We'd planned to get our annual check-ups (we do all our medical stuff in Granbury, Tx now), then find a job as gate guards. Gate Guarding is something we've wanted to do for several years but didn't really know how to go about it until this past spring. We took that test that certifies us to be security guards (okay... those of you who have taken it know it's not really much of a test) with the intention of looking for our very own gate this fall.
Back to the plans.... nothing serious, but age has taken its toll and I need a "lift". Nah... not a face job ... (although that might be a good thing) just need my plumbing updated.
A few months ago Murr Brewster, who writes "Murrmurrs" had a hilarious blog about this very thing. At the time I laughed until... well you know.... not really thinking that my time was coming.
So in a couple of weeks I'll get my little problem fixed. Which means no gate guarding this year. It also means that we'll set back our 2 months in Spain from Jan/Feb to Feb/March. I must write to Mitchell and see if we'll be there during the flamenco events....
Plans can, and often are, changed. I read several other blogs and am always sorry when someone has to change their plans due to health reasons. I'm always happy to hear when they are ready to get on the road again.
Probably 75% (or maybe more) of the travelin' folks we know, or know of, travel as a couple. Many have dogs as part of their family. We who have a companion (the 2 legged kind) have someone to take us to the doctor, fix meals, and even take out the dog when we can't.
What do solo travelers do? One great blogger I read has to have a hip replaced. I have no idea what all that entails... especially the rehab time frame. I'm sure most have us have thought about all this... checked into the Care Center at Escapees in Livingston... maybe even things like Visiting Nurses, Meals on Wheels and other programs designed to help when we need it.
Many blogs I read are by "some time" RVers... they still have a home base... maybe even a house and family support in an area that they can return to for these needs.
But no matter what situation a person is in, when something needs fixed... whether us, our companion, or a blogger we feel like we know, it makes me stop and think.
I'm fortunate (or just oblivious?) in that I always feel that things work out as they are supposed to.
Our plans might change... or be changed for us... but usually those changes are so much better in the long run. Here's hoping that we all have lots of happy miles left - on our rigs, and on ourselves!
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