Thursday, May 26, 2022

Well I can hope…

 Memorable car of the day:


A 1958 Chevy hardtop bites the dust (sand)

For today:

I was hoping to go from this site back to Belmont, NC, where our home base is now. But I have one more reservation starting Monday back over closer to the dentist.  I am sorta hoping sometime today I will get that call and get the bridge put in place so I can cancel the reservation.  I can still hope. LOL

I have never owned a bridge, at least not in my mouth, I hope it works the way it is advertised.  I do have two bridges over ditches on the NC property though. ;-)

Oh, I did do something different, I washed the coach. It was VERY dirty.  I even waxed the front.  This is a 2000 coach and the paint on the front has taken a beating.  I should have taken better care over the years, but things get put on the back burner, as we tend to say.

That is it for today, glad you stopped by.  Life is good….

Nite Shipslog

PS: . “Peace begins with a smile.” — Mother Teresa

And then Mr/Ms Unknown reminds us also…..

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.”

This maybe something who knows

 Memorable car of the day:


Looks like an old 40s Buick with funny horns. But I like the view!

For today:

I just wanted to say something, didn’t know what to say, so, let me say this!

It is hot, humid and windy in central Florida.

WE are in Florida. If there are sides between the state and Disney I don’t have a side.  I understand there is a lot of fussing about a passed law that some call, “Don’t say Gay!”  What I read is not what is said or tends to be said.  What I understand is the law says schools cannot broach the subject of gender in the first 3 grades of school.  I tend to agree with the parts I have read. In my mind a young child is not ‘mature’ enough to make decisions like why am I a boy or girl other than what my plumbing says I am.

If a child is ‘Mature enough’ to make that decision why not lower the voting age to 6 or even 10?

Hey, why can’t a 10 year old be allowed to use their allowance to buy a beer, they just might like it.

Yeah I am silly, but so are some things I read in the internet news.

Y’all have a great day…. You probably don’t know I have bought a bridge hahahahahahahahaha!, I wish they would deliver it.  LOL  I need to go North and cut my grass. (smile)  I have wonderful neighbors who have been cutting the grass and feeding the feral cats, I need to get back.


If you know Governor DeSantis.  Ask him to speed up my bridge delivery! LOL

Nite Shipslog


“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” – Gertrude Stein



Wednesday, May 25, 2022

You think you have trouble, I’ve got…….

 Memorable car of the day:


This was a unique designed auto. It is a 1955 Buick 4 door hardtop.

For today:

I am not going to say I haven’t gotten my bridge installed yet.  I am not even gonna say I haven’t heard a thing. LOL

Life continues and BIG PROBLEMS persist. When I hear and read of the crazies in this world today, from Putin in Russia to the weird crazies pushed by conspiracy theories, shooting and killing folks they don’t like, even their own grandmother and children, it makes you wonder.

I believe we have a right to own and bear arms in this country. BUT with all the idiots around, we just may see some legislation that gun owners do not like.

I am not smart enough to explain and I definitely do not have answers of how to keep guns from crazies, BUT SOME ONE DOES!!!! I hope they can come forth soon with answers.

“WE have the right to own and shoot guns!”  Don’t be dumb enough to say that to a mother that sent her child, the center of her life, off to school this morning and this afternoon the child, that beautiful child, is in a mortuary. Don’t be that stupid.

This world in a position that Prayer IS the Answer. Don’t you think?

 Nite Shipslog


. “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” ​–  Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, May 23, 2022

A few million dollars?

 Memorable car of the day:


For today:

I will admit for the first 40 years of my life we got by financially and always had just a little set aside. The next 20 years we lived very comfortable.  Did about what we wanted to do.  We enjoyed 3 custom built homes, with any amenity we wished, because I built them. The last 23 years we have traveled thousands and thousands of miles and many counties. My dream was to drive to Alaska, we did that. Most of the time on the cheap, tents and RVs. We enjoyed just a little above the average salaries.

 But now I read on the internet how multimillion dollar salaries are just thrown out like it is ‘chump change’ (term I have heard for years for extra money NOT needed). I just read Jack Nicholas was paid 145 million last year then offered another 100 million to use his name or something like that.. WHAT?  Sports figures!! It is nothing to hear of players signing 30 million dollar contracts for two years of play.

CEOs earning 20-30 millions.  These are not company owners, just the one running the company. I guess the owners are doing pretty well. LOL

(Remember Scrooge McDuck? He was ONLY a Millionaire!)

That boggles my mind….


Most of us could take a million dollars and live our lives as happy as a hog in the mud.  But most of us will never come close to seeing a million dollars. In many cases more satisfied than those paid millions.

