Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Saturday, August 29, 2015

More Time with Family

Hi all,
 I guess time to catch up again, seems like we are just on the go so much barely time to sit by the computer.
 To start out we have been camping in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Park by Ottowa Lake. It is a pretty spring fed lake with a beach and non motorized fishing. Sand hill cranes frequent the area as do whitetail deer.
 Colleen(our second daughter) and her boys came and camped with us for a few days. We had a good time swimming and just hanging with the kids. It was also nice as  Alex and Noah stopped by for a pudgy pie dinner one night. Noah is Colleens oldest son is going to be a senior and works two different jobs. Alex is preparing to start his third year of college at Lacrosse Western Tech. As these kids get older we know seeing them whenever we can is special.
Alex and Noah keeping the smoke out of their eyes

 So after a camping there and running back and forth to see dad we headed up north to spend some time with Wendy's folks. They live about three hours north near Nekoosa, WI.
 We arrived on Friday as Wendy's mom(Barb) was to have a surgery to cauterize a nerve to end some arm and leg pain she has been having. It was an outpatient procedure and Wendy's older sister Patsy took her in. It turned out to be quite a day for her as Wendy's dad Ed had been stung by a bee on Thursday and was having a bad reaction to that. He was having light headedness and his ear where he was stung was quite swollen. He ended up down at the emergency care needing an EKG and blood work.
  Wendy's mom arrived home and she has felt better since the procedure. We are having a hard time getting her to sit and relax for any length of time. Wendy has been doing the cooking and cleaning giving her dad a break as he had been doing this as Barb was in to much pain to.

Wendy organized moms pantry
 Turns out we have had to take Ed in to two other appointments trying to end headaches and neck pain that have lingered since the bee sting. The first two doctors he saw never prescribed more than just drink more water and it should go away, the third finally gave him something for the pain and told him it should be gone in 5 days, lets hope.
 Ed (who turned 85) like most of us guys is a bit stubborn and has not had a physical the past two years. He also is one to not slow down, he plants a huge garden, has been raising chickens and selling eggs, and cuts all his firewood for heating the house, He even cuts wood to sell to local campers in the area. But that's not all yet he has also worked the past 6 years during the cranberry harvest, and still finds time to get in his deer hunting, pretty remarkable huh?

 We will stay here through Labor Day and then have a camp outing with our camping club. We then return to the old home area to spend more time with my dad and family before departing to Arizona for our winter gig. We begin our second tour at Roper Lake State Park on Nov. 1st.

1 comment:

  1. Man, when it rains it pours! Glad you guys have been there to help out with all this stuff!