Sunday, January 30, 2011

Where Did Saturday Go?

Well so much for that resolution of posting every Saturday. But have an excuse, it was on my schedule, only got a call for a visit with some friends who have bought a winter home here in the park, so just had to check out their new hideaway. The main impression that comes to mind is BIG. Sure that they will have a lot of good times there, and also extra room for their kids and families to visit.

We did a quick road trip to San Antonio this week. Chuck finally got the process started on his hearing aids, though not through the VA. This is a program where he will get them at cost, which is good. We drove up one day, spent the night in the BOQ, which is temp housing on the base. Then in the morning he had his tests, and we left after that. The drive is 250 miles of flat, sage brush covered, wide open nothingness.



That the roads are good is about the only thing to say about it. Was also a week for doctors, but that too was frustrating. The cardiologist thinks that the fluid in the lungs was caused by something other than the heart, where as the lung specialist insists it likely to be the heart. A decision was made to have a cath done of the heart to see if any stints might be needed and CT scan done in a month on the lungs, and then go from there. Otherwise he is in good shape for the shape he is in.

The first winter we spent here, we did a lot of sight seeing and tours, the following year not as much, and this year…nothing. The flea market and Mexico don’t count. Have not been to South Padre Island, although we are going to try to get over there for the kite festival next week. The weather has been pretty good so far, and hate to say it cause might jinx it, the wind has not blown hardly at all. Also planning to meet up with Mark & Dortha, Roger & Barb, later this week. Everyone is so busy doing their own thing that it has not come together, so I just threw out a plan and we got it on the calendar. Looking forward to it, be great seeing seeing Mark & Dortha, it has been awhile. Have met up with Barb & Roger a few times, in Louisiana and now here.

We are at the half way mark of the time we planned to spend here, and starting to look forward to getting the wheels turning. Still have not made our definite summer plans, but we are leaning to Florida, then up the east coast. Think we will move from here to Rockport for at least a week or two. Gee, a plan is taking hold!

Charlie's wife, Lucy, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their toilet. Finally, he got around to doing it while Lucy was out.. After finishing, he left to take care of another matter before she returned.She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat.About that time, Charlie got home and realized her predicament. They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever. Finally, in desperation, Charlie undid the toilet seat bolts Lucy wrapped a sheet around herself and Charlie drove her to the hospital emergency room.The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this.).Lucy tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor,I'll bet you've neverseen anything like this before."The Doctor replied, "Actually, I've seen lots of them. I just never saw one mounted and framed."

Week Two: Check

Life is Good

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Week One

I’ve made the commitment to update the blog at least once a week, and would hate to go back on that resolution right away. The week went by soooo fast, it was almost a blur.  Monday, was one of Chucks golf days, and he was not too happy with his score, but it must have been that everyone else played worst as he came in second.  Something about winning when you know it wasn’t your best that sort of takes the glow off the win.

Then Chuck also had some tests run, this week coming up we will find out the results of everything, we are hoping for the best.  As for me it was a trip on the other side of the border to the dentist, to finish up the bridge work.  The price was about a tenth of what it would have been here, and very happy with the looks and feel.  Always joked that I had a Cadillac parked in my mouth, was afraid that it would now become a Yugo.  But think I did okay.  Chuck did get new glasses too, but he choose to do that in town here, the price was better than he was quoted in Mexico, plus he got a second pair of single vision sunglasses for golf for next to nothing. 

We did meet with Roger and Barb one day, and took a trip with a group of Escapees from Louisiana, and went to Harlingen for a fun time at a soda joint/bar/dancehall.  This musical family used to play a PePe’s, but the hurricane that came through here this past summer, along with the river flooding, wiped them out.  So they are trying to start the same type of place away from the river.  Must say the music was great, the food not so much, but could be fun place to go, hope they can make it.  Times are hard though.  Did actually take the camera, and never got one picture, battery was completely dead, have not been taking any pictures, and still have not.  Today we had bridge in the morning, then Bev and Dave went with us to the flea market.  I had been wanting a magnetic necklace and one of the vendors called to say she had gotten some.  But it was so hard to choose, wish she had only gotten one style, would have made it easier, but finally selected one.  Lun-dinner  was at the market, and dessert was a dollar banana split from Stars Drive-In.  The Saturday special, and just the right size.

