Moving Day

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082014
 

We’re moving today, but it will be a short trip, just five miles east on Interstate 10 to the Pima County Fairgrounds. We probably won’t even need the GPS to find our way there.

We’ve spent a week here at Voyager RV Resort under the Thousand Trails rate of $3/day. But that rate is only good for seven days and then it goes up to $46/night or $253/week, and we have to move to a different site. Since we’ll be in Tucson at least another week, and maybe longer, the fairgrounds rate of $100/week will save us a lot of money.

Voyager is very nice, with every kind of amenity and activity you could ever want, if that’s your thing. But we don’t use any of them; all we need is a safe, level place to park with full hookups, and for our needs the fairgrounds RV park fits the bill just fine. They have 30 amp full hookup sites, and a few 50 amps sites too. Since we won’t be needing our air conditioner, either one will work.

After reading about how many miles we traveled in the last few years, as well as the comments by blog readers sharing their mileage, somebody wrote to ask me if we were not worried about putting too many miles on our motorhome and reducing its resale value. She said they try very hard not to travel too much so the odometer won’t show too many miles on it.

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard something like that, along with people who won’t hang pictures or change anything inside their RV because they want to preserve it’s resale value. Folks, here’s a news flash for you, an RV is NOT an investment. It has no resale value! If you think a car loses a lot of value the minute you drive off the dealer’s lot, wait until you turn the key on a new motorhome or hook a trailer to your truck!

I always tell people to forget all that nonsense and make it their own. If you don’t like the couch and would prefer a couple of recliners, or a desk for your computer, change it. We replaced two chairs, an end table, and the original kitchen table in our Winnebago with custom workstations, a bookcase, and table that Carlyle Lehman from Focal Wood Products made for us. We love the setup and it works much better for our needs, running a business on the road from our RV.

Nick desk 

Terry desk

Since it’s Wednesday, I guess we’d better kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Judy Howard’s Going Home With A Cat And A Ghost, the sequel to her excellent COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST. Ride along as Judy, her cat Sportster, and a life-sized stuffed doll called Cowboy Jack take a journey into her past, encountering the ghosts of her teenage years. This is a book you won’t forget soon! All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

GOING HOME COVER-smashwords

If you’re looking for some good reading, I have a few more suggestions for you. Cleve Sylcox’s Growing Painsis a fine collection of short stories that is free today and tomorrow on Amazon. Another freebie on Amazon, for a limited time, is K.S. Haigwood’s paranormal romance Save My Soul. And for you science fiction fans, Stephen Arseneault’s latest book, AMP Rebellion, just came out on Amazon. AMP Messenger, first book in the series, is now free.

If you’d like to keep up with what’s happening in the indie publishing scene, the new Commas and Quotations indie author blog features first chapters and excerpts from some of the best new books out there.

And finally, kudos to my friend Russell Blake for this Wall Street Journal article about his independent publishing success! The book publishing industry is changing daily, and authors like Russell are leading the charge.

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