Besides all the normal things we do in life, along with writing and editing and proofreading books and running to doctors’ appointments because Lord knows we have a duty to help them make payments on their luxury cars and large boats, Terry and I have been busy getting ready for visitors. And we are really excited about that!
A month from now my daughter Tiffany and her daughter Destiny will be visiting us from Arizona. This will be Tiffany’s third visit, but 14-year-old Destiny has never been here before. We’re really looking forward to showing her around and making it a vacation she will not forget anytime soon.
Destiny is a great kid, and she sent a list of things she would really like to do while she is here, including seeing an alligator, a manatee and dolphins, riding in Grandpa Nick’s Mustang, eating some of Grandma Terry’s cinnamon rolls, eating seafood, and of course, going to the beach. Don’t worry, kid, we’ve got you covered with all that and more. We’re going to take her to Marineland up near Saint Augustine and let her swim with the dolphins, and we have a couple of other surprises lined up, too.
But as for the cinnamon rolls, that girl is going to have to eat fast before they’re all gone. Grandpa Nick really likes them, and he’s kind of greedy about things like that. So don’t blame me if you reach for one and wind up missing a finger. You’ve been warned, little girl.
After reading in yesterday’s blog about selling the Ford pickup, I got an email from someone who lives a couple of counties away who told me there was no question I could have gotten another $1,500 to $2,000 easily, given the shortages of trucks in this area, and questioning why I would take a loss like that. He said that no matter what I had agreed upon with the buyer back before the market changed, if it had been him he would have charged more or found another buyer. He said, “after all, money’s money, and when it comes to money, all bets are off.” Maybe so, but you are you, and I am me, and there’s more to life than making a buck.
Speaking of trucks, there are a couple of things I want to get done on the new Laramie, and I made arrangements for them yesterday. One is to get it undercoated as a protection against rust. Obviously, we don’t get the snow and salt from the roads like we would if we lived in the north country, but we drive on the beach a lot and that sand is loaded with salt, so it’s a good preventative measure. We are also having a tri-fold tonneau cover installed at the same time. Then I think it will be pretty much just the way we want it. Since we will probably keep the truck the rest of our lives, we might as well have it all done now.
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.
Thought For The Day – Some people are going to leave, But that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story.