Terlingua Dreams

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eagle Pass / Piedras Negras / Podiatrist

Mother woke me up at 8:20 a.m. knew I needed to get up but prolonged it until 8:30 a.m. 
The City of Del Rio meter repair guys came at 8:50 a.m. I was pleasantly surprised at how polite and professional this young man and his partner were.  They assured me that since the leak was on their side of the street, mother’s water bill would not incur additional charges and they answered all my questions.  I was very pleased with the manner in which they conducted themselves and as soon as I get an opportunity I am going to write a letter to the City to let them know.


We had a nice leisurely drive to Eagle Pass and got there early enough so we could cross into Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico using Bridge #2.  It took me a while to find it but by golly I did!  The office of mother’s Podiatrist is much closer if I cross into Mexico at this point.


 
In the waiting room I was reading the local newspaper when I saw an ad for Gutierrez (a chain grocery store) and they had absolutely GREAT prices and you know how I like bargains.  I had never been to this grocery store in Piedras Negras before and I believe I have only been to the one in Ciudad Acuna perhaps on two occasions.  I think that may have to change, as we were both pleased with what we saw.


Today’s exchange rate was:

To Sell US Dollars      13.45
To Buy US Dollars      13.60 
       

So you can get the feel for some of the bargains we purchased and their price in Mexican Pesos:

Lettuce                2.90 a head
Bananas              2.90 a kilo
Watermelon        2.90 a kilo
White onion        3.90 a kilo
Jalapenos           3.90 a kilo
Cabbage            3.90 a kilo
Cilantro              1.90 a bunch


When I came to the beverage aisle I saw Mexican Coke and could not help but think of Dizzy Dick as I once read on his blog how his wife and him enjoy purchasing one from time to time.


Since we ventured out to this store at a part of the city I was unfamiliar with I was not able to find my way back to Bridge #2.  Not a problem as there are lots of signs pointing you to the downtown area I do know, to cross back to the USA at Bridge #1.




 
Gas was high at the name brand gasoline stations in Eagle Pass. We found it at a more reasonable price at Stripes.


All in all we had a very good day and we certainly accomplished a lot.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Yard Work / Leaking water meter

It has been exactly two weeks since Mata Gatos came and mowed along the street side of the front fence.  Well he mowed but did not bother to rake, bag or pick up the clippings (he is worthless).  I had raked and made little piles but ran out of trash bags so today I could not put it off any longer and finished the job.

I put my new pruner to use and even managed to haul the limbs to the imaginary curb (we have no curb).  It was getting hot so decided to put off lugging the rest of the tree branches until this evening.  Wouldn’t you know it the truck that picks up yard rubbish decided to come by…yeap, if it wasn’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all!

In my to do list was to spray paint the cinder block fence in bright yellow to mark where the water meter is located so I can keep that area mowed and accessible.  It is a good thing I choose to do that today because I noticed it is leaking.  Called in the morning but got an answering machine so left them a message, of course no one returned the call.  Called again in the afternoon and got a live person.  She said since it was after 2:00 pm it would have to be scheduled for tomorrow.  Wanted to tell her I had called in the morning, did that not count?  Decided it was best to save me the aggravation.  The only reason I mention this is so I have a record of it…you know me and my CRS!

It was 103 degrees today.  I have not seen Walter in his corral since the “incident” which is rather odd.  His owner is building a cinder block structure so I can no longer see into his backyard.

Tomorrow mother has an out of town doctor’s appointment so even though I am not sleepy I think I will turn in early (for me that means before 3:00 a.m.).

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little John “Walter” Deere has been Bad!

I do not know what has gotten into Little John “Walter” Deere lately but he has not been behaving himself.  This morning I saw his owner and new dog walking him to “MsBelinda’s Horsie Day Care Center”.

He had not been back since Thursday when the kid and his brother came to pick him up after spending four days here. Wednesday evening around 7:15 p.m. I was busy watching my show when I saw a bunch of dirt flying and then lord and behold noticed Walter was galloping around the property at a very high pace.

