Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends. We finally got the motorhome back on Tuesday.  Dependable RV did a fabulous job with the repairs.  We are all set up at Movietown RV park in Canton, Mississippi.  We were lucky enough to get a site right across from the wifi tower.  Yea!!  John moved a few things that afternoon.  It was a rainy day so we didn't get much done.

Yesterday my mom and I cooked and got things ready for the Christmas Eve family get together.  John took another load of our stuff to the motorhome.  We spent the night in it that night.  It is amazing how much stuff you need when your "home" is in the repair shop.  I don't want to do this again anytime soon.  A big thank you to my mom and dad (Bob and Marcy) for letting us, Fred included, stay with them these last few weeks.  We really apreciated their hospitality. 

Since our last blog post we have visited with the grand-babies, I quit my Williams Sonoma job and Fred had his dental cleaning.  My bad foot was not able to withstand the long hours on the concrete floor and all the running back and forth.  While the vet was cleaning Fred's teeth he found two growths in his mouth. We are waiting for the biopsy results.  Fred is 10 years old and is doing well otherwise.  

Here are some pictures from the last few days. 

Robert and Shelby
Fred chilling out after his dental ordeal. 
Shelby and Ava.
Our niece Mary Beth and our son Robert on Christmas Eve.
Annie and Shelby.
Daughter-in-law Kelsey with Ava and Shelby.
Mary Beth (MB) and me.
Mom and Dad.

Hope everyone had a safe Christmas.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trail.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Motorhome goes to repair shop.

December 1st John took the motorhome to the repair shop.  We were told it may take one and a half to two weeks to complete all the repairs.  Bob and Marcy have been kind enough to take us in during this time, along with Fred.   Fred seems to be adjusting well.  

I have had a foot problem for a while and wouldn't you know it become worse since I started working at Williams Sonoma.  The pain was so bad I ended up going to one of the local MEA clinics and the doctor prescibed pain meds and gave me an anti-inflammatory shot.  He also scheduled an appointment for me to see a foot specialst on December 4th.  After additional X-rays and another examination I was told I have MTP Synovitis (Metatarsophalangeal Synovitis) which is a sharp or aching pain in the ball of the foot that is most often centered beneath the base of the second toe. In my case the worst pain starts at the third and fourth toes.  The doctor told me to google it and read about it.  I read that the pain is an indication that the bone at the base of the toe, called the proximal phalanx, may be beginning to separate from the long bone of the foot, called the metatarsal.  That sounds ominous to me.  I felt worse about it after reading it. LOL  The doctor prescibed Voltaren Gel four times a day and placed a Metarsal Pad inside my work shoe.  I haven't noticed much of an improvement but it has only been three days.  Of course standing on my feet at work does not help.

On a happier note, we have been enjoying time with the grandbabies. 


Ava showing me her dance moves.

John and Ava having a conversation. 

Yesterday Mom and I took Ava to see the City of Ridgeland's Christmas Parade.  She was so exited and enjoyed getting lots of candy and beads. 

Ava holding her bag of candy, her snowman Olaf and wearing a lei someone at the parade gave her. 

Ava said the fire trucks were too loud.

John and I are both off today so I think we will  just relax for a while. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wifi woes.

It has been quite some time since our last blog post.  We are still in Mississippi at Timberlake Campground.  John has been trying to get our wifi problem resolved.  We had a jet pack Mifi through Millecom, who was recently bought out by Verizon.   To make a long story short, John has spent hours on the phone.  Needless to say it has been very frustrating and we have had to watch our internet usage until everything is resolved.

I have started working at Williams-Sonoma which is located at the Renaissance Mall where John works.  Since we are down to one vehicle this works out well.  I am adjusting to being on my feet all day.  

Last weekend our granddaughters spent the night on Saturday.   They are both getting so big. 

John and Ava. 

Next week the motorhome will be going into the repair shop to have the damages from the blowout repaired.  We were told it will probably take one and a half to two weeks to have the repairs completed.     
I am keeping my fingers crossed that it won't take longer than that.  

We wish all our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Ava Grace.

Our oldest granddaughter, Ava Grace is three years old today.  It seems like just yesterday she was a little baby. She had a birthday party at the park yesterday with her friends and family.

Ava's Halloween picture.   She looks so grown up. 

We were so glad the weather was nice for her party.  All the little children were able to run and play.

Ava sitting next to her best friend Parker. 
Ava looking at her cake.

Ava and Parker again. 
Getting ready to open presents.

I couldn't resist posting a few pictures of Shelby.

Robert and Shelby.

Laugh every day.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Back home in Mississippi

We finally made it back home Monday after the tire blowout fiasco on Sunday.  That was no fun.  We are settled in at Timberlake Campground.

Our site. 

We got to see the grandkids on our first day back. They have really gotten big. 
John and Shelby.
Mom, Robert and Ava. 
Me, Shelby, Ava and Dad.
Ava, John and Shelby.

After visiting for a while John went by Renaissance Mall to see about a work schedule.  He was called in that night and worked until 11:00 p.m.  He has worked everyday since. 

We have an appointment Monday morning to get an estimate on the damage caused by the blow out.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mississippi bound but the tire had another idea.

We were up early this morning to meet Betty and Joe for our traditional breakfast at Starvin Marvin's.  It was rather foggy out this morning.
Joe, Betty, John and me.  I think I look half asleep. 
Joe and Betty. 

 As always there were lots of laughs.  We will miss them very much.

After returning to the campground we got things ready to go and said goodbye to friends Steve and Jannel.  We fueled up and were Mississippi bound.  Things were going great until we had blow out on the right front tire in Gould, Arkansas.  It sounded louder than a shotgun to me.  Fred was freaked out and ran to the bedroom.  Poor doggie.  John got the rig stopped and went to the door to go check out the damage but he door was stuck. You know that was not a good sign.   

This is what it looks like.  

I finally coaxed Fred into going outside. 

We were on a two lane highway with a middle turning lane so John was able to pull to the middle until he could get it off the road.  A lady whose driveway is directly across from where we stopped came out to talk to John.  She told him we could park in her driveway.  We are very thankful that this is the only damage and no one was hurt.  John called Coachnet and they had to locate someone with the right size tire.  Finally, around 8:00 p.m. the tire man arrived.  Yeah!!
He was finished in less than a hour.  Because it was so late we decided to drive a few miles up the road to McGehee to Wal-mart to stay for the night.  What a day it has been.  

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.