Weather wise has been okay, could be a little warmer at times, but the afternoons are great.  Well, that brings an end to another week in the life of two ole fools farting their way through life.  Yep, the golden years!

Life is Good 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Warning From Roswell


WARNING! FB now automatically scans your brain through your monitor. To BLOCK, go to your kitchen cabinet & remove the box of aluminum foil. Wrap foil around your head, stay calm & breathe through your left nostril. This is a serious problem & has been confirmed by my cousin's girlfriend's neighbor's son's baby's step-mamas uncle's pet Chihuahua. SAVE YOUR FRIENDS.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Life Gets In the Way

We have been to the doctors, dentist, glasses ordered, blood drawn, bottles peed in, x-rayed, poked, tested and retested.  But at this point the only thing we have made no head way on is Chucks hearing aids.  The ONE thing that brought us here.  We are certainly using this time to get everything taken care of, which is good, hopefully we can leave here patched up and high stepping.

Our wonderful weather left the other day and it got flat out cold, not down to freezing, but to have it in the 80’s and then the very next day 40, was  bit of a big change.  Was only suppose to last for a few days but we are on day 4 now and though it has warmed up we have this drizzling rain/mist.  Glad all our friends that are in Arizona and California are not having the same problem.  If it can’t be me, glad it is them.

We have been beyond busy doing nothing, but having a good time, cards, golf, even trying a bit of line dancing.  Last Sunday we went to see a show at a another park, Bernie & Red.  They do a comedy routine with some singing thrown in.  Funny, funny, funny, we have seen them before and hope to see another routine they do while they are here before they move on to Arizona. Just when I decided that water exercise could be fit in the weather flipped. All though the water is heated, still have to get back to the RV. Bev and I are playing bridge in the Winter Texan Senior Olympics next month. Chuck is playing pinochle. Last year he got a silver medal, for real. I’ve made the decision that while we are not moving, I’ll try to post on Saturdays only, unless there is something that just has to be put to paper.  Got to go, Pegs & Jokers night.

Life is Good!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

We seem to have been going non-stop since we got settled here, but on the other hand have accomplished very little. but on the other hand, we sure have been enjoying ourselves, which makes us put both hands together and say a little thank you prayer.

We have been busy with cards, and all the games they play here, plus golf a couple of times a week. I also have a new bridge partner, and we played with the “Big Dogs”, Wednesday, and came in first in our section and second over-all. We were happy happy. We are scheduled to play again tomorrow, hope it isn’t beginner luck, but no matter, just love to play the game.

Met up with out friends Barb and Roger for dinner last night, and convinced them that they wanted to go into Mexico and take us to the dentist they have used and are very happy with. After that we stopped and had lunch at the Old Town restaurant, which we had never tried before, but they had. It was very good, we had combo plates, an order of guacamole, margaritas (2-4-1) and cokes all for 16.50. Which probably led us to purchase 2 gallons of tequila to bring home.


We were told that that was what we could bring back into the US. So far so good, but only one liter is duty free! So our bargain was taxed by the feds and by Texas. Have a feeling it may have not been such a good buy after all. Does look like a life time supply of Jose Cuevo though….LOL.

The weather has been just wonderful, but there is word out that is all coming to an end tonight, predicting thunderstorms and much cooler weather. Well they really need the rain, so hopefully it will only be for a few days.

Chuck and I are both doing the doctor thing, him much more than me. We are both fine for the shape we are in, but guaranteed there will not be a test that hasn’t been run by the time we leave here. Still haven’t started on the hearing aids though. Guess we will have to make a trip back to San Antonio for that.

All in all…..Life is Good.