|We're just sooo happy! We're having Mexican food.|
From Monterey, CA came Stephanie, our oldest daughter, soon joined by Tia, her oldest from Las Vegas, so that three generations of oldest daughters were gathered here. We had so much fun. We dined out on Mexican food, we pulled out all the old carpets from the house as well as the bazillion staples that were holding the carpets fast to the floor. Go figure?
|Why would you put a mop here?|
Richard had a mysterious infection on one of his fingertips which extended under the nail. Finally, we got him to see a doctor who lanced it, and we were all amazed at the amount of pus in the wound. He's been on antibiotics several days now and it is healing nicely.
We had noticed an increasingly foul odor and assumed we needed to empty our black water tank, the one which stores water from the bathroom sink and toilet. Emptying the tank didn't improve things, but did reveal soaked carpet in the basement (storage area below the living space of the motorhome, similar to where buses put luggage). Things were really wet! And stinky, since there was a sack of dog food and several cardboard boxes. I am sure there was swamp gas in there, too - ugh!
Meanwhile, Tia and her boys went home, and we continues to work on the house. We took Stephanie to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Shakespearian Festival here and she treated us to dinners at the Pastry Pub as well as the Bard... and Baby Snooks struggled more each day to breath and to even move.
I put my face up close to hers as the doctor injected the sedative ever so slowly. She drifted peacefully off to sleep and the struggle was over, but not the pain. I could not have imagined such a big hole in our lives with her gone. Plans and thoughts of almost every aspect of our lives included Baby Snooks for so many, many years...
Will we get another dog? Almost certainly, but we will wait until YHVH puts one in our path. Will another dog replace Snooks? Never!
It is time for us to keep busy getting Stephanie's house and our coach chores all done up and making plans for our next move.
We are doing some painting and a few more repairs here at Stephanie's house, with breaks to work on a puzzle and trips to town to do laundry and just "get out."