Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

Don’t Tell Mom

The cat sits on the sofa and stares out the window at me.  She has a look of confusion on her face, as if she is thinking:  “What is Acorn doing on the balcony in the middle of the night??”

 
It is 26 degrees outside tonight with a slight breeze.  Normal people crank up the heat and huddle under blankets to stay warm.   Nope.  Not for a girl planning to thru-hike in a hammock.  This is perfect weather to test out gear!  Except wait… I live in a high-rise in Chicago.  I have no trees in the backyard to rope up.
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….. not a problem.  I have ear plugs and a clever hammock setup on my balcony.
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Yep, this really happened.
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Can I technically call my place a “2 bedroom” now that I’ve slept on the balcony?
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The verdict??  The sub-freezing hang experiment worked great.  No butt-frostbite acquired and it was mostly quite cozy. I’m hoping for warmer weather, but it’s good to know that I’ll survive on those sub-freezing nights too.
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I’ll probably go back to sleeping in bed for these last few nights.  Ya know… for the cat’s sake.   😉
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PS:    5 DAYS!!  *faints*
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