All the planning and anticipation of going up to the mountains to welcome the new year just fell apart for me.
I have been having a real problem with itching lately, all over, but the only redness was in my waistband area. Last night I was awake all night long with extreme itching all over, and by this morning I was covered with an ugly red rash. Jeannie took me to an emergency medical care center today, and they did some blood tests and wrote me 2 prescriptions. I had planned to go with Jeannie to get the prescriptions filled, but after what the dog did to my house while I was gone I just stayed home and asked her to get them filled at Costco. So right now I'm still very itchy, but I hope when I get the 1st dose of meds I will begin to get some relief! The kids have rented two cabins each with several bedrooms and I know I will miss a good party.
Jeanne and I looked at a duplex she wants me to move into about May or when the current family leave for a move to Washington State. It seems very nice, especially the kitchen which is on the small side but has much newer appliances than I have. There is a dryer in the laundry room that will stay, and I'll have to buy myself a washing machine. It will be so nice to not have to leave home to do my laundry.
The back yard is incredibly big although it goes downhill from the deck - Rocky and no doubt I will get some good exercise. I can see some frisbee tossing back there. The house, as I've said before, is 3 bedrooms ad 2 baths. None of the bedrooms is extremely large but they are all a good size. I'll probably use one as a spare bedroom and the other for my art table, desk, bookshelves, and misc. storage. I don't know how I am going to pack up my belongings, and I hope to donate some items and clothing.
I will definitely be happy to leave the home I'm in, and I'll be in a much better location, although I will certainly miss my favorite stores and restaurants here. I don't eat out often, but when I do it's usually Chipotle which is only a few blocks from me.
I wish everyone a happy new year.
UPDATE ON SUNDAY MORNING:
I'm packing and planning to go. After taking the first dose of the meds last night I am noticeably improved, although still have a bit of a rash and itchiness.
Rocky is beside himself because I'm packing his food, toys, etc. and he's ready to go. My son Steve is bringing his dog Sammy, and along with Rocky will probably drive us all crazy with their unbounded energy. Sammy is about 4 yrs old but still acts like a puppy. I will try to get some photos of them if they can hold still long enough.
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