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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

May was not the reprieve from April's drama that I had hoped for. My friend who was staying in my home after the tree fell on her house in April took a serious turn for the worse (she is dealing with cancer) and was taken to the ER the day after we arrived home. After several days in the hospital and enduring surgery, she was finally moved to a rehab facility, but she continued declining, continued getting serious infections, and was not getting better. After a few weeks in the rehab place, without any improvement and continued declining, her insurance company said she had to be discharged. She is now going to be evaluated by hospice for palliative care. She is no longer able to stand or walk, she is not very responsive to visitors, she is no longer eating and she drinks almost nothing. Her daughter is going to be providing care for her at the house they are renting, and hospice will try to keep her comfortable, but I expect we will lose her soon. I am grieving.

May also brought us tornadoes and one of the neighborhoods they hit was where my friend and her daughter and partner are staying while their home is being repaired. They were without power for 5 days and for the first couple of days could not get in or out of the neighborhood because of all of the trees across the roads. We were spared the tornadoes themselves, but we did lose power, and our new generator got to strut its stuff for the day we were powerless. It is a wonderful thing to lose power and NOT lose water or fans or the food in the fridge and freezer thanks to that generator cranking up. I would be fine with our not needing it often but am very glad to have it when we do need it.

I had some additional tests done to try and figure out what triggered the medical event in Arizona that required the ER trip. The tests all showed nothing - everything looked fine and normal and healthy. So I have a mystery as to the why of it. Now I just hope I do not have a repeat of it!

We are now taking the next steps in building the carport for the RV. There are many steps involved - moving my existing carport, bringing in fill dirt to level the area, putting in the new RV carport, then pouring cement for the drive into the carports. We have another trip coming up in July, so we may not have time to get it all completed before we leave, but we are making headway on it, which is a positive. The RV is in the shop right now, so it is protected from the sun and weather for the time being, just not here at home.

With the loss of my beloved friend, I no longer have someone to water my plants or fill the bird feeders when we travel. I have not had good luck with hiring people in the past. Do any of you know of a person or company that can do that kind of work, who will actually show up and DO it? If so, I would be most grateful to get their name and number. It astonishes me how many people have said they will do it, and then once I am on the road I learn they are not coming out as agreed. Most frustrating!

This month's dinner is at Azu Lucy Ho's. We have been there for their buffet as well as for menu dinners, and we have been fortunate on some visits to get the space with the big round table. The food is always very tasty, and it is a great place to gather with friends and enjoy a good meal. I hope you can join us!

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Robin

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