Not Doing Much

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232015

Except for going up to the hot tub and soaking for a little bit most evenings, we have not been doing much. I have spent a lot of time just sitting on the couch reading, occasionally logging onto the Internet to check email or things on Facebook, and watching television. I really haven’t had much energy to do anything else.

Overall, I’m feeling much better. Two days of taking the Codeine knocked the pain out of my back, and except for a lot of tenderness in my abdomen I’m not all that uncomfortable. Mostly, just weak. Or maybe lazy.

Today I need to call the Tucson VA Hospital again to see when they can get me in, and depending on their answer will either head directly to Tucson, or else to Apache Junction, Arizona where we have reservations for the month of December. I doubt very much that the VA is going to be able to get me in this week, with the holiday and everything going on. So more than likely, it will be Apache Junction.

I’m not sure of our exact departure date yet, it depends on what the VA says and how I’m feeling. But I’m thinking we may leave tomorrow morning. We need to make a quick stop in Quartzsite, Arizona so my friend Butch Williams can repair a lock on one of our fuel doors, and will probably spend the night there and go on to our destination the next day.

I know Terry’s mom and dad would love to have us there for Thanksgiving dinner, although the thought of food doesn’t do a thing for me at this point. We’ll see if we can make it, but I’m not making anybody any promises.

Many times in the past I’ve mentioned all of the different volunteer opportunities that are available for RVers to donate some of their time in exchange for an RV site and a chance to give something back to the world. Yesterday, blog reader Camille Pronovost contacted me to say that she is a volunteer with the Sierra County Humane Society in New Mexico. Within the last two weeks the three couples they had counted on all had to renege on their commitment due to family problems or other unforeseen circumstances and it has left the no-kill animal sanctuary in a real bind. They are in dire need of 2 or 3 singles or couples to workcamp this winter. Here is an ad they posted online:

LOVE ANIMALS? Make a difference at Desert Haven Animal Refuge, a small, no-kill domestic animal sanctuary located at the outskirts of a small town between Las Cruces and Albuquerque, NM. This is High Desert country along the Rio Grande Corridor and between two nearby lakes. Help care for small domestic animals; assist with property maintenance and in thrift shop. FHU+WiFi in beautiful country setting for avg. 18/20 hrs/wk per person, 30-32 hrs/wk per couple. Email: or call 575.894.2639. Application also available on line at  

New Mexico is a great place to hang out, and if you love critters this might be a good gig for you.

With all of this medical nonsense going on, I realized yesterday that I never announced a winner for last week’s free drawing. Congratulations Wil Mosher, you have won an audiobook of Sharon Delarose’s Ancient Aliens and the Age of Giants: Through the Wormhole.

Thought For The Day – Every path has a few puddles.

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  One Response to “Not Doing Much”

  1. Thank you, Nick, for mentioning our no-kill animal refuge. We are on Facebook at And our Workamping page on our web site at:

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