That said, one can always use animal pictures. The last blog showed Baxter with his laser goggles on.
Here's the old man warming his bum in front of a warm fire. I understand the position as my back responds well to warmth. I had a visit with a spinal surgeon yesterday to agree on a game plan. It is clear that the stenosis (cartilage and bone minimizing neurological pathways) and listhesis (slipped disc between lumbar 4/5) are causing the lower back pain. They are not causing the peripheral neuropathy, nor is diabetes. But the two combine to sometimes make mobility a problem. The decision was to wait. When I get back in October from our last summer in Maine, I will sell the bus and see about some spinal stabilization surgery. The MRIs at that time will give us a 30 month interval between MRIs to better asses the progress of the problem. If we started that process now, I would not be sufficiently recovered to get in one more summer. Not to worry. There are a number of activities that have had to be abandoned as we have pursued the RV lifestyle. A fifty gallon aquarium and a good garden are memories from more than a decade ago. We have accumulated over 350,000 miles on motorhomes, so I guess we can say, "been there; done that".
This morning Durelle suggested that I go out and look at the geese as a potential photo-op. Although we have not been feeding them, our neighbors apparently have, because, as I leaned over the fence with the camera, eleven geese coasted up to our fence. We expect to see a gaggle of goslings later in the spring.
A few days ago we had a Happy Hour with our Clemson friends, Walter and Brooke McCants. The occasion was to deliver on a bet between Clemson and OU in the Orange Bowl. They have a three year old Carson who is a delightful child. I thought you would enjoy the picture of Durelle and Carson.
We are doing fine and hope you are, too.