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What a Year It's Been!

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Joyce here. Greetings! Thanks for stopping by. I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits.

I just realized that I have not updated the blog since July! OOps! Have been posting mainly on Facebook and Instagram and neglecting this blog. Time has just flown by!

As 2018 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on events of this past year.

It has been a difficult year. I almost lost Don when he developed congestive heart failre and atrial fibrilation in January, just 6 months after losing Diane. He went through a few proceedures and fortunately, he's doing much better.

We had a fantastic summer, which helped.  We got to spend a lot of time in pools and spas. We made some new friends.

Then, before we knew it, Fall was upon us. I wanted to leave the beginning of October, but Don wanted to hold off until the end of October since it wouldn't be quite so hot by the time we got to California, plus most of the west coast was on fire.

So, in October, we made the Chehalis Thousand Trails our jumping off point for our new adventure and...

... 1 week before the move,  I tripped on a tree root at Chehalis Thousand Trails (site #D4) and ended up with a multiple fracture of the 5th metatarsal near the base, in my left foot.  Heading south was out.

Multiple Fracture of the 5th Metatarsal Near the Base

I got the OK at the end of November to start walking on it. It's getting better. I have one more appointment with the doctor at the start of January. The only issue I'm having is with the ball of my foot under the pinky toe and my ankle. However, I'm able to get around, now, without "the boot" or crutches.

One good thing about having to stay north  is that we ran into a fellow at one of the parks who fixes RV things. Our water heater crapped out in May. He found the problem. It was just a matter of pressing a reset button. It's nice to have hot water on tap again!  The only problem now is that we have to keep pressing the reset button every time we need to turn the water heater on, and the water isn't getting very hot or lasting for very long.  Sigh.

Having to spend, yet, another winter in the North is bumming us out. The cold and wet doesn't do my Fibro and our arthritis any favors. The past several days have been extremely windy on top of it. It's been cold. Don decided he's had enough of the cold and pouring rainy weather, too. In 2019, he wants to leave in September, which is just fine by me!

Well, that's about all for now.

Hope you have a very happy holiday, whatever you celebrate. May the new year bring you peace, prosperity and good health.