Monday, July 29, 2013

Sitting in a house..

I'm sitting in a house.
I'd much prefer to be sitting in my RV instead.
Or at least getting a chance to clean it!
But nope.
I'm stuck in a house.
My friends are out of town for 10 days.
Sooo, what does that mean?
It means I'm elected to take care of the house AND the animals.
AND sit inside while they have a crew of contractors rebuild a closet.
AND I have to stay in the  house till the crew leaves. Around 6 tonight.
Oh goodie, that's only 4 more hours AND I've been in here since 6am!

AND it's boring because it's not my house.
Mine has wheels - good wheels. AND a full tank of gas. AND it sits. :::sigh:::
I have a freaked out cat beside me, a Toy Fox Terrier in my lap that can take on those big bad men if needed AND a mixed breed dog that really WOULD take on those men if needed!
AND they have cable AND there's nothing of interest on.
Soooo, I'm watching The Housewives of Orange County AND they are all yelling at each other.
Oh bother, maybe they need a life!
But then, they get paid to be crazy. No one pays me to be crazy. They just accept it.
Otay, zat's all.
Guess I can read blogs to catch up. So there's a positive side!

August is going to be one looooooooooooong hoooooooooooooooot moooooooooooonth. Ugh.

Can't wait for the cooler weather...but that is not going to happen any time soon!

Have a great day everyone out there enjoying your RV's!!

I was going to add pics, but can't get a connection with my cell phone...ugh, just got dumped offline on the computer too!

::hit publish before it's too late::

Friday, July 26, 2013

I'm being bugged!


This morning after I turned my portable a/c off, I kept hearing a popping sound. Sounded like water dripping. Hmmmm? Where is THAT coming from??

NO ONE in an RV wants to hear dripping water sounds! Never. Not even if it only means it's condensation or rain dropping on the outside of the RV. It is always a concern.

And it's not raining....

But I'm thinking, ok, condensation on the overhead cab, droplets of water hitting the hood. Now that happens all the time after a very humid night.

So I go outside, check & yes, water is dripping on my's not making any noise...hmmmm??

So I turn my attention to my portable A/C. I'm thinking maybe the outlet hose is popping & retracting a little since I shut the A/C off. But it doesn't quite sound like it's coming from there. Although close, very close to there.

Very, very close.

I  can't open my drivers door since the hose is all connected to a panel that I have slid into the window frame so it can vent outside. POP, POP, POP!

What the heck is that???

I do see that a bug has trapped itself between the partially rolled up window & the exhaust panel I made for the hose. But I think nothing of that. Other than I'd prefer NOT to have him as a guest inside of my motorhome!


What is that??

It sounds like water is dripping between the overhead walls.

That isn't possible. The walls are solid.


What is that????!!!!

Do I ignore it & hope it will go away or do I investigate more?


What the HECK is that????


The bug works his way out & INTO my RV!


Popping sound gone!


Now the popping bug is living with me!

Oh goodie....


A few weeks ago, I heard Chirp, Chirp CHIRP!!!

What was that?? Same kind of thing.

I had opened my big window over my sofa.

When I closed it, it started to chirp.

After a little while, I think, Oh, I must have trapped one of those little green barking frogs.

I check.

No frog.


I find it. I had trapped a "spider" in my window track!

Oh, really ick. I don't like spiders. Especially when they are begging for HELP!

Now what to do. I am NOT handling this thing! And it could be a brown recluse, so I'm definitely NOT HANDLING IT!!

But how do I get it out??

My vacuum. My little dirt devil. I even feel it as it sucks into the dirt devil. OH ICK!

Then I put the vacuum in a plastic tub & put it UNDER the RV!

Then a week or so later I put the vacuum in my van!

I've yet to open it to dump it. There's a spider in there ya'know.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leaving on a jet plane?

Got up at 5:30am. Took care of my cats & dogs. Left driveway at 8:30am. Got gas, drove an hour to Houston Hobby Airport. Got processed through. Got to my gate & wait.....wait....wait....

I'm in stand by on my flight. Two flights going to Dallas. I'm the latter one. We wait....wait....wait....both planes are still in Dallas when they are supposed to be in Houston! We wait....wait...wait....supposed to board at 11:35am. That gets changed to 1:55pm. We wait....wait...wait....

Planes are still in Dallas...

Finally, some news! Not good news though. First plane canceled. That means people are going to board the plane I'm supposed to be on :-(  but I wait it out...& out...& out....

7 people in stand by. Not good. Only 1 gets on because a  crew member didn't show up! Damn.

So I drive another hour to Houston Intercontinental because all Dallas/Ft Worth flights from Hobby are full.

It's now 3:55. My flight doesn't board till I wait...I wait...I wait. 12 people on stand by so far, but they use bigger planes. Wish me luck!

I'm trying to avoid driving because of the surgery & driving the Ford hurts my foot. So I wait....I wait...I wait...

If I don't get on, after I go insane, I might have to drive to Dallas anyhow :-(  it's a 300 mile drive, not including taking the old van back home & grabbing the  motorhome instead!!

Sooooo, I wait...I wait...I wait...

And I forgot to grab my aircard for the little computer. No wifi here. Drats!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I did a dumb thing

Yes, I did, I did a dumb thing. Can you believe that???
I'm sure you can't!

My cell phone has a BIG green notification light, so at night, while it's charging, I flip it on it's face so I don't have to deal with a green blinking light all night long.
But 2 nights ago, I woke in a stupor, green light blinking. So I responded to the notification.
It was an email. A stupid spam email!
In my stupor, I responded to the email. I read it, it was about sex offenders in our area. Oh no, I must take a look because someone in the neighbor hood went off the deep end a few days ago about some weird sex stuff going on at his house! (he has dementia & the word of  what happened got back to us here) Nothing really happened except 3 patrol cars showing up at his house for questioning, nothing serious other than the poor guys lost grip on reality.
So anyhow, I respond to this email, thinking it was an amber alert instead. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I clicked on the link & put in my email address!!! STUPID! Now I'm getting spam mails like mad!
Did I mention how STUPID this was! I should put my cell phone outside at night....with my pain meds! Actually, I think it's the sleeping pills that are making me do dumb things at night. I don't take them very often. In fact, I still have a nearly full bottle that was given to me (prescription by my doctor) from several months ago. I wouldn't take them because I didn't want to stay groggy the next day. But she suggested I take them for a few nights because my pain was keeping me awake at night & yes, they have helped me sleep better....and do dumb things.
2 more days of Pred & I'm done with that. Which will be good because I'm hungry again!
I really don't know how people get hooked on meds. I'm following protocol right now, but soon, I'll be back to taking them ONLY when I need to. I'm guessing the dependencies are probably more due to chemical dependencies some people develop? I don't know. But I don't like taking meds much at all.
So no need to worry about me!
Oh & today, I've started wearing my clog type of shoes, just around my friends house for little trips to the kitchen or bathroom. They feel good as they have formed, structured inserts that curve with my feet. But for any bigger walking, I still put the boot on. I hope I'll be out of it soon. I think it creates pain too because it's so clumbersome & heavy.

I took Ellie out today & got her a little exercise too. She went to the dump station. She claims she feels much, much better & she needed her feet exercised too! (Ellie is my motorhome for those that don't know). Her tanks were FULL! I wish I had access to dumping here, but then, it's good to get her out every so many weeks to exercise the engine & tires.

Have a wonderful evening everyone!

Footsey update - warning, goofy post

Wow, I've not posted since July 5th? I think that's the last post date.

I've been trying to read on what little time I've found to read on. (gee, that doesn't make sense. I mean I've been trying to read blogs when I can, which hasn't been much!)

Trying to recoup.

I'm doing a little better today than I've been doing. (gee, that makes more sense huh? Can you tell I'm now proof reading this post?)

Actually did pretty well after the surgery, but then, I had the pain pump. And didn't have to take my pain meds much. The pain pump was GREAT!

They removed that a week later & took off the bandages to the calf section (mooo - calve. Geez ) of my leg & removed the catheter. So I was happy to see that go as that bandage kept trying to fall off & I kept trying to fix it.

My next appointment was to be for last Wednesday. But over last weekend, I had A LOT of pain! It kind of scared me towards my thinking that maybe I was getting an infection. So first thing Monday morning, I called the docs office & they saw me that morning.

The specialist saw me, (the podiatrist) & removed the remaining bandages. The suture site really looked good. He said the stitches were ready to come out. I said I'd look away. He said that's the best thing to do. It hurt! I am not a wuss about pain, especially in public. Although I'll admit that sometimes I do like to treat myself to a little mental cupcake of being a big baby when I'm alone. How silly is that??

So we discussed my footsey. I asked him why I had so much pain & why I had a dead area where I had no feeling. It was the dead area that scared me most. And I asked him how big the cyst was.

There was no cyst. He said he looked everywhere, but could not find a cyst. But what he did find was extensive scar tissue from the previous surgery, inflamed tissue & engorged blood vessels that all worked together to cause the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome to return. How lovely. My body decided to bully me! Bad body, BAD! (if you are dieting,stick that on your fridge, it might help)

The dead area, is a small area at the bottom left corner of my right heel. Got that? Good because I get lost, so you might have to remind me.

Why is it dead?

