Feb 152016

I’m still dealing with the crud so we didn’t do much of anything yesterday. Two different couples asked us to go with them to dinner but I didn’t want to go out and expose the whole world to this cold, and didn’t feel much like socializing anyway.

In the early afternoon a fellow named Gordon, who I had called based, upon a recommendation here at the office at Sumter Oaks RV Park, came by to wash our motorhome. It sure needed a bath and he did a pretty good job of it. Gordon charges $60 for a hand wash, no pressure washing, and he offered to include the roof for that price. Hey, why not?

Gordon Washing RV small

I spent most of the day writing and working on our next Overlooked America blog, which I’ll be posting in a day or so. I also answered a few e-mails, and had to shake my head at one that came in a couple of days ago that I just got around to.

A woman wrote asking me if I knew any attorneys that take on cases for fulltime RVers against RV manufacturers. My first thought was that they have a lemon and are seeking recourse, a situation I hear a lot of, but this was something else entirely.

No, the woman wanted to sue the company who made their motorhome because she was frying chicken while her husband was driving through Georgia on Interstate 75. She said he had to swerve to avoid a road hazard and she wound up with hot grease all over her arms and chest and had to go to an ER for severe burns. Her feeling was that companies that make RVs should install some kind of safety feature to keep the stove from being turned on while in transit so things like this wouldn’t happen. Gee, when I was growing up we had a safety feature. It was called common sense. I wonder why they don’t make that available anymore.

Speaking of medical care on the road, if you’re a veteran getting your healthcare through the Veterans Administration, you may want to look into the Traveling Veterans Program. It is designed for veterans who spend extensive time away from their primary residence and preferred VA facility near their home who need continuation of their medical care, medication refills, or prosthetic equipment. For more information, click the link above.

Hopefully the yayhoos at Yahoo and Network Solutions will finally get everything released to Go Daddy so we can complete the transfer of our website and get our primary email back online. In the meantime, if you have tried to contact us or order something through PayPal, we have not received it. I apologize for the inconvenience, and hopefully it will all be finished and we’ll be back on track pretty soon.

Congratulations William Duke, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery novel set in a small town in Ohio in 1951. We had 167 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

Thought For The Day I have a bumper sticker that says “Honk If You Think I’m Sexy” and sometimes I sit still when the traffic light turns green until I feel really good about myself.

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  8 Responses to “A Quiet Valentine’s Day”

  1. I can’t believe that story about frying chicken while going down the road. It sounds too preposterous to be true!!! Really? The woman must have been putting you on.

  2. Thanks Nick for the VA info. Very much needed program. I tried setting up labs as my VA Dr wanted them in mid winter. So I sent an email to them at his request and they said someone would contact me after they got the labs set up in Pensacola FL. That was in Dec that I wrote the email………still waiting! Now its to late to pursue it so I will just wait till I get back to my primary care.

    As always with the VA it takes patience, and time to get things working, but they will eventually get there. The VA for the most part has taken care of me very well.

  3. No Joyce, it’s true. I really can’t make this stuff up. You’d be amazed at the letters and complaints we get. Imagine the ones I don’t share.

  4. Does not surprise me at all Nick. A few days ago a couple parked next to us at a campground were upset because they checked into a clothing optional RV resort down toward Tampa and there were naked people there. The wife said she complained to management and they told her nobody was breaking any rules, so then she called the police, who also would not do anything. Her feeling was that if it was clothing optional and not a nudist resort the rest of the people had the option to be naked or not and should be dressed if it offended other campers.

  5. After six years as a workamper I have seen it all. We had one couple who complained because they were in a long pull-thru site and parked way to the front and there sewer hose would not reach. I suggested he back up so he could reach it but he said he’d have to unhook his dinghy to do that and did not want to. He gave us a 1 star review because we lied by saying there was a sewer hookup. We also had a lady who had a few drinks and fell asleep in her lawn chair recliner and got a bad sunburn and tried to sue us because somebody should have woke her up. But the craziest was the Canadian who cursed my wife and I both out because we told him he could not move his RV to another site, which was occupied, because his friend was next to it and they wanted to be neighbors. We explained that we were not going to move people who had been there a month to make it more convenient for him and his friend who were only there for 3 nights. After calling us every filthy name in the book he went storming out and walked right into a waist high brick wall and fell. He sued the owner because the wall was there.

  6. You get such interesting email!! Some people are just too dumb to live.

  7. What a chuckle! Loved all these stories tonight….:-)

  8. Wow! I thought I’d seen and heard it all when a guy with a rented motorhome pulled into the state park, proceeded to open both slides, and raised his antenna so the family could watch TV in comfort while he drove through the park looking for a good site!

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