Day 465 Life on the Road as a Family, on the banks of the Mississippi

IMG_6518I spent the day studying at the picnic table, with this incredible view, while Dan and the kids went into Memphis to study at the library.  The kids are working so hard at it, and I really admire them for doing so much of their learning on their own.  Not that they would want a ton of our help, being the teenagers that they are!  Now that I’m studying online, too, I can really empathize with how hard it is.  All 3 of our programs would not fit into the “excellent” category.  We joke about taking quizzes where they teach you the material pages later, but when you do it day in and day out, it loses its humor.  There are so many errors in our programs, we wonder if anyone has edited them.

I also spent the day washing everything in the rig again, as the fleas are still with us. So gross, Eliza and I could just cry.  And the poor dogs.  Lady had licked off a patch of hair as big as a dinner plate one day when we were gone, so she has to wear her cone of shame almost full time.  You can tell she doesn’t like it.  We looked up online how to solve the flea problem, and we are trying everything possible.  I had a nice conversation with another traveller and listened to his story about the vet giving him flea medicine for his dog and it almost killed his dog. When he went online to research the medicine when his dog got sick and sicker, he found that dogs die of it all the time.  He called his vet and told him and the vet said, “well, do you still have fleas?”  We had already made the decision not to go to a vet that we don’t know, because we want our dogs alive, and he reinforced that decision.

But still.  One little pill versus weeks of cleaning and vacuuming and shampooing dogs each day…?

Okay, I”m right on the Mississippi, that helps.

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is and my current blog is Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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