What’s up with that? I generally don’t have any problems falling asleep at night, but last night was awful. I’ve been pretty restless at night the last week or so, and couldn’t figure out the reason. The night before an initial departure day is always a hard one for me, but I’m not leaving for another 12 days or so.
Tonight’s pictures are a few of the blooms on the refuge right now.
By this morning, I think I had it figured out. About a week and a half ago, I sent an email to my favorite RV repair place about having an automatic satellite DISH installed. I expected to hear from them very promptly, but that wasn’t the case. So, after several days I gave them a call, and talked to the owner’s wife, Helen. She runs the office and takes care of all the bookwork for Thibodeaux’s. I also learned that the email I had sent went to someone who doesn’t work there any longer so it wasn’t read.
Helen said she would email me an estimate. After a couple of days, I also sent an email to the address listed on the business card I had, and added when I could be there and some general maintenance work that I would like done on the rig.
By last night, I still hadn’t heard a peep from them, so I guess I began stewing about it. You see, I’m a rather planful (?) person, and I can’t work on my route to Minnesota until I know if I have to travel east before I travel north or not. It was putting a crimp in my style of figuring out possible stopping places on my journey. Of course, my mind was conjuring up all kinds of reasons why they hadn’t responded. I’ll let your imagination take you to all those places.
I had an early scheduled refuge safety meeting this morning after I dragged myself out of bed. The subject of that meeting was one of the more interesting monthly safety meetings. It dealt with bugs. Specifically, what to do if you encounter or get bitten by bees, wasps, scorpions, and spiders now that the warmer weather is coming. South Texas does have some of those awful African killer bees. Kind of just made me glad I was heading to Minnesota where I’ll only worry about ticks, mosquitoes and deer flies. No poisonous snakes or scorpions up there either.
This afternoon put my mind at ease. I gave Thibodaux's a call once again. Helen apologized profusely for ‘dropping the ball’ after our conversation last week. I then asked if she’d received the second email I had sent her, and found out that recently that email account had been hacked so the address had changed. Uf dah! I’m sure glad I called. I had the estimate within minutes, and the appointment is all set up. I’ll move into the full hookup spot they have for a few days, and then I’ll be on my way. I think I’ll sleep well tonight…
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy