Monday August 6, 2012
Quail Run RV Park Lot 15
Today is a non running day so I think I’ll go outside on the patio to read and write as usual. But first I clear off the water on the roof. Again!
When I sit down, Catherine and Jo Beth stop by on their walk and show me their pedometers. They love them. Catherine says her whole family has them and promises to program mine if I get one. Well all righty then.
I’ve wanted one for a long time but just hadn’t done it. I’m interested in how many steps I take in a normal day. My life right now has a lot fewer steps in it I know, but I guess for now I’ll be finding out how few steps I’m taking. Because you have to measure your stride, I won’t be able to count the steps running. Only walking.
So when they go on about their walk, I get out my laptop, log into my Thank You points account and find that I have $100 worth of points. So I buy an Amazon gift card for enough to buy two pedometers. FOR FREE!! Can’t beat that price.
Perhaps a pedometer will motivate David to do at least 2 of the 3 daily walks he was assigned to do in the hospital.
It is amazing what this blog can accomplish or was it that phone conversation??. David is up this morning, has some toast with peanut butter and goes straight out for his first walk of the day. I didn’t say a word.
And when he returns at about 9:30am, it is already too hot to sit outside so we go in. He takes a short rest and then my prediction comes true. He does the first cooking he’s done since before he went into the hospital on July 14. He makes oatmeal pecan pancakes. I’m just a fortune teller that’s all. A regular seer! J
They taste as delicious as they look with fresh fruit on top. We’ve got the recipe for you Al!!
Time for a nap. Then time for lunch. Then time for another nap.
I intend to change out of the sundress I have on and into a t-shirt and shorts to go over to Catherine and Jo Beth’s. Last week Catherine graciously offered me a massage and today is my lucky day. But I’m not on the ball and David is asleep in the bedroom before I get my clothes so I have to wait until his second nap is over.
While I am having a wonderful massage, he recharges the AC and uses the entire can, totally vindicating his Advance Auto stop yesterday. Notice the gloves. What a good boy he is. J He’s definitely on a roll here.
I am in the wrong position for taking a picture of my great massage so if you want to see me with my head in a chair check out Jo Beth and Catherine’s Blog R-V Crazy Travel Journal.
Catherine and Jo Beth have a night of trivia planned with their friends so feeling fabulously I walk back to the rig in time for the BIG downpour. I’m just about to start dinner when the thunder and then the lightning and then the heavens break loose. What a storm. The lightning cracks and the thunder is deafening. This goes on for nearly an hour. At one point the time between lightning and thunder is a count of one.
I abandon dinner plans to go sit out on the patio and watch the display.
Those vertical lines are the rain. It is really pouring down.
But it soon becomes too scary for me and I move inside. I was once in a building that was struck by lightning and ever since I’ve had a healthy respect for its power. One person was killed and numerous people injured especially those who wear in any way touching metal in the building. That will give you pause if you live in a metal container.
I sat inside onto the RUBBER steps and peer out the door to watch and listen to the mighty thunder roar and the lightning flash for over an hour. The street is a stream.
Time’s getting away from me. I do love to watch storms but I really must get some food on the table for David. He hasn’t had any stomach troubles or nausea for several days and I don’t want to break that streak.
The rain is still coming down 5 hours later. At this point I hope it continues on into the night. Or at least enough to lull me to sleep.
Today’s my lucky day. No reminding, a pedometer ordered, a delicious breakfast I didn’t have to prepare, a fabulous massage-Catherine is definitely goooood and a powerful storm that did no damage. Thank you Catherine! Thank you David! Thank you storm!