It was a little cloudy when we got up. Then it was a little windy. Then came a downpour of Rally registrations! :)
It was the last day of May and we really didn't want to spend any more money since we were tight on the budget for the month. Plus, Linda was in her element as the registrations kept popping up in our email. So we just stayed in the campground another day.
Linda loves keeping things organized. An expanded spreadsheet was prepared.
She was going through cabinets searching for binders and alphabetic dividers and a three-hole punch. The printer was spitting out registrations and she was highlighting responses. All the registrations are logged in the spreadsheet, and the paper back-ups have been placed in a binder in alphabetical order.
There were certainly some interesting responses, a few double registrations, and some creative deposit calculations. :) But there is absolutely no shortage of people willing to volunteer in helping out at the Rally. We expected no less from the RV-Dreams Community. :)
By the end of the day, the first day of sign-ups, we had 30 registrations! And we still have eleven months until the registration deadline! This might the biggest "first" rally in RV history. :)
Maybe we're gonna need all those volunteers. :)
So far, most people are coming in 2 - 3 days early. That will give folks a little more time to get to know each other. That's a good thing, because it's looking like the 4 days of the rally isn't going to be enough. :)
While Linda was doin' her thang, I was still putting out feelers for seminar speakers, donations, doorprizes, and whatever else I could think of. I don't think we are going to have a shortage of anything. :)
Then the weather radio came on. Tornado Watch for the next six hours - well, of course there was. :)
We had a few wind gusts here and there, but no bad weather. In the afternoon, we just took a little walk and a bike ride around the campground.
Can you find the rabbits?
The oriole is a little easier to see.
And, apparently, the Common Nighthawks are in charge of signage around here.
Back at the rig, I put in a new water filter. Our pressure, excuse me, "flow", was very low, yet with our pressure regulator (Watts IR56 Regulator with a 2-inch gauge), we knew it wasn't the campground's pressure.
We learned a long time ago, that if the pressure is low and it's been three months or longer since the inside water filter has been changed, look there first.
The RV Water Filter Store helped me figure that out the first time, and that's where I click to whenever we have a "flow" issue.
This time I wasn't sure if it was the filter, since I had just changed it out before we left the Rio Grande Valley a month and a half ago. But I put a new one in anyway and "voila!", good pressure, excuse me again, good "flow" is back.
Finally, we let the computers rest for the evening and we joined them. The Tornado Watch expired and, after a little TV via TIVO, we went to bed.
Since tomorrow is a new month and a new budget, and we expect registrations to slow down, I'm sure we will get out and about. But today was still a really good day in our life on the road. :)