Friday, December 31, 2010
I hope that everyone has a fantastic New Year in 2011. And for everyone going out tonight, I hope you have a great time at your New Year's Eve parties!! Have fun, dance and have a drink for me too, but definitely drink and drive responsively, we want to hear all about your parties tomorrow!!
Walt and I will stay home tonight and try to stay warm. I say this because our Heater isn't working properly. It only comes on when we tell it to. It isn't registering that the temperature has dropped, and it is time to turn back on!! Walt told me that last night, that when he got up at 1 am to go to the bathroom, the thermometer in the Living Room was registering only 44 degrees!! Luckily we had bought one of those Ceramic Room Heaters that we are using in the bedroom at night! Also, thank god, we had purchased the extended warranty for the RV when we purchased it, so we have someone coming out probably tomorrow to look at the heater.
I'm not going to bore you too much today, as the only other thing we are trying to "fix" right now, is a frozen hose for one of the toilets!! Walt mistakenly had it hooked up incorrectly, and it froze up. And I am praying that the 2nd toilet line doesn't freeze up too. Otherwise we will be walking over to the bathrooms at the RV Resort to use theirs, which could be quite bothersome later at night when it really gets cold!! Not to mention in the middle of the night when it is only about 15 degrees!! So now we are trying to figure out how we will unfreeze it!
So, till next time, I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!!
Aloha My Friends :)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Well, not too much happening here today. We kind of took it easy. But we did drive into town to order something for the RV, and to return the Space Heater that we had purchased the other day. And to purchase another one to replace it.
Today was nice and clear, but really cold!! The warmest it got was about 32 degrees. Which to me is really cold!! Thank goodness for neck scarfs, hats and gloves! Now I figured out a new problem that I have. My feet were freezing today. And I couldn't find any socks at the regular store that are warmer than summer socks. So either I need to shop at a specialty store like Cabella's (which is a huge sporting good store in Reno), or buy some of those sporty looking boots with Sherpa lining to keep my feet warm! Otherwise, it has been ok here today.
Now tonight is the Eve of New Year's Eve and I can't believe how fast the year has flown by!! But then again, every year seems to fly by faster than the year before it! And some of you younguns may find this crazy, but I am sure that most everyone who is older than 35, will agree with me! When I was "young" it seems like, I couldn't wait for my 16th Birthday so that I could drive, then I couldn't wait until I was 18 to be "legal". Then I couldn't wait until I was 21 to really be "legal". Then all of a sudden, I was 25, then 30, then 40, then 50 and now I am 55, oh my!!
So, for all of you that are going out and partying, please have a great time, but please drink and drive responsively. We want you to be around to blog about your party on New Years Day! So have fun, and have a drink for me, since I can't drink! :(
Till Next Time...
Aloha My Friends :)
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Well, today it snowed as expected here for the first time since we moved up. I took some photos, but have not uploaded them as yet. Hopefully I will get them on tomorrow. It snowed off and on in patches all the way to Reno and back. By the time we got home, it was white here. but we only got about an inch of snow at most so far. But so far it is still sticking. So it was really cold here between the snow and freezing cold wind!
At the Doctor's Office, I weighed in and to my surprise, I only gained 3.8 lbs in the 2 1/2 months since my "unfill"!!! I was sure that I had gained at least 5-10 lbs, especially with the Holidays and all. :) So Laurie gave me back .2 ml. Now I have to readjust my eating again since I should have some restriction now. Let's hope so at any rate. LOL
Before I go into my post title, I want to state that I adore my husband, and wouldn't trade him in for anything.....well, almost anything!! LOL But there are some days that I just want to slap him up one side of the head, and down the other!! Have any of you had these thoughts too??? Or am I just crazy?
The last couple of weeks has been especially stressful for both of us. What with us trying to get the RV moved up from Mesa AZ, then packing the house, and moving the RV up to Carson City. Then on top of all that, the stress of having to set the RV up for the first time, and trying to unpack, so that we could move about in it!!
Walt has been really short tempered lately, and each day it seems to be worse. He feels like he can say anything he wants to (including any foul language he so choose to say), but I am not allowed to respond in any way. Which is extremely upsetting. He wants to always have the last "word", and even if I know that something isn't right, and he should be aware of it. If I attempt to tell him, he just goes berserk, and yells to shut up!
I am very aware that I am not perfect either, and I have been very forgetful lately. But no matter how much this is true, he does not feel it is a good enough excuse that I forgot something. And yes, sometimes the things that I forgot could cause some problems. However, if he does something wrong or stupid, I don't get mad, in fact I try to go out of my way to NOT get mad or upset (like the time we were in Paris and he tipped a guy $50 because he forgot the money changes! He would have gone ballistic if it had been me that did it)!
