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Places We Have Called Home In 2020/2021


February 9, 2021

Temperature 81 Degrees

All Saints Surgery Center

Around the Park

Loud, intrusive, and oh too early.  It was our alarm going off at 5 am this morning.  I hope to never hear that sound again at that hour!  No turning it off, though, and going back to sleep.  My out-patient surgery preadmission was scheduled for 6:30 am in Brooksville, a 45 minute drive.  So it was up and at it.

The funny thing is, we almost didn’t make it to All Saints Surgery Center because we had the wrong address.  A quick call to the Center while we were in route and we obtained the correct address.  But the drama wasn’t quite over.  They neglected to tell us that it was a part of the Oak Hill Hospital complex.  Rather, they told us it was just past it.  Just as we were about to go past the hospital entrance Ms Barbara shouted Turn right, it is back there, I just saw the sign for it.  And so it was.  It was just past the main entrance to the hospital not just past the hospital.  Wew, made it with five minutes to spare.  Thankfully.

Surgery was scheduled for 7:30 am and I was in the operating room by 7:45 am.  The whole procedure took just a little under two hours.  They did a number of different tests but the most important one as far as I’m concerned is that they took an additional 12 biopsys of my prostate cancer.  Now, when the results come back we can finally make an intelligent decision.

I came back home totally wiped out.  I believe I slept for about three hours.  Yet, as of now I am just about back to my normal self.  I’m a bit uncomfortable, but that is to be expected.  Why, I was such a good patient my dear wife went out and bought me some ice cream.  Thank you sweetheart!

By noon I was going stir crazy and just had to get out and get some fresh air.  So, with Ms. Barbara driving we went for a spin around the park.



Look who we found!  Ms Naughty has her head back on and is dressed to the hilt for summer.


Then we found a Valentine’s Day Tree.  I’m absolutely amazed by the decorations that various people come up with here in the park.


Plants, plants and more plants.


There there was this original rock sculpture brought to you by God our creator.  We both thought it was really neat.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Thanks one and all for all your prayers.  I can definitely feel God’s hand holding us and guiding us through this bump in the road.  Some day in the future we’ll look back on this and remember with fondness the fun we went through.  Time now to turn in.  I need my beauty sleep – well, sleep at least!  Ms Barbara is also turning in early.  She, too, has had an extremely long day.  Good night.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  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 never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Sounds like you had quite a time finding the center, but all is well that ends well. Wishing you well now that this surgery is behind you. Glad to see Ms. Naughty found her head and is ready for summer. Enjoy the weather.


  2. Sounds like a long day! It’s stressful enough going for a medical procedure but add in wrong directions and almost missing the turn! Oh my! You deserve some ice cream. Continued prayers and wishes for a good day today!


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