Friday, January 2, 2015

New Happy 2015


                                 Low lying clouds near Santa Cruz

Just a short recap as to what 2014 has been for me.  I feel blessed that I can live this dream.  It’s not to say that there aren’t problems,  only that I can work through them with a better attitude.

I sit here thinking about this past year and there is a lot to think about.  I started 2014 working through Physical Therapy for my broken left arm.  Even after exhausting the allotted 12 visits with Medicare I still had problems, but lived with it. 

I finished my commitment workamping in Mesa AZ and in April drove to CA with my son’s help and got set up at JD Grant Co Park where I would be a Camp Host through October. I’ve enjoyed working at both places.  Of the two of them, I think I prefer Camp Hosting. 

Since my arm wasn’t getting back to normal, I checked with a specialist in San Jose, who suggested that I have additional surgery, which I did in late October.  Because of the surgery, I wasn’t able to workamp for the winter.  Instead, I have been paying for a site in an RV park in Santa Cruz and going to additional PT.  So far the arm is getting better, even the numbness seems to be getting better.  I mostly have to work on strengthening the arm, but have got most of my mobility back.

As much as I like living near Santa Cruz, there have been problems.  I seem to be trying to keep warm and dry.  There have been heavy rains and leaks.  I have never liked  having carpet in the bedroom and bathroom and have wanted to replace it with other flooring.  It seems that I will do that sooner than anticipated.  The bedroom window leaked and saturated the carpet.  I have removed it and am now trying to dry the base floor.  I certainly don’t need to have mold.  The window has been fixed as well as the W/D Vent to the outside.  The rubber gasket on the slide also leaks, but that will have to wait, so the slide will stay in until I can get it fixed.  It is still damp in some places.  Someone suggested using salt crystals that draws moisture out of the air.  My son suggested that I try Damp-Rid.  I have purchased a couple and put one in the bedroom and one under the Sofa/Sleeper.  I will see if that helps.

I was able to make a couple of trips to Sacramento for the Holidays.  Ted and I stayed with friends, Steven and Kyle.  Thank you both for your hospitality.


              Ted, me, Spearman, Kyle and Steve having Thanksgiving Dinner

I have had some issues with how I download, store and retrieve pictures.  For some reason I’m not able to put them in folders like I have in the past.  I’m sure it is some thing that I have done,so until I figure it out there won’t be too many of them.

I hope that you all have a Happy. Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel


  1. So happy to hear that your shoulder is getting better with the additional surgery and PT. Not happy to hear about the leaks you are trying to deal with. Love that picture of Angel.

  2. It has been a bit of a crazy year for you. Looking forward to seeing you in the next couple months.

  3. What a time you have had with surgery and P.T. I hope things go well for you during the coming year.

  4. Good to know that your shoulder is getting better :-)
    2015 will be good.