Have you received your stimulus check or direct deposit yet? If not, do you know anyone that has? Or is it just another myth, like the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny? I’m beginning to believe the latter.
A week ago yesterday, on the 9th, the IRS website said our stimulus check was being direct deposited into our bank account on Wednesday, the 13th. They already had our banking information and confirmed it with the last four digits of our account number. That never happened. On Friday, the 15th, the IRS website still said it was scheduled to be deposited on the 13th, two days earlier. Then last night, the 16th, the same website says it will be mailed on May 22. Would our government lie to us? Is that possible? I don’t know, but I’m not holding my breath.
We are fortunate in that we don’t need money to pay our bills or purchase food. It’s just going to be sent back to them to help cover our huge tax bill for 2019. But I can’t help thinking about the millions of Americans who do need it. What about them? I’m to the point I don’t believe anything that anybody connected to the government in any way tells me. They’re all like used car salesman – if their lips are moving, they are lying.
Yesterday was another working day for me. I spent the first part of it making corrections to the 10,000 words I had written the day before, and when it was finished, I wrote another 8,000 words before Miss Terry told me I had to quit playing with my imaginary friends and eat dinner. I guess it goes without saying, you know what I’ll be doing again today.
Somebody asked me if I have any idea when my nerve ablation procedure will be back on the schedule since it was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. I really don’t know, but I’m sure looking forward to it. The last few days have been very painful for me. Not the worst I’ve ever had from my back, but definitely no fun at all.
Meanwhile, Miss Terry is hard at work on another shawl. I can tell she’s excited to be back weaving again after so long away from it. I’m just happy that she’s happy.
I had an interesting email exchange yesterday with a young couple who have just purchased an MCI bus they are going to convert into a motorhome. They asked for my advice on some of the things we did when we converted our bus and showed me a picture of the one that they bought. It was a déjà vu kind of moment because it was a 1976 MCI Model 8, which was the same as ours, and had also been a Gray Line tour bus, just as ours had been. The paint scheme was even exactly the same. That brought some back some memories for sure! If you began reading the blog after our bus days, here is a picture of the old gal. She was as solid as a tank and we loved her.
I answered their questions to the best of my ability and pointed them in the direction of a couple of resources that might help them. It’s been almost 20 years since we began our bus conversion, and I’m sure a lot of things have changed in the way of technology and materials that are available. They promised they would keep in touch and let me know how the project is going. I’m looking forward to seeing how they do.
The other night we were watching something on DIY Network about people building a straw bale house. That’s something Terry and I have talked about many times over the years. But we decided that at this point in our life, we really don’t want to take on a project like that. Building our bus while we were living in it full-time and traveling around the country was a heck of an adventure, and that old bus was a great home to us for over eight years. But as Miss Terry says, after that project, she hung up her toolbelt. We are content here in our cozy house on Florida’s Central Coast.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of undone, the first book in my buddy Jason Deas’ Burt Bigsley mystery series. 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 (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 this evening.
Thought For The Day – When things get hot, they expand. So I’m not really fat, I’m just hot.