I haven’t forgotten about the blog – have had several trips away with the family – Nagambie Caravan Park, a couple of trips to Eildon and a few to look after Riley & Lucas. Jill would have said you should be more careful and probably had a small laugh to her self. Early in March I was cleaning the pool and I accidentally fell in and struck my left knee in the process.Some 8 weeks later it is still very sore. I have had a X-ray which showed a possible fracture but was told only treatment is rest. I have finally had an MRI this week and waiting for the results. Fingers crossed they will say more rest etc. My first thought about the fall was a memory some 15 years ago I fell into the display pool at my shop and the next evening I had a heat attack and then a triple by pass. I always thought that that event may have been a cause go Jill’s MSA . We were told early on that it may have resulted from a traumatic event in Jill’s life and I know that really was difficult on Jill as she thought I may not make it.
The first weekend in March – labour day weekend the family had decided on going to Eildon so not to be left out I went sore knee and all – I as usual had a great time with my family and grand sons – The boys had great time as the park has installed a jumping pillow.
A couple of weeks later I had the Caravan serviced and a small addition of 12volt outlets inside and out. I also added a TV through the wall fitting for my satellite to connect
Easter is here and we are off to Eildon Caravan Park again – 8 days with Jill’s sister and Gavin. Arrived on the Wednesday before Easter and first thing was to set up satellite and was amazed at the clarity of my picture. The family arrived over the next couple of days. The boys were constantly talking about the Easter Bunny and just couldn’t wait for him to arrive. I thought a walk may help my knee so set off around the bottom pondage (7k) – Jill would have said I told you not to go. I spent the next few days being quiet sitting around the fire.We had some great nights around the fire talking of all the past visits.Easter Monday was even harder this year as it was 2 years from Jill’s passing – we had a coffee for my beautiful Jill.
After Easter I had a quick visit to look after Riley and Lucas – I love the time I can spend with the boys and help Chris & Nicole.
Back home and my first time to the New Age Owners Caravan Club Meeting at Nagambie Lakes Caravan Park. It was amazing to see some 40-50 New Age Caravans of all models collected together. I got to meet like minded friend from all over. The even was well organised with various activities which covered new caravan owners and those that had vans for a long time. We spent 4 days and evenings discussing and talking about our vans and made new friends. I found the time great but also felt lonely in the evenings when I went back to my van. Just wish Jill had been there with me . I think I was the only single caravan member. They demonstrated a couple of new items available for caravans . The most interesting is the ALKO – Anti theft system which gives you a real time location go your van. With the theft of caravans on the rise this is a must.
I also purchased a “Chuffa” which is a wood heater manufactured out of a 9kg gas cylinder. I have looked at this several times but – how to transport it has always stopped me. One of the members had solved this for me. He has attached to the rear bumper of his van a 9 kg gas bottle holder and there fore is able to carry his there . I arrived home with a Chuffa and on Ebay found the best holder and am having a braced welled to support it. No more cold nights .
I was back at the doctors this week complaining about my knee and my blocked ears. I had an MRI and get the results on Friday 1st May about both. Fingers crossed.
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