I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042015

Happy Independence Day everybody, and happy birthday America! I want to thank all of the veterans and active duty military who made this day possible. I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. We’re spending it staying close to the campground and off the highway as much as possible.

We’ve been on the go quite a bit the last few days, so yesterday was a stay at home day for us. I planned to get some writing done, I’ve got two manuscripts author friends want me to look over before they publish them, and I wanted to work on creating an e-mail list for people who are fans of my Big Lake mystery series. But I accomplished nothing.

We slept in, and then I puttered around the rest of the morning, checking e-mail and answering half a dozen of them, reading some of my favorite blogs, and popping into a couple of Facebook groups that I help moderate.

In the early afternoon Betty Graffis, one of our neighbors here at the Thousand Trails, came by for a brief visit. Betty writes the Joe and Betty’s Adventures blog and it was nice to meet her.

I was feeling the effects of my kite flying the day before, or actually, the tumbles I took while flying, and couldn’t seem to get motivated to do much. I did spend an hour or so researching some places I want to visit to do stories on for the Gypsy Journal, while Miss Terry did a little cooking and worked on her loom, and by then I was getting droopy and decided to take a nap. I woke up just in time for a delicious dinner of pork carnitas that Terry made. (Unlike her husband, she’s no slacker.)

After dinner Terry cut my hair and beard so I would not run afoul of the local leash laws, and then I resumed what I had been doing all day, absolutely nothing. I was on a roll and didn’t see any reason to stop.

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In honor of the holiday weekend, today and tomorrow only, my friend Randy Morris put his book Traveling the U.S.: East Coast History on sale for just $1.99. It’s a great book for RVers or armchair travelers, with some excellent photography. Get your copy at this reduced price while you can.

Thought For The Day – After you reach 60, old age is always 10 years off.

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  2 Responses to “I Accomplished Nothing”

  1. Happy Independence Day to you sir, and to Miss Terry. I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog every day! We full time right now, in our driveway! lol (while we wait to sell our house)! House is empty. We just got a Camp Hosting job locally, starting on the 15th. That will be so nice! Close enough that we can continue to maintain the yard work and keep an eye on the house. Hope it sells quickly!!! We retired two years ago, got the truck and 5th wheel and started the long process of ending one phase of our lives and getting ready for this next magnificent journey!!!?
    Until tomorrow…..Happy Trails to you and STAY SAFE!

  2. Happy 4th of July to two of my favorite folks, we are still at Winnebago Customer Service and will hopefully leave here Monday. Had a knock on the door and who was there but Cool Judy. They are parked behind us. Had a nice chat and we hope to get together with her and Luke for dinner before we leave. Stay safe

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