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."
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