Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062014

Not every day in the life of working fulltime RVers running a business on the road is about traveling or hanging out with friends at our favorite RV park before we all head out to dinner. Sometimes we actually do have to work, although I resist it as much as humanly possible. Yesterday was one of those days.

We spent the day working here at home and we both got a lot done. I spent the day formatting Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen, for a printed version. Just as it was formatting the e-book, this project is quite different from doing a novel, where I don’t have to mess with as many page breaks and subheads for all of the different recipes. I’m learning as I go, and made a couple of false starts, but by the end of the day I had gotten quite a bit accomplished.

While I was doing that, Terry was busy filling orders and getting them ready to mail out today. That woman never stops. We had planned to run into town and visit with my cousin Beverly, but we were on a roll and lost track of time, so we’ll do that today.

But first I have a couple of appointments at the VA hospital. They’re going to check my eyes to make sure I can still see, and then I have a follow-up on my recent skin cancer surgery. Plus some blood work for another appointment next week. We’re trying to get everything wrapped up this trip because we’re starting to plan our summer travels back east.

I have to say that we’re both really looking forward to getting back east this year. We need a change of scenery. After so long in the desert we both miss trees and green grass, and rivers that actually have water in them.

Are you going to be at the Escapees RV Club Escapade May 12 – 17 in Goshen, Indiana? We’ll have a vendor booth passing out sample copies of the Gypsy Journal and selling subscriptions and our books. I will also be presenting five different seminars, Highway History and Back Road Mystery, The Frugal RVer, Tips & Techniques for Living Well Off the Grid, The Reluctant RVer and Fulltiming FAQs. For much of my life I was petrified of public speaking, but I’ve put that behind me and now I love presenting seminars. Our friends Greg and Jan White will also be doing his seminar on Gate Guarding for Fun(?) and Profit. I hope we see a bunch of you at Escapade.

This week’s Free Drawing prize is an audiobook of Birdsongs, by my friend Jason Deas. It’s the first book in Jason’s excellent Benny James mystery series, a fast-paced tale centered on former FBI agent Benny James, who hoped to retire to a slower paced lifestyle on a houseboat but finds himself drawn into a murder investigation. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

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  3 Responses to “Getting A Lot Done”

  1. Careful what you wish for. Those trees and green grass, and rivers that actually have water in them are mostly covered in snow and ice. It is still well below freezing in most of the North East and many of us have had more than enough cold this winter. Enjoy the warm weather where you are Nick, you are among the fortunate.

  2. Bonnie and I are looking forward to seeing you both again at the Escapade this year. We are also attending the Boot Camp session.

  3. good luck with your check up, everything will be 100% OK. We will be heading west this year, Mike just figured our route for our trip up US 83 brand new adventure for us, It will take a few days longer to get to N California but that is what is great about this life style we can take all the time we need to explore new areas. Safe travels when you head east Have a great time at the Escapade. Say hi to Jan and Greg

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