Hammock research

A hammock is a great relaxation tool. The gentle swaying, the comfy reclined position and a light breeze set the stage for some time alone.

If you live anywhere with bugs, then you know how disappointing it is when those pesky insect start buzzing around. That almost is enough to send you hiking for the nearest mosquito free zone.

When my family offered to buy me a hammock for father’s day, the topic of bugs came up quickly. Living in a somewhat swampy area and we have lots of bugs. And I really dislike Mosquitos. We started investigating and found something that has turned out very well. It is a strong hammock that is constructed from the type of fabric that parachutes are cut from. That means that it is lightweight and very strong. It will also mean that the hammock will be very durable and last a long time. But the big feature is a built in bug netting tent.

The concern I had was how much the much the netting tent would interfere with the overall enjoy-ability of the hammock, the view and just even being able to the gentle breeze. Well, it all played out very well – the bugs are out and comfort is in.

Here’s a picture from inside the hammock, with the netting zipped up and as you can se, the view is only obstructed a little bit and it certainly is relaxing.


When you look for a hammock, keep those options in mind, and keep the bugs out.

Amazon Prime Announcement

Amazon Prime surprises us again with another big announcement

Here is a letter from Amazon Prime about their Amazon Prime Instant video offerings:


Dear Customers,

Today we’re announcing our biggest addition yet, bringing nearly 3,000 more titles to Prime Instant Video. We’ve struck a deal with Discovery Networks to bring some of the highest quality, non-fiction, informative and entertaining content about the world to our Amazon Prime customers. Rolling out over the next few weeks are TV shows from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and Science. Prime members, at no additional cost, can now stream more than 17,000 titles.

The new titles include hits such as Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters, Man vs. Wild, Dirty Jobs, Gold Rush: Alaska, and Shark Week, TLC series like Say Yes to the Dress and Cake Boss, as well as content like How It’s Made from Science, and The Jeff Corwin Experience from Animal Planet.


Thank you Amazon Prime for continually moving forward and not increasing your prices for the prime membership. That’s how you keep customers and gain more. This month I got a free trial from Netflix online. We couldn’t find anything we wanted to watch. We switched over to our Amazon Prime account and we have enough to watch for the next several years. LOVE Amazon Prime!

The Gift of Nothing

The Gift Of Nothing

For The Person who has Everything.


You have received the gift of Nothing. Absolutely Nothing!

This is the ultimate in minimalism. Less is more, more or less.

Nothing is precious. Nothing is sacred. Nothing is simple.

Open the packages and be enthralled when nothing happens. Allow nothing to flow through you mind and calm your soul. Savor the moment. Soon you will discover that nothing really is better than something.

The Gift of Nothing is yours to discover.

The Gift of Nothing