Not much happening today. An upholstery cleaner was supposed to come by my Dad's house to clean his lift chair and some other items between 1:00 and 4:00. We waited and no one showed, so I called. They had the appointment for the following Monday.
Linda & I had fun researching each of the cars in the old Matchbox car collection. We have about 120 cars made in England that are in great shape but don't have the original boxes. Just having the box can increase the value by 50%. I'm guessing we have another 50 or so that are in their original boxes, and we'll research those next. So, if you are a collector or know someone that is, we may have something of interest. :)
This morning, I had a golf game scheduled with Hugh, one of my Dad's neighbors. I met him at Seneca golf course, one of the fine municipal courses in Louisville. The courses aren't always in great shape and the pace of play can be slow, but the courses have great layouts and the greens fees are ridiculously cheap, especially if you walk.
Hugh and I walked and carried our clubs, so we paid only $14. We were paired with another twosome, and had a beautiful day after we got through the first couple of holes. Temps started out in the upper 30s, but quickly warmed up.
I hadn't played since early August, so I had no great expectations. Sometimes that's a good thing, as I played one of the most consistent rounds I've had in a long, long time. Nothing worse than bogey, and I had a birdie on a par 3, missing a hole-in-one by about then inches. I ended up shooting a respectable 82.
But, I also felt a sore throat coming on. That's never a good sign. I always hope it's allergies, but by the end of the day, I was pretty sure I was in the early stages of a cold.
While I was playing golf, Linda had lunch with her step-sister, and they had a nice time catching up.
After golf, my step-sister, arrived at my Dad's house. With my mother passing away a couple of years ago, I'm the only heir in my Dad's will. But, some of the furniture and stuff means a lot to my sister and other family members. So, we're allowing them to just come in a take what they want. My sister gets first choice this week, and then we'll open it up to the rest of the family when we get back in the Spring. We'll eventually sell whatever is left over.
She gathered several items, and picked out furniture. She plans to rent a U-Haul and come get everything on Thursday. As much as my Dad sold off in his last year, there is still a lot of stuff left.
Back at our rig, I took some medicine and called it a night pretty early.
Yep, full blown cold. Headache, sniffling, coughing, and no energy. Linda swears I picked it up at the YMCA, and I would tend to agree with her. So, I'm banned from going back this week. :)
Linda had doctor appointments this morning, so we headed out early. Between appointments, she dropped me off at the house. Ann, from Senior Care Experts, came by and picked up all the elder care supplies we had. We donated a wheel chair and several other items to be used for seniors that may not be able to afford them.
Later, it dawned on us that the utilities for the house were still in my Mom & Dad's names. The house had been deeded to me several years ago, and I had been paying all the utility bills, but we never put the services in my name. So, I started the process of getting that done. Sheesh. I never knew it would be so difficult to change a name on a utility bill. You would think I was applying for access to the gold vault at Ft. Knox.
But better to get that done now than to run into problems when we try to sell the house later.
My sister's husband came by to measure furniture and see what of my Dad's tools he might like to have.
As it got dark, we went back to our home in the RV park.
At 7:00, I had arranged to call George & Fran in New York. They are wanting to become full-timers, and are thinking about moving up there schedule. They wanted to talk to us to discuss their thoughts and hesitations. We talked for over an hour, and I think they felt better at the end. :)
Today, I was feeling slightly better. We both had our annual physicals scheduled for today, plus I was going to be helping my sister and brother-in-law move furniture, and we had dinner scheduled with friends in the evening. I was hoping I'd make it.
My physical went well. My blood pressure is a little elevated, but it will go back down once I start feeling better and we get out of Louisville. Linda is very healthy, but the doctor wants her to walk more. All in all, we're still in pretty good shape.
The U-Haul arrived, and we moved all the large pieces of furniture into the truck after some disassembly. They were there for about four hours getting everything they wanted. At least some good memories will stay in the family, and I only got teary-eyed a couple of times.
Linda & I got cleaned up, turned off the water, drained the water lines, and did all the things we needed to do to protect the house while we are gone. With folks checking on the house, the watchdog neighbors, timers on lights, the security system, and nothing of value left in the house, we think it will be fine until we get back.
And with that, we went over to Joyce & Woodie's. We were taking them to dinner. I still didn't feel great, but the exercise from moving furniture did me some good, and I thought I could get through the evening as long as we didn't make it too late.
We went to Artesano's Tapas restaurant and had a wonderful meal. The Braised Short Rib plate is fantastic.
I made it through, though I was ready when we called it an early evening and headed home.
Back home, I watched my Louisville Cardinals football team play horribly and blow their big chance for playoffs. That was depressing. At least it's basketball season now. :)
Tomorrow, we'll see how I feel. The plan has been to leave and head toward Florida. But we might stay one more night, if I'm just not up for the drive. I'm certainly ready to get out of Louisville and focus on other things.