First I’d like to say a word about my pastor, Nancy Bontempo. She will be leaving in a week for a clinic in Chicago that does a combination of whole body and traditional treatment. I believe she said she’d be there for five days while they have a team of therapists from different specialties examine her and ask her questions about her diet and exercise and mental attitude and such. She will be staying with a friend who has offered to take her back and forth to her appointments, so she doesn’t have that kind of expense to worry about. However, her insurance will only pay for any traditional therapy she gets. She is attempting to raise $50,000 for the rest of her treatment and has started a GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nancy-bontempo-fighting-breast-cancer?fbclid=IwAR13FnmbqhcqhgqZvqZc98yIDWGHzhHaHIs6gTkNG1REQw2Kri8rjXCojPI. I don’t usually ask if my readers would like to help with things like this, but for her sake, I’ll make an exception. If you could even contribute a dollar or two, it would be a help. Thank you! Continue reading
We finally made it here. We arrived around noon and then Mark tried to get everything set up. For some reason, our electrical keeps tripping the breaker, so we will need to use the generator in the RV until Mark can find the parts to fix it. We also need to get another hose so we can hook up to water. We are just really happy to have landed, and the family has been contacting us to welcome us back. Since I wasn’t able to show pictures from yesterday, I’ll include some of those today. Continue reading
I saw Jamey and Sage off this afternoon, so now there’s time to reflect on their visit… Continue reading
The one thing my father has most wanted Mark and I to see before we leave Tucson (the town, not the dog) is the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. You may recall we set out to go once before and we got side-tracked by Old Tucson. We realized that it was now or never, so we went this afternoon in honor of Dad. Continue reading
When I was a kid, my friends and I used to sing a spoof on the National Anthem:
O say can you see any bed bugs on me?
If you can, pick a few, for I got them from you!
I had thought I would be able to finish my table top today, but it still hasn’t completely dried. No matter. I had plenty of other things to work on! Continue reading
When I called Mark this evening, he was in Forsyth, GA. I asked him to tell me stories I could pass along. He had a really funny one from today… Continue reading
We had reached our campsite after dark last night, so we didn’t know what our surroundings looked like. This morning when I opened the blinds, I was happy to see that we were in a nice area. Continue reading
This afternoon after Mark and I finished cleaning, we were in the office chatting with Rosanne when we looked out the window and saw Joe Velez filling the bird feeders in the courtyard. Then we saw something incredible that Mark was able to take pictures of on his phone…
Just before I left Portland, I had some time to spend with my dad. One of the questions he asked me is why I love Door County so much. Here’s why… Continue reading