And being in these close quarters has not done us any good lately. I was counting on him going to Sacramento on Sunday for work, so that we would have a bit of time apart. But now it looks like he doesn't want to leave until Monday when the weather looks better, even though we have a 4x4 Truck. Oh well, I guess I just need to keep my mouth shut, and bite my tongue until next week.....since nothing I say is the right thing right now....Anyway, I hope ya'll's Holidays are going better than ours! Till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :(
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Well, tomorrow will finally bring me my Long Awaited "FILL". Remember that I had to have an "unfill" back in mid October? Well, ever since then, for one reason or another, we kept having to postpone and move my appointment, further and further out. Well, tomorrow is The Day!! I will either be really happy about it, or....maybe not! LOL Who knows for sure. It has been so long since I have had any real restriction, that I may have to reteach myself how to eat with it!! Also, tomorrow will give me the good news/bad news on my weight. Whether or not I totally screwed up over the last 2 1/2 months or not. Here's crossing my fingers....
Today we ran around town again. Picking up mail, shopping, fighting....well, not like what you think. We stopped in at the Storage Unit to try to find some papers, and it is really hard when you are stressed, to try to do anything together in a confined space. Speaking of confined spaces, sometimes we do really well here in the RV, sometimes....not! But over all, we are doing ok. Today was a day that we both wanted to strangle the other a few times. So when Walt goes down to Sacramento on Sunday for a few days, it will give us both a few days to be apart. This way when he returns, we will be ready to be "together" in a small space, for a few days again!! Now don't forget, we have been together almost 24/7 for the last 10 days!!!
So, we are supposed to get some snow tonight/tomorrow. Just in time to drive to Reno tomorrow for my Fill appointment! Thank goodness that my Walt is here now, as I have never driven in snow/ice conditions. Plus, I don't have anything to drive right now! All we have is the Truck which Walt will be driving back down to Sacramento on Sunday, then I will be RV bound until he returns. Unless I want to walk. And since the closest store other than the small mini mart at the gas station here at the RV Park is about 3 miles away, I don't foresee this happening, especially in this weather. LOL
Well, I better go for now, it is hard to concentrate with the wind blowing us around like crazy. I will post more tomorrow. Till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)
Monday, December 27, 2010
Well, here I have been complaining about our weather here! Like how cold it is, and talking about the snow we are expecting tomorrow. But you have to remember that I am a California girl, born and bred! In fact, I was a Southern California girl until my 35th year. Then my family moved up to Northern California. So Walt and I moved here to Carson City, Nevada, with the freezing cold winds and I complain. But compared to the East Coast, I should be slapped!
The biggest thing that we have had to adjust to since moving here and living in the RV, is the temperature inside! We will not be able to get our 100 gallon Propane Tank delivered until next week (maybe), so we are taking it easy on our Propane use. Which by the way, is how we heat up the RV! Which is why we went to Walmart last night, and bought a small Ceramic Heater to heat up whichever room that we are using. At our house in California, we didn't even need a blanket, and was still using the Ceiling Fan on low, even during the night!! So along with my having lost weight and a (blanket) of fat, which makes me colder, I am just not used to having to deal with these extreme temperatures!
Today, we went to the local DMV Office to get our Truck and RV Registered with Nevada. Unfortunately, we forgot to bring in the paperwork from the Dealer for the RV, so we couldn't register it yet. We will have to go back in later in the week for it. But we did get the Truck registered, and we were totally blown away when they gave us our new License Plates right then and there!!! In California, they give you a piece of paper to tape up in your Vehicle, until your plates arrives a few weeks later in the mail!
While we were there, I also started getting my Handicapped Placards/Plates. In California, you have 2 choices, either a Handicap License Plate, or a plastic Handicap Placard that you can use in any vehicle you are in. Here in Nevada, you can either choose 2 plastic Placards, or 2 Handicap License Plates, or 1 of each!! So I am choosing one of each. :) I could only get the plastic Placard today though, since the License Plate that we want is for the Motorcycle. And we can't Register it until we can manage to drive it over the Sierra's as they have to visually inspect the VIN# of every vehicle Registered in Nevada. Walt is hoping to get it here sometime in January though. So once we get it here, I will request the Handicap License Plate for it, instead of the regular License Plate. Whew! Does it ever end???
We just watched the local weather report on the News and they are forecasting winds, with rain and snow tonight and tomorrow. Then Wednesday to be the coldest day with snow. So yes, I am complaining again! And again, I really feel for all of you that live on the East Coast! As bad as it is here, it is so much better here, than it is there!! So stay warm and safe in your homes!! Till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Doesn't Santa Just Look Pooped In This Picture???
Well, today was spent mostly dealing with the laundry. And since we took back the Washer and Dryer to the store where we bought them, I will be using the Laundry at the RV Park. Except for the cost, they are actually nice units. There is two Laundry facilities here at the park, with 6 Washers and 6 Dryers in each, and best of all, they are well kept up and clean. So we actually got the laundry done in record time!! Then I had the task of putting it all away in our tiny RV. But like the pack rat I am, I got it all in....again! LOL
Then we drove over to Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond, to purchase a small Ceramic Heater and a Collapsible Dish Rack and Drainer. Now I have no excuse for not being able to wash the dishes. I will have to wash everything by hand now, as we do not have a Dishwasher in this unit. Believe it or not, some of the newer RV's do come with Dishwashers!! But the biggest thing that I need to adjust back to, is not having a Waste Disposal! It has been over 30 years since I have not had the use of one, and now I have to readjust my way of thinking, to tossing EVERYTHING into the trash again.