Ran to look out the window and then saw one of mother’s busy body neighbors running from his house to the house next door to his.  He looked alarmed and by then Walter was making another run around the property.  Being unfamiliar with horses I decided I better stay inside and not risk being trampled but ran around looking through all the windows hoping he did not try to jump the cinder block fence or the barb wire one his owner put up.

I was scared that if he jumped and in the altered state he seemed to be in that he might be hit by a vehicle and cause an accident.  Little Walter why did you have to pick this time when I am watching my favorite show to go nuts?  Once he finally settled down I went outside and spent some quality time with him even though I go out every two hours to check his water containers, make sure they are full and talk to him and if he lets me I will pet him.  Heck I pay more attention to Walter than I did my ex-husband!

It is not the first time I notice that he likes to smell the clothes I have hanging in the clothesline.  Monday it was my jeans and today it was my blouse.  I was washing dishes when I saw him smelling then licking and finally rubbing his head up against it.  I was afraid he was going to chew it.  Ran for my camera but by the time I came back I saw he was in the backyard of our adjacent lot where we also had the cinder block fence collapse two years ago.  He went back there in all the rubble and then took off!

Walked to his owner’s house to notify him but no one was home.  What to do?  I was so worried I did not notice that I was wearing Crocs and I sure got a bunch of thorns and stickers on that short walk.  Found him grazing on a vacant house front yard but as hard as I tried I could not entice him to follow me.

Went back home to write a note to leave at his owners door but returned in mother’s car there was no way I was going to walk.  This time he had moved to graze in the church’s grounds across the street from a very busy road.  I was in pins and needles but what else could I do?  I remember that when his owner brought him, he was all decked out in his cowboy attire and nice hat so I am assuming his family and him went to some kind of party or family outing.

Around 8:00 p.m. decided to go see where he was and would you believe he was back at our house!  He was standing by his water like an innocent little horsie.  I went and told him how disappointed I was in him and would you believe he turned around and left the same way he came?  I have often wondered if he understood English or Spanish…now I think I know…he understands English!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Early Voting

If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I tend to put off things to the last minute, today was no exception to the rule.  Waited until the last day to go to the courthouse to cast my early vote. There was no waiting line and I was in and out in less than five minutes.  Once there I decided to kill two birds with one stone and went to purchase the license tags for mom’s car.  The line was longer there than at the voting place.



Went by Cricket for the third time and finally got someone knowledgeable, he even gave me a $20.00 credit to compensate for my trouble.  Sure wish AT&T offered high speed internet in Del Rio, I absolute loved them when I had them in Houston.

The sage started blooming last week but I was disappointed that despite the rains this time around it was not as hardy and vibrant as it was back in May.


The Esperanza plant finally got some yellow buds…it sure took its time.  As for my Roma tomato plant, I think I can pretty much kiss it good-bye!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ivan

Got a very nice e-mail from Ivan, while he does not live in the US he enjoys reading my blog.  Says he does not have or want a Google ID nor for that matter likes to comment on blogs.

However, he felt compelled to write to me after my post on the marriage proposal I received as well as those I have recently written about Walter. 

He said of all the posts he has read on my blog his favorite is the one titled “Dear Santa”

Ivan noted that several of the items on my list have been granted even though it was in a round about way.  I wanted help with my yard work and while I did not get a gardener, Walter came into my life.

I wanted a “weathered cowboy” and Charlie shows up and even wants to make it official!  He even comes with a nice pension and a ranch. 

Noted I had already bought a zero gravity chair and was optimistic that Santa could fulfill the rest of my wish list before year-end.  Thank you Ivan, I sure hope he can do so as well!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lies

If there is one thing I detest, it is people that feel the need to lie.  Why? Isn’t telling the truth much better?  I am not talking about little white lies, like telling a person they do not look fat in those jeans or that their new hair color is very becoming when in actuality it makes them look like a clown.

I have a cousin who is only four days older than I am and the tales she weaves are worthy of a storyline in a soap opera.  I take everything she tells me with a grain of salt but my mother whole-heartedly believes her.  Saturday evening she called to tell us that she was coming to Del Rio via Greyhound and would arrive on Sunday but she would call us to let us know what time so we could pick her up.

