TOUR AMERICA, 2021: ELVIRA’S ROOST, MT OLIVE SHORES, POLK CITY, FLORIDA

Monday, June 21, 2021

Overcast, A Brief Thunderstorm, Temperature 94 Degrees

A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

Life has been anything but dull around here. My list of things to do continues to grow by the minute. It seems as soon as I cross two items off the list there are at least four more to add. Hey, I’m keeping busy and its been fun so far.

Yesterday being Sunday we began our day with virtual worship. Our congregation is conducting live services on the church lawn and live streaming the service. It was a wonderful way to begin the day and the week itself.

I decided to do a little reorganizing until our furniture arrives. This is our living room in its current configuration. Our furniture is supposed to arrive this Thursday. That’s what they say. I’ll believe it when it gets here.

Our TV should be here within the next two or three days. It will go on top of the credenza. Or maybe we’ll hang it on the wall.

This is our current breakfast nook/dining room table and chairs. This furniture is not due to arrive until sometime in August. We’ve been cooking in the house and eating there as well. By cooking in the house it keeps the heat down in Elvira.

I also spent some time working on Elvira. I cleaned all the tires and then treated them with 303. I then put the tire covers on to keep the sun off of them. I covered the mirrors and put the front privacy screen and the side privacy screen up. I then began to work on my monthly maintenance list.

About today. I had an early morning appointment with my urologist for my second hormone shot. Oh boy did this one do a number on me. The shot didn’t hurt one bit. But right after the shot it was like my butt was literally on fire. This lasted for several hours. In a few hours I also began to feel just down right awful. I was short of breath and having a difficult time walking. Then just like that it all passed. Thankfully.

Following that we did some shopping for odds and ends. We needed light bulbs, extra keys, hampers, chairs, etc.

Once we got home

the heavens opened up. There was thunder, lightning, and sheets and sheets of rain with strong gusts of wind. This was our first storm since we’ve been here and it was an impressive one. At one point it was raining so hard I could barely see my neighbor’s house across the street. It lasted about an hour and then it moved on.

Our front lawn when it was all over.

Our neighbor’s lawn.

Puddles everywhere up and down our street. Thankfully, it drains quickly so within an hour all the water was gone.

That, in brief is what we’ve been doing on The Road of Retirement. There is never a dull moment down here which is fine by me. One thing we’ve determined is that we’ll definitely try not to spend future summers here in Florida. It is just too hot and humid. And since we still have a home with wheels this will be no problem.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.

 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!

4 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA, 2021: ELVIRA’S ROOST, MT OLIVE SHORES, POLK CITY, FLORIDA

  1. You did have an interesting day, moving forward on all fronts. Very interesting that all the puddles disappeared in an hour! Enjoy the week!

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  2. I do love the decor. 😊 it will be exciting when the furniture arrives and Barbara can have you move it around until it’s just perfect.😁 Have a good week.

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