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Saturday, October 20, 2018

NOMADS Project with a little blimp.

Camp Sumatanga
Gallant, AL

On October 6 we hooked up the travel trailer and set off to volunteer at

 only about 55 miles from our home.

We have had a variety of things to do.    Building a life guard chair and painting it along with 3 previously made chairs.

Running electrical wires and hanging lights in a large social hall.   Repairing and replacing screens on cabins.  Building a sort of pool table where instead of cues you roll the balls.  Making  and installing darkening shades for the game hall.

The first few days Leonard was in his glory.  Driving the dump truck and delivering the dirt to repair a path.

Repairing and painting part of a roof  and eaves that was damaged by a fallen tree.

This campground is the 3rd largest Methodist campground in the country.   It's huge.  This is the lake.  No swimming allowed,  there is a pool.

We have great WIFI here courtesy of the camp.   But no cell coverage as we are down in valley surrounded by mountains.

Since we work only Monday to Thursday our plan was to return to the house Thursday afternoon and back to camp Saturday.  Lawn to be mowed and bush hogging to do.

Last weekend we left according to plan.  But Thursday night Leonard showed me his legs and feet.  Severe swelling.  And I had been telling him his breathing is off.   So to the ER Friday morning where all sorts of tests were done.   Congestive heart failure.   They injected Lasix while still in the ER that got him moving FAST.   He was admitted to the hospital for overnight.   By the morning there was a big difference in the size of his legs and face.  Breathing better too as the fluid was being drained from around his heart.  We returned to work Monday late morning.

We went home this weekend too.   Had a doctor follow up yesterday.  She reviewed his most recent blood work and cut the Lasix in half and also the meds to control his potassium as it was too high.

Now we are back at camp.   One more week of volunteering here.

The camp has provided us with lunch each work day of which we appreciate so much.  We attend nearby Lester Memorial Methodist Church each Sunday and their Wednesday night dinners.

This is the first time we've worked with Dennis and Nancy Williams and Cheri and Butch Frey.  I have to say we are a great team.

Nice to feel the cooler fall weather.

Until next time....


  1. It looks like it could be fun, if only I had some skills:))

  2. Glad you having fun Volunteering and that Leonard is back to being healthy.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. That's scary stuff with Lenard, glad to hear he is well again.

  4. That's what brought me back to California, my mom having congestive heart failure and A-Fib. Keep him on a low salt diet if you can. Prayers for both of you.