Saturday, October 31, 2009

Missed Fri.

We lost our power Fri night Not sure why. My internet went out first and then Just as I got into bed we lost all power. But it is really dark out here when no lights at all our on. I got a small lamp and put it in the bedroom in case Thelma had to use the bathroom. It cam back on around 1:00. We had the tv on when it went out so it came on loud. At least it seemed like it. I am almost ready to leave for church this evening. Thelma is not going. Her leg still hurts and she can't sit still for very long. We both think this one is worse as far a pain goes. She had therapy yesterday and she was whipped when we got home. I did some leaves but it doesn't look like it . I will probably start on them tomorrow Thats about it for today. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

PS We will probably go to Alabama first and then head to florida before we go to the Retiree rally in SC.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting better

Thelma is getting better all the time. She still has some pain. We went this morning for cumadin check. Med stays the same. She is keeping the blood at the right level. It seems to me last year they had to change it some to get it to stay within the levels. We went out tonight to Decatur to the galley to eat with some friends. They have a special on Wed and Thurs night where you can get two dinners for 8.95, That is real good. Tonight it was fish with fries coleslaw and roll. We go there whenever they have something good. Next week it will be something different. Gene and I split a pitcher of Coors Light. Was good. The pitcher cost about as much as the meals. Did two more loads of leaves this afternoon. The bueatiful tree in front is naked. They will pick up leaves next week sometime. I hope it is later in the week as that will give me more time to get some more up. Tomorrow is therapy day. Not till 4:00 in the afternoon. Thats about it from here for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Therapy Day

Today was therapy day. The first of many. Well not sure how many I think 3 wks. We go again on Fri. afternoon. We went to Halls for breakfast. Then to Indina Therapy. She was tired when she got done. It was an hour session. She has some exercises to do at home. We had a friend stop over this afternoon to see her. They are leaving for the south this Sat. Another of our friends called this morning and they are leaving for Fl on Sat. Sure hope we can do that in Jan some time. A butterburger is something that Culvers has. Not sure if they fry them in butter or what but they are good. Onion rings are not to bad either. Tomorrow we have a day off. It has sprinkled here today and the leaves on my pretty tree have almost gone by the wayside. Well thats about it for tonight. Yall have a good day tomorrow. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cumaden check

Also know as rat poison.
We went to the Heart center today to have her blood thinner check It was right where it should be. In cace you don't know the bottle says warfin. After that we went to Culvers for lunch. We had coupons for a butterburger and sundae. Was good. This afternoon I hooked up the vacuam for the mower and did the leaves. Got two loads already One from the front yard and one form the back. Have a lot more to do. We have our first pickup by the city next week . Will have the last one 3 weeks after that . Hope they are all down by then Thats about it for now. For those that are in the south already. Have a good time. Maybe we will see you later in the year. Thelma is getting along pretty good. She still has some swelling but it is getting better. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another day

Here is the tree in the front yard. I don't think it has been this pretty in quite a few years. A lot of the leaves are already down. I used the blower to clean the deck of leaves. They were a little slippery when wet and with Thelma having to tgo to the Cumaden clinic tomorrow I didn't want her to slip. Yes this year should be better. No ice no snow. The swelling has gone down some today. She at least got to get some shoes on. Not sure what is causeing the swelling. Neither one of us can remember the last time if she had that problem or not. Funny how you can remember some things and not others. Don't know when she will start therapy. We will stop tomorrow when we go out to lutheran hospital and see what they say. I guess that's about it for tonight. Stay tuned for more info. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers sent our way. We apreciate it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Another day down.

Well we had another pretty good day. Thelma still seems to have some swelling in her foot and some in her leg. The foot seems to be the worst. We have been putting ice pack on it during the day. She went t bed early tonight. She still gets tired. I went to the kroger this morning and got a few things. A friend stopped in this afternoon for a while. We had a good visit. On Monday we have to go to the cumadin clinic at Lutheran and have her blood checked We also have to make a stop at the therapy place on Brooklyn Ave. Tomorrow I think I will go out to our old church and get carryout for us. They are having a Swiss Steak Chicken dinner. That is the hardest trying to figure out what to fix to eat. Well that's about it for tonight. Will probably update again tomorrow. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day two at home

Well today was another day. She is getting along pretty good. She took a shower this afternoon. Took a while to get in the shower. Got it done though. She just went to bed. I think I might follow soon. I don't think either one of us has slept as good as normal. I hear her when she gets up to go to the bathroom. I normaly wouldn't wake up but guess my mind is listening for it. So far that has been no problem. We just sleep in later in the morning. It has been a lousy day as far as weather is concerned. The rain has brought down a lot of our leaves. I need to take a picture of the tree in front. It is really pretty. Will try and do that tomorrow. Thats about it for tonight. Got a few things to do tomorrow. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Thelma is home. Arrived about 2:00 this afternoon. It will be good to have her home. Eli is really happy. He could not settle down this afternoon after she came home. Gary Lisa and Kristin came out this evening. Kristin wanted so see grammy. She is not old enough to come to the hospital. They have kind of a flu thing where you have to be eighteen to get in. Guess that's not all bad. She is in bed now hope she gets a good night's sleep. Guess thats about it for now. Will keep updating as she progress. She will start therapy next week. Later Ron Thlema and Eli the happy puppy

