Sleep On It

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182017

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my granddaughter Destiny happy birthday. Grandpa and Grandma Terry miss you sweetheart, but we will be seeing you again soon. So save up lots of hugs and kisses for us.

Thank you to the people who posted comments or sent emails in response to yesterday’s blog about the air-conditioning unit at our house. After being stumped trying to figure out what to do with it on Sunday, I decided to sleep on it and tackle the problem again yesterday. And that seems to have worked, because it worked like a charm all day yesterday with no problems at all. Don’t you wish all of the troubles in life would go away if you just took a nap?

Of course, I’m not foolish enough to believe that whatever the problem was has just magically fixed itself. But with the input I got from a lot of blog readers I have a pretty good idea of what to do if and when it happens again.

Aside from air-conditioning issues, most of my time lately has been spent working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. As I’ve said before, even though we’re not traveling at the moment, I have a huge story bank to draw from that I have collected in our travels over the years. It’s pretty much just a matter of updating details like entry fees, hours of operation, and things like that.

The biggest problem is deciding which stories to use in which issue to cover a lot of different interests and areas. One common complaint we received many times over the years was that if we were in the Southwest and writing about that region, people in the East or the Midwest complained that they wanted to see stories from that region. But when we were in the East, we got complaints because people in the West wanted stories about their areas. Doing it this way gives me an opportunity to mix things up a bit. So far for the new issue I have stories from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas. But as we all know, you can’t please everybody all of the time. I’m sure somebody will feel shortchanged. Hopefully we will have something that pleases them in the following issue.

While I’ve been busy with all of that, Miss Terry has been tackling some projects, too. She took a break from the big loom to set up a scarf project on her smaller Baby Wolf loom and looks like it’s going to be another beautiful creation. She also replaced the worn-out old faucet on our kitchen sink and added a separate filtered water faucet to the side of it. It always amazes me, and sometimes her, with how many things she can do and make it look easy.

Our game plan has been to hit the road sometime in late May or no later than June 1. That changed a bit when my son Travis and his wife Geli had to postpone their planned visit because of her work schedule, so now it looks like they will be here the end of May. Okay, so we will have the motorhome packed and ready, and after their visit we will leave June 1. Not so fast, little munchkin! Yesterday morning I got a call from the VA hospital in Orlando telling me that I have some tests scheduled for June 1st and 2nd. I hope we’re not going to be delayed any longer than that, because it’s going to be getting hotter around here by the day.

Thought For The Day – Sometimes life will test you but remember this – When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.

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  2 Responses to “Sleep On It”

  1. Nick, sorry I didn’t explain very well yesterday. Somewhere in your AC system there is an air filter. It might be inside the unit outside or in a filter grill but it should be changed every 2 or 3 months. If they get dirty not enough air goes through the system and it causes the coil outside to freeze. Letting it sit overnight allows the ice to melt, but with a dirty air filter it will happen again.
    Good luck.

  2. You will undoubtedly regret leaving FL in early June! We find early to mid-May to be about our limit. 😉

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