Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No pressure!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dunedin, FL – If grocery shopping, going through the carwash and reading don’t get you excited, you can excuse yourself from reading today’s blog! On the other hand, if you intend to read each entry faithfully, this one won’t take you long.

For people enduring minus 40 windchill factors in parts further north, this morning’s reading of 54 degrees F on the RV thermostat will sound pretty tame, but it was the coldest we’d seen so far, and we were glad of our puffy, warm duvet. We don’t run the furnace overnight – it tends to be noisy and we really are warm enough under the covers – but Val did the honours this morning as the first out of bed by firing it up. It only takes a few minutes before it’s quite comfortable, so guess where I spent those few minutes.

Just up the street from the RV park is a newly renovated grocery store that wasn’t available to us last year, so after breakfast we drove over to have a look and to replenish our supplies. It’s very well stocked with everything we really need, so we won’t have to go far to get whatever we want. With the perishables stowed away, we headed over to the club house for Soup ‘n’ Sandwich day, and enjoyed a lunch of delicious clam chowder and grilled cheese sandwiches.

After lunch we strolled over to the fitness centre, having signed a waiver and acquired the entry code, to check out the equipment. It’s step one in our preparations for a regular fitness routine like the one we have in our basement gym at home. Step two will be actually using the treadmill and other equipment, but that will have to wait for another day. Today was booked solid!

The afternoon excitement consisted of heading over to the do-it-yourself car wash for a thorough clean-up, inside and out, of our little blue Honda FIT, followed by a rubdown by hand back at our site by Val while I did the inside windows. Now it positively sparkles!

After all that exertion, it was time to kick back and relax. I actually got through a couple of chapters in my book, and Val did the same, but he covered fewer pages, because I could tell that reading had been superseded by horizontal meditation not long after he headed off to the bedroom. It was a most refreshing afternoon.

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