Friday, July 29, 2011

Bitter sweet......

A young man and his girl friend (who is from Sweden) came all the way from Corvallis today to buy my two kayaks.  Needed to sell them and a lot of other stuff, but sure hated to see them go.....  Now if I can sell the motor home I will be in good shape....  if I can just get this book finished.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Old but reliable....

I am writing these blogs thinking that there might be someone out there that reads them for what ever reason.  I tell myself that it is practice for when I am on the road.  However, I have this uneasy feeling that I am talking to myself and no one is out there in whatever space these words float into.  If there is someone out there, please drop me a comment to help perserve my sainity....   This afternoon I pick up a very used Buick for a very reasonable price that I hope will last me for a few months.  It is old, but I am pretty sure it will be reliable.  Dave

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is there a clunker out there somewhere for me...

Checking out some good old used cars after work today.  Hope to find something that will get me throught the next few months.  Do not like being without a car.  Sounds a littel strange coming from a guy who is going to walk around the U.S. for two years.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reverse is gone....

After posting to this blog yesterday at the Coquille library I headed home and made it to my driveway without the transmission slipping to much.  However, when I went to back into my driveway I found out that I no longer had reverse.  I took this as positive in two ways. #1. I made it home, instead of breaking down on the highway. #2.  I have been spending to much of my life in reverse anyway and it is time too only consentrate on going forward.  Sounds good, don't you think.  We'll see. Dave

Friday, July 22, 2011

No one said it would be easy....

Yesterday will go down as not one of my better days.  I came across a fallen tree on a back road in the forest and made a back injury from two months ago, worse.  My trusty old van has decided to prematurely retire.  The transmission started slipping and I am quiet sure it only has a few more miles to live.  I also recently found out that my first novel is not as near to being finished as I had hoped.  All of these things can be treated as nothing more than a bumps in this road that I have decided to go down.  I knew there would be bumps, was just hoping they would be spread out a little more.  I just need to find a old clunker to get me through the next few months, take care of my back, and maybe leave on my journey a little later than planned.  I trying hard to leave everything to God and not get in the way so much.  This is difficult for me at times. Thank you for reading this and your prayers would be appreciated.  Dave

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blog testing...

Please bear with me as I am just posting to see if our new process for posting works.  Finished the second to last edit today, with high hopes of finishing the final by this time next week.  Writing is tough enough for a guy like me, editing is killer.

Getting Closer

9/10/11 is coming so fast and so much to do between now and then.  I didn’t have a clue how much is involved in getting a book into print.  I am glad God has this all in the right order as I sure don’t.  Hope to have the final editing completed by this Sunday.  Will then send the manusript off to a proofreader and if that goes well, we will get it to the printer after they are done.   For those of you who have taken the time to check out this web site and read this message please don’t hesitate to make a comment.  Would love to hear from you.  God Bless you and your family.  Dave