Today’s blog is going to be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, because there’s not much new to report. Terry had another very rough day yesterday. We are doing all the things the doctors suggest but it seems like she makes one step forward and two steps backwards. We do appreciate everybody’s e-mails and blog comments. They really do help.
I reported the other day that our friends Greg and Jan White broke down Sunday just as they were pulling into Las Cruces, New Mexico and had to be towed into a shop. Greg hoped it was something simple like being out of fuel, even though his Silverleaf engine monitor showed he still had plenty on board. I talked to him twice yesterday, and that wasn’t the problem. However, what exactly the problem is still hasn’t been determined. Greg is hoping to know something later today but at this point they don’t know when they’ll be back on the road.
A couple of days before Greg and Jan left us, Tom and Barbara Westerfield also pulled out, headed for Texas. When they got to Las Cruces, the window in their Jeep fell out of the track. Now if one were superstitious, they might think that going to Las Cruces brings on some bad karma. However, this wasn’t the first or last of Tom and Barbara’s recent misfortunes. When they left us in Yuma after our rally, they had engine problems and wound up in a Cummins shop in the Phoenix area. And the last I heard, they are now stuck somewhere in West Texas waiting out bad thunderstorms. Maybe it’s leaving me alone without adult supervision that brings down the wrath of God.
March seems to have been a bad month for many of the independent authors with e-books in Amazon’s Kindle bookstore. Sales seem to be down for just about everybody, including myself. The numbers for Big Lake and Big Lake Lynching are still very good by comparison to a lot of the books out there, but there has been a steep decline in sales. And then yesterday about noon, all of the e-books listed on Amazon suddenly became unavailable for sale in the United States or the United Kingdom. The glitch lasted a couple of hours but eventually the gremlins were beaten back into their corner and things got back to normal. All of us e-book authors are hoping that things will get back to normal in April.
Before Terry got so sick we had been talking about going over to Redlands, California to have the folks from Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center install an upgraded Pac Brake on our Winnebago diesel pusher. But when I talked to Keith Shomaker from Redlands the other day, he told me he will have a crew at an Alfa rally in the Apache Junction area next month and that he could arrange to have somebody come to us at an RV park in the area to do the installation. That will save us a lot of time and the expense of driving to California and back, so I told Keith to put us on the schedule. I’m not sure what RV park we will be in but we plan to be in the area by then to spend some time with Terry’s parents.
It’s been a long dry spell, and everybody’s asking what happened to him, so I’m pleased to tell you that Bad Nick is back with a new post titled He Wasn’t A Child in the Bad Nick Blog. Check it out and leave a comment!
Thought For The Day – Progress is merely the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.