There’s nothing like opening your curtains on the very first day of the year and seeing the guy in the RV site across from you washing his sewer hose out by sticking it under the water bib where the next RVer will be hooking up their fresh water hose. Yuck! Who doesn’t understand that if you empty your black tank and then your gray tank you’ll flush the hose just fine and you won’t be exposing whoever parks in the site after you to e-coli?
We’ve seen this many times over the years, from both fulltimers and weekend warriors. That’s why I never hook up to a campground water outlet until I spray it with a strong bleach solution and let it run for a few seconds.
When I shared this on Facebook yesterday, several people said I should have gone outside and enlightened the guy to his ignorance. You can’t enlighten most of these kinds of clods. I’ve tried in the past and been told to mind my own business, been cussed out, and even threatened. Now I just shake my head and wonder how anybody that dumb managed to live that long without drowning themselves in the shower or something.
Here’s a blast from the past. Our friend Russell Maxwell sent me this picture from Life on Wheels in Moscow, Idaho, with all of the instructors on the stage as Gaylord Maxwell addressed the audience. So many dear friends are in that photo that we’ve lost over the years, including Gaylord, Dave Baleria, and Mike Steffan. Terry and I are in the back row on the left at the center aisle. Terry said we all looked so much younger than. I agreed and said back then I even had some brown left in my hair and beard.
The other day I mentioned that I was considering doing interviews with fulltimers to share in the blog and a lot of people seemed to like the idea. Now I need to find some fulltimers willing to participate. If you would like to be featured, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you back a interview sheet to fill out and return. All I need is that and a digital photo both of you (solos are welcome, too). If we can get enough people to cooperate, I’ll start running the interviews next week.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Mountain Angel, the first book in my friend Suzie O’Connell’s excellent Northstar Angels romance series. 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.
Are you in the mood for a fun mystery story set in a seaside bed and breakfast? Check out Haunting Danielle by my friend Bobbi Holmes. It’s a good read and I know you’re going to enjoy it.
And if you love dogs (and who doesn’t?) get yourself a copy of An Angel With Fur, the heartwarming true story of Lobo the miracle dog. Rescued as a puppy from an animal shelter in Mexico, Lobo’s saga is a life-affirming romp chronicling his growth, adventures and challenges. Written by Russell Blake, famous for his action/adventure series like JET and the Assassin books, this wonderful book shows us a totally different side of the popular author.
Thought For The Day – Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.