Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What A Weekend!! And Updated Photos

This is one of the photos that Walt took of me on the Can Am the other week, from his Cell Phone.  I couldn't get them uploaded properly before, and they were just too blurry to see!!  So I removed them from that post, and here they are again!!  Part Deux....if you enlarge the photo and look over my right shoulder, you will see our Gold Wing Bike.  It is White with Blue Trike Wheels.  This Can Am just fits me sooo well!

Hey Ya'll,

Sorry that I have been gone for a few days.  I have been meaning to post every day, but it would get late, and I would say....I'll post tomorrow.  Then tomorrow would come and go, and post!!  But we were very busy this past weekend.

We finally got ourselves moved up to Reno!!  Walt drove the Truck and towed the RV, and I rode the Bike and towed the Bike Trailer.  And our concerns about high winds on our move day came true.  By the time we got on the road, the winds had picked up enough to have a high winds advisory through the Washoe Valley, so we had to take a detour, which took us about an extra 30 minutes.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the worst of the ride to Reno!  Once we got into Reno, Walt made the decision to take the Freeway, rather than ride though town.  We should have checked to see if there was any construction going on, which would cause slow downs....There was, and it did!!  We hit bumper to bumper traffic on the freeway, and the off ramp we needed....was of course closed down due to construction, so we had to take another detour!!  So by the time we actually made it, I really needed to go to the bathroom!!

So anyway, we made it to the RV Park, and of course, there was a mix up.  They had us down as arriving the next day instead.  There wasn't a problem per say, as the park isn't full....yet.  But they didn't have our paper work ready.  So they went ahead and took us to our space, then proceeded getting the paper work ready, while we went off to go eat, as we hadn't eaten since breakfast, and that was only a bowl of Oatmeal.

Then I spent the next day getting everything put back in it's place.  As we had to batten everything down for the trip to Reno.  This also included moving items from one room to another.  Ah the life of an RV'r!!  But surprisingly, we did a fairly good job of it, considering it was the only 2nd time that we moved the RV since we bought it!  It will get easier as we get experience at it.  Also it will get easier as we toss out unnecessary "things".  It will give us less to pack up or move around.

Early Monday morning, Walt left to drive down to Sacramento for work.  So I took the opportunity to take the Bike out for a spin, and check out the local area.  I also needed to purchase some gift bags for Russ's Graduation/Birthday gifts.  His Birthday isn't until June, but he will be going to Ohio (on his own) to go to an Amusement Park before his Birthday, that he wants to go to!  So we are giving him money for his trip (his request).  I had a nice ride, but it would have been easier if it had been on the Can Am, as it is power assisted front wheel turning, so it turns like a dream, and turning the Gold Wing is so much harder!!

Today, I moved the Bike from where it was currently parked, in our parking space next to the RV, to in front of the RV, where it will fit better than the Truck.  This way when returns tomorrow, Walt will be able to park the Truck in our space next to the RV.  As I was getting dressed, I bent down to put on my shoes.  Up until this time, I was feeling fine.  Then all of a sudden, when I bent down to put on my left shoe (I always put on my left shoe first), I felt PAIN!  The way it felt, makes me think Sciatica.  I have a Pinched Nerve in my lower Spine, and have had lower Back pain most of my life.  Ever since I fell from the top of a swing set flat onto my Back at age 9....

So as I said, I have lived with Back and Leg pain most of my life, among other problems....but to suddenly have this new pain!  I have heard of Sciatica, and based on the description of the symptoms, I never felt that my past problems would be classified as Sciatica.  But today, it definitely felt like it!!  and everytime I have bent forward, I feel the same symptoms.  So I spent part of today in bed, resting.  I don't know if I did something to hurt myself further during the move, or what.  But if so, you would think that it wouldn't wait until Tuesday to show up!!

Luckily my Walt comes home tomorrow, so he will know what to do.  Or at least be here for me if I need it.  Anyway, I guess that I will get off here for now.  I have great news to post about, but I want to make a special post on it.  So I will post about it tomorrow or the next day....till next time.

Aloha My Friends  :)


Jacquie said...

I am sorry to hear you are also having problems with your Band. Hopefully you'll be able to get past it but its good to know there are alternatives out there for us!

Sheila said...

Congrats on the move and I'm so sorry about your back. That sounds awful and I hope it feels better soon! LOL@ you on that bike...OMG, you really liked it didn't you? Dream Bike....aaah, don't you just wish you had unlimited money? ;-)

Cat's Chic Chat said...

Congrats on the move! I despise back pain, I completely understand the pain you're going through. I hope it gets better soon.

Can't wait to hear your big news!

Debi said...

Jacquie - Thanks, I too am glad that there are other alternatives JIC the band doesn't work!!

Sheila - Thanks! And yes, if only we had unlimited money!! Boy what we could do with it!

Cat - Thanks, yes Back pain is horrible, it really keeps you from being able to do a lot of things. And yes, my big news is fantastic!!