Thursday, January 12, 2017

Alive and mostly well.......

 After getting partially settled, we left the cold west and flew to the cold east on Dec 22nd.    Prior to departure, we received word that there were evil germs lurking in the body of this innocent and adorably cute kid.   However, we felt brave and invincible and armed with a store's supply of ColdEze and hand sanitizer, we forged ahead.

 On Christmas Day, this very tall 13 year old, who preferred not to be photographed, came down with the bug and spent the day prostrate on the couch with a 103 temp.   It was over for everyone by that time.   One by one, we succumbed.  

Despite all of the misery, it was a wonderful family gathering and almost worth every sneeze.

Feeling rather crummy, we took the plague with us and flew back to FL to retrieve the RV.    Despite a strong will, we had to say no to a neighborhood gathering that the Scott's so generously planned.  We will surely miss them and the good times we've shared.
We gave ourselves an extra day or two to try and heal ourselves but then we had to leave as there were no more reservations to be had.     We limped westward until we got to San Antonio where one of us finally gave in and admitted to being really sick.    Drugs became his friends.  

Eventually, we made it across Texas and into Arizona and finally settled into our spot  at Palm Creek Resort in Casa Grande.     
It's nice here....lots of activities, lots of very nice RV's, lots of small houses, lots of Pickleball and a golf course.   We haven't explored the surrounding area but don't think there's much to see except desert.    We have several CO friends about 30 min away and look forward to catching up with them on Saturday.   Jeff and Jen are about 90 min away and we will get up there when they are not so busy.

We would like to drive back up to the house ( a long day's drive) to get some things we neglected to bring.....hiking stuff, bikes..... But the roads throughout CO are inundated with snow and avalanche warnings and closings....we'll wait  for clear weather and venture forth.  

The weight of buying and selling and selling and moving and moving  has finally been lifted.   I can't wait to get back to the house and get settled.... probably not before late March or April.    Until then, we'll enjoy the sun...........


  1. My, what an adventurous year you've had. Not for the faint of heart for sure, I'm tired just reading about it. The boys are really growing up. By the looks of the bunny ears on the sick one, the two of them are a real feisty pair. We have stayed in one of those high-falutin RV parks, they're really posh. Noe it's time to...Rest. Recharge. Enjoy.

  2. Great to see this blog post. Hope this is a place you will enjoy returning to in future years. Laca is plugging along. Washed her hair by herself by the side of the bed today - progress; and, she'll be working a couple of hours each day from home for the library. Lillie informed me the other day she wished she could be three again and Mommy didn't have any baby in her tummy. I figure that's somewhat normal. Especially since Paul told me years ago upon my asking if I had done something to upset my older brother, that he knew exactly what I did....I was born. Somehow it made perfect sense. L'Chaim to all of us.

  3. So good to hear from you again. Sorry to hear about your being sick. That's not fun. I admire you for your tenacity. Not sure if I could do it.
    Happy New Year!