Air Time

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212017

I was hoping we might get to do some kayaking yesterday, but I had some errands to run in the morning, and by the afternoon the wind had kicked up pretty stiffly again. So it looks like we probably won’t get a chance now until sometime around the weekend, since we are supposed to have rain for the next few days.

While we were down by the water checking things out yesterday afternoon, I decided that if the wind was going to keep me from kayaking, I would put it to some other use. So I dug my dual line Prism Snapshot 1.9 parafoil kite out of the back of the Explorer and got some air time. It’s been a long time since I flew the kite, and felt good to be working the lines again. Miss Terry took this picture of me flying it with the cloudy sky as a backdrop.

My buddy Jim Lewis is always ready to try something new, so I handed him the lines and let him give it a try. He was surprised how much it pulls when the wind is right. I told him that was nothing. A couple of years ago when we were in Florence, Oregon I put it up in some very strong winds (stronger than I should have been messing around in) and the darned thing jerked me right off my feet and drug me face first across the sand. I’ll tell you what, Terry sure got a laugh out of that. When we got back to the motorhome and I got ready to take a shower, I discovered I had sand in places where I didn’t even know I had places!

On another note, I got an email yesterday from some folks who are trying to sell their motorhome, saying that they received a call from some outfit that claimed they were an online dealership and wanting them to list their RV, saying that they could sell it within 30 days. He told them he has lots of buyers available, because he can offer 3.24% financing. But the catch was, he expects them to pay him $200 up front. They were understandably leery about that and asked what I thought.

I replied that they should make a counteroffer, offering to pay him $500 when the RV sells in the 30 days he claims he can move it in. After all, if he’s so sure of himself, what does he have to lose? There are all kinds of con artists out there making all kinds of claims, and all they really care about is separating you from your money. These clowns simply want $200 up front to list an RV on their website.

I am an administrator on the Living the RV Dream Sales & Swap Facebook group, and you can list your RV there for free, as well as a lot of other places online. Or, you can pay a little bit and put an ad in RV Trader. Or, just send me 200 bucks. I’ll mention your RV to a guy I know whose brother-in-law’s uncle’s next door neighbor works with a guy who said he might be in the market one of these days. Either way, the results will be the same as the “guaranteed” 30 day sale.

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Thought For The Day – Women only sneer and call me ugly until they find out how much money I have. Then they sneer and call me poor and ugly.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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