One Night’s Sleep

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152014

Just one night’s sleep. That’s all I ask for. I think if I could get a solid six to eight hours of sleep I’d feel a whole lot better. The last two nights I’ve been up and down all night long, coughing and sneezing. I may drink a quart of Nyquil before I go to bed tonight. They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m willing to take the risk.

Actually, I did feel somewhat better yesterday than I did the day before, and my head wasn’t all foggy. I managed to write about 2,000 words in my current work in progress (WIP), and I got some research done because, as so often happens with my mysteries, the story is veering off into a direction I did not anticipate. Those darn folks in Big Lake are always full of surprises.

Miss Terry has been a good girl, so yesterday Santa Claus delivered an early Christmas gift for her. Okay, it was UPS, but it’s been chilly here and the driver had a red nose, so that’s close enough, right?

Until now Terry has been sitting on one of our dining chairs when she weaves, but when she saw this neat Weaving Bench online she really liked it, so I ordered one for her. It has four different seat height adjustments and you can set it up to have either a solid or rocking seat. It can even be quickly adapted for use as a rigid heddle loom stand. I’ve kept her so busy playing tourist and collecting stories for future issues of the Gypsy Journal that she hasn’t had much time for weaving lately. But now that we’re going to be sitting still for a while she’s looking forward to getting back to her loom.

Weaving bench

Several people have asked if we will be at the Florida RV Super Show in Tampa in mid-January. We won’t have a vendor booth at the show, but we will be there on media passes covering the show and telling our readers about some of the neat products being offered there. If you’re going to be at the show, I hope we see you there.

Speaking of neat RV products, with winter upon us a lot of people are asking me about catalytic heaters for use inside an RV. When we built our MCI bus conversion we installed a typical RV furnace and only used it a time or two because we found that an Olympian Catalytic Heater like this kept us toasty warm in any weather and used a lot less propane. If you need a supplemental heat source for your RV, or simply want to save money on heating costs, get yourself one. You won’t regret it.


For more information on RVing in cold weather, check out John Huggins’ Winter RVing page on the Living The RV Dream website.

Have you entered this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Birdsongs by my friend Jason Deas yet? It’s the first book in Jason’s excellent Benny James mystery series, a fast-paced tale centered on former FBI agent Benny James, who hoped to retire to a slower paced lifestyle on a houseboat but finds himself drawn into a murder investigation. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Birdsongsaudio copy

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