Today we were supposed to have light rain, with snow showers and wind. But all we actually got was some high winds and a little bit of hail around 3 pm. But it is supposed to be a mix of rain and snow on Tuesday and full snow on Wednesday, when my Fill appointment is scheduled! At least I have Walt to drive me there, as I have never driven in snow as yet.
So tomorrow we will probably start going through the Storage Bldg, to see what we want to do with everything. This will be a chore, but not nearly as bad as it was, since we have much of it already sifted through. Now we just have to determine what we really want to keep from the sifted through "stuff". Well, I better go for now, hope everyone's Christmas was great and you got what you wanted!
Aloha My Friends :)
Saturday, December 25, 2010
First of all, I wanted to say that I hope everyone is having the best Christmas ever!! Due to our circumstances, I forgot it was Christmas after I woke up today!! We worked frantically from the time Walt and Mark returned from Mesa with the RV, to get it loaded up so we could get to Carson City this week while we had a break in the weather! We had planned on driving up to Carson City on Thursday, as that was to be the first day of clear weather. But we weren't finished loading it up, so we decided to continue loading it up and wait until yesterday morning to leave.
So we drove up on Christmas Eve and it turned out to be a great day to do it. The road was totally dry, the traffic was light and we made it with no problems at all, thank god! So we arrived about 11:30 am and set up the RV to where we could at least walk around in it, and had the bed made up, etc. Then we drove to Walt's moms house where she had made us a really nice Christmas Eve Turkey dinner! The only problem with going to her house is her DOG.....this dog hates just about everyone but her, and bites everyone she can!! She is also a major barker, which is very disrupting and everyone but my MIL hates this dog! But eventually my MIL got the dog under control and caged, and the rest of the evening was really nice.
So we spent our first night in our new RV "home" last night. Other than the bed being hard as a rock, and hard to walk around to the far side of the bed, which is my side of the bed, of course! It was ok. But we didn't go to bed until after midnight, and both had trouble going to sleep at first. We also decided that we need to purchase some space heaters, to cut the use of Propane for heating, which is very expensive. Oh, and we found out that my 40" LCD TV is too big for us to be able to use!! Darn!
So today, we have been unpacking the stuff that we had packed into the RV. Shortly we will have to start going through the stuff in the Storage unit, to decide what we want to keep, but keep it in Storage, or use it in the RV now, or get rid of it!!
I am attaching a couple photos of our RV sitting in front of the house before we drove off. Tonight we are going to the Fandango Casino down the road from us, and having Christmas Dinner there in the Buffet. Then on Wednesday, I am scheduled for my "FILL"!!!! Then we will see how bad I was for the last 2 months!
Again, I hope that everyone had a great Christmas today!! Love to all, and Mele Kalikimaka to all!!
Aloha My Friends :)
Monday, December 20, 2010
Well, Walt and Mark (our SIL) finally made it back yesterday, about 11am from their trip to Mesa, AZ to pick up our RV. Of course they were exhausted after a 41 hour turnaround! They left about 6 pm on Friday night, and didn't layover at all. Mark drove down, and Walt drove back. This way it gave Walt practice towing the RV, while Mark gave him tips on how to tow it, and how to make turns, etc with such a long vehicle. Mark drives Truck for ACE Hardware, so he is used to driving crazy long hours, in big long vehicles. Once they got there, the Dealer had to put our furniture into the RV, and then instruct Walt on how to operate everything in the RV.
According to Mark, Walt did great towing it. Although he did have to stop at a Rest Area on the way home, so he could sleep a couple of hours. He isn't used to being up so long, and even though he got a couple hours sleep, two different times during the ride down, it wasn't enough. So I am glad that he made the smart decision to sleep for a while. While they were gone, I didn't sleep much either, so we were both tired and exhausted. And because of this, basically we both crashed at Noon yesterday, and slept until about 5:30 last night! Then we took one of my sleeping pills to make sure that we slept last night too!
But the RV is here, and it is BIG! Walt doesn't want to unhook it from the Truck, so with the Truck and RV attached, they take up almost the entire front of our house, including the driveway. And today I got to go into the RV with the Slides out for the first time. We loaded up all of our Clothes, and still have so-much-to-do. Tomorrow I will need to get the Kitchen loaded up, while Walt continues the process of taking apart the Bedframe from the Double Bed in my Office/Studio, so he can try to get my Desk in there!
Also, we figured out that we will be able to put my Digital Piano into the RV! Of course it will be tight, but what would one of our homes be, without being tight and overfilled??? Did you notice the photos of our house in my prior posts??? We had 3 complete sets of Living Room Furniture for goodness sakes!!! LOL
And....after all the trouble we went through to get our Washer/Dryer in time, so that they could be taken to Mesa to the Dealer to be installed, we found out that they had ordered us a 220v Dryer, instead of the 110v we were expecting! We are not sure what we will do about it right now. We will either have to return it in exchange for a different Dryer (assuming we can find one that will attach to the current Washer properly (if it isn't the same brand)), or return both units and start over, or spend another $400-$500 to get the RV wired so that we can use the 220v Dryer. In which case, I won't be able to use both the Washer and the Dryer at the same time! In either case, I will probably be using a Laundromat for at least a few weeks if not a month or more. Oh well, sh** happens! LOL
Tomorrow I will try to get a couple of photos of the RV to post. At least of the exterior, if not the interior. But I doubt I will take any of the interior as yet, as it is so unorganized right now while we are loading it up. But I promise I will take some after it is arraigned the way we want it to be and settled.
