Even though we had the misfortune to come home and encounter an armed burglar in our motorhome a few years ago, I don’t really worry all that much about crime when we travel. A weather radio keeps us updated on storms if we are in an area prone to tornados, and I am confident enough in my own and Terry’s driving skills that I know we can handle anything that comes up on a routine road trip. But one thing that I fear is an RV fire. We’ve seen a few of them and they are terrifying.
One of the most common causes of fires is the Norcold refrigerators that are found in many RVs, and though the company has done several recalls to fix the issue, it seems like they still happen all too often. These picture are of a motorhome fire yesterday at the Orlando (Florida) Thousand Trails preserve. Our friends Denny and Cindy Henderson, who posted these pictures on Facebook, said they were out for an early morning walk and spotted the fire soon after it broke out. All indications are that it began in the refrigerator compartment, and as you can see, it didn’t take long to destroy the coach. Fortunately, the owners got out safely.
We have had all of the Norcold recalls done and we have also installed one of Mac McCoy’s automatic fire extinguishers in our refrigerator compartment, but upgrading to a house style refrigerator is very high on our To Do list.
If you have read and enjoyed the 9 Killer Thrillers anthology that I participated in a while back with eight other bestselling authors, you’ll be glad to know that the reception was so good that we’ve done it again! That’s right, 9 More Killer Thrillers is now available on Amazon, Nook, and other e-book venues, and just like our first compilation, you can get nine full length novels by the likes of Russell Blake, Melissa F. Miller, L.T. Ryan, John L. Betcher, Luke Romyn, Claude Bouchard, Michael Wallace, M.J. Rose and yours truly for just 99¢. You read it right, less than a buck for nine full length mysteries and thrillers. How can you go wrong with a deal like that? Get yours today!
And speaking of books, congratulations to Aaron Borovoy, the winner of our free drawing for an audiobook of Dog’s Run. We had 207 entries in the drawing, and stay tuned, because another contest starts Wednesday.
I finally finished formatting the printed version of Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen, and once she goes over it to be sure I didn’t leave anything out I’ll get it uploaded to Amazon and it should be available in a couple of weeks.
While I’ve been doing that, Terry has been hard at work on her loom and this is her latest creation, a beautiful shawl for my cousin Beverly. At 17 inches wide and some 70 inches long, it’s Terry’s biggest project to date. I suggested that maybe she should make one as a prize for one of our weekly drawings. What do you think?
This is our last day in Tucson and tomorrow we’ll go back up to Apache Junction for a couple of weeks. From there we’re not sure of our exact schedule. If the weather cooperates, we’ll go back up to the White Mountains to spend some time with my daughter Tiffany and her family. This time of year it’s not uncommon for that part of Arizona to have sunshine and 70 degrees one day and snow the next. And we all know how I feel about avoiding that white stuff at any cost!
Thought For The Day – The average human body contains enough bones to make an entire skeleton.