A heat wave has been baking the upper Midwest, with temperatures here in northern Indiana in the 90s. Every newscast is warning people to be sure to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid strenuous activity whenever possible.
So how hot is it? Yesterday I saw two trees fighting over a dog. But don’t take my word for it. We saw this sign during a trip to the post office yesterday!
Back in the old days here at Elkhart Campground, like in many of the older RV parks, it was not uncommon to have power outages when everybody cranked up their air conditioners at the same time. But those days are long gone. Owners Bob and Gita Patel make improvements every year, and one of them was upgrades to the electric power system. There have been a couple of blips that affected the local area, not just the campground, but they were momentary.
An RVer was complaining to me that they are in a campground over in Ohio where the power has gone out several times now, for as much as two hours at a time. That’s one reason why we always make sure we have a full tank of fuel when we pull in someplace where we’re going to be sitting for a while. That way, if power goes out, all we have to do is turn on our generator and we’re good to go.
Here is a link to a blog post I wrote a while back about hot weather RVing that will give you some ideas of ways to stay more comfortable until the heat wave passes.
For our part, we’ve been staying inside enjoying our Winnebago’s basement air conditioning as much as possible. I’m cranking out a lot of words in my new book and I’m over three/fourths done with it. Meanwhile, Miss Terry has been busy with weaving and some other projects. But that didn’t stop her from making a delicious meal yesterday of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, and fresh corn right off the cob.
Our pal Al Hesselbart called yesterday to say he was back from New England, where he was a speaker at an FMCA rally in Massachusetts and then paid a visit to his brother. I’m sure we’ll get together with him in the next day or two and swap a few lies. That’s always fun.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Capitol Offense, the second book in my pal George Weir’s Bill Travis 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 – Sometimes you need to be alone in order to find out who you really are and what you really want.