Happiness Project 31


Starting a new week with happy thoughts from my life to yours.

1.  Irmapocalypse
My family/friends in Florida survived Irma. Prayers and good vibes for all involved.
2.  Breakfast
Breakfast is my favorite meal. My favorite breakfast is two eggs over easy, hash browns, wheat toast, strawberry jam, and coffee. Most days I have fruit and plain Greek yogurt with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top. In the cold season oatmeal and honey makes it to the breakfast table. Occasionally I’ll splurge with a breakfast buffet or sausage biscuits or a toasted bagel and cream cheese or (like this morning) a a homemade Americano and homemade pound cake. Yum!
3.  Memories of my misspent youth
“Strawberry Hill: This sneaky bastard looks inoffensively pale pink and smells mild enough, but it tastes overwhelmingly of Welch’s strawberry soda, with a sleazy little edge that whispers, “Dude, don’t worry, 16’s legal in this state!” –
Drinking the Bottom Shelf

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Happiness Project 19


I enjoy writing The Happy Things blogs. Each week I try to post 3 things that create happiness in my eternal Now. There will be apparent repetition but Now brings new and unique happinesses even to what seems old.  

1.  Jake’s Fish Camp 
I visit here every time I’m in the area.  Jake’s is a unique cultural experience on the banks of the Alabama River:  live music, local bands (I heard the River Rats), t-shirts, food, beverages, fishing, and a boat launch. Good times. 
And, as an added bonus…CAMPING
Dump station
$25 a day
$150 a week
*Prices subject to change

2.  A Kayak 
The search for the appropriate kayak continues.
Hardbody or inflatable
Transporting it
Roof racks
Sit on or sit in
Smooth or rough water or both 
Single or tandem 
Tie down straps 

3.  Latte
There was a personal latte shortage for a couple of months.  I visited a coffee shop yesterday after this latte drought.  A good latte is a thing of beauty and tasty too.  

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What’s Happening in June


What’s going on at World HQ this month? 
1. Lots of service work:
* Air conditioner service 
* Refrigerator service 
* Engine oil and filter change 
* Onan propane generator oil and filter change
* Chassis lube
* Gas filter replaced
* Check brakes, shocks, steering stabilizer, and air dryer
* New radio
* Check house batteries 
* Fix steps 
* Maybe a new TV 📺 
The one in the bedroom has been broken for a while now.

2. Gunter Hill Campground 
This is one of my favorite campgrounds. It’s in the River Region of Alabama just outside Montgomery. Most the lots are wooded. As an added bonus, since it’s a COE campground I can stay for half price. 

3. Back in Alabama – sigh

4. Visiting with some good friends and family 

5. A beginner kayak?  
I have been shopping for a kayak. I’ve looked at inflatables, kayaks that come in sections, regular kayaks, one person, two person, sit on, sit in, life vests, paddles, and a multitude of ways to carry a kayak with a soft top Jeep or motorhome.  
I was hobbling around Gunter Hill and there was the 8′ DayLife sit on kayak. The reviews indicate it is a good beginner’s kayak.  Any suggestions? 

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I got to FourStar Freightliner in Montgomery at 8am.  Right on time. After filling out paperwork, I went to the customer lounge.   An hour passed before my rolling home rolled into the shop area. The time passed quickly because the conversation was  excellent.   I spent several hours talking with a truck driver from Atlanta.  Tim is an interesting human and very knowledgeable.  Our conversation centered around comparative religion.  I learned at lot.   Very enjoyable.   That is one of my favorite subjects. 

The diagnosis is good news. The brakes, shocks, and air dryer look good.  He said the brakes and shocks look new.  I also asked them to do a general over all check of my  rolling home.  They found an oil leak on the oil pan and tightened the bolts.  I’ll watch and see if that worked.  All I’m getting done today is engine service, generator  service, and a gas filter.  

Six+/- hours later, the total was $420 and change for the services and gas filter.   Not bad at all.   I highly recommend Four Star Freightliner in Montgomery Alabama. I’m already planning to return to have the transmission and AC serviced.  

No tent is required. I’m parked in my rolling home at Gunter Hill Campground.  YAY! 

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A Short Hop


I visited FourStar Freightliner in Montgomery AL to set up an appointment for service work. The fast and friendly service man said bring the RV in at 8 in the morning (6.1.17).  I’ll be there.  At 13 minutes away, it’s probably not going to get any more convenient.  

They’ll take a look at the air dryer, brakes, shocks, and air filters to determine what if anything needs repair.  We know they will find something.  That’s their business. Then they will check parts availability, order parts, and set up a time for me to to return for the repairs. 

He said it would probably have to stay overnight one night and that it should be done before my travel date (6.12.17). I’ll find a local motel or get a tent. I lean towards the tent plan.  A tent is a good thing to own.  After all, I might want to go camping some time.  😂

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Adventures in Nomading 


Two travel days in a row is tiring. But there is no rest for the weary traveler.   Another new nomadic lifestyle experience/adventure is in the making. 

Tomorrow an RV Hero is coming to service the AC units. This will be the first time they have been serviced since I’ve had the RV. The next day I’m going to visit the local Freightliner dealership. Maybe I can get an appointment. I want the brakes, the air dryer. and shocks checked.   

It is hard to set up house when the house may roll in to the shop for an unknown period of time. And there is the food in the fridge. And few as they are, all my things are in my rolling home. It is an exciting week.  

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Caveman TV 2017 Episode 3


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Caveman TV 2017 Episode 2


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A Possible Practice


Rob Brezsny suggests: 
Assume that your drive to experience pleasure and happiness isn’t a barrier to your spiritual growth, but is in fact essential to it. Proceed on the hypothesis that cultivating joy can make you a more ethical and compassionate person. Imagine that feeling good has something important to teach you every day.

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This Happened


This blog is coming to you from New Orleans Lousiana.  Yesterday we traversed the space time continuum to manifest our version of reality in NOLA. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I love to see you Virgos flirt with the uncharted and the uncanny and the indescribable. I get thrills and chills whenever I watch your fine mind trying to make sense of the fabulous and the foreign and the unfathomable. What other sign can cozy up to exotic wonders and explore forbidden zones with as much no-nonsense pragmatism as you? If anyone can capture greased lightning in a bottle or get a hold of magic beans that actually work, you can. ~ Rob Brezsny’s Astrology Newsletter

Now where did I put those magic beans?

I must share the challenge from his newsletter.   Create your royal 👑 crown using a shower cap, rubber bands, and light bulbs. 

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