In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about all of the stinkbugs here at the Hershey Thousand Trails preserve, and I said a couple of things about them that apparently ticked them off. So they decided to take things to a new level, just to let me know who was boss.
I was getting dressed, and about the time I was putting my shoes on, I felt movement inside my jeans, very close to some of my most prized possessions, if you get my drift. I decided to check and see what was going on. Actually, I checked very fast. I shucked those Wranglers off faster than a sailor on a four hour shore leave!
My visitor turned out to be a stink bug, which was quickly dispatched to the Happy Hunting Ground, all to the great amusement of Miss Terry. Me, I didn’t find the episode all that funny, which delighted Terry all the more.
I guess I really shouldn’t complain. It’s been a lot of years and 100 pounds since anything has wanted to get into my pants!
That was about the most exciting thing that happened to me all day (as if that wasn’t enough). We had planned to go out and play tourist, but I woke up with the crud, so I called Greg and begged off. I tried to get some work done, but my head was in a fog and I finally gave up and spent most of the day feeling sorry for myself and commuting between the sofa and the bathroom.
Late in the afternoon, longtime blog reader Sean Magee and his son Chris showed up to say hello. We got to know Sean a couple of years ago when we worked the Hershey RV Show and he drove for 90 minutes just to come and meet us. Sean brought me some chicken soup from a local restaurant to help me get to feeling better. What a nice guy! We had a nice visit, and plan to get together with Sean for dinner today.
While I was being lazy, Miss Terry was busy finishing up this lovely baby cocoon she has been crocheting for her soon to be born grandbaby, who is due in December. She has to get back to work and turn out another one real fast, because her son Cody and his wife Jonna are expecting twins! I guess that’s not a big surprise, since Cody is a twin himself.
Yesterday was a beautiful warm day, but the weatherman says it’s probably the last one of the season. A cold front is coming through and it’s going to be down in the high 30s tomorrow night. Not being fond of cold weather, we are leaving here on Monday and driving about 200 miles south to Colonial Beach, Virginia.
This will be another stressful trip for me, because we have to cross the very high, very narrow Governor Harry Nice bridge over the Potomac River, and as most of you know, I am terrified of driving over high bridges.
But the alternative is to take a round-about way that adds 50 miles to the route and would put us on the Washington D.C. Beltway, which comes with its own share of stress. So I will try to push my phobia of bridges way down inside, put on my big boy panties, and deal with it. Which means I plan to have Terry drive over the bridge while I keep my eyes closed and cry like a little girl.
If you are having a cold weekend too, and need a good read, my friend Chris Ward’s book The Tube Riders is free this weekend on the Amazon Kindle bookstore. Check it out and download a copy.
Thought For The Day – Your dreams of success will never come true until you wake up and get to work.