Roadrunners look so funny when they run - it's like their little legs and hips are so far apart on their bodies, as in the second photo. I have other pictures of Roadrunners I've taken while they were running, and they look the same.
Thank you all for the space bag recommendations. I'm going to check with Walmart and Target and see what I can get. I want the kind you sit on to deflate, instead of having a vacuum cleaner hose. My vacuum is too small.
Thanks also for all your advice on my wrist. My left wrist and thumb are still AWOL, but I think I'll be able to use them soon. One of our followers, Tammy, suggested putting heat on my wrist, and I started it right away. I have a lavender filled neck warmer, a spa type thing that my daughter gave me years ago, and I heat it up in the microwave. I've been laying it on the table and wrapping it around my wrist. I felt some relief that first evening, and every day it's getting better. Along with Ibuprofen a few times a day.
|Works like a charm!|
I got a call back from the bone specialist, and she agreed - tendinitis. She said what I was doing was fine, and it might take a couple more weeks to recover. She said if I was having a reaction to the pills, I would have overall pain, not localized in one area.
I know that some people have a terrible time with these bone meds and have to stop using them, but most people do fine, and if I am one of those lucky ones, it will benefit my bones for the future. The specialist felt that my chances of breaking a bone are far greater than having any difficulties with this medicine. I don't have Osteoporosis, just normal bone loss for a woman my age, and taking the medicine now stops any bone loss and starts rebuilding. As long as I seem to be doing fine, I think it's worth taking the chance.
In answer to one of the comments, I wasn't able to stop anywhere because it was over a mountain, or mountains, and there wasn't anywhere to pull off, except the side of the road. In that wind I was afraid someone might blow into me if I was parked there. Not enough room, but I sure would have loved a Walmart, that's for sure. I was surprised that other RVs and big rigs continued driving like I was. I didn't see anyone stopping. Next time I'll wait it out on the side of the road. You know, live and learn!
I'm going to need to dump my tanks and get water soon. The most urgent thing is propane, I'm down to a little less than an eighth of a tank, or a little less than one gallon, and of course I need the propane to run my fridge. Also my Wave 3 heater, but I don't have the strength in my left thumb to push the Piezo button to get it started while my other hand holds in the other button, so I haven't been using that heater since I hurt my wrist.
I've been watching the propane, trying to put off my trip into Holtville to get these things done because I'm not sure I have the strength to get the grey/black tank sewer cap off. It's on there pretty snug, and I have to manhandle it off. Not something you want to ask a stranger to help you with, but I may have to. And then to get it back on.
I think tomorrow is the day. I'm hoping my wrist will be able to handle that job by tomorrow. Positive thinking...
I am still downloading programs onto this new laptop - my digital scrap booking program was lost, as well as all the free "digikits" that are free to download, so I sent off an e-mail to them. They allowed me to re-install the programs and the ones I've purchased - and all the free kits are still on their website. I went on the site and was surprised at the new free kits they have added. :)
If any of you are interested in digital scrap booking (this is the program I use to do most of my graphics, digital card making, logos, etc.), the one I have is no longer available, but they have an upgraded program and you can download it for free. I originally downloaded a free Digital Scrapbook Artist 2, and then bought the full version. The current program available is CraftArtist and you can download the free version plus a lot of free digikits by clicking on that link. There are 48 free kits.
The link will take you to this website:
Serif is the parent company, I think, and CraftArtist Compact is the free program that uses the free kits.
I also downloaded the current free one because the free digikits are now only made for CraftArtist. There are also many kits you can purchase. I'm not an affiliate for them, so this information is just that - information. I was so happy they let me download the programs again, I thought they were gone, and I thought I'd give them a shout out. :)
WELCOME to our newest Followers, Julie and Tom! Their blog, RV and Outdoor Adventures of Julie and Tom have lots of outdoor photos taken during their many hikes. They've been on Blogger since January 2013, but have a few posts going back to 2011. Check them out. Thanks for following with us, Julie and Tom - Welcome aboard!
From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)