Eric was down sick with a pretty bad cold on the weekend of Martin Luther kings Birthday. He ran a fever for a few days that reach up to 102 degrees, but fortunately, only had to take one day off from work on top of the three day weekend, to get back on his feet. Carol did a great job of taking care of Eric, and additional 24 care was provided by the dedicated dogs, Charlie and Rosie.
On the weekend of the 21st, Carol went up to her brother Billy's in Pioneer California to help Billy's wife Loretta give Billy some respite as their sons care taker so he could go see a sportsman's show. You see, Billy and Loretta have a son named Brandon who is in his 30s and has muscular dystrophy. It has been a long slow battle for Brandon, Billy and Loretta. In 2016, Brandon had a cardiac event and is now mostly bed ridden and full time on a respirator. Billy retired a few years ago, but Loretta continues to work. Since Billy is retired, he fills the role as full time care taker of Brandon. It's hard for the family, but Billy and Loretta have stepped up to the plate as much as possible. Unfortunately, Billy can't get out of the house much, so Loretta asked Carol if she would come up and help her care for Brandon, so that Billy could go out with his brothers to the sportsman show. Carol was glad to do it, and Billy really enjoyed being able to get out of the house for a bit.
While Carol was up in Pioneer, I went to Sacramento's Southside park to join ten's of thousands in support of the 'Women's Rights' march, that took place all across the county, the day after Donald Trumps inauguration.
Rosie is 8 years old, and Charlie is 7. Both are in the prime of their lives. Rosie has had some knee problems, but we've tried our best through surgery and PT to keep her healthy and happy. Charlie is the eternal puppy and even to this day, still hops up on the dining room table. He we have made it clear to him that this is not acceptable, but he sometimes just can't help him self.
We are getting ready to complete the blind upgrade in the motorhome, but we are trying to do it in such a way that we don't incur an additional balance on the credit cards. So, we every month or so, we buy a blind or two. This month we bought the blinds for the Bedroom. Eric will be completing the install the first weekend in February. In the mean time, we spent $6.00 at Ross and bought a cloth shoe rack. This has helped us to clean up the floor of the closet and will keep the shoes from getting scratched by other shoes.
We are surprised it took us 6 years to get around to this simple little up grade!
The second weekend of February, we will be taking the rig out to Redding to hook up for Eric's Sister Karen and brother-in-law Mike for Eric's birthday. We will probably post another update by then at the very latest!