I got online and checked the schedule.  I told my mother that she probably thought it cost $30.00 for a ticket from Houston to Del Rio but a round trip fare is $189.00 and doubted she was going to fork that out for a two day stay.  She never called back.  I called her at home as well as to her cell and left several messages…we have yet to hear back from her.

My mother stayed up till midnight last night because the last bus arrives at 10:55 p.m. and she did not want me to drive into town by myself.  Just to calm her I personally went to the bus station today but they said they do not keep passengers list.  Went to the taxi service across the street but they did not pick a fare that matched her description.

I know nothing happened to her but I can hardly wait to see what tall tale she comes up with.  I think this is so inconsiderate knowing that my mom is in her 80’s and not in the best of health.

Ran several errands while I was in town that included a trip to Cricket.  Remember last month I had to replace the broadband modem? At the time the sales lady told me she was going to upgrade me to a faster speed for free…but that I had to come back in July because she could not do it in June. After waiting for 40 minutes the girl told me that she could not find where the sales rep had made a notation to that effect. Told me to come back tomorrow when that sales rep will be back at work.  As busy as this storefront is, I do not know if I want to waste my time.  With my luck it was a lie as well!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Haircuts

It had been three months since I had taken Mom to the beauty shop.  With my trip to Houston and mother's doctor's appointments there had been no time.  Aside from the fact that Mexico held presidential elections on July 1st.\


You are probably asking why would the presidential elections affect your trip to Mexico?  Having lived along the border since I was twelve, my parents avoided going there the month before and two weeks after.  Why? Because the exchange rates go crazy and Mexicans take their money out of the bank and buy dollars as a form of a hedge.



Depending on who you believe the past Mexican elections were fraudulent and the PRI the former party that ruled Mexico for 70 years and lost power 12 years ago bought votes by issuing poor people debit cards of a popular store in Mexico called Soriana.

As one might imagine there is a lot of mixed feelings and no better place to gauge it than at the beauty shop.  But that is politics and of another country to boot so I am not going to go into that.  Just wanted to let people know that if you want to go to Mexico, it is OK to do so.  The exchange rate on Thursday was $13.30 pesos to one US dollar.

We went to buy groceries at Aurrera and Merco and as a form of solidarity with Mexico I will never shop at Soriana again.  Noticed food prices had gone up considerably and this time I did not find any to die for bargains.  Glad to report that my medication for high blood pressure remained at the same price.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.                    

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My little John “Walter” Deere

Last Sunday, July 15th I was in a deep sleep when I was awaken by the sound of someone hammering some metal object, tried to ignore it but it kept on.  Mother’s neighbors are partiers and they sure as heck are not going to be working at 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Looked out the window but saw nothing so decided to go outside and check it out when I noticed that Walter’s owner and his son were putting in metal fence posts on OUR property without even asking for our permission.  The nerve of that man! 

Back in April or May 2010 it rained seven inches in one night and all that water was too much for the thirty-year old cinder block fence and it took out about 60 feet.  Mother cannot decide whether to rebuild it as it was or to put in a different kind of fence so to this date we have not done anything about it.

I was watching them work from the kitchen window.  When they finished they came knocking.  I guess he thought I was the maid or something and he told me that the owner of the house an older lady had told him that he could bring his horse whenever he wanted.  I replied that I was aware of that, as my mother had told me about their conversation.

He gave me a look, like he did not believe I was her daughter.  I told him that I had also told his son the same thing regarding Walter.  He told me that he was having problems with the Sheriff because his horse kept on getting loose and was a danger to drivers so he had put up a temporary fence and some barb wire so he would not get out when he came to graze at our house.

Wanted so bad to say, “because he was getting loose or because they are investigating you for animal abuse”?  But kept quiet since this is all in Walter’s best interest and this temporary fence also benefits us in keeping dogs out.  This man works out of town and comes home on the weekend.  His two sons came to get Walter that day around 8:45 p.m. and the horse walked to the fence line with them and then surprisingly turned around and took off back to the house, it was hilarious!  It then started pouring so the kid asked if he could leave him here and I said sure.

