Wow – a lot has happened since my last blog post last month! Our son, Paul, arrived and Samson is so very happy to be back with his buddy. Everyone thought Samson was so attached to me, but he really only has eyes for Paul now. Makes me very happy.
Sadly, Dave has been dealing with some health issues lately. In addition to the Achilles tendon issues he’s been living with for many years, he now has 2 torn tendons in his ankle which will require surgery. And the change in the way he is walking (to try to alleviate the pain) has caused him to have acute sciatica. At least that’s our best guess. We’ll see what the doctor has to say on the 21st. His arthritic knee is begging for another cortisone shot too. Currently, muscle relaxers and steroids are Dave’s friends. Those, along with the exercises provided by the urgent care doc are helping a bit; at least he is able to sleep.
And that brings us to the big news. Because of the need for surgery and the current COVID19 situation we have decided it would be best to remain in Rhode Island for a while. Last week we found an apartment we like and just this morning learned we’ve been approved. We should be moving in on October 12th. Apartments are NOT very easy to come by up here, so very thankful!
Our current thinking is that it’s best to remain in one place for at least the next year. Rhode Island seems to be doing a much better job in the attempt to control the spread of COVID19 than Florida is. We’ll store the camper on our site here at Camp Westwood for the winter and hopefully have the opportunity to enjoy camping here again for the 2021 summer season. After that, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Never in a million years would I have imagined us moving back up to Rhode Island, but here we are. At least the apartment we applied for has a gas fireplace for those cold winter days. And Emma says she is looking forward to playing in the snow with me. Guess I’ll need to get some warmer winter clothes, eh?
Be well, my friends and family!