I have been remiss in posting to the blog for some time now, but will try and get back to more frequent efforts. We had a good visit in Kansas with friends and family, arriving home once more at Bass Lake on September 28, one day less than five months after we departed for the summer on the road.

While we were traveling Pam developed an increasing amount of arthritis in her right hip and this became our priority concern once we arrived back in Texas. Of course, with five months away the doctors were all in line, waiting to pounce on her so we spent much of our first weeks back in making the visits expected and contributing to the financial wellbeing of the east Texas medical community. It has been determined that the next event for Pam is to be a complete hip replacement, which we should have a surgery date for early next week.

We have also returned to our volunteer work at the Texas Fresh Water Fisheries Center near Lake Athens. They were short on volunteer help so we have spent a great deal of time there assisting with their programs for school children and last Thursday we assisted with their annual Halloween Experience by working the entry of the hatchery haunted house. It has been very busy but enjoyable, although Pam has had to deal with hip pain so we look forward to the coming surgery. Once we have dates I'll get back to share when it will happen.