Monday, April 14, 2014

Ordinary things

Today I spoke on the phone to my close friend Pete Olsen who encouraged me to continue to write in my blog about what I was doing daily. I was considering not blogging about ordinary things. But I've changed my mind at Pete's encouragement.

Went to Kaiser and looked at Mobile Homes
At 7:15am I drove my new Honda Fit to the nearby Kaiser Medical Center to have my blood checked for Coumadin level. I am on a 6-month program of blood thinning in order to get rid of any blood clots that remain as a result of my medical procedures last month.

I don't have to go for blood tests every day. The Coumadin clinic lets me know when to go. Today my Coumadin level achieved the 2-3 threshold for the first time. This means that I likely will cease giving myself daily Lovenox injections soon.

After Kaiser, I drove around looking at several mobile home parks in the City of Santee area. I don't know if I actually want to live in one of those mobile home parks. But I am going to look at them just to get an idea of what it costs and what the environment is there. Sort of an education thing for myself.

I have not made any firm decisions what my life is going to be like yet. I am sort of letting that decision dangle. After all, I am  still in recovery mode from open heart surgery and the pace maker thing.


21 comments:

  1. Hurrah for Pete!!! I agree with him. Ordinary things make up our lives. And I like knowing how George is doing! Great that your blood is getting better. And, I do think it's a good idea to educate yourself as to the possibilities of what you might do. After your body has had more time to recuperate. Have a great day, George. And thanks as always.

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  2. George, There are lots of folks out here who care for you and really appreciate the updates on your status. I'm glad Pete was able to sway you in that direction. No matter where you live or what you do, we just like to know how you're doing. Pesach Sameach

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  3. Good to see you posting George - enjoy reading how you are and what you're doing. Even if it is ordinary things.

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  4. Thanks for posting George. You have been missed.
    Welcome back!
    Doug S. from MT.

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  5. George? there are certain things that belong in my world ... and seeing a post from you is one of them.

    I don't like you hurting or such but it's just comforting to read what you did at 7:15am .... weird isn't it... but it is. and YAY! Pete... ;)

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  6. You've made a lot of friends out here in blog land... So we like to know how your getting on, and hope its just ordinary... I stayed at Santee Lakes for about a week several springs ago.. Kind of nice to be North of the city, but the traffic going into town was brutal..

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  7. Good to see you back. You don't have to blog every day, but let us know when something interesting happens.

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  8. So nice to have you posting again George, I really missed you. I was just asking other friends if they had heard anything about you.

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  9. Glad to see you continuing to post. I just finished reading all of your blog, from 2003 to the present. I think I started early last year when I first started seriously looking for an RV. I've learned a lot from you! Thank you.

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  10. Take your time, something will surely turn up for you. In the meantime enjoy life.

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  11. I'm glad you'll still be posting, George. Take your time deciding what to do. You can always rent a mobile home or apartment while you are trying to decide. Try an area out before you commit. :)

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  12. I agree with Me and My Dog. Take your time and explore your options. You can rent to try on and if you don't like it go somewhere else. A small cottage or bungalow home nice be nice too. I live in a two bedroom bungalow with lots of yard space in AZ. The summers are hot but the winters are mild and no snow. Lots of small communities in AZ....prices of homes are cheaper than CA. Nevada is another option...Boulder city is a small community and they have lots of small homes. Take care George.

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  13. Hi George, we're Canadian friends you met in Sicamous, BC several years ago. I am a follower from when you first started blogging and never gave up on you when you took several different turns in the trail. You have to live with the fact that you influenced a whole generation of RVers whether you meant to or not. I'm very happy to see you back blogging. John

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  14. Glad you are back to posting.

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  15. Thanks for keeping it up George. And pass along a big thanks to Pete. Good for Pete.

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  16. Great you followed Pete's advice! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. You know George, I am sorry that you had this heart problem, but am thankful that you are once again blogging. It is so good to hear from you. Are you sure you want to give up RV travel? Maybe you will reconsider down the road, in a few months when you have your strength back. Whatever you choose, it will be what is best for you.

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  18. Happy that you will be posting again. Good plan to learn the landscape and take your time making a decision on what to do next.

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  19. For an old Vagabonder like you, there are no ordinary things. Best of luck.

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  20. George, GREAT to see you posting again!

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  21. Thanks for letting the "community" in on your happenings. For any years you have supported the "community", and the "community" has (and is) supporting you. We wish you well...

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