Good for another year

This week has been filled with the necessary evils of medicine. Our teeth have been cleaned and x-rayed. Our medical doctor has put us through the annual indignities we enjoy so much. Our blood has been drawn for labs and I’ve had my mammogram for the year. We picked up and filled prescriptions for the next few months and we’re thankful for pharmacies that network nationwide. Barring surprises in the lab work, we’re in great shape.

One of the things about our new lifestyle that could be problematic was health insurance. We had to have something that would work no matter where we might be, not just in our primary care physician’s office. We tried out our Humana Gold coverage in Arizona when we got our flu shots and again this week. LeRoy thinks I worry about things too much, but I’ve heard horror stories about people who thought they had good coverage until it proved to be otherwise. So far, so good.

We mailed our Christmas package to Tennessee today. Since Alma will be at her dad’s house in Clarksville, we sent all their gifts together. That’s one BIG thing on the list that I can mark off. We’re doing pretty well on making purchases, but I think there are still a few decisions left. And then we just have to wrap. Thank goodness for various sizes of gift bags! I’ve never been too good with inventive wrapping.

Tuesday evening we went to the 5th through 8th grade music program at Sedgwick. Ben is a percussionist and all of them were standing in back playing bells. Bailey plays clarinet and was more visible on the front row. I’m pretty impressed with the band program and the progress the students make from 5th to 6th was remarkable. The same teacher teaches 5th and 6th grade vocal music, too. Talk about a glutton for punishment!

Since cold weather precautions are in effect here at the RV park, we have just been running on our tanks and then LeRoy fills/empties about once a week. He had noticed that our pump would run occasionally when we had not been using water and had checked for leaks but found nothing. Now, however, we have water on the ground under the fresh water bay so he’s looking for the problem. So far my services haven’t been required. At least it’s a decent day to be outside, although probably pretty chilly on the hands in cold water. Let’s hope it’s an easy fix, whatever it is. P.S. It seems to be a leaky water pump. A new one is now on order!

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