Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Time.............

It has been a long time I know! I am still alive and well on J.D.'s mountain and still kicking. Since I last posted I have finished my therapy and received an "  Atta Girl"   from my doctor. The knee replacement, healing and recovery time went so well that we are going to do it all over again on September 13th. My right knee is just as bad as the left knee was just not quite as painful. Riley thinks it is really cool that I will have matching gnarly scars. 

We sold our camper a few years ago when the gas prices were so high and bought a car that would be easier on gas than the truck is. We have both missed having a camper so we bought another one.  The idea being that with the camper we can take Paddy with us when we travel instead of having to put her in a kennel. Our plan is to go visit the youngest of the rebel children who is living in Chicago later this month. We will come home and rest up a little bit and head south to Louisiana and Texas to visit with the rest of the family. We will get an opportunity to see how well Paddy is going to travel.

When we get all of our traveling out of the way we will be busy putting the house up for sale. Yes, you heard me right.............. We are going to sell our home here on J.D's mountain. It is just getting to be too much for J.D. to handle. In the winter it is hauling all of the wood for the wood stoves and then keeping up with the yard maintenance all summer. Of course we need to take into consideration that we are getting older ( I know it is hard to believe that, but it is true) and it is at least a 30 minute drive in any direction to medical care. We really need to move to town or at least closer to town. We will have our work cut out for us. It is amazing how much a person can accumulate in just 6 years. If we sell this house before finding some place else to buy, we can always park the camper at a RV Park and live out of it for a while.

You may not hear from me for a while as we are traveling around, but I promise to touch base when ever I can. May your guardian angel watch over you, keep you safe and sprinkle you with many blessings as you enjoy this beautiful season full of breath taking sights, sounds and smells.



Lois Evensen said...

Welcome back, I'm glad to know you are well. All the best with your many plans. I hope you'll be back here sharing with us again soon.


Linds said...

Wow, Jo - that is a lot of news! Big exciting news too! It will be wonderful to read about your summer adventures, travelling, selling and moving. You are right about us all getting older and having to think about practicalities. Not that we like it of course!
Have a great time, and keep writing it all down!

Peggy said...

Wow, Exciting news and lots of things to keep you busy! In your travels if you pass through NC stop by Hidden Haven.

PEA said...

Such great news to hear that your knee surgery was such a huge success and hopefully your other knee surgery will go just as well. My friend June is still struggling with hers, even though she had the knee replacement back in Feb. Her problem is that she doesn't rest, always on the go!! Not giving her knee a chance to heal properly.

I can understand why you and JD have decided to sell the house but no doubt you will miss it. So exciting that you have bought another camper, though, and are planning a couple of trips:-)

Have fun and enjoy every moment!! xoxo

Mountain Mama said...

I hope you have a wonderful adventure!!

L e e said...

So good to hear you are doing well, Jo. The last couple of months i've also been making the rounds to all my doctors and although they stop short of giving me a 'clean bill of health' there is no major surgeries in the near future. So, we have just decided to rock back and enjoy the grandkids. I swear I'm going to put in a 'revolving' front door for them. Anyway, the wife and I just celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary a few days ago. We just went to one of our favorite (quiet) restaurants and reminisced.
Do take care - and keep in touch

Kate said...

Hi Jo, Gosh you have been busy and it looks like you will have even more running about to do yet... I hope you find someone good to buy and take over the house - Wow! to up sticks and move again, Gosh what a thought !! I don't envy you 'that' but I do envy your being able to move about in yer 'home on wheels'

I know from experience what it felt like to miss our 'home on wheels' though I can assure you that a 'broken down ex ambulance' which we had, would not hold a candle to your RV I bet...

I so miss ours... Possibly something to do with the fact that I have a bit of the gypsy in my soul I think - hippie, more like, as Rob reminds me regularly..

Hope yer knee continues to heal.. I was going to wish you the 'Irish toast about travelling ' but unfortunately my memory has failed me ... age doesn't come on its own hehehe..

So I'll just say God Bless, Kate x.