Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102014

As I wrote in Tuesday’s blog, we’re parked in the same site here at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails as where we were two years ago, but in that time the trees across from us have apparently gotten taller because I couldn’t get much of a signal on my rooftop satellite TV dish. We usually lock onto three Dish Network satellites – 110, 119, and 129, but we were only getting 119. A few channels would come in okay, others kept breaking up, and some we didn’t get at all.

It’s a long site and I thought if we backed up a couple of feet we might have a better shot at the sky. We actually backed up about ten feet and now we’re getting two out of three satellites, 110 and 119, though some of the channels still break up. The site in the row behind us opened up yesterday and Greg suggested we move there. I was tempted, but I guess two out of three isn’t bad so we’ll probably just stay where we are.

When we stayed here before there were a bunch of pipeline workers in long term sites across from us and during the weekend things got pretty rowdy, with parties late into the night. I had heard that they had moved on but there are still a few of the same rigs in the same sites as before.

The weekend hasn’t arrived yet so it’s been relatively quiet. On our first night here about 2 a.m. we heard a commotion and got up and saw a flatbed truck had backed into the long term site across from us and was loading up their car. There was a lot of loud talking going on and eventually the truck left. Kind of looked like a repo to me, but the car was back when I woke up the next morning.

I think I made another blog reader mad at me yesterday. She wrote to say that she had contacted an RV resort in a popular location in the sunbelt and placed a $500 nonrefundable deposit on a seasonal site for this coming winter. Then, the next day, she got a call from another resort where she had originally wanted to stay, telling her that they had a cancellation, so she gave them a deposit, too. Now Resort #1 won’t refund her deposit and she wanted me to tell the world how they had screwed her. I tried to explain to her that a nonrefundable deposit means it is nonrefundable and she shouldn’t expect to get her money back. That’s what the word means. She didn’t like my response any more than she did the RV resort’s.

Yesterday was another writing day for me. Worked on my next Big Lake book and then posted a new Bad Nick Blog titled I’m Confused. Check it out and leave a comment.

Don’t to forget to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. 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.

Crazy Days test final

My pal Mike Meyer currently has two of his books on sale for 99¢ each, The Famous Union and The Survival of Marvin Baines. Mike’s an excellent writer and I really enjoy his work.

I need a break from the keyboard, so today we’re going to drive into Cincinnati and play tourist. And yes, there are some neat attractions in Cincinnati. Check in tomorrow for details.

Thought For The Day – My people skills are fine. It’s my tolerance for idiots that is lacking.

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