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day three

Well another day gone. Thelma was up and walked in the hallway this afternoon. They have not said anything about going home yet. Maybe will find out more tomorrow. I think she is about a day behind from last year. Mostly due to nerve block that she received. The first day she could not stand on her own. That was not the case the last time. "I got the trailer all winterized this afternoon. All done till we deceide to head south sometime this winter. Not sure yet but it will be after the first of the year. A lot depends on how Thelma does with therapy and how well she gets along. She has been sleeping a lot here. I think it took a lot out of her. Well thats about it for tonight. I will head home in a little while. Feel free to comment at any time. Any questions just post it on the blog or email us. Later Ron Thelma and Eli who misses his mommy

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day two

Well another about done. Thelma is doing okay. Not sure she is doing as well as the last time. Neither one of us can really remember for sure just how things went. Guess that happens when you get older. She finally ate some chicken noodle soup tonight First she has put anything other that Ice chips and water down. They had her up for therapy this morning and was in again this afternoon. I was not here for that. Gary our son and I closed up the pool. Not that it was time for that. The water was COLD. I also blew out the trailer water lines. Will still put antifreeze in them probably tomorrow. We usually give up camping after the second weekend in Oct. Paul not sure yet what happened with the anathesia. Will try and find out. Thelma is watching the news now. Think that is the first it was on today. I was here this morning and she was sleepy. Not sure if she had a good night or not. I might bring my camera tomorrow and see if I can get a picture of the knee. I saw it this morning when they changed the dressing. Looks like the other one did the last time. Bunch of staples. Guess thats about it for tonight. Will post again tomorrow. Am posting from the hospital. Later Ron Thelma and Eli. Oh Eli slept in the bed with me last night. The last time he stayed on the couch and slept. Was glad he was with me.

Monday, October 19, 2009

All Done

The surgery went well. The doctor said it went as well as the last time. The only think was that Thelma was awake the whole time. She was not happy with that. She did not have the anathegelost she was supposed to have They had to call in a different one. They were a little late getting started. She got out about 3:30. She is having some pain Hope she has a good night. They might have to give her a pain shot. They said in the morning that she will sit up in bed and put her legs over the side. Probably by the evening they will have her standing. Thats about it for tonight . More tomorrow. Later Ron Thelma and Eli.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One more day

Thelma has one more day before surgery. We went out with Gary Lisa and Kristin tonight. Went to chinese buffet. Was not the best. They were not very busy so don't think the food was all that warm. It is cool here again. 42 right now. Probably about 20 degrees below normal. This has been a weird year Thats about it for tonight Check back Monday for updates on "Thelma Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This is a photo of one club at the Halloween campout over in Ohio last weekend. We went out with Jack and Barb to eat at Olive Garden tonight. Since it was raining and we could not sit out we sat in their motorhome afterwards and talked They are leaving in the morning for Lagrange Ky. We will not see them again till spring unless we hook up with them in Florida this winter. We shall see. We have had lousy weather this week. We still have some stuff in the fridge in the camper. Hope to get it out this weekend. and get it winterized. I have to get the pool done next week. It is supposed to get up to 60. that will seem like summer with the way it has been. Gary said he would come out and help. Will do it either Tues or Wed. Will do it after I get home from the hospital in the afternoon. That's about it from here Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cool Night

It is cool here tonight' We wre going to go out to see Jack and Barb but deceided it was to damp and cool to do it. Thelma does not need tocatch a cold as that would put of the surgery We are going out tomorrow night with 8 other people to eat. They are all campers. A couple are full timers. Thats about it for tonight. I will send an email to family about something that has happened here. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Home again.

