The wind blew hard all Friday night, and Saturday morning was cold, gray, and rainy. Miss Terry had talked about going to the Mesa Marketplace indoor swap meet, but the more she looked out the window the more she decided it would be a good day to stay home and practice with her sock making machine.
I checked my e-mail and my favorite blogs, replied to several e-mails I received overnight, and then I worked on my new Big Lake book for a while. Then, a little after noon I got to thinking that one of the best things to do on a gray, dreary day is take a nap, so I did! Did I ever tell you how much I love naps?
Of course, compared to the weather in the central part of the country, we have nothing at all to complain about. Watching the news reports, it sure got crazy out there. I’m glad we were here in Arizona, where I can take a nap and not have to worry about waking up in the next county.
We had light rain off and on several times during the day, but nothing much at all really. About 4:30 PM we drove to Tempe to check out a furniture store called The Dump. The television commercials would have you believe they have a huge selection and low, low prices. Well, they were half right. They have a lot of stuff, but we really were not all that impressed with the prices. We were mattress shopping, and we’ve seen lower prices at several places around the country. I think we will keep shopping around.
In Friday’s blog I said that the tech from Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center had told me we had a Jacobs brake on our Winnebago motorhome. I assumed that he was talking about a Jacobs engine brake like we had on our MCI bus conversion. But somebody from the Winnebago Owners forum on the IRV2.com website contacted me to explain that Jacobs also makes an exhaust brake, which is what is on our Cummins diesel engine. That explains a lot, and now gives us a better idea of what we are going to do. Don’t you just love the Internet? You can find out anything in the world there. Even some things you probably don’t want to know!
I have to brag just a little bit, if you’ll indulge me. Yesterday, somebody just pointed out to me that the Kindle Review blog listed me as #23 of the Top 42 Indie Authors of 2011.That was a nice surprise! Thank you everybody for your support.
Today I will be sending out the link to the new digital issue of the Gypsy Journal, along with renewal notices for those who are due. So watch your inbox, it should be there sometime this afternoon. After I mentioned that we need you to send us your new address if it’s going to be different during the summer, somebody asked me if there was a way to avoid all that hassle and just make sure the paper still got to them. Well, for $5 a year extra you can upgrade to a first-class mail subscription, but that is no guarantee that the nice folks at the post office really will forward it like they are supposed to. I have had two different postmasters tell me that the only guarantee they make is for priority mail and above. And they wonder why they’re losing customers and going broke, with attitudes and service like that? Or, you can subscribe to the digital issue and not have to do worry about heavily armed, disgruntled postal workers at all!
Thought For The Day – Travel and writing will broaden your ass if not your mind. – Forbes magazine