From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.
I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal until about 1:30 Monday morning, and then made the mistake of knocking off and taking a shower and going right to bed. I should have known better; if I don’t give myself some time to relax when I’m done for the day my body may be in bed, but my brain doesn’t know that and won’t shut off. I was still wide awake at 5 a.m.
I’m not sure when I finally dropped off to sleep, but at 8:30 our neighbor started his diesel rig and let it idle for half an hour, then shut it down and made a lot of noise loading his golf cart onto his trailer and slamming bay doors, then he fired the diesel back up and let it idle another fifteen minutes or so and shut it off again. I looked out the window and his jacks were still down and his slides were out. Before long the engine came on again, and after what seemed like another hour he finally pulled out. I have no idea why people feel the need to “warm up” a diesel engine like that. Especially in 70+ degree weather.
There was no way I was getting back to sleep, so I got dressed and I finished the new issue and printed it out for Terry to proof. She got up not long after me and it took several hours for her to get that done and for me to make all of the changes. Then I printed out the final PDF and things went downhill from there.
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