For the past two months Andrew has been recovering
from his total knee replacement surgery. The good news is that life is
slowly getting back to normal after several weeks of physical therapy,
and now with no cane needed he has the capacity to walk so much more
than the previous 18 months. His knee is stiff in the mornings but once
he gets going all is good.
During his recovery the house was rented so we
stayed with Mathew for the few days we couldn't be at home. It worked
out well, accommodation for us and general repairs done for him. Vanessa
also had some fun Grandma time with the girls whilst Hannah used up her
vacation time travelling here, there and everywhere before the
Government took it from her.
We have started to travel again. During
Thanksgiving we took a 10 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean aboard a
Holland American ship ( MS Noordam) that we have been on before. Andrew
made a quick video - Click Here
It was a nice break but not really interesting. The islands we visited
were all the same apart from Samana, in the Dominican Republic. A very
poor and depressed little town. Bonaire had the best water and beaches.
Curacao was very pretty with a floating fruit and veg market and a
pontoon bridge cutting the town in half. Oranjestad, Aruba was a party
town. Unfortunately Vanessa came home with a ghastly cough
that she can't get rid of. In two weeks time we turn around again and
head off to Florida for a little warmth...we hope!