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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


After going back to the ER and spending 4 hours in the emergency room, not waiting mind you, 4 hours undergoing tests and breathing treatments and the threat of being admitted, I was able to escape and go home! I had 3 breathing treatments, an IV for fluids, chest xrays, blood work and an EKG. They took very good care of me! The second breathing treatment they put lydacaine in to numb my lungs and stop the cough. It did help for a while. They finally sent me home with 3 prescriptions, one for steroids (for 5 days), cough syrup with codeine, and Tessalon Pearls for coughing. Last night (Wednesday) was another rough night, but I was able to sleep. Which I really needed after going 48 hours of straight coughing. Talk about a really stressful day and evening! So far I hadn't been admitted because of my asthma, but it was a really big possibility last night. I'm so glad they let me come home! I hope that the medication continues to make me better. The breathing treatments helped a great deal, and I hope my inhailers will kick in now. I had to call and have Mike get a ride with Gary to the hospital so he could come and pick up the truck when the doctor told me he was going to admit me last night. When Mike got there and the doctor got my labs back he decided I could go home. I was glad Mike was there to drive the truck home because those breathing treatments really make me jittery, and having 3 back to back tripled the effects of them.

The fiver is now winterized. Mike got it winterized yesterday afternoon while I was at the hospital ER. We'll continue to move things back into the apartment as the apartment gets finished. Tomorrow we'll move all the can goods and things left in the fiver that will freeze. We had snow showers again today, but no accumulation, thank goodness.

College Graduation:
Tomorrow night our oldest son, Jamie will graduate from ITT Tech. He will finally have his associates degree! We are so proud that with everything he has gone through including a failed marriage, that he was able to stick with it, and finish it. I'm happy that I am well enough to go to the graduation, my doctor said that I'm not contagious, so I can go! We're excited about Jamie's new prospects, and can't wait for good things to start happening for him and his daughter Kara.

I want to thank all of you for your comments and thoughts, it makes me feel less alone knowing you are all sending good thoughts and well wishes as I work on getting rid of this bronchitis and calming down my asthma. Looking forward to getting back to being active everyday here on my blog and being able to chat with all my friends in the RV Dreams Chat room again. So a big THANK YOU to all of you, see ya soon...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I just wanted to try to write a few lines to all of you tonite. I am still fighting my asthma and was up all last night coughing. My inhaler is not really helping much and if I am up all night again tonite then I will go back to the doctor again tomorrow. The first time I went on last Friday they wouldn't give me any antibiotic or steroids, but I bet this time they give me some! She (not my regular doctor, Er Doctor) said that they were trying not to give out any antibiotics, because she thought all this upper respiratory stuff was viral, and not bacterial, so the antibiotic wouldn't help. They usually cured themselves after 14 days! She didn't know my history. so I hope I don't get her again, if I do I'm going to ask to see someone else. So that's where I stand right know, and I can hardly type for coughing so that is why I haven't been on here or in the RV Dreams chat. 48 hours of almost continuous coughing is really getting on my nerves at this point. My sides are really sore, so I'm not a happy camper. Even my friend, Dr Vicodin isn't stopping the cough at this point.

Mike is working hard on our apartment, and bless his heart waiting on me too! He has most of the floor down, and is working on the wall that divides the garage from the house. He is doing too much I know, and his back is starting to hurt him. I wish I could help him, but at this point there's not much that I can do to help, without sleep I'd be a menace with any tool that I picked up. I hope to be able to help him more by this weekend! So I'll leave off here, and catch ya later and healthier by then too, I hope...