Thursday, June 16, 2016

Life Was Good

The events in this post reflect Kathi and Arlon Boozer’s travel adventurers in October 2006.

We were staying at the Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, Texas on October 11, 2006. It was a Wednesday and a beautiful, sunshiny day. We were in town because Kathi was having some medical issues with kidney and calcium stabilization problems. While we were in Apple Valley California a nephrologist told Kathi she need to stop traveling and light some place until her medical issues were resolved. We took his advice and Green Caye became our home base for a while. It is near family and near the medical center. We stayed inside reading in the morning and went to lunch at Olive Garden in mid-afternoon. The rest of the day was uneventful and we spent a quiet evening at home.
Arlon standing by the Alfa at Green Caye with the Jackson RV behind.
Bird in a pine tree at Green Caye

More wildlife at Green Caye

Thursday we had intermittent rain which brought much appreciated cooler temperatures. We made stops at the credit union, post office, and lab to get the additional tests done that Dr. Faust wanted for Kathi. After the lab we went to the laundry to catch up on our wash. We had a washing machine in our motorhome that Kathi used for small items, but sheets and towels we usually took to the laundry, approximately every two weeks. She liked for our linen cabinets to go from full to completely empty, before we went to the laundry. We were tired when we got home and we spent the evening reading and watching the news on TV.

Friday, we went to see Dr. Robert Marvin at his office. He is the surgeon Dr. Faust recommended. He looked at the test results and agreed with the parathyroidism diagnosis and scheduled Kathi’s surgery for November 8th. We liked Dr. Marvin a lot and we were both glad we finally had a plan to solve the current medical issue. We had been struggling with a low bone density for over a year. Increasing the calcium was causing kidney problems, but not increasing the bone density. The parathyroids seem to be the culprits. Good news.

The weekend was uneventful. Lots of rain and wind made it a good time to stay inside for reading and TV viewing.

Monday it was still raining. We got a call from my sister, Carol Jackson. She and her husband Lloyd are also full time RV travelers. They were at the Escapees park in Livingston, TX and they had a leak in the roof of their motorhome. We were surprised to hear it, because Lloyd was always meticulous about maintenance on his vehicles. 
Carol and Lloyd Jackson's RV at Green caye.

 Tuesday, Kathi talked to our youngest son, Christopher. He was still at the Marine Base at Twentynine Palms, CA and would be getting discharged in December. He did not have a clue what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. I think Kathi was worried more about that than Christopher and I were. I was sure he could find employment quickly, if that is what he chose to do. With Christopher, we never knew – he really has a mind of his own.
Christopher sitting in our RV at Twentynine Palms.
 Life was good.


  1. I like a happy ending with a fresh start kicker.

  2. Thanks for your comment, AJ. I like happy, too.