Beautiful weather today, not too cold, not too hot, light breeze, and low humidity, couldn't ask for more.
Everyday I feel a little better so I put the new foam that I ordered from Amazon in the little Bronco and cut it to the size it needs to be. Through trial and error I've determined that the sofa is the most comfortable if I put my new foam on top of the old cushions which gives me about 5 inches of foam and prevents me from sinking down to the plywood like I was doing before, which had absolutely nothing to do with my weight.
But using the foam like that means that I will have to put a blanket or something over the new foam because foam is kind of clingy and nothing slides on it so getting into the sitting down position and getting up again is more difficult than it needs be. But I actually count the blanket as a good thing because it's easy to take the blanket off and wash it every now and then instead of taking the zip on covers off the foam pads, washing them and finding out they shrunk just enough so it's extremely difficult to get the foam back in again, don't ask me how I know.
Like I said I'm feeling better now and its kind of weird because I feel good enough to want to go to the mountains, but not good enough to actually do it.
It's too bad this is a holiday weekend if it wasn't I think I might actually get out and do something, but since it is I will initiate DEFCON 1 and shelter in place until the holiday hordes have gathered up their loud music boxes, their screaming kids, their barking dogs, their contractor generators, and return from whence they came.
My new foam on top of the old factory foam pads. so far this feels real comfortable to me
This is a wool blanket I plan on using when it's chilly in the mountains. I have a cotton Mexican blanket I'll use when it's hot.
The cone of shame. The family dog had a minor outpatient "procedure" yesterday, although it wasn't minor to him.
Another day of R&R for me, I'm feeling better, but still not good enough to chase squirrels around the yard.
During my last mini-vacation I determined that the sofa in the little Bronco where I spend most of my time is not very comfortable, in fact its downright uncomfortable. Now there's not many places in the little Bronco where you can "be". You can be in the bed, you can be standing up on the floor, or you can be on the sofa, and that's pretty much it.
Since I'm only in bed at night that leaves standing on the floor or reclining on the sofa as the only logical places to spend time when I'm inside the little Bronco, so the sofa gets a lot of use and needs to be a lot more comfortable than it is.
I determined that the problem is the cheap foam cushions that make up the sofa are junk and easily compress down to nothing leaving me basically sitting on a piece of plywood. I'm certain this is because of the cheap foam and has absolutely nothing to do with my weight. Since my relaxing time is valuable to me I decided I needed some better foam to keep me from getting tired while I'm relaxing which will allow me to relax for longer periods of time without fatigue.
A quick visit to Amazon and a 6 foot long, 3 foot wide, 3 inches thick, piece of high density furniture foam was shipped out to me and is now laying in the living room waiting for me to feel like doing something with it.
It's taking up a lot of room in the Arctic Fox, so I definitely want to cut it to the right size and get it into the little Bronco before my next mini-vacation, which gives me yet another reason to get myself back into shape so I can head to the high country next week knowing I can relax for extended periods of time in complete comfort.
To avoid any further embarrassment to the poor critter about his "procedure" let's just say he can now use the men's room or the ladies room.
It looks like I guessed right, I'm feeling somewhat better this morning. Not good enough to pack up the camper and head for the high country, but like my Grandpa who was a dirt poor South Georgia sharecropper used to say, I'm most shed of these miseries and gitten back on that good foot.
So seeing as how I'm feeling better but not great, and I have no desire to do anything that would cause me to backslide into the way I felt the last few days, I've decided I will stay in the Arctic Fox at an altitude where it's easier to breathe and recuperate till after the holidays then head for Rocky Mountain national Park next week.
Until then I plan on moping around looking pitiful in an effort to gain as much pity and sympathy as possible from my family.
The family dog. he's hard to take a picture of, he's seldom still, and small enough to fit in a boot.