Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Hour @ Highway Springs Campground

Yesterday we invited the camphost here in Highway Springs and one of the campers we know over for happy hour. 




Jim cleaned up the disco that The Abeytas gave us a couple years ago and cooked up some brats and jalapenos.




Look at the feast we had

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It was a perfect evening with mild temperatures and a slight breeze.

Ray and Donna (below left) are from Louisiana and I banter with him like I do Teddy Abeyta
Russ and Patti (below right) are the camphost here and we’ve known them for several years
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Our weather has stayed in the low 80s and low humidity, so it has been very pleasant.  July is monsoon season here in Colorado so we are getting our daily afternoon rain shower, but it never last very long.

Jim has been fishing a lot… is good…..catching not so much so.

Remember, you are loved.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Left Eye Check-Up

We moved from Park Creek to Highway Springs Campground, still here in South Fork, Colorado.  We know the camphosts here (we hired them back when we were area managers up here) and enjoy their company.  There are trees here although not as dense as at Park Creek. 

We’ll stay here until Sunday when we’ll move back to Alamosa in preparation for Jim’s four-wheel trip to Ouray.  Also we are anxiously anticipating the arrival of our buddies Sandy and Charles who will go with Jim on his trip.

I received two good new points when I went for my two-week check-up after cataract surgery on my left eye.  Point one is that my left eye is now 20/25….that’s really good news!  Point two is that they didn’t have to use a toric lens in that eye after all.  During final measurement calculations Dr. Klair determined that the astigmatism in that eye wasn’t great enough to have to be corrected, so she used a standard replacement lens.  Yippee!!!

So why is that such a “yippee”?  Because Medicare and insurance will pay for that procedure and the $450 I paid to each of the doctor and the hospital wasn’t used and can now be applied to my upcoming cataract surgery on my RIGHT eye.  We just saved $900,  That definitely is a “yippee”!!!

My next eye surgery is set for August 5th, with a two-week check-up after that.  This time we will be in Alamosa so I can “recover” that first day in our RV and not be sprawled out in a chair in the library.  We plan on returning to South Fork later that week to continue enjoying our summer in the mountains.

I’m really excited about being able to go without glasses except for close-up work, when I’ll wear “cheaters” from Dollar Tree. It may be a little “dicey” putting on makeup and cooking without near vision correction, but we’ll see how it goes.

Wish me luck…..remember, you are loved!