Aug 102017

Way back in the middle part of the last century, I remember hearing some adults talking about a woman who they obviously were not pleased with. One of the ladies in the gossip circle said, “She’s nothing but a strumpet who likes playing around.” I was probably about five or six years old at the time, and I didn’t know what that word meant. Was a strumpet something like a trumpet? Because I knew you could play a trumpet. Did you play a strumpet like you played a trumpet? I asked my mother what a strumpet was and she told me it’s better not to know. As the years passed and I got older, I learned what a strumpet was, and I also learned that Mama was right, sometimes it’s better not to know.

I was reminded of that the other day when Terry and I were going over to Brooksville to get her new loom. We passed one of those 24 hour adult toy stores, if you know what I mean, and Terry started laughing. I asked her what was so funny, and she said their sign said that all of their products are organic and gluten-free. Just what the heck does that mean? Never mind, it’s probably better not to know.

The other day we had an appointment with our accountant, and a couple of blocks from her house we saw this sad sight. Besides the camper, the house had obviously suffered a lot of fire damage. I wonder if the fire started in the house and spread to the camper, or the other way around. Either way, somebody had a really bad day.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’d really like to have a pontoon boat. The rules in our little community say that all boats have to be under a carport or in a garage, or else parked in the common storage area. Space is limited there, so until I sell the motorhome I can’t do that. And I’m not too wild about leaving a boat parked outside in a storage area anyhow. While our garage is huge, at 1100 square feet, it has a standard height door, which makes it about 7 inches too low to get a pontoon boat inside on a conventional trailer.

I was hoping there might be some way to enlarge the opening at the top a bit to give me more clearance and install a new door. So the other day I called a garage door company and they sent somebody out to see what could be done. But after looking at things the tech said it would be a major engineering project and cost a lot of money. I’ve heard of something called a scissor trailer, which they use in boat yards to move pontoons and actually set them on the ground or the showroom floor for display. That may be the route to go. And while I really like the idea of a pontoon boat, yesterday we looked at a Hurricane deck boat. It has many of the features of a pontoon boat, except it’s all fiberglass and sits a lot lower on a trailer. It would be no problem putting one of those in the garage. Would one of you please hurry up and buy my Winnebago so I can make a decision?

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.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Emerald Tears by Stacy Bender. It’s the story of nightclub owner Gabriel Tanner, aka Emerald. Everything comes too easy for him, as if his life is a dream. But his recurring nightmare of a futuristic world where he is murdered seems more real. Then a beautiful cybernetic assassin who knows the truth comes into his life. Is she his savior or here to finish the job? 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.

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  3 Responses to “It’s Better Not To Know”

  1. Nick, the bimini top on most pontoon boats folds down to railing height so it would trailer no taller than your Explorer. should not be a problem. best Luck

  2. Nope, won’t fit Al. When on a regular trailer it’s too high to get through the garage door.

  3. Your motorhome is beautiful! I am surprised that it hasn’t sold. I wish I could buy it!

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