Lutz, Florida (high 88, low 71)
The humidity is high. The temperatures are in the upper 80’s. It’s too hot to get motivated to doing anything outdoors that doesn’t involve water.
We are both a bit down in the dumps. This is not where we want to be right now but we have to keep reminding ourselves that there are certainly worse places to be than Florida.
We are hoping to go on “vacation” for 2 weeks the first part of June. (sounds like Sherry and David, huh?) We need to be nearby to help with Mom and to take her to doctor appointments. My brother is now working again, so it puts more of the pressure on me.
If we get to go, we’ll stay in Florida. No sense going too far for a two week trip. We will probably head to the east coast of Florida, either north towards Flagler Beach, or south towards Vero Beach. Either way, it would be nice to get out of Tampa. It’s nice to be able to make some plans.
We’re trying to get some things done while we’re here, including my annual doctor appointments. I still need to have the laser procedure on my left eye, but after what I went through on the right eye, I’m not too anxious!
We (Al) still has to finish putting the Eternabond on the roof of the motorhome. Rainy season is coming and I don’t want to have to worry about any leaks. Once he gets it all done, we won’t have to be worrying about re-sealing every 6 months.
Speaking of leaks…..I had been noticing a faint mildew odor in the motor home. We hadn’t had any rain, so I didn’t think it was a leak. I checked out some rv forums, and someone suggested cleaning the coils on the roof a/c unit. Al did that, and the odor appears to be gone.
I highly recommend using these forums for any problems you have with your rv’s. You usually get a lot of info, and it’s up to you to sort out the good info from the bad info.
Rv Net Forum is the one I use most often, but occasionally, I go to IRV2 Forum. Just remember, not all the information is correct, and it is up to you to root out the best information. I’ve learned so much about the rv’s and the lifestyle from these forums. I learned so many things that I would have never thought to ask. I used to read all the new posts every day. Now, I only go there occasionally…and I still learn a lot.
We both gained some weight in the Keys. I don’t know how, because we were pretty active. It might have had something to do with our nightly happy hours or all the food we gobbled down.
So….I decided to do the Atkins diet (no carbs) for a few days to get me started. It works well for me because I think I am a carb addict and it seems to help break that cycle. You also can drop a few pounds quickly, and without starving. I have good intentions on dieting….until I get hungry.
I’ve been living on hamburger patties and Wendy's salads for the past few days. I’m not sick of either….yet. Al is eating less just because I’m eating less, but he’s definitely not following a no carb diet. That would exclude beer!
So, that’s our life for the time being. Not too exciting.