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


Freely Living Life said...

Six months can fly by when you are enjoying your time! That's awesome that you have the opportunity to return if you choose to do that next year. Never burn your bridges. =)

Gainsville is a beautiful area! I hope you have a great time with your volunteer position. Excited to hear all about it! The Alligator festival sounds interesting.

Very happy to hear that Sam is 100% again. Tumor gone and no signs of cancer! {{hugs}}

Looks like a lovely time on Lake Lanier with your beautiful family! Those boys look fearless of that water! Good for them!

Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. Have a beautiful weekend! The sun is shinning here today!! =)


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Just wanted to let you know Donna & I (Sam) from the 5th wheel Vagabonds have joined your ranks as a follower, Thank you for joining with us here in Dardenne Prairie MO. We hope as soon as the house sells to join the ranks of full time Vagabonds along with our pup Rigg's.Looks like you have a Sam in the family too. We enjoy reading about other folks travels and their families, From the looks of it you have some fine Grandchildren, we have 2 a boy and a girl.Keep in touch and we may see you down the road or if you get up this way in your travels. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Susan said...

Welcome Sam & Donna. Thanks for joining us on this wacky life style! I notice you have a Coachmen Chaparral also..........ours is the travel travel version. Love to see some pictures of the inside! We will keep in touch via these blogs and maybe even meet up some day!
Susan & Sam.

pidge said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for becoming a follower on my site, and I hope I don't disappoint you. Beautiful grandsons. So glad your Hubby is alright. Stay safe...