If it seems like all I am doing lately is wishing women happy birthday, it’s because a lot of ladies who are very important to me all have birthdays in the space of seven days. Sunday was daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday, Monday it was daughter Tiffany’s, and today is Destiny’s, our youngest granddaughter. And there are more to come!
Of Tiffany’s two girls, I think Destiny takes after me the most, and her mom is never sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. She loves books, she can easily entertain herself, and she loves cuddling. Especially with her fat old grandpa. Obviously, this picture was taken a while ago, because since then Destiney has grown into a beautiful young lady and I’m a little less fat, but even older. Happy birthday Destiny. We love you.
In other news, Terry and I seem to be holding our own with our colds. I’m past the point where I just want to lie down and die, now I just want to lie down and sleep for about two weeks. We all know that women handle being sick much better than men do, and Miss Terry is definitely more stoic than I am. I have no problem whining and sniveling, but If I ask her how she’s feeling she says just fine. But she’s still got a very sore throat and is coughing.
Several people have asked me for information about the MCI bus that Terry and I converted and lived in for over eight years. At one time I had the story of the bus conversion project on the blog as a sidebar, but somewhere in the process of moving the website to new servers and things like that it got lost and I didn’t have a backup. I wish I could help you more, but it’s been many years ago and I don’t remember all the details of everything we did in the conversion process. I have several old hard drives that I salvaged when we upgraded computers over the years, and one of these days when I have time I will check them out and see if I can find any of the bus conversion info on them.
The one piece of advice I would give anybody thinking about converting a bus is to go with a newer four-stroke instead of the older two-stroke Detroit diesels like we had in ours. They are bulletproof and will run forever, but it’s getting harder and harder to find mechanics that will work on them, or even know how to.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Midnight Moonrising by Kristie Haigwood. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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.
Thought For The Day – I don’t like to think before I speak because I like to be just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of my mouth.