We go out every once in a while to learn WHY we don’t go out more often. WE used to love to go out for breakfast. At our local grill, “White’s Café” (now closed) we ate for less than $11 including the 20% tip. Now Breakfast is close to $20 for two + Tip for the same meal,

We could eat at one of our Fish houses in Belmont for $20 for 2, plus tip.  Now the same meal will be min $30.

I guess I am just frustrated, not jealous.  I earned a good living. In my last life I built affordable homes. I produced a product and sold it; not much different than someone who makes hamburgers and sells them.  Of course they must sell a lot more. LOL..  I just cannot imagine how a Ball team or sports outfit can pay MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of $ and stay in business?

I guess I expect someone to produce a product that sells, even if it is a button.  Of course I am not interested in sports, but I hear some ticket prices and wonder how Joe and Mary Citizen can pay those prices game after game while earning a working salary.  You see, someone like me does not see what they get for their money?

I am too simplistic. I get no personal satisfaction jumping up and down and yelling for someone getting paid millions to make a touchdown.  But Yep, I paid for us and some kids to go see O.J. play once. They were thrilled. O.J did run a touchdown against Miami I think. But I left that stadium with memories for the kids, but O.J and the teams were the winners, not me.  Just sayin’.

I loved this. It is from Shipmate Gary's blog.  He and Anna Mae have a 'sweet love['.  Please think of them, but  then insert Mine and Sherry's names.  This fit our lives....... Thanks Gary & Anna Mae.... 

Nite Shipslog


So, you drive across town to a gym to walk on a treadmill?


 I also heard “Money doesn’t not buy Happiness!” I think, “But I wouldn’t mind seeing for myself!”  LOL 

Sunday, May 22, 2022

It is tough getting caught!!!!!

Memorable car of the day:

 No more family outings in this station wagon.....

For today:

I received the following e-mail  it is real, colors and all, top note in color is from AOL


We think this is spam.

We still put this into your Inbox as the sender is in your contact list. You can mark this message as safe or remove the sender.

It's Safe  |  Remove sender



Sun, May 22, 2022 4:40 pm

Dxxxvvvvvvv( To: you Details

I have been giving you some slack when you skipped several days of the blog but I can’t give you any slack this time. 

The correct saying is:

Never ask your WIFE what is for dinner while SHE is mowing the lawn!!

Signed:   Evelyn



I will admit that 'Lady Evelyn', is now recovering from a broken bone (not in her head).  They did install screws.  I did say she is now ‘screwed up’ and she did send me the following comment awhile back and I decided to use it:

“Never ask your wife what is for dinner while she is mowing the grass.”


Now despite intense pain, being house-bound and having hubby Don take care of the entire estate; house, stove, refrigerator, grounds, farm, deer, ducks, car, RV, truck, squirrels and the birds, she has time to be upset, heck I only changed two little words! Amazing!

I thought the way I used it fit today’s world….  Just sayin’

Okay I admit to plagiarizing with a slight modification.  I just hate to get caught at it. LOL  I just thought it was nice of Mr. AOL to read the e-mail and figure it was SPAM since he knows NO ONE would not be nice to me. LOL

Nite Shipslog

PS: Love you  Evelyn and I do appreciate you reading the blog (I will take the blame, but I think Sherry made those changes.) Hope you are feeling better and being nice to the ‘therapists’ that visit.


 PS2: Just to show you Evelyn is nice, she also sent me this:

Tip: Save business cards of people you don’t like. If you ever hit a parked car accidentally, just write, “Sorry” on the back and leave it on the windshield!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Projected times…

That Car:

This old '28-29 has been waiting a long time for a fill up!


For today:

I have noticed over my many years when agreements to be accomplished at a certain time or date, USUALLY the one making the agreement give themselves some wiggle room.

 As an example, when in business when I was sure I could build a house in 70 days I would guarantee it in 90-100 days. SOOOO when Mr. Dentist Office said ‘the Bridge would be ready in 14 business days.’ Friday would have been 12-13 days I was SURE it would be ready in 9-11 days. Huh uh. So Monday or Tuesday will be the dead line.

 Any other dentist office I have known would make an appt for the installation of the bridge in a few days once the bridge is in hand; but not this one. I wouldn’t be surprised to get a call and ask, “Can you come in with in the hour?” They do stack patients. LOL

I have had a not so friendly friend here in Leesburg (we are back in Leesburg in the trailer front yard.) Friend is a black lizard. He lives somewhere under the coach near the back.  He went to Wildwood with us for 3 weeks. I talked to him a few times over there. I noticed as I unhooked the car he came out to say Hi, and that he was glad to be back home.  But I think the dude is beginning to like riding. LOL

I asked if he wanted to go to NC with us, he said let me think about that!  He is named simply ‘Blackie.’ I can remember that! ;-)

Y’all be good, we hope to head for NC asap, once the bridge is in place.


