Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Our Move Is A Thing Of The Past

This last Monday, 8/31, Veronica returned to our old residence on the outer Banks for the last time. A couple of hours were spent dusting, last minute touch up painting and several other odds and ends in order to finish our moving out cleanup. By the time we left the old place actually looked better than what it did when we first moved in. Before we left we even took a video of the interior to show the shape we left it in and also took photos of the water meter showing the current reading. I know this might sound a little strange to some but because we have no trust in the property owner we felt the need to document such things just in case he decided that he wanted to power wash the building on our dime before the water was turned back over to the management company.
After completing our very last cleanup, we drove over to the management company and dropped our keys off and provided them with our new address so that they could send us our deposit back minus the current water bill.
We then drove out of the Outer Banks without looking back and with no sadness except the fact that we will miss the few friends that we actually made their (and if you few friends read this you will know who your are.
So now it is time to head into a new chapter of our lives...one that Veronica and I are looking forward to.
Today was a long day. Dad and I had to get up early because he had an appointment with an eye surgeon...cataracts. He had one of his eyes done this morning. We were so excited about the procedure that we ended up in the parking lot about a half hour before the place even opened. Actually it was still kind of dark out. Dad was the first on the surgical list and we actually left early because I had no idea how the traffic around here would be that early in the morning. Needless to say...the traffic was not anything like I had anticipated because we got there way before we needed to.
Tomorrow will be an even longer day for my Dad. He has dialysis until mid afternoon and then we go for the day after surgery followup appointment with the eye surgeon. I had better get to bed early because tomorrow will be here before I know it.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Last Trip To The Outer Banks Coming Up

Lately our lives have been very hectic. Veronica has started working at her new store. I have been taking my Dad to all of his dialysis treatments along with numerous trips to other doctors appointments. Dad is having cataract surgery coming up next week so that will add to an already busy schedule.
Veronica and I will be heading back down to the Outer Banks to do our final cleanup of our place down there and then we will stop by the management company to drop off our keys.
We do have some excitement coming up later on in September. Veronica and I will be going back to Venice, Italy for a couple of days prior to boarding the NCL Jade in Venice. We will be taking A Mediterranean cruise which will last almost 2 weeks. We will be in a balcony cabin in the aft section of the ship. Our cruise will include stops in Croatia, Turkey and the Greek Isles. I will be writing about our daily activities and visits to various ports on our trip and posting quite a few photos showing our adventures during this vacation. We are really looking forward to this vacation.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cleanup Is Completed

Veronica and I spent our last 3 nights at our place in the Outer Banks. Veronica had a few days left to work in her store and spent the time doing final cleaning and painting of our place so that we can pass final inspection and get our deposit back. Yesterday we had the carpets cleaned and the we headed up to our new residence in Virginia Beach. We will be going back to our place on the Outer Banks one last time and that will be to complete any touch up cleaning along with packing up some cleaning items that we had left in the place. After all remaining cleaning is complete we will drop our keys off at the management company and be on our way out of town for good.
Unfortunately an health issue came up while we spent the last days at the place. I was laying in bed when all of a sudden I could feel the building up of acid indigestion or gas just under my sternum. In the next few hours I had taken enough anti gas and anti acid pills to last a lifetime. The pain was extreme in my upper abdomen. It was painful to even touch an area under my sternum. I also developed an extremely painful area around my left shoulder, more specifically around and under my left scapula. At first I could not figure out what was going on and then it dawned on me. I remembered that in the last couple of cat scans that I have had done there was mention of two existing hiatal hernias. These had not given me any issues up to this point and ow here I was after countless trips back and forth, loading and unloading our vehicle, dragging furniture up and down stairs, dealing with box after box of our packed up items and now that our journey was finally coming to a close my body decides to give out. I guess that it could be worse. It could have happened earlier in the move which would have really hindered my ability to do everything that I needed to get done. So for our first official day at our new residence I get to see my Internal Medicine doctor to see what I can do about these two hernias and hopefully take care of them without the need of surgery. Hopefully she can give me something because I have not had much sleep since this issue started acting up.
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