Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hoop Challenge Fail

I failed at the 30 day hoop challenge so I'll try again next month (only it'll be a 28 day hoop challenge). Why did I fail? t got freaking cold in Texas.

When I first moved into The Inn on a full time basis it was in April, in Maryland. That first night in the van it went to 24 degrees and, until a couple weeks ago, that had been the coldest night I spent in here. Not anymore.

It went  down to 16 degrees here in San Marcos. That 24 degree night was a walk in the park, with 6 cats (again, each putting out 62 btus at rest) sleeping on me. Right now I'm only keeping one or two of the cats in the van at night and the rest are camped in Randy's RV where they have more room to run and be obnoxious.16 degrees was cold. There was frost on he inside of the windows from the humidity inside and Dandy wanted to sleep under the covers which is unusual for him. I was throwing many, many thanks toward Maine and Dave Hufstader who gave me a small electric space heater for the van since I hadn't (and still haven't) inspected the furnace and propane systems.

Not only did it get cold but it got very windy for several days. Hooping in 20 mph winds isn't fun and if it's not fun, it's not worth doing.

I have been hooping though and I think I'm finally finding my flow. I still really, really want both a LED and a poly pro hoop but my work with the heavy hoop I have now has gotten tons better.

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