Never Forget

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112013

I don’t think any of us need reminding that today is the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. It was a defining day in our history and I think all of us can remember where we were and what we were doing when we realized what was happening. It’s important that we do. It’s important that we never forget that there are evil people in the world. People that hate us and want to hurt us. We must be forever vigilant.

Yesterday Tom and Margie Maloney stopped by to see us. They aren’t staying here at the campground but did a drive through just to say hello. Tom was in charge of morning coffee at our Gypsy Journal rallies in Yuma and was always a tremendous help to Miss Terry. It was nice to see them again, even if it was just a quick visit.

The right rear tire on my Ford Explorer has been leaking, losing as much as 20 pounds in 36 hours. I tried tightening the core in the valve and the nut that holds the metal valve stem to the wheel, but I was still airing it up every day or two with my Craftsman air compressor. We bought the tires at Discount Tire in Yuma and there are none of their stores here on the Oregon coast. So yesterday afternoon we stopped at Les Schwab here in Seaside and a very nice young man found the leak and fixed it quickly. When I asked him how much the bill was, he told me there was no charge! Wow, what great service! It’s very much appreciated, and I’ll be sending any business I can toward Les Schwab in the future.

While we were out, we also did some banking and stopped at the post office to mail some orders out. Then we parked downtown and walked around a bit, pausing to take this picture of the Necanicum River as it flows under one of the bridges just a few blocks from the beach. This is a great kayaking spot and there is a boat launch right next to the dock. Maybe we’ll be able to get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet while we’re here.

Seaside river

Back at home Miss Terry made a delicious apple slab pie for a cookout we’re planning this afternoon with Dan and Patty and Nancy. I tried to convince her to let me give it a taste test, just for quality control purposes, but she wasn’t having any of it, and as it turns out, neither was I.

Apple slab pie

I spent most of the evening finishing up any last minute changes to my new book, Dog’s Run. The next step is to print it out for Terry to proof. If you need something good to read while you’re waiting for it, my friend Russell Blake (of Jet fame) just released a brand new book titled Black. There’s a reason Russell is a bestselling author. Check his latest book out and you’ll know why.

Thought For The Day – I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

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  5 Responses to “Never Forget”

  1. Stop “toying” with us Nick. We know that your poor Sea Eagles are dying from non-use.

  2. You are a mystery writer Nick. Left us hanging though on the tire leak. There was no ending to the story, we still don’t know where the mysterious leak originated.

  3. The last time we were in California we needed to replace the tires on the MH, we were not able to find Discount Tires to see if they could do them. Our son told us to check with Les Swab, not only did they have the tires we needed in stock, but did a outstanding job putting them on. The price was even a bit cheaper than when we use an RV place to do them. We will be checking with them next summer when we are there to see our son.

  4. Yeah, we discovered Les Schwab a couple years ago when we were at Henderson’s Line-Up in Grant’s Pass, OR, and needed tires and they were conveniently across the street and on sale. We love their service. Also bought a battery at a good price.
    It so happens we need new tires on the TOAD so we will be stopping in OR at a Les Schwab.

  5. Arly, it was a small puncture, something we picked up along the road somewhere.

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