Miss Terry wanted me to thank everybody for all of your wonderful birthday wishes in the blog, on Facebook, in e-mails, and even in telephone calls yesterday. You all made her feel very special.
We started Terry’s birthday by staying in bed and snuggling yesterday morning. Unless we have to be on the road or have an appointment we need to get to, we always spend the first fifteen minutes to half hour of the day just holding each other and being happy that we have a lifestyle that allows us that freedom instead of having to go someplace and punch a time clock.
Once we were up and about, Paul and Chris Patridge from Maynard, Iowa stopped by to say hello. The last time we saw them was at Escapade in Tucson last year. They were just making a quick stop on their way to Ohio to get an exhaust leak fixed on their motorhome because Paul could not find anybody here that would work on a Workhorse chassis. Paul is into genealogy, something I’m very interested in and dabble with a little bit when I have the time, and we talked about that a little bit, and Miss Terry showed them her loom and some of her weaving projects.
Later on, we made a quick run to Martin’s grocery store for a few things we needed, and when we came home I took a short nap on the couch until it was time for Charles and Chris Yust to pick us up. The four of us went to El Maguey for Terry’s birthday dinner and lots of good conversation. Charles and Chris are leaving here this morning, headed to New Jersey to visit their daughter and then on to the Escapees Club Escapade RV rally in Essex Junction, Vermont. We’ve spent a lot of time hanging out with them in the last few months when we were all down in Florida, and I’m not sure when we’ll see them again. Probably sometime next winter when we’re all in Arizona.
Back at home, I read through the first two chapters of my current work in progress, Big Lake Abduction, and tweaked a few things here and there. It’s early on, but I like the way the story is flowing so far.
As early as the noon news on Tuesday they had been warning us of a big storm that was supposed to hit Elkhart about 9 PM yesterday. It rained a little bit while we were at the restaurant with Charles and Chris and then let up. 9 o’clock came and went and I thought maybe we were in the clear, but then it got here about 10 o’clock with lots of rain, thunder, and lightning that lasted several hours before moving on to the south. The news said we had 50 mile per hour wind gusts and over two inches of rain in the first 50 minutes of the storm. I don’t know about you but I like a good lightning storm and lots of thunderboomers, as long as we’re not on the road and it doesn’t get any worse than that. Mother Nature can put on some spectacular light shows, complete with sound effects!
It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Lynching the second book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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.
Thought For The Day – I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. – W.C. Fields