We haven't been anywhere fun in quite a while and we're both getting stir-crazy. The problem is that it's just too darn hot to enjoy a day trip. We're thinking about taking off anyway, just to get out of the house. We thought about heading over to Laura Walker State Park. It's at the northern part of the Okefenokee Swamp. We've been to the swamp, but never to this park. The problem is that it's out in the middle of nowhere. It's only a couple hours from the house though, so maybe we'll head over there tomorrow. We've also thought about heading towards the Florida panhandle beaches, but that's further and we didn't want to have to spend the night.
Another problem besides the stifling heat is this darn sciatic nerve pain. It about kills me when I sit in the car or on the lawn mower. That's one reason why I haven't been mowing much lately (and Al is real worried about it). I get a shooting pain in my arse that almost feels like an electric charge. It's very painful and pillows don't help. Al has had problems with it as well in the past and he had a cortisone shot in his hip that helped him. I guess I should just go ahead and bite the bullet and try that, but I'm kind of a coward. In this months Motorhome Magazine there was an add for this Therapain Plus product.
There was also an article written by Bob Livingston about it with some test cases that apparently had good results. Anybody out there use it? It's supposed to help with all kinds of pain, but the add specifically mentioned Sciatic pain. I don't know if it's available locally or online only. I meant to look for it at Walmart yesterday, but I couldn't remember the name of it. I have got to do something, because it just about kills me to sit in a car for any length of time, and the mower is worse because I can't change positions as much. Any product reviews or other suggestions for Sciatica would be much appreciated.
Like I said, we've been getting antsy to go somewhere and we are thinking about what to do and where to go this fall and winter. Once we get the house on the market, technically we could just head out. Ideally it would be better if when we did, we have most of our "stuff" gone, but I know us, and we work much better under pressure, (the house is sold and you have 30 days, type pressure.)
We're still thinking about the offer to stay at our friends place in upper Tennessee and that's not out of the question, but we were thinking maybe a short workamping job somewhere closer to home may be the better option. That is, if we could find something in the fall. We definitely plan to be away during the colder months of January and February.
So that's where we are right now. We're anxious to travel, tired of the heat, and not making much progress getting rid of our stuff. We have made some progress on getting the house ready for sale. Al has to go to Tampa next week and I think when he gets back we'll make an appointment for the Realtor to come and put up the sign! The painting is pretty much finished and Al is working on the yard as much as he can in the heat. It's not raining as much so the grass isn't growing as fast so it's easier to keep up with. We just need to "pretty up" the outside. I've been thinking about painting the guest bathroom. I have a real pretty shower curtain and towels that I bought specifically for selling and showing the Tampa house when we sold it. That bathroom looked real pretty and I think I'm going to use them in this bathroom too. I just need to get it painted, but it can be done after we get it listed. I doubt very seriously we'll be overrun with lookers.