Thursday, January 18, 2007

Snow in North Carolina

We awoke this morning to snow...about an inch or so. It was rather pretty, as it had been awhile since we'd had any. The snow quickly changed to rain and that quickly melted the snow and that was that. They say we may have more on Sunday. We'll see. This is our first taste of winter this year and it's almost spring!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Therma Care and Original Bed Buddy

If any of you have lower back problems, you know about the Therma Care product. It's a wearable, disposable heating pad that stays hot for 8-12 hours. Actually, I think you get more hours out of it than that. It's a great portable solution but if used daily could be rather pricey. For those times you can be at home and fashion is not an issue, I recommend the "Original Bed Buddy" back wrap. It's a microwaveable heating pad filled with all natural seeds that can be worn and attached with a belt like velcro. It can also be frozen and used as a cold pack. Versatile and reusable...very cost effective. This is not your choice to leave the house, however. it's much too bulky. Therma Care would be my choice in that case. It's very thin and easily worn under clothing.

I've been having lower back problems (again) for the past several months. I blame my weight gain since I quit smoking 3 years ago. I really need to exercise more and get on a healthy eating plan. I think I'd benefit in more ways than one if I would finally make up my mind and do it. The heating pad is just a stop gap before making a more important decision. It's time I got serious...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm a terrible blogger!!!

When I started this blog, I intended to post frequently. Where has the time gone??
I promise to try to be better :)

Rick and I went to the RV show in Greensboro last Friday. Having never been to one before, we were excited to see what they were all about. We stayed for 6 hours and totally enjoyed it! In the process, we ruled out 5th wheels as a possible choice of vehicle. From the very beginning, we thought we wanted a Class A DP (diesel pusher) but as we researched, we realized that a 5th wheel was also a viable option. After touring several at the show and comparing them to the Class A's we toured, we unanimously decided that the Class A was the only choice for us :) Guess we were right in the first place! There are still several manufacturers that we haven't seen and hope that the next show we go to (Raleigh in February) will have them represented. If not, we may have to travel some to see the ones we are interested in. Right now, there are about 4 manufacturers we'd seriously consider. There are just so many things to consider when choosing. This, in itself, could take a couple years!

In the meantime, I'm going to start least in my head. It's hard to discard of things when you will still be in the current house for a few years. So, I think I'll work on purging things we don't ever use anyhow. Lord knows, we must have a lot of that stuff because this house is full!

I've also started purchasing things that my research has shown will be invaluable in our new home...just small things but they all add up. I thought it would be easier on the pocketbook if accumulated gradually as we prepare. Besides that, I love to shop :)