Sunday, April 3, 2011

Back at Holloman AFB, NM.

It's been a bit since we last posted, but it's been a pretty emotional couple of weeks. Started out with some very bad health news for Sheryl, during her yearly check-up. Then a few days later she ended up in hospital for several days, for her back, but was kept for testing because of the other news. Well, after all the tests were run, it we determined, the first Doc miss diagnosed her condition and she is fine!!! Thank Goodness!!! After that, we visited her back doctor and he was able to schedule her back surgery for this week. Sheryl is so grateful she will finally be getting some relief from her back pain, that she actually broke down and started crying at his office. The procedure will also be much less intrusive than we were expecting, so her recovery should be that much quicker. Did I mention how grateful and happy she is!!! Along with some other issues, you can see it has been a very emotional roller coaster ride for us, and we just needed time to get things sorted out.
We also decided we wanted a change of scenery, so after a month in El Paso, we pulled up stakes (or jacks as it were) and headed north into New Mexico and are staying at the Holloman AFB RV Park. We forgot how nice this little park is, if you remember, we Camp Hosted here just before leaving on our grand adventure.
We did finally get our awning installed the other day, however, they found one of the springs in the hardware was broken, so they have to order one for us. So, yup, nice new awning and can't use it, plus with Sheryl's surgery scheduled for this week, we'll have to wait for a while before we can take the rig down to have that part fixed. Good thing is, our RV site faces North to South, so our patio area is actually well shaded by the trailer, just right for sitting out in the afternoon/evening.
The new truck pulled our little trailer like a dream, as we imagined it would. We are very happy with it so far, and glad we made the switch from the Jeep. The only issue is the truck will need new tires before too long, at least before we head out again on our travels. Will be looking for a good long lasting smooth riding tire, but also an A/T tire for off road travels. Looking at the BFG A/Ts, but there pretty high dollar, so if you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them.
The photo above, is from 5:00 pm today looking directly into the sun, it's been a really high wind/high dust day, so we've been huddled up inside, out of the mess.
Ok, that's all for today, things are really looking up now, after all that has happened these last couple of weeks, so as we say, keep "Lovin Your Life" as we do ours and we'll look forward to seeing you next time.

1 comment:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Glad you got good news all around. I guess doctors sometimes go overboard telling you everything that could go wrong to avoid a lawsuit instead of just telling you what they really think.

Even better is the news that Sheryl will be taken care of and be better than new, she's been a real trooper putting up with the back problem all this time. We've so pleased for both of you that the end is in sight and better health is coming so you can enjoy your travels even more.

I figured your new truck would tow the trailer well, it's a great truck.

Thanks for the update!