Good Results

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142013

Thank you for all of the e-mails and Facebook comments of encouragement for Terry’s dad. He had laparoscopic surgery yesterday to remove his infected gall bladder and the results were good. There was no evidence of this being related to his previous cancer, and Terry talked to him a few hours after surgery and he sounded fine and in good spirits. So I guess we won’t have to rush back to Arizona and can spend some more time here on the Oregon coast.

Yesterday was a gray day and rather cool, which was okay with us since it was a working day. Terry spent most of the day proofing Dog’s Run, and I was making corrections as she finished the pages. She finished it last night and this morning I sent it off to Chris Yust for a second proofing. I’d love to have it out by the end of the month, if possible.

In the meantime, if you need something to read, check out my friend Matthew McCollum’s free e-book on Amazon, The Citizen. It is currently number 1 in the Kindle store for conspiracy thrillers and political suspense.

I always say that if you’re bored in an RV park, just go for a walk and you’ll be amazed at the things you will see. A good example is this water hose stretched to the max that Pat Dunkel sent me. Talk about no margin for error! One more inch and they would have had to move the trailer or relocate the water bib!


We carry plenty of water and sewer hose with us, and I’ve learned from long experience to make sure my electrical cord will reach the power pedestal and that the power is good before I put down our motorhome’s leveling jacks. Nothing is more frustrating after a day on the road than to pull into a campground, get parked in your RV site, get jacks down and the slides out and then discover a problem!

Dan and Patty Chance and Nancy Kissack are leaving here tomorrow, so we hope to get together with them for a little while today. We’ve enjoyed spending time with them, both here and at the Long Beach Thousand Trails up in Washington, and look forward to seeing them again in our travels. That’s one of the neat things about the fulltime RV lifestyle, we know we will always cross paths with our friends again somewhere down the road.

There is a kite flying competition on the beach at the Turnaround here in Seaside today, so maybe we’ll go down there and watch the fun for a while. That’s got to be more fun than staying at home working.

Thought For The Day – Just because I give you advice doesn’t mean I’m smarter than you. I’ve just lived a long time and done a lot of very stupid stuff.

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  8 Responses to “Good Results”

  1. …..stupid stuff? Nawww, not you too! cc

  2. A new technique using one’s water hose in lieu of chocks to keep the rig from rolling away???

  3. Today, I was hoping to hear good news about Terri’s dad. Thank goodness for his good medical care and the reassurances that he should be a lot better now after the surgery yesterday. That means ALL OF YOU who love him will be a lot better today.

    I love the saying today. I saved it, then printed it off and passed it on to my grown daughter for her smile. I adapted it a little to read:

    “Just because I give you advice doesn’t mean I’m smarter than you. I’ve just lived a very long time and have done a lot of very stupid stuff. And I love you. That, too.”

    That’s worth a nice hug today.

    Thank you, Nick. And hugs backatcha.

  4. You know now you have a kite and they are have kite flying contest I can tell you “Go fly a kite”

  5. So happy to hear that Terry;s dad doing all right. it is our last weekend here is SD and my sister came in yesterday so all is fine here for us before we start heading back to Hondo. We will be back around the first of the month. You know you have and open invitation to stop and chill awhile on your way to Florida is you head that way again. Safe travels when you continue your journey. Hugs to both

  6. So Glad to hear Ms Terry’s Dad is doing great.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Hope see you in the fall in Apache Junction.Hugs and handshakes.

  7. First – happy to hear that Terry’s Dad is doing better and hope he has a speedy recovery. My Dad had a laser procedure for his gall bladder many years ago and I think recovery was pretty uneventful and fairly quick. I know that it is hard to handle parental illnesses when far away. It is nice that you can take your home with you when you have to go where they are.
    Second – thanks for notices about free ebooks. I am trying to broaden my reading experience in mystery and other areas so it is nice to have some things on the Kindle.
    Third – I plan to send the saying of the day to my daughter.

  8. Glad Terry’s Dad is doing okay. Hoping we will see you here in Newport soon.

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