Office camping

Thursday, 4th July 2019; 10:09 am

I slept on the floor of my office last night.


I cancelled the ride around Lake Superior last year because of neck problems. I’ve had the neck checked out (and checked out and checked out…) and it’s a little better now, thanks largely to sleeping in better positions. So I needed to confirm before leaving that I can do the same in a sleeping bag, on the ground.

So last night I inflated the air mattress, rolled out the bag, and arranged my two little camping pillows in my studio/office. I had the windows open, to complete the “camping” simulation. I woke up around 6:00 and decided that I’d passed the test, so I stumbled to the bed for a more comfortable finish to the night. The question isn’t whether I’d be as comfortable as in my own bed, but whether I’d be comfortable enough, and could do it without aggravating my neck. So I think I’m good there.

There are still some things that aren’t ready for the trip. Most importantly, I’m waiting on a new tire for the scooter, which was supposed to arrive at the shop two days ago. It isn’t a crisis yet, but I really hate leaving anything that important until the last few days before I leave. But I have cell service for the trip all set, my credit card bank has been notified that I’ll be traveling in Canada, and delivery of my mail and The Grand Rapids Press has been suspended for while I’m gone. So I’m in a pretty good position for it.

4 Responses to “Office camping”

  1. MOM says:

    Here’s hoping that the tire arrives soon! Sounds like you are ready to go this time. I’ll follow your trip here with all of the comforts of home.

  2. Todd says:

    I had the tire installed this morning, so all of my equiment is ready now!

  3. MOM says:

    Glad that you’re tired! How about those Canadian forest fires. Check them out to see if they affect your route.

  4. Todd says:

    There’s nothing out of control in the area where I’ll be riding. I’ll be sticking close to the Lake just in case. 🙂

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