We met Bob and Lynn Throckmorton from Hemet, California during our first month on the road as fulltime RVers, when we were all students at Life on Wheels in Moscow, Idaho. They were the very first subscribers to our Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper, and we struck up a friendship that has stood the test of time. Whenever we have crossed paths in our travels or at our western Gypsy Journal rallies, we always had a wonderful time with this fun loving, adventurous couple.
Now that we are all off the road, we keep in touch by e-mail and on Facebook. And while I have been using whatever creative talents I may have in writing books, Lynn has shown herself to be an accomplished artist. Every time she has shared some of her work on Facebook, I have been more than impressed. So imagine my delight when she contacted me a while back and said that she wanted to send us one of her original creations, Sammy The Seahorse.
I told her that we would be thrilled to have Sammy living with us, and he arrived yesterday. Lynn told me that Bob had used his engineering skills to pack the box, and there was no question about that because it almost took a demolition expert to get it open without doing harm to what was inside. Now Sammy hangs in a place of honor in our house, a reminder of a wonderful friendship with a wonderful couple. Thank you, Lynn. We love Sammy.
Most of yesterday was spent writing two new chapters in my latest Tinder Street book, and by the time I knocked off about 6:30 I had somewhere around 5,100 words in for the day. Not an award-winning writing day, but not bad either.
During the afternoon, Austin and Manuel from ProScape, the company that is going to be undertaking a major project here to try to solve some of our drainage issues, came by to look over the property, do some final measurements, and to locate underground water lines and the septic tank so they wouldn’t be damaged in the process. We are supposed to have quite a bit of rain on Sunday, but if the weather cooperates after that, they should be starting early in the week. Austin said we are looking at ten days to two weeks to complete everything we need done. It’s not going to be cheap, and I sure hope it works.
So far over 90 people have entered this week’s Free Drawing for a $100 gift certificate donated by Joyce Counts from JG Wood Signs to be used to order one of their custom made signs. You still have time to enter, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a wonderful gift. Check out their website, they have an amazing variety of beautiful signs for your home, RV, or any place else you can think of.
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 US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
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 might call me delusional, but I prefer the term imaginative.