Time for an Update

There have been a few things happening since I returned home from my vacation in Kruger National Park, but other than my walks and sightings from my apartment windows – nothing much to report.  So, I thought I would sum up some things all in one post.

Shortly before leaving on my vacation, I had gone through the training to enable me to volunteer at the Assiniboine Park Zoo – which is one of my favourite places to visit.  One of the first things I did after returning home was to set up some shifts and I’ve jumped right into it, usually volunteering either 2 or 3 times per week and I love it.   I have already volunteered enough hours to earn a free membership at the zoo, so I can go and enjoy on my own time whenever I want.

This week though, I’ve come down with an infection in my mouth and I had to cancel one of my shifts to see my dentist.  The infection affects the whole right side of my mouth and has been very uncomfortable, but I am on penicillin and painkillers and am feeling somewhat better now.  I will be seeing a specialist soon so they can see what they can do.  It seems that a previous root canal has failed and the infection is where the roots would have been for that particular tooth.

My battle with Avis (see My Avis Rent a Car Run-Around) has been kicked up a notch with some helpful information from one of the Facebook groups I belong to.  A friend of mine suggested I post my problem in this group and the response has been tremendous! I still have no idea why I was charged extra, but hopefully it is getting to the point where they will either tell me or refund the money that they should not have charged without my knowledge or consent.  Hopefully I will have another update on this soon.  I also wrote to the airport at Skukuza (after a suggestion from the same friend), so that they are aware of what Avis has done and they can possibly help with a solution.

I drove past my old house last week and found out that it had been demolished.  This did not surprise me too much because it was a very old house and it needed a lot of work.  I was more upset by the loss of the beautiful trees that they also knocked down.  But, I do not own the property any more and obviously have no control.  I will be watching to see what they build there though.

I will leave you with this picture of a pair of adorable fawns that I saw from my apartment window the other day.

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