But wait …
It was real!
Ashleigh Brilliant is a favorite wordsmith of mine and I’ve adopted one of his sayings as my mission statement:
“I’ve abandoned my search for the truth and am now seeking a good fantasy”First of all, we have a wonderful home to live in. Every morning we wake up in our oh-so-comfortable bed, we have to look around at our luxurious surroundings and pinch ourselves.
www.geeksontour.com business in 2006 and people have been opting in to our email lists ever since. Yesterday, before getting on the road, I sent out an email to our current list of about 7,000. I told them about a review that was recently written about our Picasa book – it was very complimentary. I wrote that the ebook is currently available for only $10 – including access to 25 tutorial videos. That’s way too cheap, and someday soon we will raise the price, but it seemed a good marketing thing to do to make one last push at the cheap price.
After sending the email, I turned off the computers and stowed all loose objects in the RV. We pulled In the slides, raised the stabilizing jacks, and drove away. By the end of the day when we pulled into the next RV park for the night, we checked our PayPal account and we had made enough money to cover our fuel costs from Madison to Gillette. Life is SO good!
What was more surprising was the number of people who ordered the printed book at $29. So Jim had to work all evening, printing, binding and packaging a dozen books. Today we need to find a post office because some of the books need to be shipped overseas – we had orders from New Zealand, Australia, England, and Canada. It is just so amazing that we’re operating an International business from our motorhome while traveling the country. If you want to read a little more about our business, here’s an article from last year that was written in Forbes.com.
In addition to driving down the highway, and making money, we also did a little sightseeing yesterday. I can never resist taking pictures of windmill farms. They are such huge, yet elegant structures.
We had heard about the Corn Palace for years, but had no burning desire to see it. As the signs started pointing to the next exit, I said, ‘What the hell, let’s stop.’
We were told that there are hundreds of acres of corn planted *just* for making these murals. The different colors are specifically grown right in the area.
And, in the parking lot for the Corn Palace, we saw a motorhome with an FMCA logo in the window. As we walked past toward our rig, we wondered if maybe we knew these people. Within a couple minutes, we heard our names shouted behind us – it was Linda Ballard and her husband. Linda attended many of our seminars at the Madison rally and joined our membership site. Her husband, Wayne?, said he’s been on our email list for quite some time. We’re both headed toward the Black Hills around Rapid City, SD. We may just run into them again! Part of our family on the road.
Back on the road, when we came upon the Missouri river it felt like a good time to stop … it was about 4:30.
Besides, we’d been bombarded with signs for ‘Al’s Oasis.’ It is THE place to stop.
We stopped, connected to the park’s pretty good WiFi, and started answering emails and printing mailing labels!
There you have it! A perfect day for us. Living on the Road and Working on the Web. Our Truth *is* our Fantasy.