A Busy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017

Miss Terry and I had a busy weekend and we got a lot accomplished. In yesterday’s blog I told you about our Saturday trip down to Winter Springs to visit Kellyco, the metal detecting store, and shared some pictures of the many recovered treasures they have on display.

But before we went there, we pulled the motorhome out of the storage lot and took it for about a 25 mile drive, just to keep everything lubricated. It ran great and we were tempted to just keep on going for a while. Maybe stop in Savannah, or someplace on the Alabama Gulf Coast. But we had too much else going on that we needed to get done.

Somebody was supposed to be coming by to look at the Winnebago on Sunday, but emailed and said he had to cancel. I appreciated him having the courtesy to do that. We have been stood up two or three times now by people who make an appointment and then just never show up or call or anything.

Yesterday was a stay-at-home day, and I spent most of it working on my new Big Lake mystery novel. By the end of the day I had over 6,000 words done and I’m so close to the end that it was hard to put it aside. Another couple days of hard writing days and it will be finished.

While I was doing that, Terry was putting over 1,000 string heddles on her new Glimakra loom. Yes, over 1,000! That’s a lot of tedious work, and I don’t know how she has the patience for it. Not to mention the fact that it all looks so darned confusing to me. But she can look at a chart and know how to do it like it’s a piece of cake.

Besides that, last night for dinner she made an amazing meal of pork fried rice. Every time I think she’s topped out in the culinary department and it just can’t get any better, she surprises me with some new creation that blows my taste buds away.

After dinner we watched TV for an hour or so, then I read through what I had written earlier in the day, making a few changes. When that was done I answered several emails, including one from the couple I told you about in a recent blog post called Keeping It Real who are being targeted by some scam artist trying to rip them off on a motorhome purchase. They had said that they knew right away he was a conman, even though the fellow seemed so warm and friendly every time he called. But that changed when they took my advice the last time he called. The husband told him that they wanted to proceed with the deal, but that his father-in-law was an FBI agent and he had a few questions he wanted answered first before he would advance them the money to make the purchase. He started to give the fellow a phone number to call and talk to his wife’s father, but he hung up and never called back. Gee, go figure.

Several blog readers have asked where they can find pictures and information on our 2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome, which we are selling. I have set up a page for it, with lots of info and photos. You can access it here at this Motorhome For Sale link.

Congratulations Bill Claypool, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Emerald Tears by Stacy Bender. We had 45 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.

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Thought For The Day – Am I the only one who sometimes wakes up in the morning, looks in the full-length mirror and says “You have got to be kidding me!”?

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  One Response to “A Busy Weekend”

  1. Good one with the My Dad the FBI Agent has questions line on the scammer !

    Skuh kuh kuh kuh kuh kuh

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