Tuesday, August 3, 2021

So That's July

 Moncure, NC - Sunday, July 18, 2021

Morning 71 Degrees, Wind E at calm Mph, Humidity 98%, partly cloudy.

We had gotten some sprinkles and put up the large canopy to protect the table saw and the chop saw from the weather. On John’s and Chris’s way home last night they picked up more wood for the hand rails.

Looking out at our deck

Today was the hand rails around the deck and the for the stairs. We finished up that mid afternoon and had lunch before cleaning up and putting things away. I think we did a good job on the deck and hand rails. 


From the back

Moncure, NC - Monday, July 19, 2021

Morning 70 Degrees, Wind E at calm to  Mph, Humidity 99%, rain.

We were at dialysis by 6:30 this morning in and an all day of rain.   

From the front

Moncure, NC - Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Morning 66 Degrees, Wind S at calm Mph, Humidity 100%, mostly cloudy.

We drove over to Holly Springs a different way today on some back roads checking out some shopping. Then we went to Lowe’s to get a Line trimmer and blower. There are weeds at the back of our lot that need cutting down and the blower for leaf’s in the fall.   

The trailer is backed up to a tree line so there will be leafs in the fall   

Moncure, NC - Saturday, July 24, 2021

Morning 69 Degrees, Wind NW at calm Mph, Humidity 96%, partly sunny.


   Baseball, we went to Zane’s game here in Holly Springs playing at (Holly Springs Salamanders, at Ting Park, is one of 16 teams in the Coastal Plain League). They played earlier and won that game in north Raleigh. And played good winning this game also but a loss yesterday prevented them from moving forward in the playoffs and playing tomorrow. 

After the game we went to our daughter’s and had dinner. 

July 25, 30 

Monday Wednesday and Friday’s I am at dialysis early (6:15am) four hours with rest after that otherwise not much going on.


Moncure, NC - Saturday, July 31, 2021

Morning 74 Degrees, Wind N at calm Mph, Humidity 97%, mostly sunny.

Afternoon 92 Degrees, Humidity 53%, mostly sunny.

Where has the month gone, we are already one month in a new to us RV park in a new trailer. We are pretty much settled in the trailer. There is next to no outside storage compared to the moterhome and we are not aloud to have a storage building. Still trying to figure that out.   


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Deck Start

 Moncure, NC - Thursday, July 15, 2021

Morning 70 Degrees, Wind NE at calm Mph, Humidity 99%, partly sunny.

 I had an INR test this morning at eight o’clock. INR was 1.7 still a little low so they adjusted my Warfarin with four days at 5mg and three at 2.5 and do that for two weeks.

I am surprised at how fast I am into the medical routine here in North Carolina and so many doctors and hospitals that I have been into or seen in such a short time. 


 Moncure, NC - Friday, July 16, 2021

Morning 72 Degrees, Wind NE at calm Mph, Humidity 97%, sunny.

Dialysis 6:30 this morning for four hours.

Getting ready to build our deck stopped at Lowe’s for a few things for tomorrow. We went for a pizza in Apex at J & S pizza, very good pie there (New York style)  


Moncure, NC - Saturday, July 17, 2021

Morning 73 Degrees, Wind SW at calm Mph, Humidity 98%, sunny.

Afternoon 92 Degrees.

 Building the deck with a lot of help from John and Chris and my assisting, we built the deck off our sliding door. We put up two canopy’s one just to shade the table saw and chop saw and one with chairs under to rest. As the sun came our of the tree line I put out the awning for more shade.

I was limited to the size of the deck by the county making it just under the maximum with and depth. John and Chris picked up more wood for the deck on their way here after sleeping in latter needing the rest from a weeks work. We got the posts set and the joists and most of the deck completed today. We also built out the steps so we could use them over night if needed. Hand rails tomorrow. 




Tuesday, July 20, 2021

 Moncure, NC - Sunday, July 11, 2021

Morning 75 Degrees, Wind NW at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 97%, fog.

