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Mar 19, 2018 - Eureka

Our new friends came over for happy hour yesterday. The men traded fireman stories, always good for a laugh. They are interesting people; we will probably see them again. Don began having severe tooth pain over the weekend, so our plan was to see how soon we could get in to see a dentist. It was unheard of how quickly they got him in, 50 minutes from the time he called. We really had to hustle to get up and dressed and get there. I was anticipating a high dental bill and poor Don was anticipating pain. While I waited for him I chatted with...

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Mar 17, 2018 - A Good Day

We went for another long walk out in the desert today. It was the first time I have been able to walk without any pain. I think I like walking again! When we got back from our walk we started talking to a couple who were just walking by. He had on a shirt with a fire department insignia, so Don went over to introduce himself (as he always does when he sees the insignia) only to find out that he had been the fire chief in the Black Forest department and they had many mutual friends. Again we see how small the world is!

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Mar 16, 2018 - Wait for It!

Our new satellite system was supposed to be delivered yesterday. Since we had only seen the UPS truck in the afternoon, we went for our usual walk, only to come home to part of our system sitting on the picnic table. It was the receiver. But no Dish Playmaker. I waited around for the rest of the day, but never did get another delivery. So today, I said I would hang around until the truck came to see if the rest of my order was on it. Don was just getting ready to go for a walk without me when I saw the truck, so he got on his bike and went...

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Mar 14, 2018 - Bittersweet

Today would have been my mom’s 93rd birthday, so started out kinda’ sad. Today is also pi day. We did not have any pie, but we did go to the Tikki Bar for happy hour. We have been on a strict budget, so this was our eating out for the week. Don was a happy camper!

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Mar 12, 2018 - A Walk In The Desert

We decided to vary our route a bit today and hiked up into the desert across the road from the campground today. This definitely used some different muscles, as well as adding some distance to our walk. As we came up over a hill one of the burros suddenly brayed, causing us both to jump and scramble to see what was going on. We laughed when we saw. He apparently took offense about another one who was headed down a trail into the same arroyo. The burros are really funny. There are signs all over on the road to watch out going around curves...

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Mar 10, 2018 - Set up Again

Don tried yesterday to get our dish satellite set up again. One would think, since we only moved a little bit, that it would be easy. But Nooooo. We got nothing. So after several hours where Don got to practice all his x-rated language while getting up and down and jiggling, turning and adjusting, we gave up. Today, we turned it on to try again and presto! For no reason we could think of we had a picture. On one of the 3 satellites only. After all of that, I called Dish to see about getting a Tailgater. They were most unhelpful, until...

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Mar 9, 2018 - Emerald Cove Resort

Our day has come to leave and we are sad. We will miss our beautiful spot on the river. And I am not looking forward to go going back out to the boonies again. Apparently neither was Don. So we bit the bullet and paid for our week out so we could stay here. Unfortunately ‘here’ did not mean our spot on the river as there is a 2 week limit, so we had to move. And we ended up in Buddy and Elaine’s old spot. Feels kinda cramped, but we do get the wifi here (sort of) and I still have a view of the river from our living room slide. Since we were...

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Mar 8, 2018 - Lucky Duck

Yesterday evening Buddy came by to see if one of us wanted to go riding with him. Don got to go by default; I have a follow-up doctor appointment today. So he left early this morning while I stayed home with the kitty. I did my walk around the park and will go by the post office to pick up our mail on the way to the appointment this afternoon.

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Mar 5, 2018 - Life in the Campground

We have been walking and riding our bikes around the RV park every day, and even made it to the hot tub one afternoon. We finally measured the distance and found that it is about 1 ½ miles around the perimeter of the park, and quite a bit more if you go up and down each row. I am still having pain, but really bothered with nausea from all the medications. I had started to feel it a bit last week, but it really hit home today, and I was down for the count. Great. Add 2 more meds to the list that I cannot seem to tolerate. Luckily all the...

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Feb 27, 2018 - Small World

The day started out ok. We were supposed to pick up my prescriptions today. A good thing too, since I started to hurt while fixing breakfast this morning. Hooray for pain pills, and finally I was able to move around with no pain, or at least diminished pain. When we got home I ran multiple loads through the washer, then we went to the laundromat to get them dry. Just in time for the rain to start. So we went to the Tikki Bar for happy hour. After sitting for a while by ourselves, a lady we had met a few days ago joined us with her husband...

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Feb 26, 2018 - A Good Clinic Visit

Monday morning and still in pain. So we went to the clinic to see if we could get in, and got lucky. I saw a really neat PA, who was raised in Dulce, just outside of Pagosa Springs. She also diagnosed sciatica, although I am still not convinced, but did an actual evaluation before she wrote a script for an x-ray and two meds. We went over to the hospital for the x-ray, but could not get the meds until the next day.

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Feb 23, 2018 - Movin' on

We got up late, our usual now, and got things packed up and ready to travel by 11:00, only a half hour later than our usual start time. Trixie was distressed, but since we only had 34 miles to go she recovered quickly. To Don’s delight, we got parked and settled right on the river just in time to get to the 3:00 o’clock happy hour. He has been counting the days until we got here for that! And I had been counting the days until we got back to civilization with electricity and heat! And who should we meet on the way to the Tikki Bar, but...

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