Apr 042014

Most of yesterday morning was spent printing out RV guides to fill orders that had come in, and then packing them and going to the post office to mail them out. I also re-mailed some envelopes with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal that we mailed out over three weeks ago to subscribers that were returned as undeliverable.

This really ticked me off because they were to addresses we have mailed to all along and know are correct, including Elkhart Campground. I asked the window clerk why they were returned if the addresses were good and she said I’d have to ask the local post offices at the delivery addresses. That’s the post office for you, charge more and deliver less. We’ll never switch to totally digital delivery, but when we have to waste time and money every issue re-mailing papers that get returned or just disappear in transit, it sure is tempting.

After we were done at the post office we had a few other errands to run and then we went by Terry’s parents house for a visit and took them to J&M Chinese Restaurant for dinner. This small place in a strip shopping center in Mesa is hands down one of our favorite restaurants in the country and we eat there often when we’re in the area. Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess, were impressed with both the quantity and quality of the food, and I’m sure they’ll be going back again.

We’re on the road early today, headed back to Tucson for an appointment with a rheumatologist at the V.A. hospital. Hopefully this will be the last time this year. We had a lot of plans for things we wanted to do this past winter here in the Southwest, including getting over to southern California for a visit to the Jojoba Hills Escapees Co-op and to visit with some of my author friends in that area, and a stop at the North Ranch Escapees Co-op near Congress, Arizona.

But it seemed like we had to keep changing them because of my medical issues and then our friend Shar’s illness and passing. That’s the great thing about the fulltime RV lifestyle; our plans are written in Jello and we can change them at the drop of a hat if necessary.

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If you are looking for some good reading, my friend Randy Ingermanson’s science fiction suspense novel Oxygen is currently on special for 99¢ on all the major online retailers. And Jeanette Raleigh’s paranormal romance Moon Struck is free on Amazon. And last, but certainly not least, don’t miss Mike Myer’s moving The Three Kitties That Saved My Life, which is currently on sale for 99¢. It’s a story of love lost and love renewed, and is rated #1 in two categories on Amazon and has just been nominated for the prestigious 2014 RONE award in the Inspirational Book category.

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