We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy.
I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least three times a week. Somebody wanted me to put a link on my blog for their Go Fund Me page because they are trying to get enough money together to buy a fifth wheel and truck so they can go fulltime.
These requests really tick me off. A while back a group of my author friends got together to raise money to help with the overwhelming medical bills created by author Brandon Hale’s cancer treatment. I felt that was a worthy cause and posted a link in the blog, and I’m pleased to say that we raised enough money to help pay for some of Brandon’s needs and after a long, hard battle he’s doing very well and on the road to recovery.
But when somebody wants money to buy an RV or car, or to go to college, or to cover their living expenses while they stay home to write a book, or the latest, to have a “gap” year to decide what they want to do with their life, my immediate reaction is to tell them to get a job. Guess what? I have an RV, I went to college, and I make my living writing books. I did it by working hard to get where I am today and I still work 7 days a week, but not by begging online!
I’ve been talking about wanting a winter place in Florida and a pontoon boat, so my buddy Greg White suggested I start my own Go Fund Me page to make it happen. This is what I had in mind.
But I suspect this is what I’d end up with.
So I decided I’d just get back to work and do it the old fashioned way, and I cranked out another 2,000 words on my next Big Lake book. After I took a nap, or as I like to say, spent some time going over plot twists in my head.
While I was doing all of that Terry was busy with all kinds of fun things like laundry, paperwork, making a delicious dinner, and then this awesome mixed berry pie made from scratch. And it tasted even better than it looks!
Today is our last day in Las Vegas, and we’re not going to be sad to leave. There was a time when I enjoyed the occasional visit to Sin City, but not anymore. We haven’t seen a show, wandered the Strip, or gone down to Glitter Gulch, and have not really had any interest in it.
Congratulations to Lois Thurston, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake. We had 91 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – It is better to be rich and miserable than poor and miserable.