Saturday, December 24, 2011



Merry CHRISTmas from our house to your house. May your day be festive, your tummies be full, and the Reason for the Birthday Celebration be forever in your hearts. Sandy and I will be spending this CHRISTmas with her family here in Lone Star and Longview. We will go to Houston next year for CHRISTmas with my family.

After we finish the celebration here we will probably travel to Canton to bring in the New Year with our friends there. Its hard to believe this year has go by so fast. It was thirteen years ago this month that I retired from my job in San Marcos,TX and relocated here in Lone Star which has served as our base. Until recently we traveled much of the 48 states. Our traveling is less now due to Sandy being the primary care giver for her 90 year old Mom.

I must be doing a little better in my recovery from  my surgery. I let Sandy talk me into going shopping with her on Friday. I was surprised it wasn't the zoo that I imagined it would be. I managed to get through most of it before retiring to the Jeep on our last stop at Target.

Did a dumb thing this morning or maybe I’m getting to that age I shouldn’t self med myself. I check my blood sugar every morning and this morning it was at a level that I only need to take my Lantus shot. I usually take 60 units as it is a slow release in my system. I reached in the refrigerator where I store both my Lantus and Novolin R insulin. Novolin R is a fast acting insulin that lowers your blood sugar pretty fast. I normally take no more than 4 units but this morning not paying attention to what I was doing I gave myself 60 units. I did not even realize what I had done until I went to put it back in the  refrigerator.

Naturally I just panic and told Sandy that I had over dosed on my Novolin R.  She called our dear friends who are nurses and work in the Emergency Room at a local hospital. They said I needed to monitor my blood sugar very close. To make this short I was able to keep myself pumped up on jelly beans and some of her oat  meal cookies that I did not go in a hypoglycemia coma as the result of this carless act. I now have separated the two insulin's on different shelf's in the refrigerator.


Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Been Awhile

It's hard to believe my last post was a month ago today. In fact it now has been two months since I had my colon surgery. I saw my surgeon on December 9th and he was pleased with my progress with the exception of my lack of activity. He felt my energy level wasn't where it needed to be and encouraged me to do more walking. I've really had to push myself even though at times I didn't fell like it.
I don't have to see my Doctor until sometime this next March. Hopefully my strength will return by then.

Yesterday I used The Solution on the lower two thirds of the motorhome and at the end of the day I certainly felt like I had done a days work. I'm not ready yet for climbing my ladder to finish the upper third. Also I need to climb up on the roof and clean it but Sandy says no way we will hire someone to do it. We also raked leaves, well mostly Sandy, yesterday and it won't be long we will be burning the many piles now that the burn ban has been lifted.

Our weather here has been great the last two days even though we had a good rain both nights it cleared during the day to allow those outside chores. Speaking of outside chores I rode the big tractor mower last week and mowed the three acres next door. I also mowed our little area. Mainly this mowing was mulching leaves and pine needles. Now let me tell you that event laid me up the next day as my guts were screaming from the torture I put them through riding that bumpy tractor.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.