October 5th, Friday – I Believe I’ve Turned the Corner, Health Wise; I gained a day

Just another fantastic day in paradise.  Sometimes I believe I need someone to pinch me just to convince me that this wonderful journey is real.  Every day is a day to be treasured as a gift given by God and so we do.  Some are a little rougher around the edges then others, but taken in total they are amazing.

Well, I believe I’ve turned the corner health wise.  And so has Barbara.  I’m able to sit for extended periods of time.  I’m able to sleep comfortably once again.  I can also do some

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minor projects.  Barbara, too, has begun to come around.  It’s hard to tell what the story is with her leg but she is still on medication so we believe in time all will be well.  If not, well we know a great medical center that we can return to if we have to.

Tired of sitting around I once again began to tackle some projects that needed attention.  Let’s face it, you just can’t let things go when you’re living full time in an RV.  If you do sooner or later things will bite you but good.  So, this is what I got done today:

  • the door latch was looking a bit weathered so I masked it off and painted it flat black.  Looks much better now.
  • the door latch was also starting to stick so I got out the graphite and lubricated it.
  • cleaned and reorganized the lockers on the passenger side.  Also treated all the seals with 303.  Drivers side tomorrow.
  • treated all the tires with 303 and covered them back up.
  • cleaned the vent screens front and back.  Amazing how fast they collect dirt and lint.
  • lubricated the curtain rack up front as well the slide for the passenger side window
  • gathered all the garbage together and took a walk to the dumpster.  That in itself was a victory since I haven’t been able to walk much lately.
  • finally scrubbed all the bugs off the front of Graybeard, at least where I could reach.  I have to figure out how to get to the area above the windshield.  Step ladder is not high enough.  Any thoughts anyone?

Barbara worked inside on the computer.  Paid bills.  Tried to find a health plan.  Worked some more on FEMA for my mom.  I’m not sure what else she did since I wasn’t looking over her shoulder but she was busy all day.  Along with all that she made some great meals and made sure the dishes were done and the kitchen clean.

About that day gained, all day long I kept thinking it was Saturday.  Don’t know why really but imagine my surprise when Barbara corrected me and let me know it was only Friday.  Now how about that!  A free day, I’ll take it.

The weekend warriors or should I say the weekend campers are coming in one after another.  The promise of a beautiful three day weekend I’m sure has something to do

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with it.  It’s fun to watch what comes by the solarium window.  Everything from small pop up’s to forty five foot diesel pushers and all manner of RV rigs in between.  It’s fun watching those with travel trailers maneuver into the various sites.  It’s immediately obvious who has been doing it for some time.  They get their trailers into the tightest sites without breaking a sweat.

So that was our day.  We are beginning to watch the weather real close since there are rumblings about some nasty weather coming into the panhandle of Florida next week.  We’ll continue to monitor the forecasts and be ready to run if we have do.  That, after all is why we have wheels under our home.

Time now to wrap things up.  It’s been a great day and each is getting better.  Thanks once again for joining us on The Road of Retirement.  Sorry we have no new discoveries to post, or spiffy sites of exploration but sometimes it is just like that.  In time we’ll get back to exploration and sight seeing but not for several days yet.  OK, as always a thought for all of us to ponder before I leave:

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As always,  if you are coming to the end of your day with concerns and worries, let me suggest that you turn them over to God.  After all, He is going to be up all night so why not let him handle them for you.

Time now for our evening prayers and eventually some shut-eye.  Till tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before




One thought on “October 5th, Friday – I Believe I’ve Turned the Corner, Health Wise; I gained a day

  1. Glad to hear you are both feeling better. Your life in the RV seems to agree with you both and after living in it for a year, well for you anyway, you’re still excited about it and doing well. Barbara’s year anniversary will come a bit later. 😁 Have a great weekend, now that you’ve picked up a day.


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