I Want A Nap

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282016

When I was a kid I hated taking a nap. Hated it! There was too much going on to waste time napping. I could think of a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t be taking a nap, and my mom wouldn’t buy any of them. I’d get up, she’d make me go lie back down, I’d get up again, and we’d repeat the process again until she ran out of patience and told me to take a nap or else! I knew what “or else” meant, so she’d win.

But now it’s a whole different world. I LOVE naps! Love them. I can take a nap waiting in the car while Terry is inside the grocery store picking up a few things, I can take a nap in the car while somebody else is driving, but my favorite place in the world to take a nap is our sofa. I think I love our sofa more than I love my drone or any of my kites. I mean, after all, I don’t even have to go outside to use it!

Now, you know and I know that I’m just being lazy when I stretch out on the sofa, but don’t tell Miss Terry! She thinks I’m mulling over the next chapter of my current book, or working out some snarl in the plot. At least, that’s what I tell her, and so far she hasn’t told me just how full of it I am. Then again, maybe she’s like my mother and just glad for the quiet time.

I mentioned our electrical problem in yesterday’s blog. I pulled the cover off of our main breaker panel and the sub-breaker panel, checked all the wiring to make sure it was tight, and couldn’t find anything that appeared to be loose. I also pulled the breakers themselves out and they all look to be good. So I guess the next step may be to call Winnebago and see if someone there has any ideas.

Reading this, I imagine that some of you are wondering what the heck I’m doing messing around with tools inside of an electrical panel. Actually, that’s one of the few things I know something about. When we built our MCI bus conversion I designed and laid out both the 12 volt and 110 volt systems, including dedicated circuits for the washing machine and dryer, air conditioner, and microwave, installed the generator, inverter, and transfer switch, and everything else that went into it. I probably over engineered everything, but that’s okay. I’m pleased to say that in 8 1/2 years of fulltiming in the bus, we never had an electrical problem related to either system I installed. And it didn’t burn down, either, so I guess I did something right.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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.

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  3 Responses to “I Want A Nap”

  1. I’m a believer Nick ….. LOVE LOVE my outside automatic lights!!

  2. Naps are great,,, think of all the money you save you don’t have to pay a psychiatrist to to do something you like
    And nine times out of 10 you come up restful and with a better answers

  3. Loose grounds and Neutrals always cause problems In electrical systems. Those are the first things I check. I have had power turn on and off when the grounds are bad. In a coach, things are a little different, but electricity does not see. Check the grounds and neutrals.

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