Monday, July 30, 2012

Hey Ya'll,

Well, I have been a bad girl again!  It has been so long since I have made a post.  But so much has been happening that I just haven't had the time.  However, I do want to make this quick post to let you know that I am planning on changing my Blog.  I feel that it is no longer appropriate to call myself the Hawaii Bound Bandster anymore, since I no longer have the Band!  So I am planning on making a new Blog that is all about my life....Basically what I have been posting about for some time now anyway.  Just under a different Blog address and name!  When I do, I will post a link to my new Blog here on my current site.  I am hopeful that at least some of you will want to continue to follow me and  my everyday life, such as it is! LOL 

The photo above shows my Hand and how my pinkie Finger has changed.  I now have Osteoarthritis in my Hands, and this is the most that I can straighten my Finger out now, and I can feel other Fingers starting to develop the Nodes too.  There is a Node at the top of the Pinkie joint which is causing it to bend like it does, and apparently there isn't anything that can be done about it.  I just hope that it doesn't get so bad that I cannot Paint or crochet anymore!  So saying this....I will leave for now.  I will start my new Blog soon!!  I promise!!

Aloha My Friends....  :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Update On New Car

Hey Ya'll,

Just a quick note to advise/update of information given in prior post.  Some of my friends that read my blog reminded me of this.  Those of you that have been reading my blog for a long time, may remember that we went through a Bankruptcy 2 years ago, and lost our home and my car.  So this is the reason that I am so excited.  I was terrified that they would not consider 2 years a long enough time to allow us to take out a loan or do a lease on a new vehicle.

And since I am no longer allowed to ride the Bike, I have had to rely on driving Walt's big Truck.  Well, I am only 5'3", and even with the side step, I still have to hoist myself up into it!  So it is not the easiest or most comfortable vehicle for me to try to drive.  Which is why I am so happy to have something smaller, that I can drive easier!  But I will still need to have side steps put on my car too!!

And yes, Caroline (Lonicera), it is a big car!  We originally were going to purchase me another CR-V, but when Walt saw the Pilot, that was what he wanted!  But to tell you the truth, although I loved my CR-V, the Pilot is more comfortable to ride in.  So Pilot it is!!  Oh, and the photo that I posted in my last post is not Walt, or our was just a photo that I pulled from the Honda website to give an idea of what it looks like to those that have not seen one.  So obviously, the Boat is not ours either!!  LOL  Although Walt wishes it were.... :)

So, I better go for now, I need to get going so I can accomplish all my running around, and get all my laundry done!

Till next time....

Aloha My Friends :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th Of July!! And New Car!!

Hey Ya'll,

Well, it has been a while since I last posted, and I am still doing great following the Surgery to remove my Lap Band.  I go in on Friday morning for my 2 week checkup, and I fully anticipate him telling me that all is great, and I am released to do whatever!!  I know that Walt can't wait....LOL  Next week I begin my 4 wk Physical Therapy sessions for my lower Back.  We will see if the Physical Therapy helps, if not, then we will do the Lumbar MRI to determine if I need Back Surgery too.

Anyhoo, I hope that ya'll had a great day today!  Barbeques, swimming, Fireworks, etc.  I am sitting here at my desk, and I can literally hear the Fireworks being shot off at a nearby Casino in town!  I just wish that I could see them....Unfortunately, there is a large row of trees that blocks my view of the sky in the direction of the Fireworks.

Oh well, I can't complain....we bought me a new car today!! be precise, we leased a new car today!  We settled on a 3 yr lease, as Walt is still hopeful that he will get a job out of the Country, like Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, etc, etc, etc.  He probably would even consider the Middle East if the job was right.  So this way, if this should come to fruition, then we wouldn't have to worry about what to do with the car.  So at the end of 3 yrs, we will decide whether or not to keep the car and purchase it, or turn it in.

Oh, I guess you might like to know what we ended up buying???  We bought a Honda Pilot EX-L.  We were originally going to purchase the Pilot Touring model, but we decided that we could save at lease $4000 by taking the EX-L.  The main difference in the two models, is the Touring has the Rear Seat Entertainment System (which we would never use/we only used the one in my Expedition once!), and the Navigation System.  Which we really didn't need either.  So we feel that we got a great deal.  Oh and the color is a Medium Charcoal Gray!  Not my first choice, but it was my 2nd choice.  And we didn't want to wait to have to special order one!

So, we spent about 5 hours at the Dealership today, then came home and Walt grilled us a great Steak, with Corn on the Cob!  Delicious!  Well, it has been a long day, and tomorrow I have to return a couple of items to the store, and purchase my new car a new window shade, then come home and do about 10 loads of laundry!  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends!!  :)

Exterior Photo of 2012 Honda Pilot