Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thanks to all of you for your well wishes and concerns. I am so glad I got it done today. I couldn't believe they got me in today to do it, but looks like we are on schedule to leave Sunday as originally planned.
We painted the kitchen and laundry room Monday. Once we leave next week, the floor guy is coming to lay the laminate floor. That should be such a big difference and should really spruce the house up. We are going to do more work on it, but we just try to do a little bit each time we are here.
When we leave Sunday we are going to Dale Hollow Lake to take the boat and jetski. We are storing them at Sunset Dock so hopefully we will be able to use them when we make a trip through periodically.
From there we go to the family reunion in Mississippi, then on to Red Bay for coach work. Then we will head to Charlottesville to see grandson Ronan.
Hope all is well with you.
Till next time. . .
Monday, May 28, 2007
Brandon had also not ever met Jericho, the standard rescue poodle. He is a very nice dog and his first home was actually around children, so he is very good with kids. He is doing well with the new addition to the family and still gets included on family outings.
Jocelyn and Tom took Brandon to see a few sites around Charlottesville, which is close to the Shenandoah mountains and valley. They are close to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive so they don't have to go far for scenic views.
I am here nursing a bad tooth. Anyone with any experience with root canals? I had a broken tooth--one that didn't hurt--but the dentist said it required a root canal and crown. So last year in May I had a root canal and crown done. Then it hurt. . . not a lot, but it was annoying. The endodontist last week retreated the root canal, which means he re-did it. Now I am having excruciating pain. He did it on Wednesday and Friday as I was eating a soft piece of bread, something happened and it felt like someone was driving a nail through my tooth with a hammer. Now I cannot eat. Chewing on the other side causes pain on the bad tooth. Course, it happened Friday night at 6 and the endodontist closed for the holiday weekend at 5. I still left a message, but no one has called back. If I take a Tylenol3, then don't eat or move my mouth, I can get buy. I can press up under my chin and feel pain. I can TOUCH the tooth on any surface and I have pain. Now, mind you, the dentist said he didn't see ANYTHING that would be causing my discomfort as he re-did the root canal. I am leaning toward having it pulled this week if I can get in somewhere as we are scheduled to leave Sunday for a month. The problem is that it is my back molar and the one in front of it may not be real strong. Dentists today don't want you to pull anything, but I am not going to put more money toward more pain. And if the endodontist couldn't find anything wrong with it before, what is he going to do to "fix" that which he cannot find? I have not had any luck finding emergency dentists in the Goshen/Elkhart area, so I guess I am waiting till tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Till next time. . .
Thursday, May 24, 2007
We sampled Miss Terry’s rice crispy treats which were very good. Bailey, Smokey and Pam’s black Lab, did the dishes. She likes paper plates, cups, etc., and picked up most of them and plopped down on the ground amid her trophies. Buster, the Cocker, kept us apprised of when other dogs in the campground were around.
Pam was complaining about some chest pains she was having. Not sure what was causing them. Okay, okay. Pam is fine. Buster was sitting on her chest and if you look at the picture, you can see why she was complaining. Hah. Pam is NOT really having chest pains. She just had Buster sitting on her chest.
We talked about what we were all going to be doing in the next couple days. Some were going to FMCA in
We have finally quit playing airbed roulette. We like sleeping on air and took the plunge to what we thought was the “ultimate” in air bed sleeping. We purchased a Select Comfort Sleep Number bed. Worst sleep we have ever had. It is boxed back up and awaiting the UPS man to send it on its way. We went back to LinenNThings and exchanged for our third AeroBed. We really like the AeroBed but have had difficulty with them leaking. But we still like them a whole lot better than the Sleep Number bed. On a lighter note, Terry bought Sirius Radio for the Sport Trac. We have it in the motorhome and really like it, so they had a pretty good deal going and he got it. I told him he has so many extra gadgets in the car now that the battery will probably run down going down the road. Hah.
Till next time. . .
Thursday, May 17, 2007
We arrived back here on Sunday, the week before Mother’s Day. We parked
Mother’s Day we spent back down there and all of Nita’s kids and grandkids came along with the grandkids’ other grandparents. We had a pitch-in dinner and way too much food, but boy was it good! We got to meet "Delta," niece Kellie's newest rescue, a retired racing greyhound. We visited for a time afterwards, then headed back to the house and our dogs.
Tuesday this week, we drove
We are headed back to northern
We are well but suffering greatly from “Ronan and Jericho withdrawal.” I think after
Friday, May 04, 2007
We drove a long day today, but hey, you can't park a 40 foot motorhome in West Virginia. They don't have 40 level feet in that entire state. So we are just across the Ohio river in Gallipolis, Ohio. This is a very nice campground at the fairgrounds. It is almost empty and has full 50A hookups for $15. So if you ever find yourself in this area and need a place to stay, check it out. Tomorrow we have reservations at Camp Pull-Tab. It's expensive there, but the company is superb.
I am leaving you with our last pictures of Ronan and us.
Till next time. . .
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
When they got back, we arrived and I got to babysit while Terry took Jocelyn out to run some errands. They were gone over an hour, so I got some quality time with Ronan. He is so cute. Still mainly sleeps, but has some periods of time after he eats, usually, where he just likes to look around. He has blue eyes and dark hair and usually only fusses when he needs changing or if he's hungry. I get to babysit again today. Jocelyn is anemic and she was not able to have any iron infusions while she was pregnant and she is going today for the first of two. I'm glad we can help her out with this as Tom is working and I wouldn't want her to have to take the baby with her. It can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Terry is going to drop her off and go get her when she is done.
Yesterday the contractors finished with the work at the house from the tree falling. The fence is fixed, the roof is done and beautiful, the new guttering is up, the cracked wallboard inside is patched, and the paint touch-up is finished. I thought they did a very nice job with everything. I know the kids would have preferred not having to do the roof in the middle of baby time, but it worked out well really; and if you are gonna' have a tree fall on your house, best let the insurance take care of it. They were fortunate that it didn't do more damage to the house, but enough to the roof that the insurance company replaced the entire thing. Here are before/after shots. The first one shows the tree laying across the back of the house.
I still haven't had any luck finding any property around here. I see plenty for sale and several parcels we would be interested in, but I guess realtors don't want any motorhomes around. They are throwing around words like "ordinances" and "zoning." Hmmmm. I think they assume I am going to start some sort of trailer city. There are a lot of "hunting" cabins which consist of travel trailers sitting in woods. . . . not sure what the difference would be.
I got up with the dogs this morning and let Terry sleep. He is upset that his satellite TV is pretty much gone now. When we arrived to the "wooded" campground, there were no leaves on the trees. Getting a signal was easy, but now that the trees are leafing out, his signal is gone and he cannot seem to get it back. Fortunately the Datastorm must be shooting through a couple branches up there as it is still working.
Till next time. . .