Finally!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 132016
 

In spite of all of our recent interruptions, we finally had a day to spend at home yesterday so we could get some writing and weaving done. And we got a lot accomplished!



I cranked out about 4,600 words on my new book and by the end of the day I was a little over 40,000 into it, which is about the halfway point. As they say, it’s all downhill from here.

Meanwhile, Miss Terry got all the threads set up on her loom and the project tied off and ready to weave. She tells me she’s making dish towels and that this is going to be a more complicated project because she’ll be using two shuttles in two colors to create the pattern.

But of course, doing one thing at a time is never enough for Terry. She also did a couple of loads of laundry and made two delicious pizzas for dinner, pepperoni for me, and one loaded with all kinds of veggies for her. Yummy as always.



Somebody asked if she uses our motorhome’s microwave convection oven to make her pizzas. No, she never uses it for anything except storage. She makes pizza, bakes cakes and pies and cookies, and roasts or and broils everything in her Breville Smart Oven. She loves this workhorse and it has served her well for years. She says if it died tonight she would replace it with the exact same thing.

Breville Oven

What’s with RV microwave ovens, anyway? Every time I tour an RV factory and they ask for my feedback I ask them why the hell they put the microwave up high where they do, so somebody has to pull a hot dish out, above face level, and risk getting seriously burned? They never have an answer but they keep on doing it.

One of the questions I get a lot from readers is how best to get online as they travel about the country in their RVs. I wrote about the external antenna we use in a blog titled We’re Connected, and the other day the folks from Technomadia posted a blog on the best cellular antennas to use in an RV. Check it out, there’s a lot of great information there.

You can learn a lot about not only getting online, but every aspect of the RV lifestyle in John and Kathy Huggins’ books So, You Want To Be an RVer? and So, You Want To Be A Workamper? and right now they are offering a special deal in their online bookstore. If you purchase an autographed copy of either of their print books, they will throw in a Kindle file of the book for free. You can check it out at this link.

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  4 Responses to “Finally!”

  1. Yeah, about that darned microwave in the upper cabinet in my travel trailer…it’s just as you describe. That thing is useful for me only as a storage spot for potholders, dish towels and possibly paper plates. I’ve used it only once, and managed to extract the cooked food without spilling too much or burning myself.

  2. 5 or 6 years ago one of the Thor companies, I don’t remember which, had a set up where the cabinet section that included the microwave could be lowered to counter level by use of a switch like a small slide control. Not only did it give access to the oven but to the shelves above it, Everyone who saw it raved about the idea but it disappeared it seems.

  3. Or they put them so low you have to set on the flour to the read menu screen

  4. I thought of Terry yesterday at the National Park in Lafayette, LA. The gift shop had hand woven tea towels and were $19.95. Knowing how long Terry spends on her projects I thought that was cheap.

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