Sunday, May 22, 2016

Home and Away

We've been keeping busy since we've been home. Yesterday I spent in my sewing room watching NASCAR and modifying the quilt we bought for the bed. There is no way to tuck it in on the sides where the pillows are. That is where the slide is and it is right up tight against the mattress. so I cut part of the quilt off. Also cut a big strip off of one side as it was too wide. This is what it looks like now. I also angled the bottom corners as the bed has round corners - grrr.  We took it down to the RV yesterday afternoon and it fits perfectly. No more ugly bunching up. 
Tomorrow we'll order some "short queen" sheets for the bed. As our old ones first needed replacing and second don't fit very well. Also bought a cable so if we are someplace where there are a lot of trees and the park has cable we'll be able to watch TV. One thing at a time. 
Was really disgusted with the NACAR All-Star race last night. What a farce. They need to rethink their rules. What a mess, the drivers, the crew chiefs and the announcers were confused about what was going on. 
Today we watched a soccer game. in the 30 minute overtime Barcelona finally scored the winning goal for the Copa del Rey. The other team committed 31 fouls against Barca. 
After the game Bill started cooking some BueƱuelos. - they are kind of like fritters. 
Apple ones
 Banana ones
 Cooking them in hot vegetable oil.
 A plate full of apple ones sprinkled with sugar. YUM - we'll freeze a lot of them. They are good snacks when traveling. 
I also renewed my Office 365, decided not to do it for all the computers, just renew it on my laptop. Until I'm forced into it I'll just keep it on the laptop that runs Windows 8.something. 
Tomorrow I have two doctor appointments. One for an ultrasound - that I have to drink 30 oz of water for. Yah right! And one in the afternoon to be poked and prodded. Then another one on Tuesday with our family doctor. Maybe he can tell me why my pinky finger is numb - bothers the heck out of me when I'm typing. I have Dupuytren's Contracture - (The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually creating a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position.
The affected fingers can't be straightened completely, which can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands. [and spreading anything on bread.]
Dupuytren's contracture mainly affects the ring finger and pinky, and occurs most often in older men of Northern European descent.). None of the other bent ones are experiencing numbness. Well my Mom who also had it was Swedish but neither of us are men. Just lucky I guess. So enough of that. 
I have more pictures from our vacation but this is getting too another day. 


Unknown said...

My sister has the same problem on both hands. She had minor surgery on the left hand and it is so much better. She still has the lumps but can use her her hand much better now.

Carol and Bill said...

Might ask my doc about it today. Thanks

Phil said...

Is the picture of the quilt upside down? It looks better when I turn my laptop 180 degrees. Why do you use MS Office? Have you tried "Open Office" or "Star" office. Actually, I use MS Works, which is the old "Electric Desk" used on the IBM PC Jr. Remember it? It does everything I need, without a lot of extra baggage.

Phil said...

I'm wrong. Electric Desk later became Alpha Works. I think it was similar to or related to LotusWorks.

Carol and Bill said...

I use office because I have a lot of information set up in both Excel and Access. Don't want to have to redo all the data, formulas and forms again.