All fulltime RVers know about hitch itch, that malady that affects us when we’ve stayed in one place too long. It starts out with a mild case of the doldrums, then we find ourselves reading about our friends’ traveling adventures on Facebook and start to envy them, even when they are in places we don’t like, and before we know it we’re standing outside looking wistfully at the horizon and wondering what lies over it.
Yeah, I know all about hitch itch, and I know how to scratch it. Disconnect those campground utilities, hook the toad up to the tow bar and fire up that diesel engine. It’s time to hit the road, baby!
Unfortunately, we’re dealing with a completely different kind of itch right now and it’s not fun. A few days ago when we were sitting in an outside dining area at a restaurant, a swarm of little black gnats descended on us and now our arms (mine more so than Terry’s) are covered in little red itchy bites. I’ve tried everything from an After Bite ammonia pen, to both Benadryl and calamine lotion, to taking antihistamine tablets and nothing really seems to help for very long. The itching was so bad that I only got about four hours sleep Thursday night. I just want to rip my skin off. I know that scratching only makes things worse, but who can help it? Given the two, I much prefer hitch itch.
Today I want to wish a happy birthday to a very special lady, our friend Jan White. I hope you have a wonderful day and that Greg takes you someplace nice for dinner. I wish we were there to help you celebrate. We love you.
Yesterday we drove about 50 miles north to Yemassee, South Carolina to pick up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal at a freight dock. So you know what Miss Terry will be doing for the next few days. Today I’ll be sending out the link to the digital edition to our digital subscribers.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. If I had to name one of my books as my favorite, it would be this one. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings 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.
Good news for fans of my friend Saxon Andrew’s science fiction books. His latest release, Nemesis: Revenge is Best Served Hot, is now available online. Saxon is one of the heavy hitters in the independent (indie) publishing world and his success is well deserved.
Thought For The Day – A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu