Monday, November 30, 2009

In the Blink of an Eye…

Ellie 005 That’s the phrase that kept playing in my mind today as I stood in the dentist’s treatment room, while the dentist described to Jim and me the extent of the work that needs to be done, and soon, on Jim’s teeth.  Time-consuming and expensive.  But necessary!  So, in the blink of an eye, our plans have taken a pretty drastic turn. 

Instead of staying here at Santee Lakes until the beginning of January and then going to Arizona, we’ll settle in here for the duration, which could be four months or more. Due to the way they handle reservations here, this will mean we’ll move sites several times, but at least we’ll be staying in the same park instead of having to find a different park in the same area. 

Our first move took place this afternoon, and was planned before we knew we’d be staying on here for awhile.  Our new site is much larger, and is on the end of a row, which means we’ll only have a neighbor on one side.  The patio side of the Castle faces East, so we’ll have afternoon shade, and we have a nice, large patio area.  We are further away from the lakes, but it’s just a short walk to to them.

Even though we won’t be traveling for awhile, there is plenty to do around here in the way of exploring, and now that we know what’s ahead for the next few months, we’ll be planning some day trips.

Life is always interesting!

11 comments:

luvglass said...

Good luck Jim - we'll be thinking of you. Not a bad place to be stuck though.

Janna and Mike said...

Oh, no, poor Jim!! Does this mean more ice cream?? And does this mean we won't see you guys in AZ??

Bob said...

We feel your 'pain in the wallet' on this, having been thru that in Anacortes for Bob. We're flying back to WA tomorrow to have the implants checked.

We also stayed at Cal Expo to visit friends in Sacramento.

Lynda and Bob

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Ouch! Have some idea of the expense, as I had to have emergency dental work in Colorado Springs this summer. Tough finding a good dentist on the rush and then hear the cost.

In the end he did a great job and I have gotten over the cost.

Hope all goes smoothly.

Margie M. said...

Dental work...yuck...how I hate that stuff! Sympathies are with you, but hopefully, all will be fixed perfectly and you'll be on your way again. Take care.

Barb said...

So sorry about Jim and all the dental work. UGH. But it does seem you are in a good location to spend the winter months.

Leno said...

Sorry to hear about the dental work needed. At least your in a beautiful place.. Take it all in, why not.

Randy and Terry said...

So sorry to hear of Jim's need for extensive dental work. No fun. But, at least you're in a place you can enjoy for the duration. Take care!

Grampajoe said...

You guys have our sympathiesfor both the pain and expense you're facing. That said, you appear to be in a magnificently beautiful place. Joe n' Jo

Peggy and David said...

ouch...owww, yuck. That's for the pain...and the expense!

I thoroughly detest teeth and the upkeep they take!

Best wishes for you both!

squawmama said...

Wow! Sorry to hear about the dental work that Jim will be facing but you know the life of us full timers we adjust to these situations... and have a good time to boot. Hope it isn't going to be too painful besides the wallet. Travel Safe
Donna