I got an e-mail yesterday from someone telling me that they are in New England and asking if I knew of any RV parks close to the ocean in the Boston area that would have vacancies on such short notice. I replied that with Hurricane Henri headed that way that the last place I would want to be is in an RV anywhere near the coast. Their reply was that they had never experienced a hurricane, and they really wanted to see what it was going to be like and that it’s all part of the adventure.
Why would you do that? Seriously, people in RVs flee bad weather when they can. They don’t drive into it just to see what it’s like. If they were anywhere near California, would they be trying to drive into the middle of the wildfires out there to see what it’s like? I will never understand the way some people think.
I got a late start yesterday morning and then knocked off earlier than usual, but in the meantime, I managed to proof another chapter I had written in my new book the night before and then printed it out for Terry to edit and proofread. When she was finished, I made her corrections, then sent several chapters off to Judy Rinehimer, my second proofreader, for her to do her thing with them. And then I cranked out another 3,500 words or so. Things are definitely moving right along!
I knocked off a little after 3 PM because we were going to go to dinner with our neighbors Jesse and Jennifer. Terry and I got dressed and ready to go, and I went out and started the Explorer and let it run for a while with the air conditioning on high to cool it down. Then the four of us headed to a place in New Smyrna Beach called the Half Wall, which is kind of a sports bar. We had never been there before, but Jesse and Jennifer had and said it was good. They were right, it certainly was.
They have indoor seating and also an outdoor screened-in area that had misters and fans going. We chose to sit out there and it was actually very comfortable. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a terrible allergy to onions and anything with onions in it, and the very nice young lady who waited on us made a couple of trips back and forth to the kitchen checking on things on the menu to be sure they were onion-free.
Dinner was good and we enjoyed visiting with our friends. When we came home, we went across the street to their house so Terry could look at a section of screen on their back porch that needs to be replaced. Years ago, before I kidnapped her and stuck her in a motorhome to wander around the country as fulltime RVers, she ran a commercial glass shop and has done a lot of screen replacement. She told Jesse it would not be a big problem, so I guess that’s a project on her To Do list once he gets the screen and spline.
By the time we got home, Judy had proofread the chapters I had sent her and returned them to me. Today I will make her corrections and then send them off to Roberta, my next proofreader. And then I will get to work, hoping to get another couple of chapters behind me. It’s what I do.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – Do the people who are paying $300 for a colon cleanse know that Taco Bell has a $4.99 super meal?