Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Why Don't I Just Listen to What My Gut is Telling Me???

Life would sometimes be so much simpler if I just listened to my gut.  I wrote a post not too long ago asking for input on memberships for RV parks. I appreciate all the feedback I got, and I already knew the answer for me, but did I listen? No way.  I had already signed up for membership in one of the organizations, based in Washington.  How much sense does that make when I plan on going back to the Southwest?  Sometimes it's easier to give in to the salesman because it just seems like they're just going to beat you down anyway, no matter what you say.  When I was told that I'd have six days to opt out if I wanted to, I folded and signed on the dotted line.

When I was in Sequim over the weekend I checked out what would be my home park, meaning I could stay there for free.  I was very disappointed in what I saw and I have no desire to return to that park.

I read the fine print today on the contract I signed, followed it to the letter, and got out of my contract.  Whew, what a relief.  Another salesman did his darndest to get me to sign up for a different program.  I listened for awhile, thanked him for his time and left.  Now I have to wait for them to return my deposit to me.  

Am I the only one who doesn't listen to their gut?  I've done this so many times and it always seems to end up as an "if only."  If only I'd listened to my gut...if only I'd gotten up and walked out before signing on the dotted line, if only I'd never returned their first phone call, etc., etc., etc.  At least this had a happy ending.

Speaking of happy...sunshine and 73〫today!!!  Hallelujah!!!  I had a number of plants to plant so I got out in my backyard and planted them.  My dog even enjoyed himself.  

That reminds me...someone asked me recently on a different post if I was taking my dog with me to Arizona and my answer is YES!!!  We've worked out how to get him into Olivia.  He went with me to Sequim last weekend and did  pretty good.  In fact, he seemed to love being there and the change in routine didn't seem to bother him.  Usually I let him out in our fenced backyard but I wasn't able to in Sequim.  I'd take him out on his leash and he just wanted to walk, so we did.  I'm very uncomfortable when it comes to cutting his toenails so they were a bit long.  I took him to the vet yesterday and got them cut, so we're going to start walking.

He's been on thyroid medication for years and our current vet checks his blood periodically.  Yesterday was the day for that, besides clipping his toenails.  I got a call from the vet today saying that he's in great health and all his organs are in great shape.  The vet also mentioned that other dogs would be jealous of him.  That's good news because with him being 14 I'm thinking our time is limited but maybe we have a few more years left.  I hope so because he's the best dog I've ever had and I adore him.  

That's all I have for now so this is the end this post.

Loving the sunshine,



  1. It's hard sometimes to resist the "offers". Even small ones like 40% off or Buy one get one free.
    I have a coupon for 3 free nights for one of those places, and I think I will throw it away. 3 free nights are not worth the stress of listening to the salesperson.

  2. your experience reminds me of those 'time share' meetings that won't let you go till you sign on the dotted line..glad to hear that you are getting your money back, especially if the 'home park' is not that great!

  3. When I bought my first camper I received a free 3 nights stay at one of those big deal places. But I figured I would have to listen to their speal and I never went. The main reason being, one time they sent me and invite and I would get a free tv. When I called they asked what my husband's name was, I said I don't have one and was told I couldn't come. I was going to fight that but didn't think it was worth it. So I will never go there anyway. Jerks
    Glad the vet went so well for your fur buddy.

  4. I'm glad you got out of the contract. Salesmen are a pain to listen to. I can't imagine having that job. Yuck!

  5. Folks...please do not throw those 3 free night passes away! Instead we all need to learn to say "NO". We have enjoyed several of those 3 free night passes and have learned to exercise our rights as human beings to stand up for ourselves and just say no! It is an enlightening feeling to do so and the best way to learn to be good to ourselves and follow our guts.

    Our lives are best when we follow our guts, but there are too many times when we use to give in to the pressure of others, but now the times we follow our guts outnumber by far the times we do not follow it!

    Keep practicing and be proud of yourselves for being all you can be in spite of a person who is pressuring you to do something you really do not want to do.

    Thanks for the reminder of how we all must always do what is best for matter what someone else may be saying.

  6. Such good news about your dog. Fourteen years is quite an accomplishment for him.

  7. I'm so glad you will be able to take your dog with you. It would be so sad to have to leave him at home. Treasure every day, but be prepared to set the limits. When my dog was at the end of her days I made a deal with her. I would love her and help her in every way unitl she could not do one of several things. Get up off of her bed, keep from pooping in the house (I got up with her twice a night for months, but she never had an accident) or be able to eat or drink. One morning she couldn't get up and refused food. The choice had been made.

    Love him. Enjoy him. And make his days as good as a dogs can be. Then when that final day comes, you will be sad and you will cry, but you will be able to listen to your gut.

  8. Sure glad you were able to get out of that contract. Those salesmen sure know how to push buttons.

    I'm glad you figured out a way to take your fur pal with you. I think that's important. As Merikay said, love him for as long as you can. You'll know when it's time to let go.