Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Bath

Day 140

Motel 6

1:01am:
This is my last evening in Beaverton before heading south. I feel so dirty and grubby! Since the propane fire, I have not been able to bathe. The burns were too raw for that.

In the last few days, my burns have improved a lot! I believe that I am now able to take a bath.

There is a Motel 6 down the street from the Fred Meyer where we made our Supper Camp. I phoned over there:

➜ Me: Do you have rooms available for tonite?
➜ Motel 6: Yes!
➜ Me: Do you have rooms with a bath tub?
➜ Motel 6: Yes! All of our rooms have bath tubs.
➜ Me: How much?
➜ Motel 6: $74.38 including tax.
➜ Me: I'll be right over!

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Checking in
The first thing I did in my room was to check if the bath had hot water? It did!

I stripped off my clothes. This is the first time that I viewed my self in a body length mirror since the fire.

First of all, I am pretty near the beginning of my 80th year. My body is thin. Kinda bony. It's an old body. But still working pretty darn good.

My burns on my face, nose and ears are pretty much healed. There are only two places where my burns are a bit raw. The back of my left hand and wrist. And the back of my right calf.

I am keeping these two raw places protected with Manuka Honey. It's best for healing if burns are wet compared to being dry.

Private Blog
Yesterday I Blogged to you that I learned that Blogger has a 100 Reader limit on access for a private Blog. This means that I am not able to take my Blog private.

I would not give up Blogging for anything!

So, there it is. My Blog shall remain public. I'll just handle what comes my way because of my Blog. Let those bad folks take their best shot!


10:28am:
Heading out!
The Scampy RV Team is heading out of Beaverton!

We are Salem bound. On Friday, AJ's Auto Service is installing Scampy's replacement grey water tank.

No more catching sink water in a plastic milk bottle!

Milk bottle bypass




4:14pm:
Bush's Pasture Park
We have arrived in Salem and are Afternoon Camped in the lovely, Bush's Pasture Park. People come here to jog along the park's paths. Or just to look at the many squirrels.

I do not desire to be a complainer. However, earlier today my left elbow began to hurt. And now, it's getting swollen. What's this!!?? I did not need one more pain!



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Anonymous and Unknown
I get rid of comments from Anonymous and Unknown. To comment here, you gotta have an identity.




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51 comments:

  1. Glad that you will keep you blog going and we can still see you .hopefully no more bad issues for you.

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    1. our awesome travels,

      I am glad too.

      George

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  2. A Bath tub is a good question to post to your readers
    if you've ever stayed in a hotel what do you use the bathtub for
    Please leave a comment
    You can open up a whole Pandora's box just for that question
    Well lack of snow you can write your name on the wall and that's just for starters
    Personally I cringe every time I take a shower and one and I don't care whether it's Motel 6 or the Hyatt Regency but it would be interesting to here other guests Experience and point of View

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    1. Mister ed,

      I used the bath tub to soak in. The warm water is pleasant for me. Also, I washed myself in the tub. First time bathing for me, since I got burned.

      George

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  3. Before retiring this summer, I had to stay in a motel once or twice a week as part of my job.

    All motels have good and bad locations, but in most cases i preferred to stay at Motel 6. They had the cleanest rooms overall, largely because their current generation rooms are designed to be low maintenance. Going to hardwood flooring and eliminating the dirt catching carpeting is a major improvement, plus the furnishings are designed to eliminate hidden spaces where bugs and vermin can hide out.

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    1. Lou Schneider,

      I just noticed the hardwood flooring. I like that too.

      Who knows what is in/on a carpet!

      George

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  4. George, Glad you settled your legal matter. It was something that was just in the way. I think the charge was nonsense and even the fine was excessive but it was wise to get it behind you. As you know I am very involved with legal matters and this was the ugly part of our system. Happy you are healing. With respect to tubs, we have eliminated all of them in remodeling projects in our homes. I guess if we need a tub we will rent a room for a night. Now I will acknowledge the showers are pretty fancy with many options including sitting.

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    1. Bob, we have done the same in our bathroom remodels; there are so many ways with so many options today when replacing bathroom showers and tubs. They are like little SPA areas with massage shower heads. However, it would be nice to have a jacuzzi for massage of aches and pains.

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    2. Bob West,

      Thanks for agreeing with me on the legal matter.

      With that matter settled, I am free to travel.

      Also, the trial date was set for December. I did not wish to be RVing in Oregon during the winter!

      George

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    3. George, I have looked and looked for the terms of your settlement and can't seem to find it. What were they?

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    4. Tom Pawka,

      I did not feel that is was a good idea to publish that.

      George

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  5. I am glad you are feeling better! Also, I would like for you to give your opinion of using the Manuka honey on your burns. Is this the treatment that has helped heal your burns? I have read about the healing benefits of Manuka honey, and it sounds like a miracle in a bottle. Expensive, but effective. I would like to hear your experience and opinion on this.

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    1. Lolalo,

      I am using Manuka Honey in order to keep my raw burn areas wet. Wounds heal best when wet.

      George

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  6. It's been YEARS (15+) since I last stayed at a Motel 6 (6 because it used to cost $6 a night... those days are long gone!). I've never seen one that had a bathtub. They've always been showers only. I knew they were remodeling the Motel 6 Chain but 'WoW!'
    George, have a safe trip! It was a pleasure to meet you and Boid. Christine & I wish you our very best! Stay Safe! -Tom L.

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    1. Thanks, Tom! 😎

      George


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    2. Motel 6 has two types of motels under it's brand. The first is corporate owned and operated motels that were purpose-built as a Motel 6. These have showers only.

