Sunday, October 23, 2011

So why do I blog?

I keep reading all these posts about why I blog, and it is interesting to see the reasons that people list as their reasons for blogging.  And perhaps the most valid reason That folks come to is that they have met the nicest people because they became readers of our blogs.  And that has happened to us as well.

As we have floated around the campgrounds, you just never know when you will be checking in and have a fellow blogger come walking up to the office like last fall when Greg Mc Henry came up behind me and asked how I was getting along.  He knew we were headed West out of Oklahoma City and Amarillo is a nice comfortable destination.  Because we all seem to frequent the same campgrounds, just like clockwork, in we walked.

We spent a couple of weeks with Rick and Paulette out in Desert Hot Springs a couple of years ago, but that was more planned as we were headed to San Diego that year.  Still no nicer people are to be found..

But the real truth about blogging is somewhat self serving........    I write the blog as a diary or log of our daily activities so I can look back a couple of years later and see what I was doing or perhaps more importantly, thinking back on that day.

So with that in mind, I was reading the blogs from last year in the fall as I went thru the surgeries, while I was desperately trying to get organized to go to Arizona.  I had the first surgery on October 1st and the second on November 16th.  That second one was when they informed me that I had Cancer.....

That was the day we bought Biscuit, so I didn't even say anything about it.  We were elated to have the new doggy but devastated to learn why I was so sick inside.  What a mixed set of emotions.

So I blog as a log, for myself and Loyce, as we often look up and read what we did on a certain day.

Some days are kind of a bust, and that sums up today, as the highlight was when the carpet measurer  came to our house at about 1 PM.  He had a laser device and a tablet computer that was job specific and electronically connected to the laser.  In less than a half an hour he had an exact diagram of the room complete with exact measurements.  I signed the tablet with a stylus pen and he was off.

Today, I managed to paint the last door after I took it out of the frame, and I painted about 20 feet of the mop board.  Cool, only about 125 feet left to go.........

Retired Rod


  1. Boy you sure have been getting a lot of work accomplished, Hope you are feeling better and not straining yourself to get the basement done. We think of you out here in St Louis and hope all is well for you guys. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

  2. I don't remember you saying anything about the big "C" last year. And now with another serious operation this year I'm concerned. I hope the doctors got it all and that you're going to be okay.

  3. Ditto what Sandra said! Best wishes and get well!

  4. Paulette and I still look back at our time with you and Loyce in Desert Hot Springs as one of our favourite RV'ing times. You are a wonderful couple and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. I hope we are able to meet up again sometime.

    Great blog - well said!


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