Yay! We are back in our RV in Heart of the Forest Campground in Wellston. I know my Mom has to breathing a sigh of relief. She graciously invited us (and we gratefully accepted!) to come a stay with her while Bill recuperated from surgery. That was 23 days ago.
Bill is doing remarkably well. We visited the doctor for his second post-op visit last Tuesday. Dr. Stych was impressed with how well Bill is doing and gave him permission to start bearing weight and walking “just a little” on his right leg. Back story – for the past 3 years, Bill has been dealing with a Haglund’s deformity (heel spur) on the right with Achilles Tendinitis. All options exhausted, he opted to have it surgically corrected by having the Achilles tendon detached, heel spur removed, and then the tendon was reattached. We are anticipating that he will be allowed to try driving/flying in about 3 weeks – as long as he continues to do as well.
It looks like our plans to pursue hiking are more likely to occur now – as soon as the Covid stuff is no longer an issue. In the meantime, we are staying home most of the time and social distancing – trying to do our part to be safe.
It was fun staying with Mom – we made lots of jam, tried new recipes, put puzzles together, and raised caterpillars and released butterflies. We didn’t make up for all the time we were away – but got a really good start on it! We still have rest of the summer and part of the fall to enjoy.
My garden is giving me so much pleasure! I have harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, and squash. Coming soon: yellow wax beans, red peppers, and tomatillos. My flowers are lovely and offer interest to the hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
For now, our plan is to return to Mayport in October. That, of course, is subject to change – as are most things right now. We’ll just take one day at a time – and make that day the very best it can be!