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RVing – Merry Christmas

merry christmas buggy

12/25/18

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Last night we were visited by the Christmas Caroling Golf Cart Parade. This is a great park. Today we took Abigail to the dog park. She actually played a little with some of the big dogs. Later I went for a bike ride. Christmas in Florida!

12/26/18

Boxing day without the boxes. Today was our monthly vet visit. Abbie did very well with the other dogs. We went shopping for a dehumidifier but found nothing but humidifiers. You wouldn’t think that central Florida would a big market for humidifiers.

12/27/18

Relaundry today. We discovered mold in the closets and I had to wash every shirt and pants I own. Last night Abigail had a bad digestive reaction to her new ear meds and we had to clean up after her a couple times. Such fun.

12/28/18

My sister Ann and her wife Jenn are visiting. Our first guests in the RV.

12/29/18

Zoom zoom! My sister Ann and I went to Andretti Karting in Orlando. Much fun. We raced on track #2 which has big hills and tight corners. I spent most of the session trying to get around one guy. I wound up with the 4th fastest time, just .095 seconds behind third place.

Ann was a few seconds slower but she kept getting caught behind a VERY slow racer.

12/30/18

Had a great lunch at a place I found on Google Maps. My favorite part of looking for new places is reading the reviews. Not the good ones, the one-star ones. If all the other reviews are positive, you can be pretty sure the bad reviewers are assholes.

12/31/18

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1/1/19

New Year’s Day. 80 degrees. Yee-Haw! Finally got a to see a real live alligator.

PIX

bicycle statue

This very funky bike sculpture is in downtown Oakland FL.

zebras

One does not usually expect to see zebras in Florida.

lizard

The current campsite is overloaded with this cute little lizards. Abigail is watching them.

peacock

A family of peacocks crossed the road by the bike path. That’s dad bring up the rear.

squirrel

This mighty warrior just chased off two other squirrels to claim the winner’s share of the acorns.

alligator

Finally, an actual alligator. He was only about four feet long.

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Tom Week – Post Christmas Post

Christmas in Moss Landing

Merry Christmas

Missing family. First Christmas without Dad.

Mid-Week RVing

Sitting in Moss Landing right now. During the summer on weekends this park is always full. Right now, on a Tuesday in December, there are only eight RVs. Kind of spooky, but the dogs are able to roam without bothering anyone.

The best thing about sitting in the RV is how the worry all goes away.

Scootermania

Pat’s Zappy scooter battery died a while ago. I replaced it with an inexact copy, but it never worked very well. They don’t make the original battery anymore. I finally went on-line and found a good site on electric scooter repair. I took their advice, threw away all the original wiring and replace it with wires and connectors that I assembled myself. The scooter now works perfectly.

Unfortunately the web site also showed how to modify the scooter to give it much greater battery life and range. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Living in the Now

So I’ve actually gotten much better at letting go of the past. The past can not be changed. The problem I’m having now is the future. I’m expending so much energy preparing for my next job, which I may never actually get, that I’m not doing the work that needs doing now. Mainly getting ready for the move.

Photo by donjd2

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