Jun 052014

Okay, I can’t really fish from our motorhome’s front door but we had so much rain yesterday that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the occasional carp swim past. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning and was pretty much nonstop most of the day. A few times it came down pretty hard, but mostly it was just a steady, soaking rain that went on and on.

The weather report said it was supposed to make it up to 68 degrees yesterday, but I would be surprised it if got much over 60 all day long. It was a perfect day to be inside writing, and that’s how I spent much of the day, getting about 3,000 more words done on my next Big Lake book.

Meanwhile, Miss Terry was happily weaving away, smiling as she saw how well her newest project is coming along. She tells me it’s a much more intricate pattern than anything she has done before but she’s proving she is well up to the challenge. Anybody who has seen the work she turns out on her Baby Wolf loom finds it hard to believe that she is self-taught. Yeah, she impresses me too. Every day.

I took advantage of a brief break in the weather to go outside and dump our black water holding tank, getting back inside just as the rain started coming down again.

A little before 5 p.m. we went to dinner with Greg and Jan at Applebee’s and had a great meal as we chatted about books, writing, and life in general.

Back at home, I went back to the keyboard and wrote until a little after 10 p.m., when I stopped to write the blog.

Yesterday morning Trina Ambris from RV Parts Nation contacted me to let me know that the backlog in the supply chain has finally broken and that her supplier had just received some Splendide washer/dryer combos. I told her to call me as soon as she got one in, so hopefully today or tomorrow we’ll be able to go pick it up. Terry says it will be a race to see if it arrives before she has to make another trip to the laundromat here at the campground.

Don’t forget to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small town in the Midwest in 1951. With 73 reviews and a five star rating on Amazon, people tell me that this is my best book yet, and I tend to agree. 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.


Good news if you are one of the legions of fans of Saxon Andrew’s science fiction; his newest book, Mike’s War, the sequel to Jesse’s Starship, is now available on Amazon. Like all of Saxon’s books, I know it will be a hit.

Thought For The Day – Don’t let pride keep you in debt. A big house and a fancy car are not worth a lifetime of bondage.

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  5 Responses to “Fishing From My Front Door”

  1. RIP Chester Nez The last of the original Code Talkers

  2. count your blessings that you weren’t in the middle of one of those Giant Hail storms that swept thru that part of the country. No Hail & Tornados here in southern Nevada…Just HOT…

  3. I don’t know if you are replacing your washer/dryer or getting one for the first time. But if this is the first time, there is a learning curve. Not over-loading it is the key. As in 5 t-shirts will not wrinkle, one pair of jeans with s few socks, etc, etc. At first, I called it my wrinkle machine. Now I don’t know what I would do without it.

    It rained here, but did not start until about noon as I finished my 3 miles. It is beautiful today though.

  4. Just a suggestion for Terry who doesn’t care for laundromats: Throw away the old clothes and buy new ones.


  5. glad on two parts for you two, one you just got the rain without the hail and tornado’s and the Terry will finally getting her washer back in the motorhome. Now be smart when it gets there stay out of Terry’s way if she has to install it.

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