Somebody playing bongo drums woke us up about 7:30 yesterday morning. I’m a music lover, but really, 7:30? I mean, it was a little better than the recorded Reveille I heard at Army bases when I was a young soldier but still, bongos at 7:30?
Thanks to everybody who wished me a happy birthday with your blog comments, e-mails and Facebook posts. We spent the day fighting with our mailing list program and stuffing envelopes with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I did not have time to reply to each of you individually, but I read all of your messages and they made me feel very special.
I swear gremlins were hard at work in our place yesterday. I don’t know what the problem was, but when I tried to print the labels from the mailing list everything seemed to go crazy. It kept dropping names, scrambling addresses, and when I finally printed them out some pages didn’t print and others printed in duplicate.
We spent all day and late into the evening working on the mailing, taking a break about 5:30 to go to The Great Wall, an excellent Chinese restaurant in Gearhart, for dinner. This morning we’ll take the envelopes to the post office and get them on their way to our remaining print subscribers. We have one more printed issue to go, and we sure won’t miss the hassles.
I had hoped to get our new LED tubes installed to replace our old fluorescent lights yesterday, but with the problems with the mailing that had to get pushed back to another day. We’ve still got a few days before we leave here, and with the mailing behind us it shouldn’t be a problem.
And on a serious note, I’ve heard from two blog readers in different parts of the country recently who have lost young dogs to parvovirus. In both cases they say they believe their pets picked up the disease when visiting dog parks. Canine parvo is a terrible disease that can be prevented by making sure your pets are properly vaccinated. Pet MD advises that young puppies should be vaccinated at six, nine, and twelve weeks, and should not be socialized with outside dogs until at least two weeks after their last vaccinations.
Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? We have a great prize for you this time around! Marianne Edwards from Boondockers Welcome is donating a 3-year membership for this week’s lucky winner. That can save you a ton of money in your RV travels! To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing 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.
Thought For The Day – Living day to day without committing a felony is harder than you might think.