Well I guess the kid was glad he did not have to take care of him because Walter spent the rest of the week with us and I never saw hyde or hair of him until Thursday that he brought him something to eat in one of those plastic containers. However Friday morning he and his little brother came at 9:40 a.m. and took him home.  Saturday morning Walter was here again and I am so glad because it got to 101 and he spent a good while resting and napping in the shade.


You all know how I hate mesquite trees and specially their pods.  You have to rake them up or their seeds will make even more trees sprout.  Well my little John “Walter” Deere LOVES the pods and he will literally yank them off the trees!  That has turned out to be very helpful for me.  Not only does he replace my weed eater but now my pruner as well!


Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Return of Mata Gatos

This week has gone so fast and we have had so much on our agenda that I was either tired, asleep or both and have not had a chance to catch up on my postings or my favorite blogs.

I commented when I was in Houston that I wanted to get back to Del Rio so I could sleep late. Well that has not happened yet, but at least I am not awake by 5:00 a.m. like I was when I was there but not by much.

My mother woke me up early (for me) on Monday, July 16th to inform me that there was a suspicious car along our fence line and it kept on going back and forth (her house encompasses three large lots) and had been doing so for a while but no one would get off.

Reluctantly I got up to look out the window.  I told mother “I can not believe you woke me up for this, that is your friend Mata Gatos”.  For my new readers and those not familiar with this character, Mata Gatos (Cat Killer in Spanish) is one of my mother’s church member’s that comes around to do her yard but never finishes the job.  He is a bus driver for the local school district and comes looking for work during the school hiatus.

While I cannot prove it, I believe he and/or his son are responsible for the disappearance of my beloved 14-year-old cat.  That is why I nicknamed him Mata Gatos.  I cannot stand the man but this is not my house and I cannot run him off or give him a piece of my mind without upsetting my mother.

Turns out he did not expect the yard to be mowed nor did he imagine that we would have a horse in our property…Walter had spent the night…more on that in a future post.  Well he finally decided to get off his vehicle and mow the south part of the property but only mowed less than half the lot. 

My mother went out to give him some bottled water (he never brings his own darn water) and they sat down to talk.  She asked him not to mow the other lots (like he was really going to) because she wanted Walter to be able to graze on the grass.  Mom said he looked disappointed but told her he would then mow on the street side of the fence…he finally had a bright idea!  This time I gladly paid him for his services and I hope he never shows up again.

Want to welcome Dizzy-Dick of Dizzy's Wanderings & Wonderings to the blog role.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Del Rio International Airport

Would you believe that I had never been to the Del Rio International Airport until last week?  Pass by there all the time and when the new terminal was completed I considered stopping by but never did.


While it has been around for a long time it was more of a public airport. The type that if you owned your own airplane you flew yourself here.  Only time I would see a lot of traffic was during the hunting season when private jets from Houston Oil and Gas companies would fly in their best customers  to hunt in the area ranches. Other than that, it was pretty much dead.





Was never much of a commercial success, seems that whomever the city gave the concession to, due to lack of demand would go bankrupt.  Per the local newspaper the air traffic has significantly picked up in the past ten years in part to the popularity of the bass tournaments held at Lake Amistad and film crews that come to cover such events. 




The “Maquiladora” industry in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico across the border from Del Rio seems to have generated a lot of traffic as well. The carrier used to be Continental now it is United Airways and there are two daily flights to Houston Intercontinental Airport where passengers can then make a connection to anywhere in the world.




This is a very small airport where you can park your vehicle for free and only have to walk a few hundred feet to reach the terminal.  On our visit there were only two other people besides my mother and I.  Maybe I need to come when the evening flight arrives to gauge the traffic, as there is no chance I will ever make the early morning one.



Have a great week!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Help is on its way for Walter

I went to the Val Verde County Sheriffs office in person because I wanted to handle this face to face with the deputy that is in charge of animal abuse cases for the county.  He was not there but I waited an hour and a half for him to arrive.  It did not matter, as I was willing to wait as long as it took. I was fortunate to be in an air-conditioned building while poor Walter was out in the elements with very green and slimy water.


This is the first time in my life that I have gone inside this building, as I never had a reason to come before.  It is an old building and the waiting area is to one side making the receptionist who is behind a glass partition forget about you real fast as she did in my case. The whole time I was there no other people came in except officers.




