Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bum Toe


Well, if there's one thing that comes with old age, that's old toes and it seems I have two of them. One of my smaller toe nails has become all jacked up over the years and finally started to be pretty painful. With the help of the Podaitrist I tried topical gels to help correct the problem, but it seems the shape of my foot won't let it heal properly, so it was time for it to go.

Sparing you the gorey details, here's the finished product, all rapped up and ready to go. Just have a few weeks of healing and it'll be back to normal, minus one toe nail.
We just walked in from a bit of a scare. I left this post half done and headed to the doctor, she had called and wanted to see me right away. I had an X-Ray done of my neck last week and when she got the results, saw a dark mass on my left lung!!! The mass was toward the bottom of the film so difficult to make out exactly what it was. Well a second X-Ray was taken and it was all clear (thats good) but she'll have the Radiologist take a look at it anyway. I'll also be going in for a complete MRI scan of my back and trunk, nee to find out whats causing the pain in my neck (no, it's not and to clear up any questions about the lung.
Ok, if this is what getting older is like, I think I've had enough, time to go back a few years and maintain a holding pattern there!!!
In the mean time, take care and we'll see you right back here before long.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


 I was pleasantly surprised the other day, when I looked out the Motorhome's front window and noticed a remote control sailboat on the lake. This is unusual, as there is normally just fishermen around it. It was pretty cool to watch the gentelmen guide the little boat around the lake. An added bonus was, I finally understood how you can sail a boat against the wind, something I could never really grasp until today. As I was watching the boat, a K-9 Officer happened by and stopped to watch for a minute and the shot was captured.

Last night, while watching the news, there was a story of Jupiter being visible and right next to the moon. I went outside and sure enough there it was looking like a bright shiny star right next to the moon. I got the camera out and tried to capture it. Well my Tripod (so I've noticed lately) is not very good and is not as steady as it should be. The shots of the moon and Jupiter turned out blurry and with a shadow, so not very good. Since I had the camera out and mounted, I thought I'd walk out to the dock and get a couple of night shots of the new hospital just across the parks lake. Turned out pretty good, but I need to work on long exposures a bit more, maybe when it warms up a little more, too cold just to hang around outside at night.

Just another couple days in the life, lovin it as we do.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Physical's a Family Affair


Sheryl has been going to Physical Therapy for about a month now and her back seems to be responding well to it. She chose PT over the spinal shots that just seemed to be a temporary fix. Now the family affair part, it seems New Years for me didn't start off to well. I woke up New Years Day with  what seem to be a stiff neck, that happens from time to time, just figured I slept wrong and it would go away soon. As the days progressed, things just seemed to get worse, causing severe pain in several muscles in my back and right arm, so an appointment was made with my primary care doctor. X-Rays were taken and a referral was given for Physical Therapy. I have been going for a week now and it's beginning to work a little, but it seems you just don't unpinch a pinched nerve. So it seems we may end up staying here in OKC for a little longer than we had planned.
Ok, now the frustrating part. I can understand if I was out doing some fun activity (hiking, biking, hang gliding, etc) but NO, I was sleeping!!! Really!!! Oh well, guess we do what we have to do. So we'll both keep going until we're healthy enough to travel and enjoy it.
That's it for now, until next time, keep Lovin Your Life as we Do Our's, even if it hurts a little more right

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Big Move


The Big Move....all 30 feet of it! The empty site in the foreground was ours and as you can see we moved all the way to the next one. Why you ask??? Well, it had something to do with the weather, the cold, cold weather.

With the bitter cold nights we have had here in OKC the last few nights and a faulty heat tape, the water spigot just couldn't take it. During the night Sheryl said she had heard a loud pop, I though the light I have in the wet bay may have blown out. I went outside to check the light bulb, only to find a large icicle from the middle of the water pipe, right about where the repairman's hands are. Further investigation found the pipe had cracked. The pipe could not be repaired for a while, so we had to move to the next site down. It actually worked out better for us, as the parking here can be a little odd. In the last site we had to park about 50' away from our site, now we can park right in front of it. Call me lazy, but hey, you know how it is.

That was our excitement for the day, at least we didn't have to pack for a big move. So until next time, we'll see you then!!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Water Heater Woes


Well, the last week our water heater decided to give up and spring a leak, I guess at 12 years old they tend to do that. How did I find this out you ask? It was during one of our freezing nights, the next morning I went out to check on something and noticed this beautiful cascade of icicles from below the water heater area. I little investigative work and I found the water heater to be completely wet on the bottom and the floor underneath soaked. Thank goodness we have a built in water heater bypass valve, so I bypass the water and set out in search of a new one. After scouring the internet I found a good deal at PPL and made the purchase. I did check the local suppliers, but they wanted 150.00 more plus tax.

 My plan was to install it myself (installed one before), but after looking at what I would need to do, several trips to the lowes, RV parts house, etc and several hours of work, I decided to let a pro do it.
Enter Bill, our local Mobile RV Repair guy. Had the old heater out and the new one installed in just 2 hours. Inital testing seemed to go well and he was off. After a few hours the heater just seemed not to be working right, so we called Bill and he said he would be back out in the morning to check it out. Long story short, the heater was shipped with a faulty control box (upper right of the below picture). Bill went down to his supplier and picked up a new one $225.00 to replace the faulty one. Now here the great part, he did not charge us to come back out and did not charge us for the new part, just said he would have Atwood send him a new one and he would keep it for his stock. Now is that customer service or what!!! We have used him before and will continue to give him all our business and send other his way also.

So after all that, we have a nice shinny new water heater which is working perfectly!!!

One extra plug for Bill. There are several other Mobile RV Repair services, however all of them charge a $75.00 - $100.00 service call plus their hourly rate. Bill only charges you the hourly rate and no service call. So, if your are ever in or travelling through OKC and need some work done, give him a call, he's in the book.
That's it for now, we'll see you next time, as we enjoy having nice hot water again!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

This year will mark our 3rd year on the road and we have been enjoying every day of it. This year we hope to travel a little more and sit for extended periods a little less. I hear the western states calling our name, so that will be the general direction of our travels, just a matter of picking a route now. We should be leaving the OKC area around the end of the month, travel south for a bit, then begin our western adventure!

So hop on board and follow along with us as we explore parts unknown.........see ya then!!!