First off, sorry for the long delay in updating the blog. We had no internet service at our last RV park for the month of February. Fortunately, we were able to use the internet at Dan’s parents condo. If it wasn’t for that, we would have finally signed up for a hotspot device. We are waiting until May to do that, when we are out in South Dakota, work camping, and we won’t have wi-fi.
As the title of the blog implies, we have only accomplished 3 things during the last 2 weeks: visiting family, visiting friends, and taxes.
Dan’s uncle, Don, has been hospitalized for the past few weeks with heart and respiratory problems here in Florida. On the positive side, we were able to visit with Dan’s twin cousins, Patty and Vickie, whom we have not seen for many years.
It was great meeting up with them, despite the circumstances. We also met up with their brother, Dan’s cousin David and his girlfriend Dee (but did not have camera with us).
We also were able to meet up with friends for dinner, in Winter Garden. I received a phone call from my former co-worker Jackie, who escaped the bitter cold of Wisconsin for a few days of sunshine with her family. It was a lot of fun meeting up with Jackie and getting caught up on everything. They were happy to shed their winter coats for a few days!!
And then their were taxes…….
We have always done our own taxes using Turbo-Tax, and were a little hesitant this year, after all the changes we made. But Turbo-Tax walked us through everything, including a lengthy and surprising questionnaire we had to fill out for Wisconsin. Apparently they don’t like people leaving their state.
We also had to complete a tax form for Kentucky, since we worked for Amazon. We did that form by hand, as we heard on the Amazon Camperforce Facebook page that it was pretty simple. Since South Dakota has no income tax, we did not have to complete any form for that state.
As of March 1, we have relocated to Scottsmoor, Florida, where we are at Crystal Lake RV Park. Unlike the “mega-park” in Orange City, with 550 sites, this one has just 60. We plan on going back into “touristy” mode, as there are many things to see and do along Florida’s “Space Coast”. Of course, this park has no internet service either. We received 4 free hours on their wi-fi, and then you could sign up for a month. My computer shut off after 4 hours, but Dan’s iPad is still going after 3 days. So we are holding off paying a fee for now. And for whatever reason, Verizon gave us another 1 GB of data on our plan. So we can use that as our hotspot when needed.
Quote for the day: “Cherish your human connections – your relationships with friends and family.” – Barbara Bush