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Friday, February 24, 2017

Cataracts / Barney / Internet Issues

Hi, folks!  Did you think I had finally found my TWC (tall weathered cowboy) and ran off with him? Wish that had been the case, but sadly No :-(

Actually, after seven months of thinking it over, mother finally agreed to have cataract surgery on her other eye.  We were in San Antonio for three days last week.  Tried to make a post using my tablet but that went nowhere.  My fingers aren't as agile as I would like.  I admire those people that can blog from their cell phones and other small devices.

Last Friday I went to visit fellow blogger Barney of OFM Adventures who is visiting Del Rio.  I think I went at a bad moment as he was asleep after having suffered a migraine earlier in the day. However, he is a very polite man and put up with me anyway.

We had a very nice conversation and tried to recall the last time we had seen each other.  It was in November of 2013 when both Billy Bob and Barney were at the San Pedro campground.  It was a funny post here is a link if you care to read it http://terlinguadreams.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-am-running-off-with-billy-bob.html

That evening I turned on my computer to make a post only to find that my Internet was down and that was before the winds and rain!  Called DISH but they could not come out until Monday or Tuesday but we had to go back to San Antonio for mother's post-op check-up.

I think I am going to start spending the night at a hotel so I will not be so stressed out trying to make it there on time and fighting traffic.  As a member of AARP I have already saved enough money on discounts to pay for this year's membership fees plus I also get a 2:00 p.m. check-out, which to me is priceless.

My mechanic was the one who turned me on to DISH, so I asked him where they had moved to, as I would like to see my soap operas and Spurs games on my tablet when I travel but needed help in setting it up. He told me the local dealer had gone out of business...well so much for that!

We got back to Del Rio yesterday afternoon to a warm and toasty 93-degree winter day.  I do not think we have even had three weeks of winter thus far.  Not that I want it to be cold but I sure would like the fleas to die.  Poor dogs are scratching themselves silly.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

14 comments:

  1. I was sort of pulling for you to have met that TWC, but maybe soon! Glad your Mom has agreed to have the other cataract removed, and so good you will stay in a hotel. I never could imagine driving that distance in the traffic so early in the morning.

    I'm glad I don't have TV anymore, but miss being able to watch local news and weather. Contrary to what a lot of people think, you have to subscribe to most sites to get them on your computer.

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    1. Mother had her cataract surgery on her right eye last week and she is able to see much better.

      The surgery she had on her left eye back in July 2016 did not provide the results we had hoped because she had other issues to contend with.

      I know a lot of cable companies give access to their customers so they can watch shows on their computers, I think mine is Dish Anywhere and I know Time Warner Cable also had it when I was their customer, but I did not know how to access it at the time.

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  2. uh-oh....did not realize SPURS also on ESPN tonite. That's national. That's not good, Ss.

    Hope you missed the tornado excitement when you were here in SA last week. Missed my house by 500 ft...totally destroyed neighbors next street over. Too close for comfort!

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    1. Our local TV coverage comes from San Antonio so I got to see all the devastation from the five tornados. I thought of you since as far as I know you are the only reader I have from that area.

      500 feet is way too close, you and your family were very lucky to have escape unscathed.

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    2. "I" was very lucky - this happy bachelor only has a brother in Houston (Rockets fan) and a Spurs SISTER in Del Rio!

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    3. Lol happy bachelor, you made me laugh and that is always a good thing!

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  3. Awright! Took care of bizness Friday - now for those Pinche Lakers Sunday. GSG!

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    1. I was getting worried there for a while but we managed to pull it off. With the All Star break it seems like it has been ages since we have played.

      Yep, those Pinche Lakers on an early game Sunday...don't like early games :-(

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    2. I am busy tomorrow afternoon so won't be able to watch. OUR Spurs should blow them away!:-)

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    3. I worry about the games "we should" win. Remember the New York Knicks? I think the Lakers also beat us last year in a game we should have easily won.

      We will see how it turns out.

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    4. Turned out FANTASTIC. "OUR SPURS" could finally get that 6th ring.

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    5. Nothing would make me happier than a 6th ring :)

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  4. I bet your mom is happy to be able to see better now. What a time you have had.
    We are at 33 degrees after having such a beautiful week.

    I do text with my phone but what a mess it isn't easy and I was never able to do my blog from it. I could read it but now post to it.

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    1. It warmed my heart to see her being able to read once more. It made it all worthwhile, she has been through a lot.

      Thank you for commenting.

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