Thursday, April 30, 2015 – The day is just beautiful, as was yesterday. Cool weather and plenty of sunshine. After the deluge of rain we got this past week it is a welcome change and a nice way to spend our last few days in Louisiana. Today’s countdown day is number is six. That’s six days until we become Dora’s explorers again! We have reservations in Mountain View, Arkansas for two weeks and will head over to Oklahoma for a week or so. The states we’ll visit after that are Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Not sure where we’ll head after that but that’s the plan for now!
I’m went today to visit my friend Susan Taylor that I’ve asked prayers for. Please continue to pray for her. She is now in hospice since her cancer has moved to her brain. There is nothing further they can do so she made the wise decision to bring hospice in so she’ll have the best quality life she can have. She was having a great day and looked wonderful. She’s a very strong Christian and has been such an inspiration to all of us during her trials. Her daughter Julie was also there so I was blessed by visiting with these two outstanding ladies.
After our visit I finally got my hair cut. It’s a short bob now!!! It’s grown and grown this last year but I wanted it short again before we get on the road again.
A big event today was hearing from Hillary with RVillage that they need me to work for them again. It’s just a few hours on the weekends but that’s perfect for me. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do because they’ve expanded the site so much since I worked for them last. Remember, if you’re an RVer please please check out rvillage.com. It’s free to join and your RV lifestyle will benefit greatly from being a member!
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Went to see my favorite doctor, Dr. Eric Greiner, my regular eye doctor. He is at the opposite end of the spectrum from my neurologist. When he comes in to see me, he is so prepared to meet with ME. He always remembers things about me and even if it just came from reviewing my chart quickly before he came in that’s fine. At least he walks in the room ready to address my needs. The retina specialist eye doctor I saw in Baton Rouge sent him a note that my pressure was high and they called me to come in before we left town. That’s why I was there. While my pressures were okay today he said it’s been 5 years since I had an OCT so I need another one before leaving town.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
He also told me that if anything happens while I’m on the road, to let him know and he will hook me up with someone around me that can take care of me. Dr. Naguchi in Baton Rouge said the same thing so I’m very confident about getting care for my eyes while we’re gone. It’s wonderful to have doctors who are willing to work with our lifestyle. After my not good doctor experience a couple of weeks ago it was a healing time for me to spend time in the presence of a doctor who cares. I really had not expected to be seeing him before we left but I’m very glad I did.
Our new renters have started moving into their new home! Happy Dancing going on in the Chauvin RV!!!
Had some RVillage training with Hillary and Roy and I set out to do our periodical Sam’s shopping. Went in thinking we’d spend $100, came out spending over $300. We’re stocked up really good for a while and even found place to store it all, though we are bulging at the seams!
Saturday, May 2, 2015 – I started my RVillage work and like previously it is fun work. I’m thankful that my working helps the full timers not have to stay connected to the website on the weekends giving them some free time. They all have put in 1000% since last year when the site went online.
My sister and brother in law are coming to visit in about an hour so I’d better get busy with straightening up this place! It’s gotten hotter the last couple of days which makes it so perfect that we’ll be heading north to cooler temperatures in only 3 days!!!!
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