Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Survived the storms

We haven't been very good about updating this.  No real good excuses... just life getting in the way

First of all, our condolences to Donna (aka Froggi) on the loss of her stepson.  It's terrible to lose someone you love and our prayers are with the whole family in this difficult time.

Next, we survived the storms here in Arkansas.  It was really strange.  We spent the whole evening watching the weather radar show storm cells and tornadoes go just north and just south of where we are here at Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort.  We got a little rain and not much wind.  Watching the devastation all around us reminds us of how lucky we are.

Today is a clear and sunny day so I'm hoping to get some things cleaned up outside the 5er before we head back to Austin, TX tomorrow.  It's time to put up the winter hoses and all that stuff.

On the recovery front with Johnny we had a little setback.  Johnny probably tried to go back to work a little too early and had one of the incisions in his foot open up and get infected.  If you're not in the know about these things, any infection near hardware in your body is a very scary, dangerous thing.  The good news is that it is a very treatable, not resistant strep infection and they put him on the right antibiotic right away, so it seems to be clearing up well.  No longer red or puffy or tender.  He hasn't had any fever so that is also good.  He goes back to the doctor on Monday and hopefully what I see as good signs are confirmed and he will be able to go back to work soon.

While we've been here at Millwood Landing I talked to the management team here and provided all is good with Johnny's leg for him to go back to work, I'm going to start doing some workkamping for them in exchange for our site.  They need some help in their membership sales area.  24 hours a week in exchange for the site.  I need to ask them if we can include free golf along with the site!

So we're headed back to Austin tomorrow for Johnny's doctor appointment on Monday and a neighborhood garage sale on Saturday.  Hopefully we can make a dent in the stuff in the house!


  1. Glad the infection is getting cleared up. Been wondering how he was doing. Safe travels for your Doctor's appt.

  2. What does it mean 'to put up the winter hoses'?

  3. Please keep us informed about Johnny.

    Yup, we too were watching the weather and checking the map last weekend while in Arkansas. Now we are in MO and it's the same here!

    You left a comment about Sprint WiFi on my blog. We have a Spring Mobile Hot Spot WiFi that also costs 60/month. It has unlimited Internet but NOT unlimited roaming. If not around a Sprint tower it feeds off other towers. I never came even close to my limit before. I called Sprint and was told all providers charge roaming charges above that which is allowed. I allowed two other people to feed off my WiFi and I think they just kept their computers on, thus eating into my allotment. I suggest you check into your Sprint plan to see if you do have unlimited roaming.

  4. We too have been really lucky as well, even though we experienced a F1 tornado while at the Air Show in Lakeland, Florida. We only had minimal damage compared to so many others that are experiencing such tragic results.

    It seems it is all around us but so good! Keep safe and hope you all feel better soon!

  5. I sure would not be looking to change my Sprint plan if I were you either! Wish we had it.