My goal for the next two days was to get the RentWizard entry done, and get our financials organized. We're three months behind on posting financials, and Linda is going to get me ready to get that done. We've been having too much fun this summer and our weather has been great - we might need a few dreary days to get caught up. :)
We made plans to have a picnic out on "The Point" with Chris & Cherie around noon. The remnants of Hurricane Hermine were expected to kick up the ocean with huge waves crashing at Schoodic Point.
Unfortunately, my Dad went into the hospital overnight, and I spent the morning tracking him down and trying to learn his condition. We had to cancel on Chris & Cherie as I had to deal with a few issues, plus I would have been terrible company.
Fortunately, Dad was stabilized and back home by late morning. His neighbor and caregiver were there to take care of him, but he's not doing well. I may be taking a trip to Louisville to evaluate everything.
Not only is my Dad taking a turn for the worse, but Linda's knee is injured again. She pushed a little too hard on the exercise, and her knee went from soreness to the flaring of an old injury. Not good.
The surf was loud, but we never went out to take a look even though Chris & Cherie were out on "The Point" to watch the sunset and they said it was pretty amazing. The calm seas we had been experiencing have apparently taken a turn.
So, that was pretty much it for the day. We've had better.
Linda rested her knee, and I posted the RentWizard entry and got a good start on financials. We're monitoring my Dad's situation, and it's put a heaviness in our atmosphere. I think I'm going to fly down for a few days to see if I can perk up his spirits. We have an obligation here, so I'll try to plan around our days off and miss as little time as possible. Seth has told me to do what I need to do - he had a death in his family last week, and he is very understanding.
As we contemplated things and got some work done, we binge-watched a reality TV show marathon to distract us a bit. Neither of us changed out of our sleeping clothes.
The best part of our day was a visit to our campsite by a porcupine.
Nothing like one of nature's critters stopping by to put a smile on our face.
These past couple of days were examples of what we mean when we explain that full-time RVing is not all fun and games all the time. It's life in a different way and it's fantastic most of the time, but there are speed bumps and tough times to deal with.
I don't think my Dad is going to recover enough to have the quality of life he would like. At 94, his body is just giving out, so the best we can do is make him comfortable and let him know how much we love him. It's a depressing time, but we all have to go through it at some point.
Tomorrow, we'll be back out on the rocks watching the ocean and counting birds. It's good to have something to force us out of our gloom, and hopefully we'll get back to "normal" as much as possible.
Sorry for the "downer" Journal entry, but it's part of our life on the road, and we try to present the good, the bad, and the ugly as we go. And our Journal is just that - a Journal, a documentation of our life as full-time RVers. Though it may provide some information and entertainment at times, it's really about our daily living since we became full-timers. It will be something we can look back on and cherish for years to come. And we appreciate all those that understand that and come along for the ride. As always, thank you for your support.