TV working fine. But for some reason, the bedroom TV has a very grainy picture. It was nice and sharp before the old receiver died Sunday afternoon and nothing has changed except for replacing the receiver. All cables are connected properly and are tight. After being bumped up to the next level of tech support, it was determined that they needed to send a tech out. He’s supposed to be here between 8 AM and noon today. Since I don’t usually wake up before 10 or 11, I hope he has a passkey to get in, and works quietly.
I got an e-mail yesterday from a couple who are brand new fulltimers and will be leaving upstate New York in a week or so, hopefully after the latest snowstorm has passed. They were asking me for tips on driving in winter weather and my gut reaction was to tell them to be someplace warm and dry before winter gets there. But I know that can’t always happen. Just in time, a Facebook friend posted a link to this blog on winter driving tips for RVers that includes some very good information.
Besides dealing with the VFW issue, most of yesterday afternoon was spent at the dentist’s office in Orlando. It was almost 6:30 PM by the time we got out of there and there was still a lot of traffic driving back to the campground. Hopefully Terry’s dental work is just about finished for this year. I think she’s still got a couple of appointments left, and then we’ll be pointing the nose of our Winnebago west and heading out for some much awaited family time. We are still not sure what route we will be taking. Usually we follow I-10 west all the way to the Phoenix area, but we may take a different path this year. We’re considering a stop or two along the way that would take us on a more northern route, weather allowing.
Thought For The Day – Every exit is an entry somewhere.