Maybe Next Year?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172016

Living in an RV means living a somewhat minimalist lifestyle if for no other reason than that there is only so much room available, and you always have to be aware of how anything you bring in affects your overall cargo carrying capacity. So there are some things many fulltimers do without. One of them is Christmas cards.

There is no place to hang or display very many cards, getting them forwarded to you wherever you are traveling can be problematic, and, depending on your mail forwarding service, it can add to your costs. And they usually don’t reach you until a couple of weeks after the holiday. So for the 17 years we were on the road, we did not get many cards, which was fine. I’ve always been more than content with a friendly e-mail or occasional phone call.

But now that we have a house a few greeting cards have been trickling in. It’s always nice when friends reach out to you this time of year. Well, it is unless the post office mangles your mail. Check out this card that showed up in our mailbox yesterday from our dear friends Greg and Jan White.


It arrived in a clear plastic envelope from the post office with a note saying that they really do care about our mail and try hard to get it to us in one piece, but sometimes things happen. I called Greg and asked him if we would be getting the other half next Christmas.

We have really enjoyed having our old friend Jim Lewis visiting us this week. As you know, Terry loves to cook and bake, and Jim being a widower, he doesn’t get as many goodies as I do on a regular basis. But she’s doing her best to remedy that situation. Like with these made from scratch waffles we had for breakfast the other day.


Then last night for dinner we had a delicious pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, and sautéed vegetables. Jim may have to push his car seat back a notch or two to fit behind the steering wheel when he drives back to Texas.

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Thought For The Day – Once again we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice – Dave Barry

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  One Response to “Maybe Next Year?”

  1. You might want to ask Greg to re-send the house warming $$check$$ that was in the other half of the envelope

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