Sunday, July 31, 2016

The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth!

Wednesday I woke up with a swollen face and a toothache.  This large molar has been bothering me off and on for a while.  It would ache a little and by the time I would decide to see a dentist it would stop.  Well this time it didn't ache at all, it just puffed up my whole mouth and face.  Of course, I don't have a dentist in Amarillo.  Or I didn't have a dentist in Amarillo.  I called the dentist recommended by my daughter-in-law.  They got me right in.  Sure enough, it was an abscess.  Lucky for me it was just beginning.  It was decided that the best course of action was to remove it.  I haven't had a tooth pulled in 40+ years!  It had a great big silver cap on it (that shows you how long that had been there, they don't do silver caps anymore).  Since the tooth had the silver cap on it, they put it in a kids tooth keeper thingy and gave it to me.

I thought Ashlynn would find it interesting.  After I saw the thing, I couldn't believe that big ole thing came out of my mouth.  It looked like a horse tooth!  It's huge!
I know I shouldn't have shown it, but really, look at the size of that root! No wonder I am still in pain.
It's Saturday now and this has been my worse day so far.  It is more painful now than before it was removed.  I still have some swelling but my biggest worry is that I might have developed dry socket.  I guess now I will have to find a dentist in Katy.  Because.....
We left Amarillo on Friday and are now residing at Katy Lake RV Resort.

We will be here until.... I guess we decide to be somewhere else.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Well that made for a busy day!

Did I mention that as we were hooking up the car, I noticed that the tags on the motor home had just expired?  That's a wonderful thing to see when you are leaving for a 500+ mile trip.  Of course, our first item on the agenda was to get new tags.  New Texas tags!  I got online to see what I needed.  First you need an inspection.  As luck would have it, I found a place that would inspect the motorhome as soon as we got into Amarillo.  Yep, after traveling all day, we had to unhook the car and get it inspected then hook the car back up to go to the RV Park.  Keep in mind I was driving the truck.  We also needed the title.  It happened to be in Katy, TX.  Mike overnighted it to us.  Ok I think we have everything.  We head to the DMV.  We arrive to a long line.

Again, we are assured that it won't take long.  An easy in and out.  I admit the line moved fast but when it was our turn things went downhill.  First we need to have the motorhome weighed.  Weighed! Yep.  Also we also have to have a picture of the motorhome.  We gather our stuff and head out the door.
First we find a place to get the MH weighed.  Flying J did the job for us at a cost of $10.50.  She weighs 23,900 lbs.  Then I took a quick pic of her
Back to the DMV we go.  This time we walked right in and everything went smoothly.  We now have Tx. tags on the MH.  One step closer to becoming a Texan!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Washing the motorhome and then mani-pedi's!

We have been so busy since we got to Amarillo that we have neglected to wash the dirt and road grime off the bus when we got here.  Well today became that day.  First we bathed Buddy.  He wasn't too happy about it until I started scrubbing his back.  After getting him all dried off and brushed,  Doug started to wash the bus.  There was so much dirt on the sides that it took all afternoon to finish it up.

The wind was blowing so much that it dried almost immediately.  That wind also camouflaged  just how hot is was out there today.  That wind felt pretty good.  But it caused Doug to overheat a little bit.  He laid down for a little while and was ready to move on.   We have done nothing but work for the past couple of months.  Today was the day we finally got to do something fun and relaxing. We went for Mani-Pedi's.  We then finished off the day by eating a fabulous steak that Brian cooked.
Oh, the high for today was 102.  It's unreal to me that it was that hot outside.  That breeze can sure cool you enough that you don't know your burning up.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We are homeless vagabonds.

The house is empty and we are now living in the RV.  The last couple of months have been very busy ones.  You just don't realize how much "stuff" you have until you have to pack it.  At first I was all about keeping everything.  That attitude didn't last long.  Too many boxes.  Way to many boxes.  So I rethought my criteria for what to keep and what has to go.  I took 3 or 4 large car loads of  "stuff", to the resale shop.  I gave my dining table to our niece.  I sold the master bedroom suit and gave away  the couch and the chair in the living room.  There was 31 years of stuff and memories.  I raised my two boys in this house and surprisingly, it's been hard to leave it.  We loaded the motorhome and set our sights on Amarillo.  The drive was a very hard one once we got into Oklahoma.  We had some terrible wind to contend with all day.  I was driving the truck and following behind Doug in the motorhome (which was pulling the car.)  I don't know how many times I squealed as I watch the motorhome and car be blown sideways.  Then the wind caught the slide topper and it unrolled.  We stopped and Doug climbed the ladder and used some zip ties to hold it in place so that it couldn't unfurl.  Of course right outside Amarillo it started to rain and hail.  We lucked out in that we were on the very edge of the storm.  It lasted about 3 minutes.
Did I mention that as we were hooking up the car I noticed that the tags on the motorhome had expired? Yep, they expired on the last day of June.  Since we are moving to Texas, I called around and found us a place to get the RV inspected so that we can get new tags.  Now we don't have to set up on site, only to take down tomorrow and reset.  I head to the DMV tomorrow to get us some Texas tags and to UPS to take our U-verse modem.