First Bob had to have his knees examined. About 1-1/2 weeks ago, after starting training for the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, his left knee flared up. His first thought was he had a torn meniscus much like the one he had on his right knee a few years ago in Hawaii.
Last Tuesday, Bob went to see an orthopedist who said it most likely was not a torn meniscus. Thus started his day of medical appointments. His orthopedist sent him off for tests. When he returned back to his orthopedist's office, the results had come in. It was not a tear of the meniscus causing his pain. Apparently the back of the knee does not drain fluid well. The fluid built up behind his knee causing a cyst to form. The doctor drained the cyst and gave him a steroid shot for pain. Bob limped around for a few more days and iced his knee frequently.
Fast forward to today, one week later. He says his knee feels better than it has in weeks. He is marathon training this evening. We'll see how he feels when he gets home. [He said he felt really good.]
We interrupt this blog to bring you -- da, da, da dah! -- cat photos!
|Sunnie being a "tree" cat on top of our fridge.|
|Bowie the stretch cat|
|It amazes me how long a cat's tongue is!|
Thursday night we went to see San Antonio Missions baseball with the San Antonio Explorers meet-up group. It was $1 beer and $1 hot dog night. Hot dog!
We sat next to a very nice couple, Jessica and Kareem. The game was rather boring, so we talked a lot. Turns out Jessica loves to walk. I invited her to walk with me on Saturday. My friend Susan had a bad hip and wanted to rest. Jessica said she'd let me know how her week-end was looking.
Friday I received a text from Jessica saying she wanted to do a walk on Saturday. We planned to do the historic churches walk in San Antonio.
Friday night, Bob and I ate 2-for-1 entrees at Green Vegetarian Cuisine at The Pearl.
|Bike art wall at Green Vegetarian Cuisine|
|Cats and pizza bike. Clever.|
|Me at Green|
Saturday morning, Jessica and I met downtown for our 10K (6.2 mi.) walk throughout the streets of downtown San Antonio. I was most impressed by the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts which is scheduled to open this Thursday. The new performing arts center was built behind, and incorporates, the historic Civic Auditorium facade.
|Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - old facade, |
|The historic Civic Auditorium entry.|
|The new auditorium - stunning.|
Sunday, I took Bob to see "The Giver." For not liking sci-fi, he liked this movie okay. We hung out on Sunday and took it easy.
On Labor Day Bob got up early and walked ten miles. We did our home chores next. Bob got on the roof to re-repair the leak above our bed. Now we're waiting for another big rain storm to test the fix. He also cleaned the fins in the rooftop AC units. Then he came inside and went through his storage cupboard.
|Sunnie "helping" Bob clean the cupboard.|
|"Look at me, Mom."|
Meanwhile, I defrosted and cleaned the refrigerator/freezer, cooked chicken stir fry, made a big salad, and vacuumed. We watched "60 Minutes" and then a few episodes of "Naked and Afraid."
Today, I worked 9-4 at the insurance office. This evening Bob is out marathon training. As I brought things in from the car after work, I must have dropped my car keys. Searched the ground outside, nothing. When I looked in the car, there they were on the driver's-side seat. I locked my keys in the car. Oops. When Bob got home, he unlocked my car with his key.
Tomorrow I have an optometrist appointment at Costco, and will take care of our Costco shopping list while at the store. Then Thursday and Friday, I work in the RV park office.
Saturday and Sunday Susan and I plan to Volksmarch each day. That's how this week is shaping up.
Three weeks until we leave on our Wisconsin/Michigan road trip. Woo hoo! If any of you know of roads that are not 33' 5th wheel compatible (low overpasses, steep railroad grades, big dips in the road, etc.) around eastern Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula and "mitten" of Michigan, please let us know. We bought the Rand McNally 2015 Motor Carrier's Road Atlas which has low overpasses listed. We do not have GPS.
Thanks for your help.
Travel Bug out.