Thursday, September 18, 2014

Still hanging in there...

Just a brief update.  Things are slowly moving along with my various issues.  Nothing is solved yet, repaired yet, healed yet, or well yet, but we're getting there.

My California bank has taken the flag off my accounts, but I can't get into them on-line, should be up and running again soon.

I opened a B of A checking account and debit card so I have access to those.  The B of A here at Coors Blvd has wonderful people who were so helpful.  They also have two notaries and one of them notarized six copies of a letter I wrote that explained what happened and that I'm not deceased in case I need them.

Social Security has my account back in order now, but my monthly check was pulled and sent back to the Treasury.  It had to be re-issued and I'm told it will be in my account on Friday, only two days late.  If it's there, then that issue is solved. 

American Express wanted a letter from the Social Security Administration to re-open my account, and I told them two different reps from SSA said they just don't do that.  So I faxed them multiple documents and we'll see what happens with that.  If they won't re-open it, I'll just tell them to keep it closed.  I'm not going to fight with them, there are too many other credit card companies out there that I can access.

I'm still hanging around Albuquerque waiting for Camping World to get my part.  I guess Forrest River doesn't have these parts in stock.  I thought I needed a small part, but I need the entire Convenience Center (the Systems Monitor is a part of it).  The unit has all the switches that turn on the generator, lights, hot water, water for the faucets, heater, and Arctic Pac.  And everything is working except for the systems monitoring part, but the whole unit has to be replaced. I would think Forrest River would keep a few on hand, but they have to have them fabricated, so we are waiting for that, then Camping World is having it overnighted here.  They are not charging me for the shipping and have reduced the labor charge a bit because of the inconvenience for me.  They have been really great, very good customer service.  I think they feel worse than I do about me having to wait.  We're hoping the part will arrive on Monday and they will install it when it gets here. I can't complain - everything is being done that can be done.

Either Katie is still not feeling well or she's getting used to pooping on the kitchen floor overnight.  (Sorry if that's TMI.)  We had a good stern talk this morning, ;)  and I'm thinking it won't happen again.  Eternal optimist. Other than that she is acting normally.

Yesterday she fell asleep in her little bed with her head hanging down.  I was worried she wouldn't be able to breathe, so I stuck her elephant under her chin to prop it up.  She didn't move, just opened her eyes...


 and went right back to sleep:




So, things are moving along slowly.  I'm hoping that by Monday my SS check will be in my account, my new Convenience Center will be installed, Katie will be pooping outside, and we'll be in Elephant Butte. The toe is going to take a while to heal - been through this before and it took time, so I'm just keeping it taped and being careful.

I have to show you what I do when my toe/foot hurts at night, which has happened a couple of times.  I put on an ice pack then wrap it up to hold it in place, and put my foot up.  Quite an arrangement for a little sore toe, huh?

But it works.  The next day that poor toe always feels better for a while.  :)

And that's life as we know it right now.   Really nothing at all going on, but I didn't want anyone to worry since I haven't posted in a while.  I'll be back when there is any news, or anything new to post about - next week, probably.

Welcome to our new Followers:

Ellen Shingleton who has a blog,  WhereRVat.  She and her husband have recently been traveling in Nova Scotia and have some gorgeous photos of their travels.  I especially like the Prince Edward Island pictures.  Glad to have you with us, Ellen!

Donna E. Ehlbeck, and also Marian.  Neither shows any information, but if you have a blogs, let me know and I'll share the blog addresses.  Katie and I are happy to have you both following along with us!

And also Hong Long, who has blogs and other media links shown, but they are in another language and since I can't read them I can't really share them with you. Sorry about that, but thanks for following Me and My Dog!

Welcome aboard to you all...  :)

And from me and Katie, have a great Thursday, everybody.  :)

22 comments:

  1. I have the potential to be at the South Monticello unit early next month. If I see you in the area I will give you a big HOWDY.

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    1. That would be great, Barney - I'd love to meet you! Hopefully I'll be there. Back and forth between Elephant Butte and Cabello. :)

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  2. The wheels of progress just grind along.

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  3. Bit by bit you are whittling away at the laundry list of things to take care of. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta. You're very good at it and patient too.