The other problem is....Walt had said that once he brought up the RV, and parked it in front of the house, he would unhook the Truck for us to commute around town in. Especially since we have been in a rainstorm, for oh.....I don't know how long. So I didn't think too much, when I packed up my Motorcycle Helmet into its original box for protection. Since just about everything that I could have sat it on, was packed up and given away, and the rest of our tables, etc was getting ready to be taken to Storage. Well....Walt in his haste, to get as much packed up into Dan's Truck to take up to Storage, also packed up my Helmet. I had not intended for him to take it to Storage!!!
Normally this wouldn't be a problem, since we have the Truck. And....it is raining after all. But Walt decided (without telling me), that he didn't want to disconnect the Truck from the RV after all! Well, now I can't ride with him on the errands. And he likes me to go on the errands with him! So guess who he is upset at??? Me of course! According to him, "I should have known better than to pack my Helmet up in the box"....MEN! Gotta love them, or Kill Them sometimes!! LOL
And, as I said in a prior post, we have been watching the weather for sometime now, hoping to get a break in the storms, so we can drive the RV over the Sierra's between Snow Storms. At first it showed Friday as a good day, then it changed to Monday of next week. Now it is saying that possibly this Thursday or Friday for sure it will be ok to drive over. So it looks like we will be in Carson City for Christmas after all. My parents will not be happy about this at all. But we need to get over the Sierra's and if we don't go now, it could be the Spring before we could make it over again with the RV!
And since we won't be able to stay in the house that long.....we kind of need to get over. So it appears that we will probably go over on Thursday, so we really need to get ourselves in gear and get it packed!!
Oh, and get this, as if our poor local Mall hasn't had enough problems this season! Remember, just a few short weeks ago, it caught fire and had to be evacuated?? Well, they finally got about 60%-75% of the Mall reopened, then this happened tonight!! Here is a link for any that wants to check it out! But basically, a "Flash Mob" was there to perform. Here is a bit of what was reported in case you don't want to check out the link.
"Evacuations were ordered at the Westfield Galleria Mall at Roseville Monday night because a "Flash Mob" by the Sacramento Choral Society brought an overcrowding concern. Fire officials said there were several thousand people in the mall. Roseville Fire Battalion Chief Peter Mashnat said some people inside claimed the floor was shifting and moving and that they heard cracks and pops in the foundation." Another source said that there was about 5000 people inside the Mall watching the show. This poor Mall just doesn't have a chance this year it seems!!
Well, I better go for now, I've got lots to do and so little time...till next time...
Aloha My Friends :)
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Well this morning Walt called up the RV Dealer and spoke with the woman who handles the paperwork for the RV Sales, and she said that my 2nd form of ID just had to be something that had my Name on it (luckily). So Walt asked if my AAA Card would do, and she said that it was just fine!! So....thank god that potential problem was fixed!
So, after a long day, we went to the U-Haul place to pick up the 5x8 enclosed Trailer that we had reserved, in order for Walt and Mark to tow down to Mesa with our Love Seat, Chair and Stackable Washer/Dryer, that we want the RV Dealer to install for us. However, when we got there and looked at it, at first it didn't look big enough! But after Walt opened it up and measured the interior, he said that it would work....barely.
So we towed it home, and our friend Dan met us. Since he still had our Hand Truck and Blankets in the back of his Truck, that they used when they drove up our belongings to the Storage Building last week. So Dan got "volunteered" to help Walt load up our "stuff".....lucky him!! Once Mark arrived, Walt and Mark got the Truck loaded up and took off! So they are on their way down to Mesa as I write.
I just hope that they made it far enough down the Valley, before the High Winds began, that were forecast for tonight and began around midnight! They are hoping to arrive in Mesa by around 8-9 am. Then, as soon as the Dealer installs our belongings, and instructs Walt on how everything functions with the RV, they will start the trip back, hoping to be back sometime in the middle of the night Saturday/Sunday.
So the trip to pick up the RV has begun. Once they get it here, we will of course start to load it up immediately. If the weather forecast holds out, it looks like we will be able to tow the RV up to our new "temporary" home in Carson City, next Friday, Christmas Eve! I will hate to have to leave before Christmas, because this would mean that I would miss Christmas with the family. But if we don't go while there is a break in the weather, it could be a while before we get another one! Especially with sunny skies forecast for this ONE DAY, to make it safer to tow a 40' RV over the Sierra's!!
So if this is the case, we will just have to get together one last time with them before we leave. Anyway, other than this, I am packing again!! I will be packing all day tomorrow. :( So until next time....
Aloha My Friends :)
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well, now that the time is almost here (the time for Walt to drive down to pick up the RV), which by the way, is TOMORROW!! Walt remembers to tell me today that, "oh by the way, I need a copy of your California canceled DL, and a copy of your Temporary DL from Nevada, PLUS a copy of your SS Card"! Well, guess what??? It is packed away in my Office stuff, and locked up in Storage in Carson City!!