      The second class are existing motels that have remodeled their rooms to meet Motel 6's standards and have joined the brand as franchisees. These are the ones that have baths, as the franchise standards don't require removing them for a stand-alone shower.

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  7. George,
    I'm just catching up on your blog - Wow it's been a tough couple weeks for you! Fire, Court case, dropped from waiting list, David's anniversary - Keep pushing on, it seems like you're coming out on the other side in good shape as you usually do!
    (also - so glad you've kept the blog public! Been following you a long time.)
    Best wishes, Scott in New England

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    1. Scott in New England,

      Thanks for your kind words.

      You write"
      "Wow it's been a tough couple weeks for you!"

      Scott, it seems like a tough couple of months to me. Not weeks!

      The burns still hurt. But I was thinking just a little while ago, that each day that goes by is a bit better.

      On another subject:
      Going private! Wow! That didn't work!

      George

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  8. Safe travels, George & Team Scampy! Good to see that you are no longer shackled to Beaverton. Very happy to learn that you are staying public.

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    1. H,

      Thank you!

      I like Beaverton. I don't like what happened to me in Beaverton. However, that's the way things go at times.

      I am kinda happy too about staying public.

      George

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  9. Happy that you are healing. Our very best to you in your travels... Take it slow and easy, George...

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    1. Kent DeCook,

      Very lovely comment for me to read!

      Thank you sooooo much,
      George

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  10. George, my emotions are very mixed regarding your accepting the plea deal. On the one hand I am happy you will not have to face a trial and a possible jail sentence.I know this will be a relief to you. On the other hand I fear it only encourages the legal system to continue to push the little guy around. They punished you for asking for help and got away with it.

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    1. Croft,

      How about this for your emotions?

      The plea concept, as I understand it, began about the time our country began In the 1770s. Should I remain in the winter of Oregon in order for my tiny influence to impact the legal system here?

      George

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  11. Did I miss something? Did you accept the plea and pay a fine? Probably a wise move and it allows you to move on.
    Too much ahead of you to hang around for that silly business.

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    1. Suz,

      Yes! That's exactly what I did. Fine was relatively small. Nothing criminal on my record.

      Thanks for understanding,
      George

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    2. Was this the original plea offering? You refused to disclose the original offer.

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    3. Super Cub,

      No! The original was harsh! Kept charge in criminal justice.

      George

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  12. George, could be elbow bursitis. Read about it online and see if you think that's what it is. Could have become infected from bacteria entering from burned area.

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    1. J & N,

      Thank you! I shall check that out!

      George

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  13. And said "No way Jose will I take a plea!"

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    1. It's understandable to feel that way and understandable to change your mind when you consider all the ramifications. Like staying in Oregon for the winder.

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    2. Super Cub,

      Robert Hines answered your question quite well. [Thank you, Robert! 😎]

      George

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  14. When you get a chance why don't you change the settings under the comment box marked comment as
    You can aluminate those through your blog site

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    1. Mister ed,

      What? I don't get it?!

      George

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    2. I'll do it this way
      When I comment on your site
      I have 8 ways to do it
      The easiest is Google and anonymous
      Under the box that I comment in is a task bar
      it says reply as
      Or comment as
      Why do you not just illuminate all the ones you don't want
      You control that from your blog setting /tool bar

      Mister Ed Google
      live journal
      WordPress
      TypePad
      AID
      open ID
      name URL
      anonymous

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    3. Mister ed,

      No. Thank you!

      George

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  15. So here is my serious question and I've seen you post this numerous times recently

    So, there it is. My Blog shall remain public. I'll just handle what comes my way because of my Blog. Let those bad folks take their best shot!

    Is it a secret or would you care to elaborate ??
    Or is it Motel 6 going to charge you for bio hazard material clean up
    And you don't want them to find you

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    1. Mister ed,

      Come back at me again. I don't get this one either?!?

      George

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    2. What are the reasons for the bad folks coming after you
      I fail to get that, or is that just none of my business

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    3. Mister ed,

      You asked:
      "What are the reasons for the bad folks coming after you? I fail to get that, or is that just none of my business."

      I do not know for sure. A Doctor of psychology has advised me that a psychopathic personality might be behind these things.

      George

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  16. George - swollen sore elbow? On same arm as that awful burn? Please go to a doctor because it could be infection working it's way up. Better to be safe than sorry. Lynn in Kingston NY

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    1. L Beman,

      Thanks! I've been to a doctor. No infection of my burns.

      George

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  17. George, you have not spoken as to the quality of your attorney representation and how you might rate him on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. Do you feel he assisted in getting you the best POSSIBLE outcome for a person from California (outsider) traveling around in Beaverton? If you can't answer this in a public forum, I understand.

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  18. George I am so glad you are going to continue your blog. I have been reading from the beginning and you are my hero. I don't full time but since I retired like to travel for 3or 4 months at a time. When I get in a predicament I always think "what would George do". Hoping you have some pain free days soon.

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    1. Kathy, I've thought the same thing; the last time was when the brakes went out on the camper in 100 degree heat and no place within 50 miles to repair them. But I think I said to myself, "Now, where is Tioga George?"

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    2. kathy kelly,

      "What would George do?" is such a fantastic compliment!

      Thank you sooooo much!
      George

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  19. Dee Tillotson,

    You asked about my attorney. Great job!

    George

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  20. Dee Tillotson,

    Your comment:
    "Now, where is Tioga George?" is another fantastic compliment!

    Wow! I am sooooo grateful! 😎

    George

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  21. Put me on your private list please...Otherwise I'll Miss you....
    Upriverdavid

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    1. David Evans,

      The private Blog that I planned is cancelled. My Blog shall remain public.

      George

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