Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Procedure Is Done

Went through the Cath procedure and nothing conclusive showed up. No more blockages but also no explanation for the way I was feeling so the next step is to do a minor change to my meds.
The doc wants to drop my BP a little more to see if that helps. This is the part I hate when they start playing the med game.

Well, at least I can move on to the tooth repair now....man this aging stuff is a bummer! They'll get ya one way or another.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trip Canceled

We had planned a trip up North to meet up with our friends Don & Lucy and travel up to Moosehead Lake, Maine.

Joyce and I have been running around trying to take care of things so we could take this trip. We took the coach down for it's state inspection and I topped off the tank, etc..

Well..........other than my broken tooth which is scheduled to come out next week, I haven't been running at 100% so I move my appointment with my cardiologist up to last Friday.

After explaining to him how I have been feeling, he feels it's best that I get checked out on Wednesday. I already have seven Stents....the last five where done three years ago and I can pretty much tell when I may have a blockage. I guess I knew something was wrong but didn't want to accept it knowing that I would have to cancel our plans.

So next Tuesday I have an appointment for pre-op testing, then Wed. morning I will return to the Cath Lab for a procedure to see if there is any blockage in the arteries around my heart.

The neat part is I get to watch the procedure on the same screen that the doctor watches as the probe travels to my heart in search of blockages.

So I have to hurry up and get all my junk fixed so I will be ready to head south after xmas. We'll see!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Casey Taking Her Meds

Casey is such a sissy dog. She has allergies and has to take some meds for a month to stop the itch. All I have to do is get the bottle of pills and she comes over and lays on her back as shown below. Never taught her to do that, she just does it, I show her the pills then pop them into her mouth.
Down the hatch they go and a little neck rub helps.

Done! Now she wants her belly scratched, what a ham!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Checking In

Good Morning Barbara, glad to see you're still following us.

Off for a root canal tomorrow on the tooth I broke four months ago. So I'm in sticker shock at $3000.00 for a root canal, post and enamel crown, plus five surfaces filled. Man that would really buy a lot of fuel for travel.

Still have to get an inspection sticker for the coach before the weekend because we will be heading north for a week or two, I'd rather go south towards the warmth.

Oh well, short post today........Have a Great Day Barbara:)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yup.....Still Here

We are playing catch-up with doctors, dentist, etc. We have been looking for a newer Jeep but it's not a top priority as of yet. I also had to get state inspections done on all three vehicles.
The coach needs some grease on the front suspension, registration renewal, propane topped off and a bath.
Yesterday we took our stuff out of storage and moved it back home to a storage room in the basement of our home. No sense in paying for storage when the house is still waiting to sell.

Joyce is looking into renting the home, I am letting her handle that task because I didn't really want to rent out but the extra income will help if we get the right people in the house. We will continue to have the house on the market but will rent till the market comes back enough to sell it.

Joyce has her morning coffee while her and Casey watch the squirrels run around the yard.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday

Yup, Joyce's birthday is 9/11 and the children, grand children and one great grand daughter all came to celebrate. I didn't get a picture of everyone because they were all around playing with Casey or just running around. We have a showing on the house Tuesday so I have come up with some way to get ride of all the grass in the driveway. If you look closely you can see the fuzzy haze. I sprayed with Roundup and it killed the fine grass and turned it brown. Oh well!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

We Are Still On The Road

We got an early start in the rain but started to run into problems in PA. It seems that most of the major routes across the state were closed in areas due to floods. You can see the road block on the exit ahead. We were on 81 heading for 84 but ran into detours.

As you can see, the water is running high. We are on 81 here.

We then had to detour from 81 to 78 which ran us into another detour that took us down a back road that was also full of detours.
Things only became worse as the roads began to narrow and full of low branches.

Nice Huh!

Now we have workers on these back roads, and we had to contend with other RV's coming the other way.

More road blocks and detours. Man, will we ever get out of PA?
Welcome to New York, I can't believe it took us all day to get here. We should have been home by now!
We made it as far as a Walmart in Fishkill, NY. We had enough for one day so we pulled in at 4:30 and called it a day.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One More Day

Route 95 and still on our way home. If you have ever travel this stretch of highway, I'm sure that you have heard of South Of The Border. These billboards are located every couple of miles along the highway in South Carolina.
Casey kept asking Joyce if we were there yet:)

Just a few more billboards!

And there it is but so much bigger than it was the last time we stopped about 30 years ago.

The place is huge!

Big tourist trap.

There's a hotel and a campground

Plus fireworks.

And more fireworks.

Food, ice cream, etc.

T shirts and trinkets.

That's the hotel across the street.

Says it all.

As we moved on down the highway, it seemed that everyone was selling fiberglass pools.

The Virginia border.....we're getting there!

Tobacco feeds!

NASCAR trucks heading for the next race.

Richmond city limits!

Then, 500 miles later. Our Night stop!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

We are on our way home and spot a few of these buses at a rest area.

Neat bridge we crossed on 95.

As we crossed the bridge you could see a blue and white ship in the harbor. Looks like they were unloading new cars.

Then we crossed into Georgia
Then So. Carolina

What's this.......the gateway back to reality?

We saw waves of these utility trucks coming home from the storm areas.

More trucks!
And finally our Walmart camp for the night.
And now to get all those bugs off the front end. Yuk!!!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our Last Day

My last morning of work and Joyce came down to takes some pic's but she forgot to wipe the condensation from the camera lens.
Ten minutes after I finished cutting for the day, it started to rain. We were going to spend the afternoon at the beach but that ain't gonna happen....oh well.

We will be leaving before 10:00 am tomorrow and will be heading home. Have lots of things to do when we get there. We are going to look into renting the home so we can at least have someone in the house and that will give us some fuel money. We would like to get a newer Jeep so we may trade Joyce's Santa Fe towards a newer Jeep. Would sell our older Jeep from the house. Then, doctors, doctors, doctors, and a visit to the dentist for me. Stay tuned!!!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bowling Green Florida

We have another winter work camper job lined up located in Bowling Green, Fl. It was a good two hour ride that took us past Disney.

The town of Bowling Green is very small with very limited things to do or see.
A lot of the buildings are empty. This is city hall.
Not sure what this is or was.
We got to the park and was shown the area where we would be parked while we worked there. As you can see, we would be in the woods.
Joyce forgot to get a pamphlet of the place so we stopped on our way out. We have to decide where we want to work camp for our winter months. We have two places to pick from but I believe we will be returning to where we are now.
I remember when VW's were popular, there were a lot of these chopped buses around.