So Walt says don't worry, that I can go down to the local SS Office tomorrow and sit for god knows how long, and request a copy of it (which I was totally agreeable to). However, I checked on the SS Website tonight, and in order to be able to order a copy of it, I need two forms of ID! Such as a Passport, which I do have. However....it is in Storage WITH the SS Card!!
Now, these documents are quite important part in the quest to get the RV Registered. And because the State of Nevada requires that the Names listed on the RV's Registration Documents, and the Proof of Insurance Documents be exactly the same. Including the Names and spelling, everything. Like whether you use your full Middle Name, or just the Initial, or no MI at all, etc. So Walt went out of his way while getting all this started, to make sure that our names was listed in the Insurance papers exactly the way we wanted them to be listed on the Registration papers. Unfortunately....now I don't have all the Documents easily available to show proof!
So, lucky Walt gets to call the RV Sales Office in the morning, to see if they absolutely HAVE TO visually see my SS Card (or at least a copy of it this weekend) for Proof?? Or if we could fax it to them, say....after we move up to Carson City, and can find it in the Storage Unit maybe??? Now if it IS absolutely necessary, then Walt is going to have to call the Insurance Co back, take me off the Insurance for the RV (at least temporarily), have them email us the corrected pages, then call the RV Sales Office back and have them re-write the Sales Paperwork without my name on the Registration (only to have to add it back on later), and all this tomorrow before he leaves for Mesa!!!
Whew! I'm tired just thinking about this, and I am glad that this isn't my problem!! LOL I have enough problems of my own! LOL Well, nothing else has changed, life is still happening and we are still flying at full speed trying to get ourselves in the RV and over the Hill by Christmas!! Wish Us Luck! We will need it. Until then.....
Aloha My Friends! :)
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Well....after a rocky start over the weekend, Walt and Dan were finally able to drive up to Carson City today, to take up most of our "Stuff", that needed to go into a Storage Building. But we just couldn't get everything packed on time, no matter how hard we tried. But all in all, I believe that we managed to get at least 75% of it packed. The rest we will either have to take up later, or leave behind. Oh My!! As it is, instead of renting the 10x10 unit we originally planned, we ended up renting a 10x20! Of course that gives us plenty of space to store the "Stuff", as well as have the space to be able to go through it later to repackage it for better, longer term storage.
Two items that we know for sure that we will be leaving behind, is Walt's Rosewood Desk and matching Credenza. They are beautiful, and....HUGE! So unfortunately, because they are so large, no one that we know has the space for them. So we will be leaving them with the House. And because they are so big and HEAVY, it is not worth trying to remove them. And they are too nice to take to the Dump, so whoever buys our house, will be inheriting some really nice Office Furniture!!
Next up is the trip down to Mesa to pick up the RV! Assuming Mark gets the time off, and isn't sick by this weekend (our daughter Christa is really sick with the Flu right now)! So if all goes as planned, then Walt and Mark will drive down to Mesa, AZ to pick up the RV and bring it back here so that we can spend the next several days loading it up with the rest of our belongings!!
As for the Band, well....not so good! We postponed the Fill until the 29th of the Month hoping to be up in the Reno area by then. Since the Winter Storms have begun, it will be harder and harder to get over the Sierra's just for a Fill. So we are really hoping that we will get a break in the storms long enough for us to take the RV over to Carson City. Then we will only be about a 30 minute drive from the Doctor's Office in Reno!
But because of my "unfill" 2 Months ago, when I begged her to not take out more than .1 ml (and she took .3)!! I have been eating wayyy toooo much!! I haven't stepped on a scale in over a Month and I am sure that I have gained back at least 5 lbs if not 10!! But since I packed the scale, I won't know for sure until we move up in the RV. But hopefully, we will be living up there by then, so that I can make it to the Fill Appointment (as I really need it!)!! I really need to get back on track and being so "unfilled" is killing me, especially now during the Holidays!!
Oh well, Que Sera, Sera! I have made my bed, and I have had to lie in it too! Just can't wait for the next Fill to get back on track!
On another note, Walt and I have been Bed shopping lately as we need a new Bed for the RV. The Bed we currently have is a Tempurpedic and I love it, but Walt kind of hates it! Even so, we did go look at the new Cloud's they have been advertising lately. Now, don't let the advertising fool you. The least expensive Cloud isn't any more comfortable than the bed we already have. In fact, the only one that is as comfortable as advertised, is the top of the line Cloud. And for the Cal King like we need, just for the Mattress (which is not including the Box Springs as we won't need it in the RV) it is $4000!!!!! So we are probably going to go with a Sleep Number Bed since you can change the comfort level for each side.
And because of this, we are probably going to wait a few months (at least) to purchase a new bed. However, we are still going to give our current Tempurpedic to my parents, as they really need it. We can use the bed that is in the RV for now. Luckily, a good 3 inch Tempurpedic Pad (which we have) can do wonders to help make almost any mattress livable for the short term! And on this note, till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Well, first and foremost, I decided to spend a bit of time to setup my Holiday Theme for the Blog. What do you think?? I love it. I found it in Hotlayouts2u.com. It just spoke to me. Unfortunately, everything didn't transfer over perfectly, so I had to spend some time tweaking it. I finally got everything pretty much where I wanted it, except for the section which is usually at the top of my home page, where I can sign in or out and easily access my ability to make a new post!! So now I have to go into my Profile/About Me to do it. Oh well, I guess if that is all of my problems, then I will be happy!!