We are home for the year. We had a good wekend with the folks in Ohio. Got home about 1:30 or so this afternoon. Went to Halls for supper and then went out to the campground where Jack and Barb are. Had a great campfire. It was nice and calm and felt good. Got hhome about 10:00. Tomorrow we need to start bringing stuff in from the camper. What a bummer. Thelma's suregery is on the 19th of this month. Hope it goes as well as the last one. Will post here on the blog all updates. Thats about it from here for now. Will probably post more later in the week. Oh my jacks are still not working right so will have to take it back. maybe this week if we get it emptied out. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 9, 2009

Urbana ,Ohio

We made to urbana about 1:00 this afternoon. Had rain all the way. The jacks on the front are not working again. Called the dealer and will have to take it in when we get a chance. If we get it cleaned out this week may try and take it down this week yet. If not we will have to wait a few weeks till Thelma can get along by herself while I take it down. We have hospitality tonight at 8:00. Tomorrow will be a busy day. Went to the airport cafe tonight. Seemed they were slow. They were quite busy so maybe that is why. hope this weather clears up. This is not good camping weather. That's about it from here tonight. Tomorrow is another day. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leaving tomorrow

We will be on the road in the morning. Heading to Urbana Ohio. We spent 14 years there when I worked for IH. This is a Halloween campout that Ohio FCRV puts on. We have gone to this for the last few years. Always enjoy it. They are so friendly to us. We have gotten to know a lot of the people real well. It is rainy here in the fort. Hope it quits before morning. Hate to hook up in the rain. I think I only had to do once this whole summer.

Thelma's surgery is scheduled for the 19 of Oct at 1:00. We need to be there at 11:00. It might be a long day.

Went out with friends Jack and Barb tonight. Went to Bandidos. $5.00 pitcher of margaritas. Each couple had one pitcher. Feel real good now. They are really good. That's about it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good to go

Thelma had her pre op check today. She is good to go. Only took about an hour. They did not take her up to the therapy room as they said she had been there once . We went to the Legion out north tonight and met Jack and Barb. All three children were there. I used to call them kids but they are all grown up now. Tracey is a year older than Gary Chris is a couple of years younger and Rex is about 4 or 5 years younger. Chris is in the army in Germany. A lt
Col. He will have 20 yrs in in Jan. Will stay in as long as they want him or till they move him where he doesn't want to go. Thats about it for now. Will update later this week from bueatiful Urbana , ohio
I see I had Annie comment on my blog. Yes I miss that dog. She is a sweetie just like her mom. She's kinda sloppy kisser though.

Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, October 5, 2009

Home for a few days

We got home about1:30 this afternoon. They put a new gear box on the jacks. Not sure they are working quite right. Will see this next weekend. sWent out with Gary Lisa and Kristin for Thelma's birthday. Had cake at Garys. We will sleep in a little later in the morning but then we have to get busy. I need to take propane tanks and get one of them refilled. We used a lot of gas last week as it was cool and not enough electric to run heaters. Thelma has here pre op test tomorrow afternoon at 1 Wed I have haircut it will be busy this week. We left the trailer hooked up when we were at Tipton. At brown county I used a hydralic jack to get the trailer unhooked and then on Sun morning used it again to get hooked up. This will be our last weeked of camping. Thats about it for now. Hi annonyamous

We did not get an award this year. We have only been back in FCRV for 7 years as of last year I think. We received the Hall of Fame award two years ago. this is the states highest award. We have also been appointed In Retiree Directors. The couple that had the job deceided to give it up. We are good friends with them. They talked us into the job. We thought we would never take another job but deceided to take this one. We had a lot of people congradulate us on Sun when they announced it. Also said they would help us at any time so that makes us very happy.

Stay tuned for our next adventure Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tipton, In

We made it here about 3:15. Got set up and Sherryl came and picked us up and we then went to Logons road house for steaks. We then went back to Violets and Thelma Sherryl and Violet went to the grocery. I took Annie for a walk and then waited for them to get back. We came back to the trailer about 8:15. Will get up early in the morning and head for the trailer dealer. Thats about it from here. Will post tomorrow on what we find out about the jacks. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Leaving tomorrow

Well the rally is almost over. Tomorrow we have church and then a board meeting. I am going to get up early enough that I can get the trailer hooked up before church. Yes this is only a 2 day rally. It is for people that are not retired. A lot of the retirees stayed over. Think only one left and they had some buisiness to take care of. We will go to tipton and then leave there on Mon morning to get the trailer jacks fixed I hope. They gave out awards tonight for people that have 5 10 15 20 or more years in FCRV. They then had a band that played bluegrass. We stayed for about an hour and then left. That's about it from here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, October 2, 2009

Invitational Rally

We started our Brown County invitaional today. This is when all the other people come in that are not retired. We have a pretty good group here. Had hospitality tonight and then played euchre. Just got back. Did n't do all that well but had fun. Tomorrow there is not much going on. Some games in the afternoon. and evening program. Think we will go out for Mexican food. Thats about it. Oh some guy backed into my truck with his motorhome. Hit the truck with a bicycle carrier. Just scratched the piece above the bumper. A couple of people saw him. His wife was watching and didn't get him stopped in time. I wonder if nobody had seen it if he would have owned up to it. I had to ask him if he hit it. Then he said yea i guess I did. He almost acted like it was my fault. We don't have to high opinion of him. Will call the insurence co next week. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli