Another GOOD Update

I feel like I’m alive again!

I got rid of the infected gall bladder and two marble sized stones.  What a difference it made in my energy and outlook on life.  I want to DO things again!  And today I had a colonoscopy, came home, ate, got a spurt of energy–and went out and started polishing the dull spots on the Casita.

We have tons of things to do still, but are shooting to head to Florida the first week in November.

It’s WAY past time!!!

I am planning to have the Casita walls and ceiling steam cleaned if I can get someone to agree to do it.  Dogs to the vet, haircuts, doctor visits, mail order meds to be sent to the St. Brendan’s address, new truck and trailer tags, taxes… and a few dozen other details.

So soon the blog will come alive again!

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  1. Cat Lady in Baton Rouge, LA

     /  October 14, 2014

    I’m so glad you got that bad boy gall bladder removed. You’ll start feeling better and better. Hope your hubby’s cataract surgery went as well. Glad you’ll be getting back on the road sooner than you had thought (end of November).

    Question: I had a roof leak in my Winnebago that made unsightly stains all along the carpeted roof driver’s side that runs all the way to the back bedroom (32′). Do you think the carpet cleaning people could remove the water stains? The leak has been fixed but the stain remains…ugh! It looks terrible. If you don’t think they can make it look better, do you or any of your readers have suggestions that will improve the looks of the ceiling?

    Your thoughts on this would be appreciated.

    Cat Lady

    • Cat Lady, thanks for the good wishes. I am feeling great! Hubby is postponing the cataract surgery because they have him scheduled for surgery on Dec. 23 in Atlanta (Christmas rush traffic). So we will get that done when we return home.

      So sorry to hear about the water stains. I don’t know if a regular carpet cleaning would get the water stains out. I did notice in the Yellow Pages that there are auto and carpet people who advertise water stain removal services, but I have no personal knowledge or recommendation.

  2. I’m so happy to hear that you’re on the upswing. Polishing the Casita sounds like the old Tinycamper is back! Yay!!

    I would be leery about steam cleaning. Seems like it’s SO wet. It often will take my home carpeting a few days to dry completely out. But, I understand wanting to do it. Ive successfully used Spot Shot on some of our bug-killing spots, and it has worked very well. Wait until you get to the desert southwest, where you know any moisture will get sucked out instantly, then go for it!

    • Judy, I do worry about excess moisture. Do you know anything about the dry encapsulation carpet cleaning process? I’ve read good things about it, but I am one of those old fashioned people who thinks it takes lots of water and elbow grease to clean stuff! 😀

      I thought the old Tinycamper was gone forever, but am overjoyed to see her re-emerging! Life is so much more fun now!

      • Don’t know anything about dry encapsulation. But, I did install some new carpeting at home last year, and have resolved not to steam clean. It seems to brighten, then immediately make it dingy. I’ll be interested to see what works in the Casita for you.

        • I’ll do some more research on it. For the Florida trip, it will probably just get a good vacuuming!

  3. Hope

     /  October 14, 2014

    ‘Bout time!!!! 🙂

  4. That’s all good news. Enjoy your travel prep.

  5. EmilyO

     /  October 14, 2014

    Oh Happy Days are here again, are here again . . . .

    • Oh, Emily! I didn’t even feel like camping or taking pictures for so long. It feels SO good to feel good again! 🙂

  6. Yea, my favorite gal is coming back!! You know how much I’ve missed…

  7. Glad to hear it. Godspeed!

    • Thank you, Kim! I have been meaning to email you. Maybe I will have time this evening. I sure do miss following your travels and am dying to hear your opinions on traveling with the WINS. It sure looked like you had fun!

  8. I’m so glad you’re feeling better! I had been missing your blog 🙂

  9. Yippie Ki Ya….Glad to see you have mended…..now its off to the races…BTW, how is Ron doing after his eye surgery…..I still haven’t cleaned my casita after the trip…so if you are looking for something to do…. 🙂 I guessing you Guys are itching for a trip….Can’t wait to “Flight-Follow” your next adventure….Horst sends(with a smile), ’cause you are feeling better!

    • Yes! Off to the races and chomping at the bit!

      Ron is going to postpone the eye surgery until we get back. Hope he will be okay. I might have to do more driving than usual. Usually he drives and I do the backing up.

      No offense, but no way, Jose! on cleaning another Casita! 😀

      I love your happy reaction to our good news!!!

  10. Marcia GB in MA

     /  October 14, 2014

    Hooray! Such good news on feeling well after gallbladder surgery. I know it turned my daughter’s health around last winter. Nov. is a great time to visit FL, nice temps and less crowded. Have fun. We used St. Brendan’s Isle on your recommendation last winter. It worked out great and we’ll use their mail service again this year.

    • We were in Florida one May when the temperatures were in the 90’s with matching humidity. We almost died! But winter down there is a wonderful escape… with an occasional gotcha! 🙂

      Glad to hear about the improvement the gall bladder surgery made for your daughter. I had never heard of that before the doctor told me it could make that much of a difference.

      So happy you liked St. Brendans. I love their service, and I also love just having that Florida address. 🙂

  11. Bonnie

     /  October 14, 2014

    About time, glad your back.

  12. I’m so happy to hear you both are well and you are feeling alive again. Feeling bad is just ugly.
    When I get home going to look at a 13′ casita this loading and unloading the truck is murder

    • Jo, if the Casita is in decent shape, I think you will LOVE it! They are so much better quality than an Aliner. I hope with all my heart it works out for you!!!

  13. Wow-so glad you’re feeling so good! It’s amazing when we feel awful-then good and we realize how we weren’t crazy- it’s so nice!!
    Glad you’re on the road soon- I’m just cleaning out for storage time my camper till spring- wish it were the opposite!!
    Happy trails-Rain ☺️

    • Isn’t it funny when you start to think you must be crazy when you don’t feel good for a long time and don’t know why? But then, when you feel good again, you REALLY feel good!

      Oh… sorry to see your camping season end. Anyway, happy planning all the trips you will take next season! 🙂

  14. Love hearing from you! Hope all goes your way. Rain for the past 3 days at Happy Holiday in Cherokee…miserable but the sun should shine this PM. Terrible connections…catch up with you next week.

    • Lynne, I saw that rain on the Doppler map. What a bummer for your first rally hosting experience! Hope it ends up being wonderful after all–for everyone! (especially you!) 🙂

  15. Jane

     /  October 22, 2014

    Glad you’re on the mend!

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