I think I now know how this RV thing works. We go on an extended trip or several short trips and when we arrive home, we do three things.
1.Call Karen to give it a thorough top to bottom cleaning, especially if we’ve been to the dusty West.
2.Call the RV repair guy to come down and deal with the issues that cropped up during the trip(s) (I do very little work on the coach myself).
3.Take it by the auto body place to get an estimate to repair the dings I put on it – this is only the second time for #3 and hopefully the last – both in a fuel station.
Of course I damaged the doors with the most complicated paint scheme.
As for my knees, they are the main reason that I do very little on the coach. If you’ve actually seen me, you know I’m an over-weight, out of shape old guy who barely hobbles around on his bad knees. They’ve been this way for several years and I’ve been avoiding doing anything about them in hopes of a miracle cure that would prevent replacement – both of my knees are bone-on-bone and nothing seems to help anymore.
I realize I have to do something or resign myself to only enjoying what can be seen from the road on our RV trips – which I did this last time and am no longer willing to accept. So I made my second visit to the surgeon and after convincing me not to do both of them at the same time, I have scheduled the right knee for Nov. 23 and to say I’m concerned is an understatement. First reason is that I’m a big baby when it comes to pain and secondly I’ve been through therapy two times (right knee scoped) and it was hard when I was in better shape.
So I have one month to lose some weight and build my knees up as much as possible – fortunately I have stairs and a Bow Flex to help. If the first knee goes well and I think I can stand the process again, I’ll do the second one and hopefully have this behind me by pretty weather. I’m sure my blog posts in Nov will include a significant amount of whining.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.