Sunday, May 30, 2010

Get Up, Get Moving During Long Trips. My Brother & SIL Arrive.

With all this traveling going on for the holiday:

10 Ways to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

"Sitting for extended periods of time in an airplane, train, bus, RV or car can increase your risk for DVT. Therefore, when traveling on long trips, Dr. Mosca suggests getting up and walking around to stretch your muscles at least once every two to three hours.
If you're worried about your DVT risk, Mosca also recommends addressing your concerns with your doctor before you travel. While it's unlikely that you'll develop DVT during your travels, experts at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) say that your risk increases if you have other risk factors for DVT or if your travel time will exceed four hours."
There are many simple things you can do in your everyday life to help stop blood clots from forming and reduce your risk of deep vein thrombosis."    Page 6 of 12     « Previous | Next »
From: http://www.everydayhealth.com/dvt-pictures/prevent-deep-vein-thrombosis.aspx
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More about avoiding DVT:
http://www.everydayhealth.com/dvt/blood-clot-complications.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHeartHealth_20100602
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Today is a special day!!  My Brother and Ssiter-In-Law arrive!!

This morning, Jay helped me put the area rugs back down in the Hall, put the furniture back on it, and he hung the Hall drapes back up.  
Ray got the door lock working properly on my front door, so you don't have to bang it, and then painted the door going from my dining room into the workshop.  When the contractors had built that half of the house, (we built the first half before my DH got sick), they had used an off white paint on the doors and trim that turned a horrible yellow tinge.  That is what we are covering up.

Then I got the call and email I had been waiting for, from my daughter, Wendy.  My wonderful brother Nigel, and his gorgeous wife Pamala were arriving at Houston Intercontinental Airport at 12.30 PM from England.  I haven't seen them for about 15 years.  Since we last met, our mother and our brother, and my DH have all died.

Wendy and her husband picked them up at the airport, and we all met at the Panda Chinese Buffet on Greens Road, near the airport.  It was so wonderful to see them again.  I forgot my camera, but I did take a picture with my phone. Just have to figure out how to get it into My Computer now!

We stayed yakking RVs and trucks at the Panda for over two hours, as they are buying a dually truck here, and want to buy a pop-top cabover camper, go tour Alaska, and then take that all back to England.  Since they sold their business they are now Fulltimers, again. Yeah!!  So they will be traveling Europe and N. Africa again, like they used to, years ago, before they had to settle down to raise their kids.

When Nigel and Pamala got married they immigrated to Australia, and both their children were born there.   After seven years, they returned to England, and traveled Europe when the boy and girl were younger and home schooled them.  Nigel had built them a very comfy fulltime coach. 
Then time came came to settle down, and put their kids through high school and college in England, so they started their business which turned out to be a big success, but as always, the boss is always working.  Both children are now married, so they sold the business.   Now these very special folks are free to wander again.

They have a brand new American fifth wheel for their full time home, that they custom ordered and had shipped to England with the European 220v. electricity, and they need to take back a bigger truck for it.  They have a Dodge dually over there, but it isn't quite big enough to tow their new 5er.  So I had done some searching on http://www.craiglook.com/ as I like their search engine, and printed out some ads for them to see.  The reason they want a pop-top cabover camper is that they have a great big American slide-in right now, for their shorter trips, and pop-tops sell well in England, when the time comes.

This is indeed, a very special day.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

How wonderful for you to have family visiting. It must be exciting to see them after 15 years! I guess RVing runs in your family.