So, as I have stated in an earlier post, I have been totally Stressed out about all the packing we had to do. We had originally planned on driving our belongings that are to go into our Storage Building up TODAY!! But the weather turned bad over the Summit, and snow was forecast at the last minute. So we had to change our plans to drive over tomorrow instead. So this gave me one extra full day to pack.
But since our friends Bobtail Truck was getting fairly full, and the sun was going down, they decided to stop loading up and make a possible second trip later on, for the remainder of the Storage Building stuff. Most of the extra things have been boxed up, but you know how that is....it seems like the less you have to pack, the more crap is laying around which looks like a ton left to pack! But like I said, most of it is packed up, except for the Kitchen. But we will just load most of it directly into the RV, and only pack some of it in boxes, but I don't have to worry about it for about a week!!
Now the REALLY HORRIBLE PART of this whole thing is this......after all the rush to get packed, then having to wait until tomorrow, we forgot to contact the Storage Place to get an Access Code to allow us into the Storage Unit. You see, the last time we were there, we talked with them, and agreed on which unit we wanted, but we were going to wait until we went back up to deliver the "goods" to actually pay for and setup the Storage Unit in our name. And we originally had planned on going up on Wednesday, not this weekend. So we DO NOT have an Access Code, and we just realized this tonight and that they are CLOSED TOMORROW!!! Holy Crap!
Walt called them earlier hoping they would check their voice mail and call back, but so far no call. If we can't get them to call us back by tomorrow morning (which we highly doubt they will since the Office is closed), we will have to change the day we go up, thus causing problems for all around!! As our friend uses his Bobtail Truck for work. Which means that since it is full of our belongings, we may have to pay for him to use a Rental Truck, for who knows how many days!! And they can't take it up next Friday/Saturday/Sunday as that is when Walt and Mark is supposed to drive down to Mesa to bring back the RV!! So I am hopeful that they can make it early this week.
Anyway, at least this round of stress, is kind of over. At least we can relax for a couple of days! Hence my working on my Christmas Blog Layout! Now that most of the Furniture is gone, our house sounds like an empty Auditorium! Because we have no carpeting in the house. The floors are either Wood or Tile. And with all of the Furniture out, and nothing on the walls either. Well...like I said, an Auditorium!! LOL
I have had to push my next Fill Appointment to the end of the Month now! We want to make sure that we are moved up to the Reno area and moved in. At least that is the hope. If not, then it will get pushed back even further!! And boy do I need this Fill. So please keep your fingers crossed that this move happens when we want and I don't have to continue to wait, and EAT, EAT, EAT!! Well, I guess I better stop for now, I need some rest. So, till next time.....
Aloha My Friends!! :)
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Well, as usual Walt has left me only a minimal amount of time to pack up. We knew this day was coming, and I had requested boxes a couple of Months ago knowing that it would take me forever. Of course, Walt would get pissy with me, and say that he had it under control. That he would get boxes when the time came. Well, then he decided to change the dates of when things needed to be done! Now I am expected to have the "WHOLE HOUSE" packed up by mid day Friday (as in THIS Friday!!!). So I took the initiative and went to Walmart (at Midnight no less) to get boxes myself a couple of nights ago.
Even so, I am in so much Stress that I just want to curl up and stop functioning, or at the very least, run and hide. When my stress level elevates, it causes my Fibromyalgia Symptoms to escalate. And boy are they ever. When I get this stressed, I just feel like nothing I am doing is making any difference. There is so much to do, that I am not even making a dent in it, so I just get depressed and I feel hopeless. Oh and by the way, stress always makes me eat more, and I haven't stepped on the scale in several weeks now, and I am sure that I will have a Heart Attack when I do!! LOL
In fact, I have had even more trouble sleeping the past couple of nights than usual, normally I am in bed between 3-4 am but the night before last, it was after 7:30 am before I finally got to sleep. Then Walt had to go and make several calls, which made it almost impossible to sleep! He likes to talk with the speaker phone on, so he has to speak even louder than normal (or at least he thinks he needs to), and I can hear him throughout the entire house!
I am supposed to have my whole Office, Studio, and Kitchen packed in Less Than 2 days! Not to mention the terrifying Garage! Plus I have to wash everything that needs to be washed in the same time period before they pack up my Washer and Dryer to take up to Carolyn (Walt's ex-wife).
I should have been able to start packing months ago when I requested the boxes. But NO.....Walt wouldn't hear of it. Am I the one being Pissy now?? You bet your sweet Bippy I am!! Oh well, what can I do? I'm afraid that even if I pull all nighter's tonight and tomorrow, plus work all day tomorrow and the half day Friday, that I still won't get it done! So then I begin to feel like, why should I even try??? The only thing good about this is that it can't last forever, and it will end in a few short weeks. Plus we have to go out tomorrow to purchase the materials that we need to properly wrap my Creme Love Seat and Chair for storage, and Bubble Wrap for the Kitchen items. Which means that I will have even less time to pack! Oh My!!
