First I would like to thank all the many readers who wrote condolences to my family on the passing of my brother-in-law. I think one of the most endearing things about him was the fact that he and Julie took my Mom into their house, and gave her a home for the remainder of her life, which amounted to about 15 years. I'm sure it wasn't always easy for him.
I guess I was too quick to take the picture of my Lance unloaded from the truck. I should have waited until it was lowered. I'll get a photo when I go back to the storage lot. We wouldn't have left it up on stilts like that.
Steve covered the front with plastic until it quits raining and the leak can be fixed. Donald has agreed to do the repairs, so I need to visit a place with RV supplies and get the proper stuff to clean the old caulk as well as buy new caulking. I will probably call a Lance dealer to see what they recommend using. I've looked at some of the forums and have an idea what I need.
Ara, my granddaughter, arrived home for the holidays last night. She looks noticeably thinner and told me she lost 20 pounds. Hopefully I'm on my way to gaining 20#, as I'm trying to eat more often, as well as foods higher in calories. I've even gone back to having a bowl of oatmeal in the mornings, with 3 tsp. of sugar! That may seem like a lot of sugar, but I have never used it in my coffee, don't drink soft drinks, and rarely eat packaged or processed foods, which are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, or sugar. The sugar in my cereal amounts to about 100 calories.
I ate oatmeal for breakfast every single morning for several years, and it didn't bring my cholesterol down even a point. Three fish oil capsules a day lowered it significantly however. Hot cereal tastes pretty good on cold mornings, and I may try making grits once in a while as an alternative. Grits with butter and lots of cheddar cheese. Sorry, Canadians!
I had to make yet another trip to the Verizon store this morning. I seem to have a few problems with their products, but I sure can't complain about the cheerful service at the Sunrise store. The battery for my MiFi completely discharged when I was in Arizona, even though it was connected to the charger. I took it to a Verizon store there, and they suggested I use my cell phone charger until I could get back home. That worked fine, but I was glad they gave me a new wall charger this morning. Now I won't have to disconnect one to charge the other.
I think I will have a few spoonfuls of my Ben & Jerry's peach cobbler ice cream before I take a quick power nap. I still can't do much - ran the vacuum yesterday and suffered for it. It must be the pushing and pulling action. Also I try not to do anything that requires stooping or bending down, as it is so difficult to get back up. I really want to get back over to my Lance and get things better organized for my next trip.