I was surprised Deputy Mendez was so young but he seemed knowledgeable and was willing to help Walter and that is all that matters.  I showed him pictures of the deplorable corral, the slimy water and of the sores on his body.



He said he had to go take pictures of his own when he comes to speak to the horse’s owner.  Said it is not going to be resolved over night, as he has to give the owner ten days to correct all the things he finds wrong.  He then has to make another visit and give him another ten days and if at the end of 30 days he has not done enough to correct the situation then he can file felony charges against him.  I am so happy for Walter!


The other day I drove by the library and thought I saw a sign about computer classes so went by today and sure enough they are going to start classes for beginners in August. Asked Mom if she would like to sign up and to my surprise she said YES!


I wanted to publicly thank Leilani for the special interest she has shown in trying to reunite Chewy the lost Chihuahua with her owners.  It takes a very special kind person to see a little doggie on a blog picture and do all the detective work and research she has done out of the kindness of her heart to reunite a little girl with her dog.  Thank you!


Guess gas prices could not keep going down forever.  I filled up at $3.13 on Wednesday and today it had gone up to $3.19.  Oh well, you can’t win them all.


Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Marriage Proposal

We were up early and at the local hospital by 8:00 a.m.  Usually the X-ray department is buzzying with activity but there were only four people in the waiting room, thought that was rather odd.  Soon learned that their computer system was down and they could not process the people that had not pre-registered.


I have learned from previous experience to pre-register if at all possible and I must say it paid off this time.  Mother had her CT done and when we left, the waiting area was full of patients and some did not look so happy.


Went to have breakfast at the local McDonald’s.  Sat my mom down and went to get the order.  She was freezing to death so was preparing her coffee when this elder gentlemen came up to us.  He wanted to thank my mother and I for having wished him a good morning and done so with a smile.

We told him he had nothing to thank, that we were just friendly people.  My poor mother was hungry as she had to be fasting for her tests and this gentlemen would not leave us alone.  He talked to us for a good 10 minutes and finally asked me if I was “single”…told him I was and he asked me if “I would like a husband” jajajajajaja…thought I was going to die laughing but manage to keep my composure.

He told me his name but I don’t recall if it was Charlie, Jack or Fred …you know me and my CRS syndrome!  Thinking it was Charlie though.  Said his first wife was Anglo but his second and third wives were Hispanic and he tended to “gravitate” toward Hispanic women.  Oh Lord, you should of seen my mother’s face by then…if looks could kill, I believe that poor man would have been dead!

Charlie said he was a retired State Trooper and owned a ranch in Kerrville and would like to get married once more.  I thanked him kindly but told him that marriage was not in my plans at this particular time.  I am not a good judge of age but I think Charlie was in his mid to late 70’s.

Moral of the story:  If you smile and say good morning to a guy, you might get a marriage proposal out of it. 

Want to welcome Chris Miller to the blog roll.  Thank you for reading me.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who knew horse pee killed mesquite trees?

When I got back last Friday the first thing I noticed was that the only mesquite tree (more like a twig) that served as shade for Walter was dead.  How can this be?  Mom said Walter only came around twice and the last time the owner’s kid let him out he went to eat grass along the median and almost got hit by a car.  So the kid started yelling at him and took him back to his corral and has not let him out since.


I do not know much of anything about horses but the times he has been here and I have been supervising him…I noticed they pee a lot!  Wish I had know that horse urine would kill mesquite trees, I figured NOTHING would kill those darn trees!  Need to go talk to the owner maybe he can tie Walter to one of the many trees we have and kill a whole lot of them :D


This afternoon I went to his corral and he just looked at me with his sad eyes.  Noticed that one of his water barrels was on its side and another had been taken out and was not even within reach of him apart from having a cover on top, so I am guessing it did not even have water.

This is all the hay he has left

I am at a loss as who to call to complain anymore.  At least it rained some so he got a little relief.


Yesterday we had to go run a lot of errands around town including taking Mom to get some blood work done as tomorrow morning she has to go have some routine x-rays at the hospital.  We have to be there early and neither mother nor I are morning people.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chewy

Made it back to Del Rio on Friday after working on what Billy Bob would refer to as “that yard” both Wednesday and Thursday.  I was so tired I was in bed before the evening news even came on.