 We are still finding where to put things but it is hard to remember where we put things. Some times we have to go back in our steps to remember where we put things.

Dinner at Christine’s & John we all had a going away dinner for Ariana as tomorrow she is going to Spain for a month. John and Zane came home a little late from baseball games in Ramseur, NC. Ariana will stay with Sophia and her family.

Today I unpacked the desk top computer setting it up on the counter in the kitchen hear the refrigerator then it was time for a nap.

Moncure, NC - Monday, July 12, 2021

Morning 74 Degrees, Wind S at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 97%, .

At the Dialysis 6:15 this morning for four hours of treatment.

Rain shower late afternoon and rest.

Moncure, NC - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Morning 73 Degrees, Wind SW at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 98%, partly cloudy.

Afternoon 8 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

   Internet connected (DSL) today, the park has a wifi that is very slow and inconstant and I ordered a DSL line from Windstream, they came today and connected us up. Ran a wire in thru the back end of the slide out. 

Dish service ordered today, we reviewed what was available here and decided Dish was our best option as we are familiar with the channels available. We cut down from 200 to 120 plus local channels we were not using the others available under the 200.

Moncure, NC - Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Morning 68 Degrees, Wind NNE at caln Mph, Humidity 100%, .


Dialysis this morning, a little late getting there after after sleeping late and slow moving this morning getting there 6:15 is like going back to work. 

Well it was a surprise for me and my wife as Carole & Avery came to NC. We were invited over to Chris & John’s for dinner yesterday then Christine called this afternoon saying we could come over early, sure ok. We were in the kitchen talking and they said Cindy was coming as she was home from Charleston, SC (she is now working as a traveling nurse having finished her tour in Charleston. Her next tour is in Savannah, GA July 19. 

Cindy get to Chris & John’s we are told to come out in the driveway and Carole and Avery get out of the car also. Surprise, we all had a nice dinner. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Baseball & supplies for deck & dialysis

 Moncure, NC  - Monday, July 5, 2021

Morning 63 Degrees, Wind calm, Humidity 97%, partly cloudy.

We went to Fresenius dialysis clinic thinking everything was set as I had gotten a covid test at Wake Med hospital in Apex, NC. No they did the wrong test. Leaving the clinic in Holly Springs going to main street I turned onto a short street for on block to turn onto main street we saw three deer at the end of the street two jumped the berm on the right and the third went back to the left into the tree line but turned it's head back to watch us. 

      From there we went to Wake Med hospital in Cary today, I would say we got pushed around and put off when I would get the dialysis done. we arrived at the hospital around 6:25am they took me in to get vitals in about ten minutes then back to the waiting room for two and a half hours before going to the room in emergency got the PCR test for the Fresenius dialysis clinic. Doing all sorts of tests and sitting and waiting. Then transferred to a room upstairs for the night. 

John and Ariana stopped at our house on their way home from Greensboro, NC getting things we will need for the night, because we are staying here over night. 

Moncure, NC  - Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Morning 6 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .
 I was taken to the dialysis room just before 8 am, finally and discharged after dialysis was completed. We went home and rested after our night in the hospital.

Moncure, NC - Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Morning 66 Degrees, Wind NE at calm Mph, Humidity 97%, clear.
Afternoon 91 Degrees, Wind S at 5 to 6 Mph, Humidity 51%, sunny.

6:45 am at Fresenius dialysis clinic,  only one other patent in the clinic while I was there (4 hours) and one came in as I was leaving. They have twelve “chairs” or equipment to do that number of patients at one time. This place is new and it seems the people are ever present or they do not have enough to due. 

Bed left side

Moncure, NC - Thursday, July 8, 2021
Morning 76 Degrees, Wind ESE at 3 to 4 Mph, Humidity 97%, light rain.
Hurricane Elsa today, only a all day rain and little wind. 

