I often spend eight hours or more a day at my desk, and when I’m on deadline, it’s not unusual for me to pull a twelve or fourteen hour day. For the last year or more, I have had a lot of pain in my tailbone and back, and especially after a working day.
My desk chair was about at least five or six years old, maybe more, and was falling apart. The hydraulic fluid had leaked out years ago, the lift and tilt mechanisms no longer worked, the seat was broken down and had almost no padding left, and occasionally a nut or two would fall off, just for the heck of it. As an alterantive to desk chairs, compare the different bench desks on offer. Miss Terry finally got tired of putting it back together, and of listening to me snivel, so yesterday she announced that it was time to get a new chair.
Now, among my many, many shortcomings, I’m a cheapskate when it comes to buying clothes or chairs for myself. I mean, I paid $150 for my last chair, and it only lasted five years? Who can afford to replace a darned chair that often, at those kind of prices? 🙂 So we went to Staples, I sat in every chair in the place, and I was all set to get another chair very similar to the one I already had, but Terry said no, it was a tool, and I needed a better quality chair, with all the hours I spend in it.
So I bought a very nice Tempur-pedic 9000 office chair, and $300 dollars later, here it is. Ouch, that’s an awful lot of money for a place to park my portly posterior! 🙁 The chair came disassembled in a box, and once we got back to the motorhome, Terry quickly put it together, and here it is! What do you think? Anybody need a broken down, very used and abused desk chair? It will be sitting next to the dumpster here at the Orlando Thousand Trails Preserve today! Well, I guess we know what Nick’s getting for Christmas! 🙂
I got an e-mail from a new RVer who plans to spend about six months of the year on the road, asking me if I use a CB radio when we are traveling. He also wanted to know if we ever talk to other RVers on the CB. I have a Cobra CB in the motorhome, and though I don’t use it very often, it comes in handy now and then. A few times, before we had a GPS, I was able to get directions in strange towns on the CB, and several times we have used it when we saw traffic backed up on the highway, to know which lane to be in, or how to avoid an accident up ahead. Our CB also has a weather channel which has come in handy from time to time.
As for communicating with other RVers, I think once or twice in our thirteen years on the road, I have been hailed by another RVer. It just doesn’t seem to happen very often. Of course, I don’t have the radio on all of the time, because the talk from the truckers can get downright filthy. We don’t often travel in convoy with other RVs, but we have a few times with our friends Greg and Jan White. When we do that, I usually grab one of Greg’s handheld two way FRS radios, and it’s nice to be able to communicate about upcoming turns, the need for a potty or fuel stop, or traffic information. How about you? Do you use a CB when traveling in your RV?
Today will be more of the same, working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Gee, my tushie will feel great in my new chair! 🙂
Thought For The Day – The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.