Monday, September 26, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good - they sell sangria in a plastic pop can bottle for less than €2 a bottle.  I quite like it although it is a bit sweet, only 4% alcohol so a light sundowner on a hot day. 

The Bad - the doctor said that Barry has three areas of his spine where there is significant arthritis and a herniated disc and there is no surgical solution. After thought and discussion we have decided that since there is not chance of Barry having a miraculous recovery it is time to head home.  We are going to sail to the Canaries in early Oct. and cross the Atlantic, probably after Christmas.  We really would like to complete our circumnavigation and the sooner we do that the better. I am glad that we have figured out what is wrong with Barry and that we have made a decision that is best for us. He has been given a week's steroid treatment and at the end of 5 days is feeling much better. 

The Ugly - just to put things into perspective, there are horrible cockroaches in the woman's shower.  There are at least 2 inches long and I truly dislike going to the shower late at night. One night there were three of the suckers, EEYOUWHEEEEE, gross. One has to learn to deal with all sorts of things in this life but I find cockroaches one of the most difficult.