We spent much of the weekend working on projects here at home, and though I was pretty much parked at my desk for ten or twelve hours, I didn’t get much accomplished. That’s frustrating.
I’ve been trying to format two of my e-books, Overlooked Arizonaand Overlooked Florida, for print. Usually that’s not a big deal using Adobe InDesign, the same program I use to put the Gypsy Journal and all of my print books together. But for some reason it just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate on this project, and all day long it was like taking one step forward and two steps backward.
Part of the problem it is that my darned iMac is starting (continuing actually) to act up again, locking up and forcing me to reboot several times. Oh well, today’s another day and I’ll hit it again.
We are staying on our friends Charles and Chris Yust’s lot here in the Yuma Foothills while they have been working as vendors at the big RV gathering in Quartzsite. The Big Tent closed Sunday, and yesterday afternoon they arrived back in town. Miss Terry knew they’d be worn out from the long hours at the show, so she made a delicious dinner of homemade chicken pot pie. We had not seen Charles and Chris since the Escapade rally in Gillette, Wyoming back in July and we had a nice visit as we enjoyed the food and then sat around talking afterward until their fatigue from long days in their vendor booth caught up with them and they went home to get some much deserved rest.
In yesterday’s blog I told you about RV Daily Report, an excellent website to keep up to date on what’s happening in the RV industry. They had an interview with John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream.
One comment from that interview was about some experienced RVers telling John and Kathy that they wished they had started doing it ten years earlier. We were 46 when we walked away from a good business and nice lifestyle to become fulltimers, and a lot of people thought we were crazy. 15 years later we’re still loving it and they envy us. The one regret almost every fulltimer tells us they have is that they didn’t start sooner. It’s never too soon to start living your dreams, folks. Unfortunately, we’ve also known a lot of people who waited too long and ran out of time. I’m glad we took the plunge when we did.
A lot of you have told me that you appreciate me telling you about books by my author friends, so here are a couple more. If you’re a Tony Hillerman fan (and who isn’t?), you’ll like Heart Chants by my friend Randy Attwood. And for science fiction fans, TR Harris has a good deal on a compilation of the first two books of The Human Chronicles Sagaon Amazon.
Thought For The Day – A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.