We are definitely in the rainy season here on the Florida coast. Just about every afternoon we watch the clouds build up and then they let loose and we get a downpour, usually accompanied by lots of thunder and lightning. A door next to my desk opens onto a small carport on the side of our house and sometimes I open it up just to watch the rain come down and to listen to it on the roof of the carport. There’s just something about the sound of rain on a tin roof that I love.
I’ve been working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, pushing hard to get it done and out to our subscribers. Unfortunately, I have still got a ways to go so I’ve got some long hours ahead of me before I’m done. The good news is, I think it’s going to be worth it. We’ve got some interesting places to share with you in this issue.
A couple of readers have asked me if now that we have pretty much gone off the road and are selling our motorhome, how long will we continue to publish the Gypsy Journal. Nothing lasts forever, of course, and Terry and I both turn 65 this year, but we don’t have any plans to stop at this point. We just hit the 18 year mark with the publication and I would like to take it to at least 20 years. But do I want to be publishing it when I’m 70? 75? Who knows if I’ll even be around that long? And if I am, will I still have enough gray cells left to write a complete sentence? I would hope so, but then again, the folks who know me well are aware that sometimes I can’t form a complete sentence even today. But don’t worry, that’s nothing new. Sometimes I couldn’t do it when I was 30, either.
Somebody also asked if I plan to continue doing the blog. Oh yeah, you’re not getting rid of me that easily. I enjoy sharing my thoughts, past RV experiences, and keeping you all updated on what we are doing these days. The blog is part of our business model, but it’s also a lot of fun for me to do.
Speaking of RV related business, my friend Gail Alexander from RV Space Savers has announced that they are selling their business due to medical issues. This is a great little business that has helped pay for their travels for quite a while now. They were vendors at some of our Gypsy Journal rallies and always had a steady flow of customers to their booth. If you’re interested in acquiring your own business and becoming a working RVer, contact Gail at contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to kick off a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is not one, but two great RV books. John and Kathy Huggins from Living The RV Dream have donated autographed copies of So, You Want To Be An RVer? and So, You Want To Be A Workamper? 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.
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Thought For The Day – I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.