Stix n Brix, NC
Welcome to the latest followers, Pinon and BW & Carol. It's one of those small world moments when a follower has an NC connection. It's a nice state with the Appalachian Mountains on the west end and the Atlantic Ocean on the east and a lot of history in between.
I'm working night shift this holiday weekend and it's been pretty quiet in Raleigh. Maybe the early autumn-like weather has something to do with it. Autumn is by far my favorite time of year. It's been excessively hot this summer.
A few days ago, Howard announced the date and location of the rv-dreams rally for 2011. We went to our first one this past April and had a blast. We met some of the nicest people and went to some informative seminars. I have my work schedule written down for the next 11 months so I took a look at April 2011. The rally is scheduled for the weekend of my four night shifts. Problem. I hate taking off nights because it puts a strain on the rest of the guys. I'm already planning to take off a couple of nights in May for my nephew's wedding so I'm in a pickle. We really want to go to the rally. Problem. I will have to use some vacation days along with almost all of my over-time. If I use too much vacation time, I will have to work another month. :( We've been bouncing it back and forth and I've done some math. If I don't get sick (that'll eat my vacation time), I will just barely have enough time to retire on my target date...so...we're going. We stayed at River Plantation in TN a few years ago and it's a nice place. I've got to get ready for work so we'll make reservations tomorrow.