Note the workmanship on this fence.  Fence is not six months old and built
by Mr. Town Crier a jack of all trades and master of none.  His wife the
lovely Mrs. Town Crier wants me to hire her husband to replace the fence that is falling
by my little shed...that is not likely to happen!

The 4th of July I went to dinner at Taco Cabana and even wrote a short blog on the back of my shopping list but never had a chance to post it… fell asleep until I was rudely awaken by the neighbors popping fireworks.  I know I live in the county but this is a residential neighborhood and the houses are pretty close together, they really need to look into banning them like they do in the City of Houston and other communities.


I think there is a conspiracy by the fast food places in Houston to keep me away.  I have never had so many problems at fast food joints like in this last visit.  Lets see:

Kentucky Fried Chicken - shorted me a piece of chicken

Pizza Hut – gave me an uncooked pizza

Taco Cabana - did not include flour tortillas with my order

Popeye’s – asked for a side order of mash potatoes and was given white rice and gravy instead.

When I first got to Houston I could not help but notice several signs for this cute little missing dog.  I had never seen someone offer that much money for the return of a pet.  Could not help but wonder if it belonged to a little kid and how sad they must be that it was missing.  When I left the signs were still up, so I guess no one has returned it yet.


Hope none one gets that virus that is supposed to infect some computers tomorrow.  Was going to check to see if my machine was compromised but true to my procrastinating ways never got around to it.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Garden Shears are your Friend

I apologize to you all nice folks for boring the heck out of you with my yard work posts but as you know this is not only a blog but also my Cyber Journal.  I still have my spiral notebook journals… but I am lazy and besides I cannot post pictures there… as you know a picture can speak a thousand words!


Have been in the market for some decent pruning shears since my old ones have pretty much given out after years of use.  Thought I had bought them ten years ago but found my receipt and I purchased them in 1991.  Some long time Houstonians might remember this very popular and now defunct store that was located in southwest Houston called Auchan’s and that was larger than a Super Wal-Mart.


Went to price them at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Harbor Freight and Big Lots and found the winner at Big Lots.  I was only looking for the pruning shears but found a three for one special that I could not pass up.

The grass was too tall on the southeast corner of my yard to be cut either by my electric lawn mower or my small electric weed eater.  So I went to work using the garden shears and found they work great!


There is a stray dog that has puppies and has taken up residence in the unoccupied house next door.  I have caught her twice in my yard but could not figure out how she was getting in.  Caught her red handed!  I think that is the reason the dogs were barking last night.



Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Blogging from McDonald's

The Town Crier's dogs woke me up at 2:30 a.m. when I was sound asleep.  I do not know what the heck they were barking at and why they did nothing to make them quit. They usually begin their barking at 5:30 a.m. when the neighbors start to leave for work. I plan on calling the HOA today.

There were several how to videos on YouTube that I had flagged but due to my slow internet connection had not been able to watch.  Was surprised how fast the McDonald Wi-fi connection is, so I am watching them now.

Shadowmoss- if you are reading me I also tried to download the free office suite program you recommended for my netbook but it tells me that I need to disable my firewall...should I do that?  And if so how?

Hope you all have good day.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Front Yard is Mowed

This waking up early is for the birds, need to wrap things up here and head back to Del Rio so I can get back to my regular schedule.

Wanted to go buy some paper products that are on sale at Target (you know how I love bargains) plus if you buy two of them they will give you a $5.00 shopping card. However it began to rain and I do not drive in the rain.

Actually it did not rain for long.  The promise downpours for Sunday did not materialize, well at least not in my part of town.  Worked on some projects I had not gotten to, got sleepy and took a much needed nap.

I woke up refreshed and decided to mow the front yard while I had a chance since rains are in the forecast for tomorrow.  I have not finished the backyard and frankly I do not care.  All the HOA is interested in is the front.

Tomorrow I will weed the flower beds (that have no flowers) and apply new mulch. Weather permitting will try to get to the tall grass in the back but I am not going to sweat it.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.