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Author Topic: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning  (Read 28872 times)

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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #400 on: 29 Dec 2018, 04:53 »

My wife gave that a thumbs up.

Yesterday for the first time in over ten years since I signed up here, I finally met a forum member in person. My wife and I had a delightful visit with de_la_Nae.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #401 on: 05 Jan 2019, 17:33 »

@de_la_nae: 

Congrats on having a bed.  Definitely worth it, even if you have to get one special made.  Sleeping on a pad on the floor, or on beds you can't quite lie down properly in is, well, not quite "miserable" - more like inconvenient or annoying - but over the long term it can contribute to a nagging feeling that you're not quite able to fully participate in the benefits of human civilization.

And that's an unpleasant feeling.  It can lead to depression or make depression worse.  So it's worth correcting these little "inconvenient" or "annoying" things as the opportunities arise.  Their importance is individually small but the effect of many such little nagging things is something to just stop, as soon as you possibly can.

But, short form:  Congrats on getting yourself a proper bed.  Sometimes small things have more importance than it seems.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #402 on: 06 Jan 2019, 07:19 »

Spent today hauling a cargo van-load of furniture. I have a bed now! well, once i finish draggi it all up the stairs and putting it together. But I'm looking forward to it, been sleeping on a pad on the floor for the last few years and bit weary of it.

course my out-of-shape, disabled body is a wee bit miffed at me right now, and tomorrow's probably just gonna be a fatigue haze, but fuckin' worth it.

Belated congrats on the bed!

My back remembers sleeping on a pad for a few months ( :-() , so yay for well-deserved creature comfort!  :laugh:
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #403 on: 09 Jan 2019, 18:49 »

One of the benefits of traveling a long distance Amtrak route is meals like surf and turf. They're included in the ticket price for sleeping car passengers.

Unless, of course, the kitchen has a malfunction that can't be repaired and you spend 48 hours eating whatever the train crew can get delivered to a stop in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #404 on: 09 Jan 2019, 18:54 »

I've always gone coach on Amtrak. I usually ate candy bars and drank soda from the cafe car. (Healthy diet right there)
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Re: Blog Thread 5: A New Beginning
« Reply #405 on: 16 Jan 2019, 10:43 »

If you can sleep in a seat and sneak into the showers, that's way cheaper.
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