Shingles are on my mind.
Not the kind on a roof, the kind that attack your body with needles of pain and an ugly rash. It’s a viral infection caused by the chicken pox virus. People over sixty years of age who have had chicken pox are encouraged to get the live-virus vaccination. My mother suffered with shingles. I’d rather not.
Hmm . . . Maybe I can get the shot down at the Ajo Community Health Center. I pop the crew in the PTV and motor on down there before I change my mind.
I like to see where people have made an effort to beautify their property. Ajo homes are often decorated with pottery and statues, in addition to cactus and other plants.
The receptionist at the health center tells me the soonest I can get a shot would be a week from the end of this week. “I’m sorry, but we have a hard time getting enough primary care physicians,” she explains.
Oh well, that’s okay. I’m fortunate to have a healthy immune system. Even though I may still be in the Ajo area then, I don’t want to commit. I’ll wait until I’m near a bigger town. No need to add more to their already overloaded system.
Ajo has several homes in need of repair. I did notice quite a few in the process of being fixed up, like this one. What a great porch for a family!
Some people don’t want to be bothered. I can relate. Your home is your castle. You can keep the drawbridge up if you want. I also admire clarity in speech and writing. No doubt what this man is trying to communicate.
On the way back home, I park the PTV and walk the crew in the desert. They’re delighted, of course.
Back home a couple of ladies walk by, Bridget and Miriam. They inquire about the solar panel. I enjoy telling them about my home and my new life. Spike licks Bridget’s ears (not the lady’s, the dog’s), a sign that he’s happy to meet new people. Why? Who knows. That’s one of Spike’s weird compulsions that Bridget and I accept.
I’ve added more items to the Shopping Links pages (See header).
You may see something you’ve ordered recently is now on one of the pages. I like to look at the items people buy (no, I don’t see any names) in my search for products that other readers might be interested in, too. Take a look periodically to see newly added items. I welcome your suggestions, too.
Thanks to those who use my blog’s links to order from Amazon.
I appreciate it very much. I’m anxious to tell you how well this little project is going, but I’ll wait until Amazon makes a deposit to my bank account. (Heh-heh, she says as she rubs her palms together.)
I’m beginning to wonder about our next camp.
It’ll come together. In the meantime I research online, peruse my maps, and dream.
Take a look at this gila woodpecker! Sheesh.