It is always a challenge moving from a low altitude up to Alamosa’s high desert. When we left Mill Creek COE Campground in Brookeland, Texas, we went from 253 feet elevation to Alamosa’s 7,750 feet.
When you use mustard and ketchup in Brookeland and then reopen them in Alamosa, there’s a big “burp” and stuff flies upward to escape the pressure change. So we’ve been experiencing opening bottles up and going through the burping/shooting up thing…always fun…NOT.
It’s also been very cold here. This morning it was 15 degrees!!!! We are using up a whole bunch of propane. Oh, BTW, last year propane cost us $18 for 40 pd bottle and yesterday Jim paid $25!!! That’s an insane increase!!!
The cold brings us a different problem….squeezing out the Fixodent onto our dentures. It doesn’t flow easily in 15*. So we have to put the tube on top of the propane heater for a bit to soften it up first.
But at least this is a dry cold with little humidity. It’s not like being in Campbellsville with that damp, bone-chilly cold. It does warm up to the 60-70s during the day.
Oh, good news. Jim just came back from the doctor’s and the consensus is the hernia is the result of an appendectomy Jim had as a kid. It’s small and not dangerous. Jim is going to consult a surgeon on Thursday just to be safe, but even if surgery is suggested it would be outpatient and done laparoscopic. So that is good news!!!! Now I’m bugging Jim if we don’t have to stay here for surgery, could we please go somewhere warmer for the next month…maybe Deming, NM….that’s close to The Pink Store !
I’m on my way to see my girlfriend, Naomi, in the nursing home, so you take care and remember……YOU are loved!!!