Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The big gap














In my over five years of writing the blog, this has been the longest dry spell I have experienced. It is not that we have not been busy, but just plain old writers block. I know now that I am unlikely to get around to writing the great American novel, indeed, not any kind of novel. During this blog void, we have celebrated four birthdays including my own induction into the official ranks of Geezerhood. The only reason I can come up with for this long lapse is-I just did not feel like doing it. I wonder if that is part of Geezerhood?

Besides the birthdays, we went with a group of folks from the campground to the historical district of Pensacola and had a great guide tour of the some of the oldest buildings in town along with some great history. While I am pretty sure I had heard the explanations before I liked the discussion of where the terms upper crust folks and sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite. The first came from the idea that when important guests would arrive In town, they were offered the upper crust of the bread. So they would not have to deal with the sooty bottom, half of the bread. And of course the second expression literally comes from tightening the ropes on the bed for a tighter mattress and in those days’ bugs in the bedding was impossible to prevent. The local church had an interesting history of having its first four pastor’s die shortly after arriving from various diseases and accidents. The church went unused for a time, because oddly enough new pastors were hard to come by! We completed the day with a good meal at the local oyster house.

For the rest of the time, we have been busy looking at houses, making offers to folks still lost in denial about what their homes are worth and trying to adjust to the idea of not being full time RVer’s any longer.

11 comments:

Katie said...

Interesting history of "upper crust". It makes so much sense but I never would have guessed it!

Gypsy said...

I think of of the toughest things to face when a person gets older is the question of where and how will I live. When you are used to traveling pretty much at will, it's almost inconceivable that you won't be doing that any more. Good luck in the housing market.

meowmomma said...

I for one totally understand a break in blogging..... :)

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

That is the cutest picture of your granddaughter! She is a cutie!
I think I missed something along the way. I didn't know you were not going to travel any longer. I just thought you were taking a break. We wish you the best of luck locating your new home. We will miss you if you do not blog any longer. ~wheresweaver

Sue and Doug said...

nothing wrong with taking a break from blogging!..some blog every single day?..don't know how they do that!!..good luck on the house hunting..hope you find the perfect place to call home!
and belated Happy Birthday to you!!!

E Squared and Mui said...

Sometimes the will to write just isn't there ... it will work itself out. The first time we learned about the source of some of the sayings that have become a part of the English language was when we visited Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Victoria, BC ... square meal, burning the candle at both ends, and a few others ... I'm always charmed by such stories and explanations.

Jerry and Suzy said...

My good friend Nick has said, "Writer's block is a crock." He said that because, as a professional writer most of his life, he has deadlines, he gets paid for the job, so he must write. So he can't accept writer's block. In my own case, I wrote an entire rather long blog post about having nothing to write about, and got quite a few good comments. However, I post so seldom now, I can recognize that what I have is a lack of interest in it, a lack of enthusiasm, and a lack of will. In no way am I condemning you to the same lacks I have, it's just what applies to me. But nice to see you back!

Jeff & Barbie said...

Good hearing from you again. We wish you much luck in the house hunting!

Sherry said...

Me too! I didn't know you were moving out of the full time life. Settling in Pensacola? Maybe I need to go back to the blog where you talked about this?

I've wondered where you were. But figured you were just blogged out for a while. I feel that way at times too. But for me the blog is more like a journal for myself so I can remember what we did and where we were. Geezerhood has altered my memory. :-)

Karen and Al said...

Glad to have you back.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Understand how you can have a dry spell, but congrats on finding that perfect house.

Does it have room for your RV? ;c)