I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally.
Q. When you got your rabies shots that you wrote about in yesterday’s blog, were they in the stomach as I have heard, or in the arm?
A. Fortunately for me, I was not the one attacked by the skunk. Another sergeant was on CQ duty when that happened.
Q.We came across a copy of the Gypsy Journal dated in 2014, and it had a lot of good information in it. I mailed in a subscription and it was returned as the wrong address. Are you still publishing it and how can I subscribe?
A. I’m sorry. We hung up the keys almost five years ago and stopped publishing the Gypsy Journal at the end of 2017.
Q. I sent you a copy of my book to be used in a drawing prize months ago. When will it be in the drawing?
A. I don’t use unsolicited books in the drawing unless I know the author and their writing style. In your case, the book arrived unannounced and was rejected because I do not accept erotica as drawing prizes.
Q. Now that you and Terry have had your Covid vaccinations, it seems like you are getting out a little more but still wearing masks. Is it strange to do so? We will be getting our second Moderna shots Tuesday and are looking forward to actually doing something after the two week waiting period, but we’re also nervous about it.
A. It is a bit intimidating at first, and we still avoid crowds. And yes, it does feel strange after a year of staying isolated, but we are enjoying having a little more freedom to do a few more things safely.
Q. My neighbor said that Biden is shutting down the oil industry and experts are saying there will be gas shortages this summer. Is this true or just more political BS?
A. There is some truth to this, but it has nothing to do with President Biden. There is a nationwide shortage of drivers qualified to drive tankers hauling hazardous loads like gasoline. This is partially due to truck driving schools being closed due to the pandemic as well as drivers who were laid off last year and who have found other jobs. Trucking companies are also understaffed with office personnel and mechanics. Industry experts say we may see gas shortages this summer, but it is not because of politics. Here is a link to one of many stories about it. https://abc7.com/gas-shortages-why-are-prices-so-high-crude-oil-shortage-gasoline/10555914/
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge, Book 4 in my friend Bobbi Holmes’ excellent Haunting Danielle series about an Oregon seaside bed and breakfast with a resident ghost of a previous owner who has been dead for almost ninety years. 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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – I met a microbiologist the other day. He was much bigger than I expected.