A big WELCOME to West Tx at Heart, our newest Follower. West Tx at Heart doesn't have much info, and isn't showing a blog, but he lists his occupation as "Dad First," so we can figure it's a man with children. Well, West Tx at Heart, we're happy you are following along with us, and hope you enjoy reading about our adventures! :)
This afternoon I had my appointment with the doctor who did my surgery, and he said all is good, and literally said, "Go forth and be happy!" He's a real cutie with a fun personality, nice to have in a doctor, right? He also said he took out my appendix for good measure while he was in there, and I was really happy about that, since that's what I was so worried about with the stomach pains - I thought I might end up with a burst appendix, which wouldn't have been good in the middle of the Arizona desert. Now I'll never have to worry about that again. I got a two-for-one surgery! :)
The parking structure at the doctor's office is large and not built for RVs, and there was no street parking around the building - all the spaces were taken, so I had to park quite a distance away and walk to the appointment. I was a little worried about it, but the walk to and from went fine. I stopped at Costco and Best Buy on my way back and did more walking. I'm really feeling soooo much better today than I have. I'll probably be tired tomorrow, but... I can see "back to normal" at the end of the tunnel.
I made those stops because I want a new tablet. Real bad. Really, really bad. It will be my Christmas, birthday and get well present to myself (I can rationalize anything). But it's really expensive, and the one I want won't be out for a few months, so I'm going to wait until I can get exactly what I want. Maybe I can save the cash up by then, too. Here's what I want:
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime 64G tablet w/Android 4.0, called “Ice Cream Sandwich” with an Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Mobile Docking Station/Keyboard.
It has fabulous ratings and reviews, and I can't wait. I've been wanting something other than my laptop for a while now, but haven't seen anything that looked good until now. It's going to be hard to wait!
BTW, to any of my followers that have received e-mails from me in the past – I’ve been hacked again and my contact list has been sent bogus e-mails. It has a link, please just delete any e-mails from me, especially if it doesn’t pertain to our blog business and arrives with only a link. This one is not a virus, I don’t think, just spam, but don’t take any chances.
I’m sorry if you get any of these e-mails from me, but there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do about it. I’ve changed my password on my current e-mail address, but the one that’s being used is an e-mail address I had years ago, and it’s been closed for years. When I’ve sent mail to that e-mail address, it comes back to me as a bad address, so I don’t know how they are sending mail with it. It’s such a pain – whoever is doing this, I hope Karma gets them back.
I've been slowly cleaning and putting things back where they belong, and have my laundry ready to do - if I feel like it tomorrow, I'll go to the Laundromat here in the park and get it done. Or Sunday if I'm too tired tomorrow. It will be nice to have everything clean again! Then comes the vacuuming and dusting and polishing. Also, I have my new Oxygenics shower head, and I need to switch out the shower head. Lots of things to look forward to doing.
I've decided I did pretty well in Arizona while I was there. I got my solar installed as well as the catalytic propane heater, then when I got to Quartzsite I changed out all my light bulbs to LEDs at a good price per light, got my "hair hat," and ordered my new shower head and what I needed for my privacy curtain. So I did accomplish everything I wanted to do, and if I had stayed for the show, who knows what "stuff" I would have bought that I didn't need.
The privacy curtain mentioned above is a curtain rod, a long spring loaded rod, that I put from wall to wall between the cab of the truck and the "house." I wanted something that I could just open and close easily, so I also ordered some curtain rings with clips on the end. I put up the rod and put on the rings, and clipped on my privacy curtain that came with The Palms. It has Velcro all across the top, and it attaches to little Velcro stickies that are all around the cab windows. It's pretty easy to put up and take down and does block out any viewing from outside the cab, but I wanted a "curtain." This is working fine, and is easy to just slide open and closed. I'm not sure I like the way it looks, though. The only rod I could find that is long enough to reach across the entire living area was white, and it kind of sticks out like a sore thumb in front of the green it’s against, so I'm going to live with it for a while and decide later if I like it or not. I would have preferred a darker color. I'll take a photo and post it in a future blog post and show you how it looks. It's definitely convenience over decor, though, so we'll see what you all think.
It's been a good day! From Me and My Dog, have a great Friday evening, everyone! :)