I think we are both over the worst of the fatigue from our recent stressful travels and things are starting to get back to normal around here. Hopefully it will stay that way for a while.
This time of year you can expect thunderstorms just about every afternoon here on the the Florida coast, so before they hit yesterday we spent some more time getting the motorhome ready to show the buyer who is supposed to be coming by today. I got out my shop vac and cleaned all of the bays, checked the house battery bank one more time and was pleased to see that the Lifeline AGM batteries are fine, and did a few other little things on the outside while Miss Terry put some finishing touches on the inside.
By the time we got done with that the thunder was starting to roll and ominous dark clouds were moving closer. Terry needed to get some grocery shopping done, and I needed to run to Home Depot to get a water filter for the icemaker in our refrigerator, so I dropped her off on the way, hoping we could get those chores done and get home before the rain came.
Of course, that didn’t happen. I was on my way back to Publix to pick her up when it started to rain, and the next thing I knew it was coming down in buckets. Terry was waiting for me at the entrance to the store, and I told her to get in the car and I would load the groceries, but while she is always a lady, she never calls the girl card to avoid work, no matter what the circumstances are. So by the time we got everything from the grocery cart loaded into the back of the Explorer we were both pretty well soaked.
Even though my boat, our pickup truck, and the van were in the garage, when we got home there was just enough room that I was able to back the Explorer in enough that we could empty it out of the rain. Not that it really mattered, because I don’t think we could have gotten any wetter as it was.
With the groceries put away and a change into dry clothes, I spent a couple of hours answering emails and making notes on stories for the next issue of the Gypsy Journal. While I was busy doing that, Terry was working at her computer. About 5 o’clock I knocked off and sat down in my recliner to watch a documentary about a Spanish treasure fleet that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast in the early 1700s, but about 15 minutes into it I fell asleep and woke up just as it was going off. I guess some of that fatigue I mentioned in the first paragraph of this blog is still hanging around!
Terry made a delicious dinner of pork chops, baked potatos, and other goodies that really hit the spot. Then it was back to my desk to get some more work done until about 9 PM, when we stopped to watch The Incredible Dr. Pol, one of our favorite series. If you haven’t seen the show before, Doctor Jan Pol is a country veterinarian in Michigan whose practice includes everything from guinea pigs to draft horses. If you’re squeamish, this might not be your favorite show, because they do show the doctor and his associates working on all kinds of injuries and illnesses that their patients present themselves with.
Our meeting with the motorhome’s prospective buyer is scheduled for 1:30 today. Wish us luck. I will let you know how it works out.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an autographed copy of Al Hesselbart’s new book RV Capital of the World: A Fun-filled Indiana History. It’s an interesting look at how the RV industry grew up in and around Elkhart, Indiana, where Al was the historian at the RV Museum for many years. 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 – When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery. – Maxim Gorky