American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday ramblings........................

One more week for Sam to work. He got a real good review from his boss. They told him they would love to have him come back next year and even offered to give him an easier job. Probably not....but never say never.

Guess we'll be leaving here next Sunday (9/26). Looking back, six months went by pretty fast.

We've taken a volunteer position at O'Leno State Park just north of Gainesville, Fla. for November and December. Due to arrive there 10/27, in time for their Alligator Festival.

A couple of weeks ago, doctor found a tumor on Sam's bladder. He had outpatient surgery and ended up staying one night. Just 4 days later, pathology reports showed no further cancer cells and at his follow up appointment, doctor said the tumor was low grade and non-invasive. We were very happy for that.

We spent Labor Day weekend at my Mother's house on Lake Lanier. Also there: daughter Samantha & family (Nathan and kids Kyle, Logan & Tyler), brother Jim & Helen w/pup Lacey, son Scott & family (Angelia and kids Mackenzie & Ethan). And we had our pup, Buddy!

My mother with Buddy

Kyle at Lake Lanier, Labor Day

Logan taking his turn. Tyler wouldn't try it!

Kyle, Tyler & Logan on the dock

Papa with all 5 grands: Mackenzie, Ethan, Kyle, Logan and Tyler

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More mods........

We reworked the dinette area for a design we like much better. It allows more room for a larger sofa, to be purchased in the future.

Before, with one bench removed and the new pedestal on the table top.

After, with both benches removed and new chairs in place.

We decided to go with three chairs instead of two, in case of company. We also have TV trays that will go in front of the lounge chairs, if necessary. 98% of the time, there is only the two of us eating at the table. Usually, with company, we would eat outside anyway.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Looks like we'll be leaving here (Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Battlefield Park) by the end of September, about 9/27 or so. Sam's last day to work is Friday 9/24, just 3 more weeks.

We're going down to John Tanner State Park for a couple of weeks to visit and get doctor appointments done. We'll probably leave there on 10/13, after grandson Kyle's birthday, and head south. We may stop in south Georgia for a day or two on the way to Florida. We haven't decided exactly where in Florida...........just around the general area of Chiefland (Manatee Springs S.P.) and Cedar Key. We're looking forward to some down time, just goofing around in Florida. We may take a campground host position at O'Leno State Park, just north of Gainesville (FL) for November and December.

Manatee Springs