I had a 11 o’clock appointment at the Cardiologist because of my high INR (INR is a measure of how thick your blood is). My blood was too thin because of the medication I am taking and what I had eaten. I also need a Cardiologist to monitor my pacemaker. Cindy our daughter came with me to the Cardiologist office as she had worked there years ago. She had wanted me to see a different doctor but this doctor is in the same office. The doctor she wanted me to see was booked thru the first part of November. The INR had dropped to 1.7 after not taking the medicine for three days as when I first heard the number was 4.6 and trying to maintain a 2-3 range a normal is one for a pacemaker and my afib. So with a small shopping list and needing gas for the car we finally went home.

Bed Right side

Moncure, NC - Friday, July 9, 2021
Morning 6 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .
Afternoon 91 Degrees.

6:15 am at Fresenius dialysis clinic,  only one other patent there while I was there (4 hours).
After that we went to Lowe’s getting some supplies for building the deck outside our glass door. John will get the wood next week. We are getting 12 footers 2 x 6" and 12 foot deck boards and cutting them all in half. When we make the deck we will trim them to make the deck 1 inch less than six feet in both directions. The county is the one that is limiting the size of the deck.  

Looking to the front

Moncure, NC - Saturday, July 10, 2021
Morning 70 Degrees, Wind S at calm Mph, Humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.

Zane has two games in Ramseur, NC northeast of us off US 64. It was quicker for us to take US 1 south to Sanford then US 421 north to Siler City, NC and US 64 fifteen miles west to Ramseur, NC. We came straight home from the game as it was just dark as we came home. We try to limit our night driving but we due some. Zane’s team won the first game but lost the second game.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

July 2 - 4 trying to get squared away

 Moncure, NC - Friday, July 2, 2021

Morning 74 Degrees, Wind SW at 6 to 7 Mph, Humidity 98%, cloudy.

Afternoon 78 Degrees

Rain last night late. We got going early, for us. Went to Fresenius dialysis clinic for dialysis that Christine helped setup, but I did not have a covid-19 PCR test they would not due the dialysis. We then went to Walmart for groceries then to Wake Med in Apex having to get a coved-19 test for the dialysis clinic and dialysis as it turned out they 

its not able to do dialysis there as they only handle emergency’s there, it is not a full hospital. They did a chest x-ray and blood work, that turned out find except my INR was high. They gave me a script for a diarrheic to get rid of water. Back to Walmart to get the script filled. I have an appointment for Monday at a dialysis place 7:15 am. We went there just to check where the location was at, heavy traffic getting there and getting away from there but we were on our way home, with traffic thinning more as we got further away from the city. 

 Moncure, NC - Saturday, July 3, 2021

Morning 61 Degrees, Wind SE at 0 to 1 Mph, Humidity 94%, sunny

We are still sorting and putting away all our things from Buster here in Texas Tilly. It seems like it is a never ending job.

We took time to attend Zane’s baseball games in High Point, NC. The first game was in a stadium down town and the second was out side of town six miles away. We stopped to eat dinner on the way home and arrived just at dark. We had a good time with our daughter and her husband and their daughter. Zane played good and pitched some innings but only one hit at bat. It was a long day and we are skipping today as the early game is at nine o’clock and the second game is at 11:30 am. We are staying home to do more work and get things settled down to something like normal. But everything is new so we are making normal for most things. Now the other thing is to remember where everything is put away.

Moncure, NC  - Sunday, July 4, 2021
Morning 63 Degrees, Wind SE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 95%, sunny.
We stayed home and worked trying to get things put away and the floor cleared.  
After the game Christine & John came to our house to help me cut the bed platform from a king size to a queen size. That will give us more walking around space around the bed. 
Trimming the platform turned our out adding the space is a welcome addition to our walking around the bed space on the sides it added seven inches to the left side and five inches to the right side

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The last of the trip

 Bessemer, AL - Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Morning 64 Degrees, Wind N at 8 to 9 Mph, Humidity 90% rain last night,  partly sunny.

