Terlingua Dreams

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A/C / San Antonio / Hondo signs

I bought this new computer so it would be easier to keep up with my blog and also to have plenty of space to store my photographs. To date this has not happened...seems if I want to be able to post any pictures I have to use my old computer.  I know that if I had a large chunk of time I could probably figure it out but if there is something I lack...it is time.

Called in the A/C people on Friday June 17th...this was the week where we were in the 100's.  I knew they were not opened at 6:00 a.m. but left a message.  The lady called me back and said she could get to me by 1:00 p.m. which I was very happy to hear.  Upon noting my location she told me there was a crew working in my area and they could be here by 11:00 a.m.  They showed up at 10:15 a.m.

I have mentioned them before on this blog because they always arrive on time unlike the other trades who show up when they feel like it.  It is so good to do business with an outfit like that.

Last Wednesday we made another trip to San Antonio and even though we leave early I would have to leave at 4:00 a.m. to be able to get a parking space in the covered area of their multi-level parking garage.

Their drop-off area was not well designed and it is very difficult to unload a patient and not block off pedestrian as well as other vehicle traffic.  Decided to park first and then go get a wheelchair since their parking garage does have an elevator...will never do that again!

Gasoline prices have been like a roller coaster. San Antonio has much lower prices than the rest of the cities, just not along the freeway or Medical Center. Heck their prices are higher than in the small towns along the way.

Missed an opportunity to fill up in Uvalde that morning figuring it would be cheaper in Hondo which it wasn't.  When we came back through the price had gone up three cents.

Speaking of Hondo, Texas seems this tiny town has been in the national news because of some signs that are erected at its entrance.  They have been there as long as I can remember and now they are being sued because of it.  I will try to post a picture of them later...it says something to the effect "This is God's country, do not drive thru it like Hell".

Last night we had a great lighting show, then around two o'clock or so a big thunderstorm or as the KSAT 12 meteorologists like to call it a "maintenance shower".  It was much needed as the weeds are too tall for me to drag the hose and water the trees on the adjacent lot without the fear of running into a snake.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. I always hate to get anywhere near a hospital. Parking sucks, and you better wear your walking shoes. You will need them to find the room you are looking for. And of course, it smells like a hospital and the food has very little taste. But, they are a necessary evil.

    1. The only good thing about our inefficient local hospital is that it is one level and the parking is close by and free unlike in the big cities.

  2. If you can figure out the photo nonsence I will give you a gold star. I have had windows 10 for a long time and I still can't get it to work the way I want it too. I can't find pictures and it drives me nuts.

    1. I am really bad with technology Jo...so I don't think I will be getting that gold star :(

  3. I've got W10 on this tablet/laptop and haven't tried to move pictures around yet. There is an app for your phone (or the web site on your computer) for gas prices called "Gasbuddy". I'll check to see if it's better to buy here or where I'm going.

    1. Thanks for the tip Rob, that website should come in handy.


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