In May, we were workcamping at Huntington Beach SP and preparing to head to Maine for the summer on June 1st. Mom took ill on May 24th and was hospitalized on May 27th. At that point our plans changed. We knew we wouldn't be going anywhere for the summer.
We were very fortunate that Huntington Beach said we could continue to workcamp as long as necessary. They had a maintenance vacancy until September. That was a real blessing as finding ANY campsite ANYWHERE at the beach in the summer is very difficult. So Bill spent the summer workcamping while I tended to helping mom regain her health.
I would love to say that she is back to normal, but unfortunately she must create a "New" normal. She was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and must wear oxygen 24/7. It became apparent quite quickly that low oxygen levels have caused major memory issues and she could not be left without help. Long story short... we had to move her from Independent Living to Assisted Living. Bill and I made that move happen the end of August. That way she had time to make some adjustments to her new environment and we had time to see that all the pieces were in place for her care before we were scheduled to end our workcamping and get back to living our life a bit. It is still a work in progress but at least we are making progress :o))
So Bill and I left Huntington Beach yesterday headed to the Florida Keys for 7 weeks. YES, WE KNOW THERE IS A HURRICANE OUT THERE!!!! So here we sit at Walkabout CG in Woodbine, GA waiting for Matthew to make the turn north and hopefully spare The Keys and Florida Coast. We will stay here until we see where he is headed and head in the opposite direction if he turns his track towards us. In the meantime, we may run down to Silver River for a couple days and do one of our favorite kayak paddles on the Silver River!!! Can't wait to get back to nature and be re-nourished by its wonders. My camera is screaming...take me, take me!!!!
We are always amazed by the serendipity in this lifestyle. Yesterday was no exception. Bill and I were headed down Route 17 just south of Charleston, SC. I mentioned to Bill that I was wondering where several of our RV friends might be right now. Specifically, I said I had lost track of "Gail & Rick as well as Bruce & Laura!" It was only 5 minutes later that our phone rang. When I looked at the phone, it said Laura. I went immediately to which caregiver Laura might be in relation to my Mom. Yes, I am still on high alert and will get better at relaxing. When I heard a voice on the other end say, "Hey, are you on 17 heading south?" I couldn't believe my ears...it was Laura of BRUCE & LAURA... They were right behind us!!