 More I 20 east, to Bessemer, AL all I 20 driving light to medium traffic. We crossed the “The Big River” today at Vicksburg, Mississippi, so we are now east of the Mississippi river. Next big mile stone is to be northeast of Atlanta, GA. While having dinner tonight there was a down pour a real gully washer, for a few minutes. Temps 86 with 90 % humidity, but the rain was done by the time we were ready to leave the restaurant.

Suwanee GA - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Morning 72 Degrees, Wind SE at 1 to 2 Mph, Humidity 92%, partly sunny.

Crossing from Alabama into Georgia we crossed into eastern time zone for the first time in a couple of years. I forgot to mention on Saturday the nineteenth we crossed into central time zone from mountain time. There were some spots getting onto the I 285 around Atalanta, but all the roads were heavy traffic. 

Moncure, NC - Thursday July 1, 2021

Morning 72 Degrees,  

Afternoon 91 Degrees,  

We got going early this morning on the road by seven am. There is construction much of the remaining miles in Georgia and we stopped in South Carolina for breakfast. Traffic is still heavier than we are used to here in the east, we were living a sheltered life in New Mexico. 

Coming up I 85 near Charlotte there is I 485 around the city, and I do want to avoid the city of Charlotte so I switch to that but I don’t know where I want to get off and I 485 is telling me it is going south, but I just came from the south going north? I tried taking two different exits, no paper maps to be had at the first convince store we stopped at, back to I 485. The second exit took us east and we did want that so after a while the GPS wanted me to go south again. There I found US 52 north that is good as I know where that leads to, it took me back to I 85, but it was north of the city of Charlotte. I took that to US 64 east to Pittsboro and I knew our way from there to the RV park. We are now back on course. Latter I found out we should have stayed on I 485 to exit 31.

We arrived at our trailer about three fifteen after a long drive everything was fine just a lot of work ahead of us both inside the trailer and outside setting up doctors and other things. Chris and John came over after their work to help latter. 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Traveling East

 San Angelo, TX - Saturday June 26, 2021

Afternoon 92 Degrees, Wind  at  to  Mph, Humidity %, .

We started our trip to North Carolina after breakfast with a stop at the dealership, I was thinking of a telescoping pole that was not transferred into the trailer, it was still there in Buster, got that in the car now.  We traveled northeast on US 67 to Stephenville, Texas switching to US 377 and forty five miles later we were on Interstate 20 east. 

In Stephenville we stopped for a pee break getting back on the road I did not see we should have followed the loop around to the right, talking as we continued on we saw gas a the lowest price in a year at HEB grocery store and even passed that and had to circle back, we needed gas anyway. Then we circle back to get on the loop road. We ended our day in Terrell, Texas passing by a Buc-ees travel stop as it was too busy the parking lot was very full, but we did get gasoline as there are 60 pumps.

The transport driver started the day in Louisiana he is moving right along. 

Terrell, Texas - Sunday, June 27, 2021

Morning 76 Degrees, Wind SE at 6 to 7 Mph, Humidity 96%,  partly sunny.

 I 20 east leaving Texas today into Louisiana stopping in West Monroe. We have stopped in a campground here many times over the years with Buster. 

The transport driver delivered the trailer to the RV park about 4 pm today putting it in our lot. Our daughter and husband were there to receive the trailer for us.  

We ended our day in West Monroe, LA today. 

West Monroe Louisiana - Monday, June 28, 2021

Morning 75 Degrees, Wind SE at 4 to 5 Mph, Humidity 94%,  mostly cloudy.

Afternoon 92 Degrees

Dialyses this afternoon and laundry was our big item today. After breakfast was finding where the laundry is located as we had looked it up on line first and then finding the dialysis place also looked on my phone. We got the right building at first but not the right door as it was around the side of the building.  Lunch and a nap before dialysis because I would not be out before eight o’clock.

 This evening our daughter and husband were at the trailer setting the jacks and connecting the water and electric for the trailer. They also opened the slide outs and turned on the air conditioning for us.