Happy birthday America. Yes, we have our problems, and there are a lot of things that need changing, but isn’t it wonderful to live in a country where we can complain about the government out loud and not worry about storm troopers kicking in our door late at night? I’ve been around the world and seen a whole lot of places, and people here really have no idea how good we have it. Even our poorest citizens live better than millions of people in the world could ever hope to.
Elkhart Campground is filling up for the holiday weekend, with RVs of every shape and size. This tiny little trailer pulled in next to Greg and Jan yesterday afternoon. Not a lot of elbow room in there!
You may remember that I reported on the nasty storms that raged through this area Monday night. Here is a photo from a Michigan television station from that night. Fortunately nobody was injured, but it could have been a tragedy. That’s why we don’t like to park under trees if we can avoid it.
Bad news for fans of Microsoft Streets & Trips, which includes me. The company has announced that it has discontinued the popular mapping software. In their press release, they said support will be continued until July 14, 2015. The latest version of the software, Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013 , will be available for purchase until December 31, 2014. I have a 2011 version of Streets & Trips, but I think I’ll grab the latest version while I can.
We don’t have any big plans for the weekend. Today we’re going to hang out at home and I want to get some writing done, and Miss Terry is finishing up her latest weaving project. It’s off the loom, but now she has to do some finish work by hand, then wash it, which fulls it and allows the woven threads to settle into position and pull it into a tighter weave. I hope to have photos of it for tomorrow’s blog. Saturday we may take a ride out through Amish country, probably our last opportunity to do so, since we’re scheduled to leave here on Monday and go down to the Thousand Trails near Batesville, Indiana for a couple of weeks.
Have you entered this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, the third book in George Weir’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series, yet? I’m a big fan of everything George writes and I think you will be too, once you have a taste of his Texas tales. 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.
Thought For The Day – Love is not about who you can see spending your future with, it’s about who you can’t see spending your life without.