Yesterday was a busy day at home, and I got quite a bit accomplished. The first order of business was to deal with a backlog of emails that piled up while I was busy getting registered at the Veterans Administration medical clinic in Daytona Beach on Tuesday. And as always, the first thing I did was delete all of the forwards people sent me. I’m sorry, but if you send me a forward you’re wasting your time and mine. I get anywhere from 25 to 50 of them a day, and they really irritate me. I have blocked some people because they continue to send me forwards even when I have asked them not to. I think it’s about time to do that again. I don’t mean to be rude, but I’m really too busy to read the same silliness over and over, and it seems like every time someone sends a new forward out, I get it from a bunch of other people at the same time. Okay, end of that rant.
One email I got was from somebody asking if we had ever been to Roswell, New Mexico, and if we thought it was worth the trip when they head back home from their Arizona snowbird roost. Yes, we’ve been to Roswell. Once. Enough said? I’ve always believed that if the whole spaceship crashing thing is true, it was suicide, because those aliens made it all the way across the universe, dodging asteroids and kamikaze Martians, only to end up in Roswell. If I were in their space boots, I’d have done the same thing.
With the email out of the way, I contacted several blog subscribers to ask if they had received it okay yesterday, since the day before there was some kind of glitch and many did not get it at all, or if they did it was late in the day. Now everything seems to be back to normal.
I was mulling over why this happened, and then something occurred to me. I usually post the blog about midnight local time, and just about the time I posted it Monday night/early Tuesday our internet connection went down. It was off for probably 45 minutes to an hour, then it came back on and momentarily went off several more times. I wondered if that had anything to do with the problem. I called Go Daddy to see what they thought, and they were quick to say yeah sure that was it, it couldn’t have been anything wrong on their end. Maybe so, it’s a mystery to me.
The next project was to get my Author’s Newsletter put together and mailed out to the people who subscribe to it. I send the newsletter out on an irregular schedule to keep
readers updated about my writing activities, new books, books I enjoy by other authors, and special deals offered by my author friends. It’s free, and if you would like to be included on the mailing list, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you want it to go to.
When I was done with that I spent some time going over the stories for the next issue of the Gypsy Journal, which is my next project. We have years of stories saved up from our travels that we’ve never had room to share, and it’s fun going through and updating them while reliving some of our adventures and the places we have visited. If you’ve never read the Gypsy Journal, send me your email address and I will send you a sample copy of our digital issue.
Everybody knows that Miss Terry is always a fabulous cook, but yesterday she really outdid herself, cooking steaks on the grill, which were accompanied by baked potatoes, corn, garlic butter spinach, and unsweetened iced tea. By the time I was done with that feast I had to loosen up my belt a notch!
After dinner we went out to the garage to throw a few darts, and while we were at it Terry replaced the hood struts on our Ford Explorer, which would no longer hold the hood up. Having the hood come down and bang you on the head while you are checking the oil is not a pleasant experience. Trust me on this.
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Crazy Days In Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
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Thought For The Day – A lot of money is tainted – taint yours and taint mine.