Why don't I have any feeling there, but the rest of my heel feels like it's been in a meat grinder & set in a salt soak? He said he had to remove part of my nerve, so the dead zone is permanent. OK, it's a small area, I can handle that. But it would have been nice to know the day I left surgery so I'd of known what to expect.

Anyhow, he prescribed prednisone for me. Oh goodie. I've taken that before & didn't do well with it. I became a huge green mean monster like the Incredible Hulk! I wanted to eat the world! But I could not eat or beat the world because I was in the bathroom with a full bladder all the time. Ha! But that time when I was taking it, it was for allergies, so I think the allergies combined with the pred made me really grumpy. Oh & the reason for the pred was to try to help prevent the scar tissue from this surgery building up again. He removed the old suture scar, scar tissue, brains & stuff & gave me a new zipper during the surgery.

Back to the pred - I'm not grumpy this time around. (hear that collective sigh from around the world?)
But I do want to eat everything in the world. Except spinach. If you have spinach, no need to worry. I'll leave that alone. Blech. If you have ice cream, then forget it. I'm going to get into it! Be afraid, be very afraid.

See what a grump his has turned me into? (actually, I'm a loon I think).

So anyhow. The foot is coming along, I can do some walking, some driving, but I have to pace myself. If I do too much through the day, my foot complains more than a gorilla that has lost his banana. More than a squirrel that has lost it's nuts. More than a man that can't find the right tool...more than...well, you get the point. But I've forgotten the point. Where was I?

I have to remain in my Fred Hermann boot for another 2 weeks & I think it also eats everything in the world because it seems to gain weight during the day & by the end of the day, it's VERY heavy!  Fred Hermann? Who in the hell is Fred Hermann? How bout Fred Munster!? OH I give up. I told you they removed my brains didn't I? I'm pretty sure they did. Or they've fallen to my feet & I keep stepping on them.

This post is why I don't do computer updates or programs late at night. ONe night, I found myself dumping system files when I "thought" I was dumping temporary files....oops. And yay, I'm on meds! I think I can do miracles right now. Is there anything I can do for you??

OK, I think I've about loonied myself out of my mind at this point.

And I've loonied up my ugly orthopedic boot too. And all the medical staff. And now all the bloogers that follow me. Bloogers? That doesn't look right. Haha, aren't you glad I'm not drinking too?

Oh hell, I was going to send pics & stuff, but really, I think I've done myself in & I'm askeered ya'll are calling 911 right this very moment. So I'll send pics tomorrow. Maybe. It's time to say Goodnight Gracie & go to bed. Meds are good. Sleeping is good. When I can accomplish that.

Nerve spasms are NOT good. Sheets touching the footsey are NOT good. Having to get up to use the potty several times a night is NOT good. Have you ever had a nerve spasm? They make muscle spasms seem like childs play. OUCH! And I wish someone would turn the electric fence off on my foot at night. The gremlins are messing with my foot when I lay down. So I stay up as late as possible to avoid them. Then I finally have to give in & let them torture my foot with cattle prods & stuff. Till I pass out.

Anyhow, as goofy as this post might be, I'm posting it. I tried to proff it rsead it more, but my eyes keep crossing & I's a fallin asleep. I tooked me meds...can you ell? tell even? yea, goodnight Gracie (I adore Burns & Allen). Oh boy, I still have to drop my airbed off the overhead bed onto the sofa before I can slither down to sleep. Or maybe I should just slither down to the floor & call it a night! But I'd hurt in the I'm rambling.

Sorry, I'll post some loverly pics tomorrow. Spent several hours today working on the netbook, but taht's another post all of is[s one. own. I need to qite. quit. Nytol. Sleep well.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  ::plop::  - ouch thefloor. Aren't ya'll glad I'm not drinking? I am glad I'm not drinking! :-p

It's like Saturday Night Live in my head!


Sadly, I fell asleep before I hit publish. I woke up wondering how I was going to put this in the mailbox tonight! I am one sick puppy! I really should NOT publish this!! Really. someone stop me...

Friday, July 5, 2013

So so so cute!

Life has been pretty bad lately.

I'm ok, just very sad.

I'll talk about it when I can later, but I do have to say CANCER SUCKS!

Again, not me, I'm ok.

But I saw this on youtube today & just had to share. It did put a smile on my face.

I have NEVER seen birds play like this before -- they are like puppies! Soooo adorable!

Watch this if you can, you'll love it. If you don't, then you aren't living!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Have a safe & wonderful July 4th everyone!

Please enjoy a video that I did last year while I was in a much cooler part of the country.

I was in Pa & actually had jeans & a hoodie on!

Tonight, as I'm in Texas, we'll go watch the fireworks in capris & a t'shirt.

I'm wishing everyone a safe & wonderful day!