Oh and did I tell you that I received some bad news tonight from Walt??? He informed me that we won't be able to setup my Office in the RV until probably April or May. As if moving wasn't stress enough, now I can't even get fully settled in until the Spring. I feel like I will just be in limbo forever. Well, I better go for now, this is all the time I can afford (and I can't really afford it) to lose from packing. But I needed to vent for a few minutes. Sometimes it helps, but I'm afraid it didn't help much this time. So, till next time....
Aloha My Friends :( :(
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Well, yesterday was supposed to be a relatively easy day. We had our friend over to pick up our Bedroom Furniture. Or so it was supposed to be that easy!! It ended up taking most of the day! Walt had to break apart our Bed, and I helped. But before this, I had to make sure everything was removed from the Furniture, then we had to take all of the Bedding off. So we did this and then waited for Dan to arrive. Once he was here, Walt and Dan started to move the Furniture into Dan's Truck. Luckily the rain held off until today!
Then once they managed to get all of the Furniture into Dan's Truck, I had to remake the Bed. Now the Bedroom looks bare!!! I am going to put in photos of the room before and after the Furniture was taken away. The room looks like it did when we first moved into the House and hadn't bought our Furniture! It looks like a room of someone just starting out with bare minimum of Furniture!! I think that I had more Furniture when I was first married at age 18! Of course, it was all used, donated Furniture! LOL
Now on Friday, the rest of our Furniture and belongings, that aren't going directly into the RV, will be loaded into a Dan's Truck to be taken up to Carson City to be placed in our Storage Building. Then Walt and Dan will return home.
Then.....If all goes as planned. Friday of next week, Walt and our Son In Law, Mark, will take off for Mesa, AZ to pickup our RV! They will be taking the new Stackable Washer/Dryer that we bought, plus our Black Love Seat and Chair to be placed into the RV. They are expecting to make the round trip in 2-3 days maximum! I think they should take a minimum of 3 days! This is a long drive each way and they can't drive fast as they will be towing a trailer each way! But then again, Walt always has expectations that it will be an easy drive. I know that it will be harder than he expects. But then again, he always had to find out these things for himself!! LOL Time will tell..... but in the meantime, I have much packing still to do! So...till next time, I will leave you with these photos.
Aloha My Friends :)
This is the huge King size Bed with the 2 Night Stands and the Dresser/Mirror.
Here is the poor Bed without its Bedskirt!
This shows the Dresser/Mirror.
This is the Sofa Table on the left, and the Dresser/Mirror on the right.
Here is the Armoire and you can see my Creme Chair to the left.
And my Chair with side Table next to the Armoire.
And here is that corner of the room with just the TV and Bed Pillows setup on a couple of Card Tables!!!
And again, Aloha My Friends!!!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Well, my Dad was finally released from the Hospital on Friday. He had been in the Hospital for a week. They determined that he had had a "Minor Heart Attack". Then on the day they were originally going to release him, they determined that he also has Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib). So they went in and replaced two of his Stints for the Heart and did some "Procedure" (no one was able to be there at the time, so we are not sure what it was) to try to get his Heart rhythm back in sync. And they kept him in the Hospital another day or two for observation.
In the mean time, my Mom went in to her Doctor on Friday, for extreme Leg Pain again. This time it was in the opposite Leg. As soon as the Doctor examined her, he sent her over to get an Ultrasound of the Leg, to determine if she had Blood Clots again! So I left my Dad (I had been with him in the Hospital waiting for the Doctor, to find out what Procedure they were doing and hear what he had to say). At his request, I went to find my Mom, to find out what was going on with her. And after a few hours, it was determined that she does have Blood Clots, but in the other Leg this time (6 months ago, she had Blood Clots in the opposite Leg). So we took her to get one of those Shots in the Stomach to start thinning out the Blood. She was really happy when they didn't check her into the Hospital too!!
I spoke with her today, and she said that the Doctor decided NOT to put her on Coumadin this time!!! She has another visit with the Doctor this coming Friday, and we figure that he will probably do another Ultrasound to determine if the Blood Clot is shrinking and or moving. I just hope that she doesn't have another Heart Attack or Heaven forbid, a Stroke!!! And I read that people like my Dad that has A Fib, are 5 x's more likely to have a Debilitating Stroke! So right now, there isn't anything we can do. We know that they are both in really bad health and either could die at anytime!! We truly don't expect them to live more than a 1-3 years maximum.
As for us, well.....we are both under a LOT of STRESS right now!! LOL We went up to Reno/Carson City Sunday through Tuesday of last week. We managed to get our DL'S changed over to Nevada. So we are now technically Nevada Residents! We have a new Permanent Address in Carson City, but for another couple of weeks we will still be here in the House.
Tuesday the 7th, our friend Dan, is taking all of our Bedroom Furniture except for the Mattress set. So Dan is loaning us his Metal Bed Frame so we can sleep off of the floor until we give the Mattress Set to Mom and Daddy. And they can't wait to get it!! So Walt will disassemble the Bed on Monday, which means that we will be sleeping on the floor for one night!
