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Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Howie, fingers are crossed for you and Linda to get a movin again. Today is hubbies last day of work here...WOW never thought it would come even though it's here "Hello". He is taking early retirement and hope our health holds out long enough to be on the road....that is as soon as house sells.
BTW....our fiver goes into Camping World on Friday. To be wired just as yours is. The host at one of the campgrounds here recommended it as she said she has seen to many rigs wires burned up. She also said they don't tell you this can happen at a campground while you are there.
Judy & Bob & 2blackdogs

Howard, have you posted photos of the interior of your fifth wheel other than those of the organizing? We have a 2004 Titanium 33E38TS and would be interested in comparing. Our Titanium only weighs 10,000 lb when empty. What does your weigh? We pull with a Dodge 3500.



Thanks for the tower fan aka piece of junk comments have been looking at them and almost purchased one this past Monday.

Have been out of touch with you guys for a couple of weeks however, just have to revert to your nursing home info. for a minute.

NEVER NEVER PLACE A LOVED ONE IN A NURSING HOME unless you have enough support to have someone stay with them most of the time and always at meal times. I speak from my experience. And yes we had 4 people visiting each and every day and still things happened. You would probably be shocked to know how much of the meds of certain types never made it to the patients.
And worse of all you have to give up all your doctors unless they happen to visit a nursing home. This rarely happens and you are stuck with what ever doctor has agreed to accept the nursing home patients. There are no specialist what you see is what you get I am sure you can figure it out.

For the $4,800 or so dollars per month is cost the government for a nursing home per person it would be better spent on in home care.

Nursing homes as they are currently run should not exist. There is a better way.

How many people do you know that regularly visit a nursing home? Ever wonder why?


You really should check out the South Beach diet. You will not go hungry, it works, and it is healthy. Our doctor recommended it to us. We bought the book. It is amazing how wrong we can be about eating healthy. Read the book you will be amazed at all the healthy stuff you are eating that is actually making you fat and hungry. The diet is working for me and my wife.


Jerry and Annette...

While it doesn't occur overnight, there are a few movements across the country to improve nursing homes. One is the Eden Alternative http://www.edenalt.com/welcome.htm

There is also another that was featured on a national news station in the past year that has a true home environment. Unfortunately I don't remember the name or state it was in...out west somewhere.

Both are drastic improvements over what is out there. Eden, I know, is slowing moving across the states spreading it's concept through existing nursing homes.

I second what Lee said about the South Beach Diet. My husband and I are both on it. It will be easy to incorporate it into your lifestyle. Check out their website:

Here is a link to some interior photos:

We thought the tower fan saved room inside and looked nice. Upon further review, we wish we would have gone with a heavy duty round fan.

We have learned a bit about fan use. :) It can be used outside to cool things off under an awning. But a bonus use on those hot days is that it blows the bugs away. It can also be used as a mega firestarter when blowing on it just isn't gettin' it done.

Kee & Sharlene,
As for diets, we really like the Weight Watchers Core Plan (no point counting) and have had great results with it. We just have to have more discipline - just like any plan. :)


One of the MANY reasons that I love reading your blog is because of Linda's great recipes! In this entry, when you mentioned that she used non-fat yogurt and mustard for her tuna salad, I thought to myself "Smart girl! That sounds like a great idea!". She is such a clever lady! :)) BTW, as I write this, I have her Sweet and Sour Pork Roast bubbling away in my slow cooker! Keep the recipes coming, Linda!

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