Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nov 30 update

Thanks to the amazing efforts by friends and family, the Minnesota house is packed! Most things are in storage except for what we'll need in Florida. We are not on the road yet, living in a house that is devoid of furniture except for the mattress we will use in the RV currently parked out front.

We are waiting for the tow plate to arrive and be installed on our new accessible van. It should be here by the end of the week. The new van is nice -- 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan with a Rollx conversion side ramp, drop floor and kneeling chassis. Unfortunately it was car 3 in a 3 car collision on the way home from the dealer. No injuries-- but a bummer and another delay in departure.

Finally we had to put Olive, our 2nd basset in a month, down last night. She is survived by Lily, a pernicious 4 yr old French basset. Olive and Ellie were a part of our family for 12 years and will be deeply missed.

Not a great week at Anderhaus, but we persevere and long for the warmth of Florida.

PS: I resume my 4th cycle of OSC on Friday. Still a bit of a roller-coaster as most gains still diminish within a few days of being "off".