Monday, November 29, 2010

RV Dealership Demise

Welcome to my blog Merikay.  I've noticed you on other blogs and I thank you for joining me.  I don't envy you the work than needs to be done on your house and I'm glad I'm finished with it on mine and now I just have to downsize.  Did  you hear that?  Just have to it's so easy. 

I have two dealerships in mind to go to when I'm in Tucson.  I went online yesterday to check out their inventory and found out one of them has gone out of business.  That was a shocker.  I actually have some history with them as I was hired as a sales person and let go at the end of the two weeks of training.  My thinking for getting hired on was that I could probably get a discount on an RV and I'd probably get some great driving experience. A lady who was in training with me, and remained hired, told me later on that she had nothing good to say about them and that I was lucky that they let me go.  

Have I mentioned that I was also hired to drive a metro bus in Seattle?  I thought that would be a great way to get some experience driving and would help me down the line when I finally got my Class A.  Three of us were assigned to ride/drive a bus together and we drove on weekends.  We were taken to an old part of Seattle with narrow streets to practice right turns. Scary stuff.  Then on another day we went to downtown Seattle, which I never do, and practiced stopping at bus stops.  I did really well on the written tests and didn't hit anything the two times I got to drive a bus.  A fellow student came in very sick one day, I caught what he had, called in sick and was told not to return.  I'd sort of already figured out that being a bus driver was not what I wanted so I wasn't too heartbroken.  Every time I see a bus now I'm reminded that I'm glad things worked out the way they did.  

Update on my best friends in Tucson, the married couple, of which I mentioned the husband is in ICU.  Not looking good.  He's on a ventilator, is still sedated and his doctor told his wife to get his kids to Tucson.  That wasn't what I wanted to hear and I'm sure she didn't want to have to tell me that.  I'm so glad I'll be there in less than a week.  I hope I don't end up attending a funeral.  He's only sixty-three.  Prayers and positive vibes would be appreciated.  Thanks.

A bit of history about my best friends.  We met at the Arizona State Prison where we worked as counselors on a substance abuse yard.  That was in 2000.  They were new to Tucson and also newlyweds.  I had finally completed my Bachelor's Degree, at age 52, and hadn't started my Master's program yet.  It was also the only counseling job I could find in Tucson.  I believe that we were hired so that we could meet.  We hit it off right from the start and have been friends ever since.  

For those of you who want me to do your scanning...not gonna happen.  I'm so tired of scanning and now that I've finished that I have the shredding to do.  I'm glad I did it but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Now I have to put them into iPhoto and put them in categories.  That'll be easier and maybe I'll take my laptop to the warm part of the house to work on that.  

My thirteen year old dog is on thyroid meds and every six months or so I have to take him to the vet for blood work.  That happened last Friday. While I was there I mentioned to the vet that it's getting harder for him to get up.  He suggested acupuncture.  Since I'm an advocate of acupuncture and have it done myself, I agreed.   I have to take him in this afternoon for round two.  I notice a difference in him getting up and I'm willing to keep taking him in and paying for it if it's working.  I have to take him in Friday, also.  

I finally got to work out with my trainer this morning and did it feel good. While I did my routine faithfully at home when I was house bound all last week, I don't have weights at home and I was needing to lift some weights. She also talked me into coming in an extra day this week since I'll be in Tucson next week.  I really enjoy her. She's pushed me in ways I would never push myself and has challenged me to experience new behaviors. Since August 2009, I've lost 79 pounds. She has pushed me to get out of the baggy shirts and pants I was so comfortable wearing when I was busy hiding all the flab I had under those clothes. She cheers me on and always gives me a hug before I leave the gym.  I love working out with her and I've finally come to realize how important exercise is, something I would avoid like the plague, prior to March of this year when I signed up to work with her.  I will never gain that weight back and I will do what it takes to keep it off...exercise.

And with that, I bid you adieu.

More sunshine please,



  1. Congrats on your weight loss. What an accomplishment! One of the things I miss most about fulltiming, besides fresh tomatoes, is my treadmill. Wish there was a light protable one. :)

  2. I'm looking forward to reading your upcoming adventures!

    We lost the nearest RV dealer a few months ago. It was small, but I had planned on looking seriously at what they had when we got closer to "doing it!"

  3. Yes, congratulations on the weight loss. I'm getting my head in gear to take control! Beaudry RV closed over a year ago I think. It was a shock as they were so big. I hope your friend in the hospital gets better. Too much illness!!! It sucks.

  4. Congrats on the weight loss. What an accomplishment.

  5. WOW!! So impressed with your weight loss. It's finding that way to make excercise a part of life that makes all the difference. Glad you found one of the special trainers.