Terry worked like a mad woman all weekend and finished up with the last of the envelope stuffing last night. Today we’ll take them to the post office and the new issue of the Gypsy Journal will be in the mail. It always feels good to get that chore behind us.
While she was busy with that I was writing and knocked about 1,500 words on my new Big Lake book between lugging bins of envelopes out to the Explorer. Several people have asked me when it will be out and I honestly can’t tell you. Every time I set a deadline like that, something goes off track and it doesn’t get done. I hope to have it out by Christmas, but only time will tell. I keep telling Terry that I wish I could plug a USB port into the side of my head and connect the other end into my computer and just download my stories directly into it.
Speaking of books, congratulations to Todd Hartmann, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Dog’s Run. We had 158 entries in the drawing, and stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon.
I thought we were scheduled to leave here on Friday but when I looked at the calendar yesterday I realized I was off by a day, and we’ll be headed south on Thursday. Which means, of course, you can expect fuel prices to jump up later this week. It happens every time. On Friday, gasoline here was $2.68 a gallon and diesel was $3.56. Get it while you can.
In the time we have left here we hope to take a trip up to Charleston, and to spend a day in Beaufort, so we’ll probably be busy this week. Or we may just take today and veg out and do nothing but rest after the last few hard days. That’s the great thing about our lifestyle, we work when we need to and then make our own schedule the rest of the time.
From here we plan to go to Saint Augustine, Florida for a week or so. We’ve never spent much time in the beautiful and historic city and hope to get to know her a little better. I’m hoping the Elks lodge there has an opening in their RV parking area when we get there. If not, there’s a Passport America park we may try.
And after that? Maybe the Keys for a week or two; we have one commitment in November and some family time with my nephews and niece planned, but that’s it until we go to the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa in January. Do I miss holding our Gypsy Journal rallies? Yes I do. Do I enjoy our much more relaxed schedule these days? YES I do!
Before I close, if you’re a science fiction fan, my friend Stephen Arseneault is running a 99¢ special today on AMP Private War, the second book in his popular AMP series. Take advantage of the savings, and please remember to leave a review when you read a book you like.
Thought For The Day – It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.