Not Much Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142014

I didn’t get much accomplished yesterday because the night before I started feeling crappy and by morning I felt like somebody had worked me over with a baseball bat. So except for running an errand with John Huggins it was pretty much a lost day.

The one thing I did get accomplished was to go with John to nearby Horseshoe Cove RV Resort, a few blocks from Pleasant Lake, and another member of the Carefree Resorts group. John and Kathy are planning a small, informal rally for their Living The RV Dream followers at Horseshoe Cove in October of next year and he asked me to come along when he met with the manager there to go over some details of the rally. I guess John thought I might be able to offer some insight based upon our own experiences running our Gypsy Journal rallies, but I’m not sure if I was able to offer much that John and Ellie Davis, the manager at Horseshoe Cove, had not already covered.

When we were done with the meeting, Ellie took us on a golf cart tour of the resort. It’s a nice place with every kind of amenity you could ever want, including a fully equipped woodworking shop and a setup for making stained glass.

The resort has its own island, accessible by a wooden pedestrian or golf cart bridge. The island has a nice large screened room, barbecue grill, and two wooden fishing docks. The view of the river was awesome. Ellie said this time of the year they see manatee hanging out in the river. I think it’s going to be a great place for a rally.

Horseshoe Cove River view

Back at home, I tried to get some work done, but my head was so foggy that I couldn’t concentrate, so I retreated to the couch, where I spent most of the day napping and feeling sorry for myself. Yeah, I was in full snivel mode. I’m not sure if it’s allergies or a cold coming on, but whatever it is, I hope it goes away soon.

It disgusts me that Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet and the stores and TV commercials are already pushing Christmas. To the business community, it’s no longer a holiday, it’s just one more excuse to get you to spend money. So I really was touched by this moving Christmas tribute to peace during World War I that an English friend of mine, author Jess Mountifield, shared. This is a true event that took place in No Man’s Land between the German and English trenches during a Christmas cease fire and I think it’s beautiful. My dad, who had seen more than his fair share of combat, always said that wars were started by rich old men sitting at desks, and fought by poor young men who die in the dirt.

We already have over 100 entries in this week’s Free Drawing for 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. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page 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.

Birdsongsaudio copy

Thought For The Day – If there was an award for laziness, I’d probably send somebody to pick it up for me.

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  7 Responses to “Not Much Accomplished”

  1. I have said that wars should be fought by the “leaders” in front! If they don’t have the guts to lead, then neither should the Privates, and Sgt’.s
    It changed after King Arthur, had the Knights do his fighting.

  2. I have said the same thing as Norm!

  3. War……..nothing good ever come of it in my eyes! But I will say a very touching story.

  4. Nothing good ever came from war How about freedom, and a bunch of old codgers rving everywhere, And yes all you vets—-Thanks for nothing ! Ken

  5. Saying that those in charge should be at the head of the action, Is the same as having all the owners and coaches ,cheerleaders, waterboys on the field and the big,fast,tough guy on the bench at all NFL games just thinking. Ken

  6. Big difference, Ken. I don’t remember people getting killed in a football game.

  7. Nick relax and sleep, lots of green and black tea and tissues. I have had this thing for a week and the minute you think it is gone it comes back. It is a Virus. Runy nose, headache, wobbly and tired? 5 family members at the ranch also have it. I think one gets over it and then someone gives it back. The gift that keeps giving.
    HTH Dave

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