Nite Shipslog

PS:  Just thinking, this is a changing world….

Tip for a successful marriage: Don’t ask your husband when dinner will be ready while he’s mowing the lawn.

Technology, just a little gripe (or 2)

  Memorable car of the day:


Now I love this one, He is going to be late delivering those barrels! 

For today:

Yesterday started off a little warped

We are online with a device from Verizon called the ‘Orbic’. That morning it was DEAD, a message flashed dial xxxx or bring it into the Verizon store. 

My first technical device!

There is one 10 minutes away so off I went. A techie took me immediately. Looked at the orbic, asked me a couple questions. Handed it back it is good to go. GREAT!

Back at the RV, UHUH the same thing. So back I go. I have a new Techie and explain it to him. “Oh you are probably out of ‘gigs’ and need to buy more!”

“No sir, we are unlimited!”

“That is not possible we do not have unlimited plans!”

“Mine is supposed to be,” I said, knowing that my plan states every month UNLIMITED!

He played with it for a while called another guy over for a few seconds. Handed it back and said, “I renewed the data, you are fine.”

Do you know why they cannot talk thru the cans? (if not see below)

Somehow, I could not believe it.  At the RV same problem. There is another store just 15 mins away in Oxford, FL. So Sherry goes with me this time, I have back up!  LOL

Went in to see John. You can tell this guy is solid. We saw that he had a good demeanor and a “ A REAL I know what I am doing” look. He asked about 3 questions. Typed faster than anyone I ever saw on a keyboard (I thought of Betty of AZ, LOL). “Ahh you have the old Unlimited plan, good!” he said as he continued working. Reminded me of Grandson Josh.

 He took the thing apart, studying something…. Comparing…. typing.  The wrong SIM card is installed. He replaced it.  Apologized for taking so long as he worked. Total of 15 minutes.  “There it is, it is a wonder it ran as well as it did; somethings are hard to explain.”

Back at the RV it worked perfect….. I wrote Two Atta-boys for Brother John…

I hadn’t thought much about it, but when we received the Orbic replacing the recalled Eclipse, they had a rough time getting it online. It took 2 trips to that Verizon store. Finally a Technician took the SIM card out of the Old unit and put it in the new Orbic and it worked. So that is how the wrong chip was in it, but the other guys did not even look inside.

(The only technical advice needed, was Keep the string tight!)

(I know it is hard to know every device on the market, but if unfamiliar one should ASK!)

Nite Shipslog

PS: Could be True:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, May 19, 2022

I sneezed ONE TIME!

 Memorable car of the day:

I don't know why, but this old Buick looks like it is about to sneeze!

For today:

I am not sure about sneezes, but when I sneeze it is normal for me to sneeze at least twice (3 sometimes). But yesterday I sneezed only once. I sat waiting, nothing….  I felt cheated. LOL

My girl sneezes several times while eating ice cream. She says it is an irritant, but would rather handle the sneezes rather than give up the ice cream.

My family always said, “I’m sorry” after a sneeze. I was grown and away from Belmont, NC before I heard someone say ‘Gesondheid’. Hating to show my ignorance it was awhile before I asked someone. A friend said his parents told them that when you sneeze your heart stops, so the blessing is for the continuing. I decided to check this out. The Following I read of the Dutch and the 3 times thing:


Gezondheid, or if the person has sneezed three times, (Drie keer) morgen mooi weer

Less commonly: proost

"Health!", the equivalent of respectively "Gesundheit" as said in English, or if the person has sneezed three times, "(Three times) the weather will be nice tomorrow."

From Latin, prōsit. (“may it be good”) (to your health)[notes 1]

Dank u (wel) formally, or Dank je (wel)

"Thank you"

The more I looked the more I learned most countries retort: God Bless, Live long, or good Health.

Iceland they say ‘God Help You!’

Hindu is “Live a Hundred years!”

In Urdu they say to someone who sneezes, “May God have Mercy on you!”

Japanese ask, “Are you all right?”

Polish they say either ‘Live a hundred years or Truth (concerning what was said before the sneeze)”

Years ago when someone in Korea sneezed, everyone around would make the sound of a sneeze!

Yiddish some say: “To Life”, “For many Years” or “Sneezed on Truth”

One small country, Kusaal says, “God Speaks the Truth!”

In Malayam according to your faith they say: Let Lord Krishna bless you or Jesus save you!

Punjabl they comment “Glorious Lord!”

Yoruba it is expected to be said, “sorry.”

Sigh, I thought I knew EVERYTHING. LOL.

Okay what is your story, what do you say (if anything) when someone near you sneezes?



Nite Shipslog

PS: Embarrassing,,,,,,

I hate it when I can’t figure out how to operate my phone  and my tech support guys are asleep; The Great grand kids go to bed early you know!