Some parts of Del Rio were hard hit by golf size hail two weeks ago. Since then we have had an influx of hail repair businesses setting up all over town. While the local paper only mentioned the better hotels being at full occupancy, the other hotels in the area seem full as well.
This past Friday, April 1st around 2:10 a.m. being the night owl that I am...I was up, when I heard like rocks hitting the roof and my bedroom window. It did not take long to realize that it was hail. It was so loud it even woke up mother.
Went to open up the front door to look out and yep it was hailing pea size and quarter size hail. Saw the neighbors running outside to put their cars under the carport and others turning on the lights to see what was going on. Lucky for us, the car was in the garage and we have a metal roof,
Seems a lot of cars in this area substained damage and now we have even more hail repair shops and roofing contractors setting up shop in our little town, Goes to show how there can be a silver lining even in hard times.
For the past two weeks I have been trying to eat right, gave up my 7-UP, menudo, pizza and all those things that are delicious but not good for you. All so the lab work I had done today would not come out as bad as I think it will. I know two weeks of sacrifice can't make up for months of bad habits but at least I can lie to myself and say...I tried?
I was fasting but was not able to make it to the hospital until 1:30 p.m. Had to run other errands and was starving, decided that since I have one week until I get the results, I might as well reward myself since I do not anticipate good news.
Stopped at Whataburger as it has been at least three or four months since I have eaten a hamburger. By this time it was around 3:00 p.m so I was very surprised at how full the parking lot was and how many people were dining inside...again an economic boost to our local economy.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.