Thank you everybody for the birthday wishes yesterday! I tried to reply to everyone individually, but there were nearly 600 on Facebook, not to mention over 100 e-mails. I would have to hire an assistant to get to everybody. You all really made me feel very special.
So how did I spend my birthday? Dinner out? A movie? A walk on the beach? No, we stayed home and I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, watched some TV, and that was about it.
Miss Terry suggested we could do something, anything I wanted. But with all of the traffic of Biketoberfest and the restaurants all being packed, neither one of us really wanted to deal with it. Besides, being alone together is always one of our favorite things to do.
Terry did make me a nice birthday cake. Like everything she makes, it was totally from scratch. And like everything she makes, it was absolutely delicious.
I did get a nice birthday gift. What do you think of my new ride?
We weren’t actively looking for a truck, but when I spotted it on Craigslist it kind of caught my eye. It was only a few blocks from our campground, so we decided do drive by and take a look at it. The previous owner passed away a while back and his elderly wife doesn’t drive, so she did not want the continued expense of insuring and maintaining it.
I bet a guy could tow a pontoon boat with that. And you know, Christmas is coming!
I owe my pal Chris Yust from C&C Insurance a big thank you. Like I said, buying the truck was a spur of the moment thing, and when I called her late Friday afternoon to get it added to our policy, she dealt with a terrible cell phone and data connection where she was at the Verde Valley (Arizona) Thousand Trails to get the job done so we could get it registered. That kind of excellent customer service is why Chris and her hubby Charles have such a successful business and so many loyal, happy customers.
Today is your last chance to enter our free Free Drawing for an audiobook of Caddo Cold, the seventh book in my pal George Wier’s excellent 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 this evening.
Thought For The Day – True wisdom comes to us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.