That’s what our daughter Heather said when I gave her the news. Our plans to go out West for several months after the New Year have been shot down in smoke.
Once again I’m in need of eye surgery, after all the fun I had over the last two years with a cataract in my right eye which ended up needed two additional surgeries for a detached retina, I’ve now had a diagnosis of a cataract in my left eye.
The earliest I could get a required pre-surgery appointment at the VA hospital is 29 January 2015, with the actual surgery and follow up appointments yet to be determined. So we have to stay around the South East Coast area. When we informed the rangers here at the COE that we need to stay around longer, they were quite pleased. We’re happy to have a place to stay neat the VA hospital, so that’s worked out well.
Fortunately this won’t impact our Disney cruise we booked for the first week of January. After we get some surgery dates, we plan to take a vacation of sorts and spent two or three weeks in Florida. So all you RV friends of our’s wintering in Florida, please save some of that sun and warmth for us.
We also are going to use the time in Florida to change our residency from South Dakota to Florida. Since our mailing service in Sioux Falls had moved a couple of blocks down the street and we have to put in address changes, we decided to change to Florida where we’ll save hundreds of dollars in the Journey’s registration fees. Diesel and gas may be much cheaper now, but with the savings, we’ll be able to keep some of that savings in the wallet instead of putting it in the fuel tanks. (Plus we can get some great Florida resident discounts at Disney World).
We anticipate remaining at the COE through April, and possibly into May 2015 to get all the cataract surgery and follow up appointments behind us. We’ll see where we go from there, don’t want to cause anymore heavenly laughter. ;c)
One more thing, a late Veterans Day comment from a proud dad, a picture of my son Ryan, who is a Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer and our DIL Amber, at a dinner last Friday night for newly promoted Coasties. He is the real deal, not a “Poser”. :c)
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