Right now, we’re just hanging out here in Traverse City, waiting for Miss Terry’s doctor appointment on Friday, visiting with my cousin Terry and his family, and their neighbors Ed and Mary Jo, who have become close friends of ours over the years. It’s a good time to sleep in late, catch up on our reading and internet surfing, and I’ve even managed to get some real work done. 🙂
Of course, when we’re sitting still, I usually don’t have as much to write about. While I think every aspect of my life is absolutely fascinating, you probably don’t really care what I had for breakfast (blueberry pancakes), how many e-mails I had waiting in my Inbox yesterday morning (36), or how many of them were forwards that I automatically deleted without opening (21). You probably don’t even care how many people sent those 21 junk e-mails (4).
So what shall we talk about today? How about our Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed? I know that a lot of people really like them, but Terry and I hate ours. From the very first week, one chamber lost about 10-15 pounds of air in a 24 hour period. We complained to Select Comfort several times, jumped through all of the hoops they wanted us to try to remedy the situation, and finally just gave up and resigned ourselves to adding more air every night when we go to bed.
We also spent months arguing with the company, before they finally sent a replacement for the foam that divides the two chambers down the center of the bed. The original one collapsed within the first year. And even though we’ve had the bed for about three years now, and have experimented with every “comfort setting” from very soft to extra firm, we both wake up every morning with stiff, sore backs. I never need an alarm clock, I know that back pain will wake me up right on schedule. Replacing this uncomfortable thing is very high on our priority list. Do you have a Sleep Number Bed, and if so do you like yours?
A word of caution. Last evening I received a telephone call from (646) 467-6665. We were in kind of a a noisy setting, so by the time I realized my phone was ringing and fumbled it out of my pocket, the call had ended. Since it was not a number I recognized, and the call came in after 9:30, I looked the number up on Google. It belongs to an outfit called Universal Survey Company, and some folks report getting a dozen or more repeated calls every day. So if you see this number calling you, ignore it.
Whitt and Judy McKinney, husband and wife musicians who make up The McKinney Washtub Two, performed for us at our rally at Elkhart Campground last year, and were a big hit. Whitt and Judy have agreed to come to Celina, Ohio for our Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally in September, and we’re looking forward to listening to them again. When they’re not entertaining RVers, they also play at other venues, and they are here in Traverse City for a few days. So yesterday evening we met for dessert at an ice cream place called Moomers, which came very highly recommended. It was nice to have some time to visit, away from the hustle and bustle of a rally, and we had a very good time.
In fact, long after our ice cream was gone, we just sat outside at a picnic table, chatting away. Finally, over three hours later, we decided to call it an evening. But not before Whitt and Judy agreed to do not one, but two different shows at our Ohio rally! I guarantee that they’ll have you tapping your toes, clapping your hands, and laughing out loud!
Back home, I posted a new self-publishing blog titled How I Sell E-Books Q&A, got this blog ready to go, and by then it was time to think about bedtime. Tune in tomorrow, and I’ll try to think of something else to share with you that will change the course of life as we know it. Or at least get your day off to a pleasant start. 🙂
Thought For The Day – More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.