Needed to do a lot of stuff online and once I got that over with, it eased my mind and I was able to go to bed at 3:00 a.m. Got up at 5:00 a.m. to administer my mom her medication and went back to bed.
I was deep in slumber when the telephone rang at 6:31 a.m.!!! Who in the world would call us at that hour? Thought perhaps it was the doctor's office cancelling our appointment...but this early? Then panic set in as I thought it could be my uncle who is out of the country or perhaps ADT informing me my house was broken into. So many scenarios can flash through your mind when you get an early morning call.
Would you believe it was my mother's friend who really is not that close of a friend, more like an acquaintance...a church acquaintance at that. Let me clarify why I say that...my mother has not been to church in seven years...she listens to the services at home, over the telephone. Even less reason to bother a sick elderly acquaintance that early in the morning. For goodness' sake people have you never heard of telephone etiquette? OK, rant over....let's move on.
Uvalde being 70 miles east of Del Rio has the same gasoline prices and .11 cents discount with an HEB card as does the Stripes store. With all things being equal decided I would pass on filling up and fuel the Del Rio economy instead...nothing personal Uvalde residents you all would probably do the same :)
Do not for a minute think I did not spend money while I was there. Stripes in Uvalde makes some of the best chiles rellenos for a convenience store and a plate is only $3.99...bought the last two that they had, as well as two additional plates for tomorrow...an enchilada plate and a half a chicken. Also purchased a yummy Mocha coffee smoothie.
You may recall Uvalde is the site of my favorite Derksen Buildings lot. They had new cabins as well as a couple of used ones. This one featured a large porch.
They had an used 10 x 20 metal cabin but since I am not looking for something made out of metal...I did not go in.
This 12 x 28 used cabin was in pretty good shape and going for $6,555.00 plus 540.79 tax for a grand total of $7,095.79. Noticed they are offering a 36 month as well as a 60 month financing package, much like a car.
I also found a true gem in the bunch. It is a new line that Derksen is trying out, that is well deserving of a post of its own. Watch out for it in a future post.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.