12/23/13 Monday at Clermont, FL (Orlando-TT)
While I cleaned house, John went to Camping World to get in on a deal for installing an Invisibrake in our car, to replace the Brake Buddy. The Brake Buddy isn’t broken, just a royal pain. A big chunky thing you have to haul out of storage in the rig and place in the car, then haul back into the rig when you are finished towing. Plus the part that should communicate when it’s braking doesn’t work…
I got finished before he did and worked on reserving tables and organizing a potluck for Christmas day.
After lunch we spent time on our computers in the cool of the clubhouse. Giving our air conditioners a break. Highs have been in the mid 80’s. We also came to the clubhouse to use the free Thousand Trails WiFi. Hmm, couldn’t find it when we brought up our computers. I finished writing the blog, then used my cell phone hot spot to post the blog. During this time, we had a great Christmas talk with our son Joe. I have to share this: he said he feels he’s “Go With The Flow Joe”. So true and so different from us, his folks, who need to plan and prepare for everything to feel comfortable. We create stress by planning so hard, while he gets stress when those unplanned for incidents come crashing into his life. We’re just wired differently-neither approach is right or wrong. I suspect the perfect solution is to be in the middle, to plan, but to trust the flow will carry you as well. He also shared that at work, when he feels he’s going slower than usual, he calls it “JoMotion”. Sweet guy.
Meanwhile we got word from Lou/June that they had arrived. Then they came by the clubhouse so we enjoyed a pleasant visit. We’re excited to hear Lou perform tomorrow (Christmas Eve) night!
Too soon, time for supper. As we walked back to our site we met some members of Lewis and Clark who will now be joining our Christmas potluck group. It sure seems to be growing; how exciting.
Ah, an easy leftover supper and time to relax.
For fun, a little sand hill crane fun. (Larry had scared him. You should have seen those wings when he flung them out!)