Terry had her last dental appointment yesterday and Dr. Hajek pronounced her officially finished and good to go. So that means that the time has come to go. This is our last day in Florida and Wednesday morning we’ll be hitting the road, heading for Arizona by way of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Yeah, I know that we can get on Interstate 10 right here in Florida and take it all the way to Phoenix, but driving in a straight line is no fun.
By the way. No, I did not buy a Porsche! When writing abut Terry’s dental work in yesterday’s blog, I said that “I know a couple of dentists and a Porsche salesman who are very happy we came to town.” Apparently somebody misinterpreted my attempt at humor and posted on Facebook that I bought a Porsche. Hell, after we paid those dentists off, I can’t even afford enough gas to fill a Porsche’s tank! Besides, I had a Porsche once and didn’t like it. I’d rather have a boat.
Today we have some last minute chores we need to get done to get ready to travel. Nothing major, just the routine pre-trip details like checking the oil, making sure our fresh water tank is full and our gray and black waste tanks are empty, and packing away all of the stuff we have dragged out during our four month stay here in Florida. I should also open up the Rand McNally TripMaker 7710 RV GPS unit I got from Phil May at TechnoRV a while back and get it set up. I planned to do that weeks ago, but never got around to it. Where does the time go?
Terry also has some laundry she wants to get done and some last minute bookkeeping chores she wants to wrap up. And I’ll finish the read-through of my new Big Lake novel and print out a copy for Terry to proofread.
As soon as I announced that I had finished writing my newest book I got e-mails from several people asking me to read, proofread, or edit their manuscripts. I’m sorry folks, as soon as I finish one project it’s time for me to start on another. I’ll never live long enough to get all of my own books written, let alone have the time to take on anyone else’s.
Speaking of books, I have to give a compliment to my author friend Russell Blake, though he certainly gets enough well deserved compliments already. I’m not really into shoot ’em up action/adventure books all that much, more for a lack of reading time and too many other books I want to get to than anything else. But I just finished reading Russell’s hit novel Jet because so many of my friends have talked about how good the series is. All I can say is “Wow, what a ride!” I read a lot and I’ve read some excellent authors over the years, including some of the best known names in the business, and Russell can stand up against the best of them. The story starts off fast and the action doesn’t stop until the last page. Well done, sir! I am now a confirmed fan. Check out Jet, it’s free on Amazon.