    Give Katie a pat from us.

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  4. Well at least you SS check will be sent and things though moving slowly are at least moving. As for your credit company don't know if you owed anything but heck they don't want to give it back so I guess you don't have to it. They think your deceased.

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    1. I have a zero balance with them, but I DO have points that I don't want to lose. I should find out Thursday if they accepted my documents of "proof of life." Yes, it's the SS check that the most important, for sure!! :)

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  5. I love your attitude with all this mess. It's life and what's happening and you're taking it in stride. So much healthier and easy that way, Barbara. I do hope it all gets resolved soon. Have you taken a look into Old Town. Fun to walk around and some good Mexican restaurants too. I got held up there too last Fall so I know a bit of what you're going through. Good thoughts go from here to you. mary-pat

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    1. Thanks, Mary-Pat - yes, I actually took a wrong turn the other day and drove through the Old Town area. I love places like that, but I didn't stop. I used to work in Old Town in San Diego and loved being there every day. Great restaurants and shops. :)

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  6. What a time you are having! I'm glad things are straightened out with Social Security - that could be a real nightmare. Maybe Katie is feeling under the weather?

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  7. sigh I hope I never die before I am actually dead... doesn't look like very much fun...

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  8. I wonder if Katie feels your stress, and it's got the poor little thing a bit stressed too? So glad you are getting things straightened out, albeit slowly.

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    1. Laurel, you know, that's interesting. I hadn't thought of it, but she is pretty much in tune with my moods, as are most of our pets probably. After the positive phone call with SSA, and getting my checking account "fixed" yesterday, she was fine last night. Interesting... I take most things pretty well, but inside, of course, things do bother me and she might be sensing that. I hope that's the problem, because it would mean she'll be fine in a day or so. :)

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  9. I'm so glad that Forest River and Camping World are taking good care of you! Katie, I am glad that Barb is taking care of you! Barb, I'm sorry that your foot is so sore but am glad that you are smart about it!

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  10. Glad you are getting things taken care of. Those darn broken toes take a long time to heal. The last one I broke, my cat darted in front of me when I was walking and I hit her hind leg. I couldn't believe just that broke my toe. It hurt for a long time. I tried to wear shoes all the time but I'm bare foot in the house again. An accident waiting to happen. lol

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    1. Hi Martha - I don't think my toe is broken, just sprained. When I was still in my condo I did the same thing to my other foot, the little toe. It hurt for so long I finally went to the doctor to see what was going on. They took a couple of x-rays of the foot and toes and there was nothing broken, it was just sprained. I think breaks feel better and heal faster than sprains. Last time it literally took over a year for it to feel better, that's why I'm not expecting a quick recovery this time. Ibuprofen helps when I need it. :)

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  11. So glad to hear things are coming together, Barbara! I tend to agree that Katie is reacting to stress. This must be hard for her too--definitely outside her usual routine. Our pooch, Ari, loves her routine & doesn't do well when things are out of kilter. It won't be long before things are back to normal for both of you! Thank you for the update!

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  12. Sorry for all your troubles. So frustrating when everything happens at once. It can only get better right? Good luck!

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  13. I also wanted to let you know we have a blog we started when we retired to live full time in our RV. You can check it out at www.wheellife.us. Please let me know what you think if you get a chance to read it. Jane

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  14. My goodness, what a lot of trouble! Glad to hear Katie is feeling a little better. Hopefully everything else comes together soon.

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  15. Good grief, I sure hope the powers that be get you resurrected soon!! And that Katie gets back on track!

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  16. Hi Barbara, Sorry to hear of all your distressing news.....hope all works out for you soon! I don't follow blogs much, but came here to see where you were now that I am back in NM. I am at Storrie Lake and just saw someone from a distance who looked like you and she was walking a small dog, but I guess it wasn't. Well, hope to see you at Elephant Butte at some point. I might be at Sandia for a few days during the BF. Cheers, Chris

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    1. Hi Chris! I'm glad you're back in NM again - and hoping that if you and Jeanne meet up I'll be able to join you. I'm planning to hop between Elephant Butte and Caballo for a while, so maybe we can all get together if you guys are in the area. :)

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