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BLOG is a contraction of the words weB LOG. Wikipedia says a BLOG is "regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video." According to Wikipedia, "As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112,000,000 blogs."

So the idea here is to weave a continuous account of the events or activities of an individual, group or organization. Continuous is the tough part. We all have routine days when nothing seems extraordinary to us and so we don't think to mention what is going on. This describes our past month and thus I feel I haven't gathered enough to report on. While our life seems routine, it is far from that by any measure.

I was on the phone talking to my insurance company today. A rock in the windshield brings a need for repair. In talking to the agent, I have to give my home address in South Dakota, my phone number from Missouri and my current location where the repair will be done here in Edinburg, Texas! I am so far outside the norm that I have to take charge of making sure that they understand all this. I've learned to do this over the last 8 years of living full time. Patience I tell myself, just explain it one more time. If I don't say it they'll schedule my repair for my home address in South Dakota... Who, after all wouldn't be at home in South Dakota? Have you looked at the weather there? This morning the temperature was zero, nada, zip, nothing, for the poor folks who live where my mail is collected and forwarded.

I've played tennis Sunday morning and golf in the afternoon. Now I'm recovering from that burst of activity. Monday was cool and today we had a rainy day with temperatures in the 50's and we complain! We're looking forward to temperatures in the 70's on the last day of 2009 and slightly cooler to start 2010. At our park we'll dance until the bell tolls 12:00 p.m. then drink champagne with hugs all around. We are very much a family here at Sandpipers Resort. So much so that Louise and I are in the throe's of planning our residence here in the park. If all goes as planned, we'll have a grand mobile home (today they are called manufactured homes) set up ready for occupancy when we return in the fall. At that point I suppose we'll cease to be full timers in the strictest definition of the word. We'll still have the motor home and travel in the summers to escape the heat that no one who can afford to will flee. Someday when the motor home becomes more than we can handle we'll have to give up even that semblance of living on the road.

And so my friends, I challenge you to take a minute to create another "regular entry" in your BLOG here on the FMCA web site. You are far from the ordinary person. You have discovered the lure of the road, the romance of travel, and you own a magical machine capable of transporting you in the comfort of home to the remote corners of our continent or beyond. What is your story? What have you done in 2009? Where are you going in 2010? So many BLOGS, so little activity. Let us resolve to change this in 2010.

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