Then on the 10th, Walt and Dan will load up all of the rest of our Furniture, that we are putting into Storage, or taking up to Walt's Mom, or to Carolyn (Walt's ex-wife). Then on Saturday the 11th, they will drive it up to Nevada. Which means that from Friday the 10th, until we move into the RV, there will be an extremely small amount of Furniture left in the House!! All we will have is the Mattress Set, the Black Love Seat and Chair, our Office Desks, Office Chairs, and TV's. That is about all in a 2200 Sq Ft house!!
Then on Friday the 17th, if Mark (or Daughter Christa's Husband) doesn't have to work that weekend, he and Walt will drive down to Mesa, AZ to pick up the RV and drive it up to our house, so we can load up the rest of the stuff from the house! Then, once everything is packed up in the RV, and as soon as we have a clear day, we will drive it up to Carson City for who knows how long!!!??? So this means that if all goes as planned, we will be living up in Carson City by Christmas.
The reason that Mark is planning on going down with Walt to pick up the RV, is that Walt hasn't been able to get the rating yet to make him legal to pull it! It's one of those catch 22 things. He can't RENT a trailer to take the test because the DMV there in Nevada won't allow it, but he doesn't know anyone that has a trailer large enough, that he can borrow to take the test with. So Mark can drive it up for us, since he has his Commercial License. Once the RV is up, we can deal with Walt getting his rating to be able to tow it later. He may go to one of those Schools to get his Commercial License, and he would be able use their equipment to do it. So we basically just need to get it up here from Mesa, Arizona.
I have been sorting through all of our clothes and "STUFF", for it seems like FOREVER!! We are seeing some progress, but it seems like we still have so much to pack!! Will it ever end? Or will I at least finish it in time??? Please say yes!!
So, I am totally stressed out!!! I can't believe how fast time is going, and I feel like I am not accomplishing anything!!! Right now I am on hold with Directv, because my remote has started causing problems. So I wanted to see if I could get a replacement for it. I told Walt this a few minutes ago before I called them. Now, he just walked by my office door, saw me sitting here and said, "why aren't you packing?" I had already told him I was calling Directv! As if I wasn't under enough stress!
And yes, I am stress eating as well! I can't wait until my next Fill appointment. I need the tighter feeling to reign myself back in! I know that I should be able to do it without the Fill, but right now, I just haven't been able to. Yes, I know that I am weak willed! I will admit it totally. And I know that you all will help me to get back into it once I'm ready. I just need to get past this move. So a few more weeks and I can start to calm down and see the future! So, till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Well, I just spent the entire day at the Hospital and Doctor's Office, with my Dad and Mom. My Dad is still in the Hospital, unless they release him tonight, which I doubt, and I hope they don't. They have determined that my Dad has Atrial Fibrillation as well as having had the Minor Heart Attack, and the Doctor was supposed to do a procedure this morning around 11 am, when this time came and went, then they said it would be 5 pm. And it was finally done about 8 pm!! He is hopeful that he would get to go home tomorrow, but the Doctor got smart, and left as soon as the procedure was over before my Dad could try to talk him into letting him go home. He has been in the Hospital since Saturday, and wants to go home, dammit (as he would say, LOL)!!!
In the meantime, my Mom finally made an appointment to go to her Doctor today, as she has been having severe Leg pains again. The kind of pain that she had 6 Months ago, when she was diagnosed with Blood Clots in the Leg. She has had this pain for about a week now, and finally went in to the Doctor. But this time the pain was in the opposite Leg.
The Doctor immediately sent her over to have an Ultrasound done on the Leg, to determine if it was Blood Clots again. And sure enough, it was! My Mom was petrified that they would want to put her in the Hospital again! And she really didn't want that, especially since my Dad was already in! Luckily for her (however I wish they had placed her in the Hospital), because it was getting so late, and they didn't have Medicares approval, they decided to not place her in the Hospital tonight.
They did however, have me take her over to start getting the Shots in the Stomach again, so they can restart her on the Coumadin treatments. She is not looking forward to this! But she is happy to have been able to go home. Now if only we can get my Dad's care under control. However, they are both in ill health and we do not expect either of them to last for more than 1-3 yrs max, possibly less. :(
So I didn't get any of the work done today, that I had planned to do. I need to completely clean out all our Bedroom Furniture of clothes, so we can get the Furniture moved over to our friends home, that we are giving it to. And along with cleaning it out, I also need to determine what we will keep, and what we can get rid of. We only have about 2-4 weeks left before we need to get out of the house!!!!! OMG!! Oh how fast the time is flying by! No rest for the weary I guess.
I just can't wait until the move is over and done with, then we can get back to some normalcy. At that point, I would then like to start getting caught up with all of ya'll's blogs again!! I am so far behind it isn't even funny. In fact, I am so far behind that it would probably take me Weeks, if not Months just to get caught up! So I will probably just pick some arbitrary date or Month to start reading from! But I will start reading your blogs soon and start commenting again too. Just give me another Month or two please?????
Well, it has been a long day, and I am tired. So, till next time.......
Aloha My Friends :)