Would somebody please turn off the wind? I’ve had more than enough! I’ve lived in Tucson a couple of times in my life, and spent a lot of time visiting, and I can never remember so much wind so many days in a row. We’ve been here over a week and every day it’s been windy. Some days more than others, but enough to rattle the awnings every single day. We expect that in northern Arizona this time of year, but not in Tucson. No wonder poor Miss Terry is sneezing and coughing so much.
Yesterday afternoon Terry cut my hair and trimmed my beard outside of our motorhome, and with the wind, by the time she was finished I think she had more hair on her than I did on me!
I had a Bad Nick moment and made a lady mad yesterday. She’s e-mailed me twice, wanting to know why we charge for the digital edition of the Gypsy Journal and our e-book of free and low cost campgrounds since “it doesn’t cost a penny to send them by e-mail.” I explained twice that we invest a lot of time and effort creating our products and expect to be reimbursed for them, no matter what method by which they are delivered. The lady responded, “If you want my business you’ll do it my way.” That’s when Bad Nick told her that what she called her business was actually a demand for my charity!
You’d be surprised how many times this happens. Well, maybe not if you’ve ever dealt with the public much. Some of my favorites are the retirees who demand a discount because they are on a fixed income. I always ask them if they can fix my income, because the darned thing is broken and never reaches as far as it needs to.
Today I have an extended appointment at the eye clinic at the V.A. hospital that looks like it will take up much of the afternoon. I absolutely hate getting my eyes poked and prodded but it needs to be done. Getting old sucks, but as they say, it beats the heck out of the alternative.
Since they will be dilating my eyes, Terry is going to have to drive me home. Last year when I went in for my routine checkup they detected a possible problem and decided that I needed the same exam, but they didn’t tell me about the dilation in advance. Since Terry was sick last year and I was alone, I had to wait a couple of hours after the doctor was done with me to be able to see well enough to drive back to where we were staying at the RV park at the Pima County Fairgrounds.
Hopefully I’ll be done at the hospital in time to stop at Camping World to see if they have some bay door struts, since I have several that need replaced. And a few blocks from there, I need to stop at Rocky Mountain Cummins to pick up a couple of gallons of antifreeze/coolant. We have a very, very slight leak in our motorhome, but when we were at Redlands Truck & RV Center last year Keith said it would cost more to fix than to top the reservoir off every six months or so. One gallon would be more than enough, but I always like to have backup when needed.
Thought For The Day – An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. – Robert A. Heinlein