Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Nothing to report on the construction progress. It’s pretty much at a stand still, until the electric company runs the permanent electric lines “early next week”. Hopefully next week will be the actual wrap up week, like I thought this week would be!
We have a couple with children interested in the house, and hopefully they will come this weekend to see it.
Roy’s been under Dora, our RV, all day working on the water tank. It hasn’t been registering the correct amount of water for a while. The sensors inside send signals to the display board showing if it is Empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or Full. When the sensors don’t work correctly it’s difficult to tell if we need water or not. This really only is important if we are boon docking or on the road but while we’re sitting here and nothing is happening at the house he’s getting it checked out. Right now he is doing a complete cleaning of the fresh water tank using a product we bought for that purpose.
The rain we’re currently experiencing hasn’t affected the culvert in the back, thanks goodness! it’s raining pretty steady right now so tomorrow may bring a different story. Roy is waiting for the rain to be over to bring in more cement bags which he’ll use along with a bunch of re-barb he purchased for Plan B!
Social Security Update: I received a call from Social Security in South Dakota yesterday morning. They need me to complete a self employment job history which basically is moving my work for RV Friend Network from the original form I put it on to a new form. They also need a letter from the state retirement group stating my gross monthly retirement amount. I sent a letter to LASERS (because they wouldn’t accept a phone request) asking them to send a letter to SS with the amount. I was able to get in touch with Dr. Noguchi (retina specialist) who is going to send SS a physicians report about my macular degeneration. I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow morning with SS in Hammond to apply for SSI which the South Dakota office said I should apply for also. The man I spoke to this morning to schedule this interview said I have an open request in their system already so at least I know something has happened!
I’ve decided to stop publishing my Alzheimer’s blog on a regular basis. I have covered everything I personally know, especially the things that were most important to me to share to help someone. Also, I previously collected a lot of material to use for the blog and somehow I’ve deleted it all and there is no trash bin to recover it from. Since informing others about dementia is an important thing to me I will continue saving information as I see it but doing the research is more difficult for me now so I need to cut back. Getting frustrated about things I cannot do only stresses me so I will not do those things when I have control over it. I won’t completely stop publishing it, just not on a regular basis.
I still do my Wacky Wonderful Wednesday blog and hope to continue that as long as I am able to. Having encouragement and being uplifted is so important to all of us and I enjoy all the funny, heartwarming things I come across so I’ll continue with that. If you haven’t check it out yet, please do by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page!
RVillage is now at 17,336 members and is celebrating its 1 year anniversary today. They are now out of Beta mode which is a huge milestone! Any of you RVers out there who don’t know about RVillage, check them out at http://www.rvillage.com. We are members and love this wonderful new concept which helps so much those who love to connect in their RV life.
My Kindle (the new one) started having charging issues. We tried several chargers and it wouldn’t charge. Roy determined it was the Kindle’s port that is loose or damaged. I called Amazon yesterday to report it and get something done. In an effort to make this story short, I’ll just say that the first man I spoke to was no help. Both Roy and I spoke to him and were frustrated with his lack of knowledge. Thankfully he transferred us to a real technical person, who agreed that the port is the problem so they are sending me a new Kindle and I’ll send back the non-working one. Yay for knowledgeable technical support!
We met the couple that own the property next to the last house down the street from us. They stopped by to see our house and said they would be building on their land. We gave them our contractor’s name and information. They are really nice folks and it will be neat having them as neighbors when we are in town.
Unless something thrilling happens between now and Monday I’ll won’t be posting this weekend.
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