Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
San Felipe Creek in Del Rio, Texas

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The best product I have bought in a long while

As you know I am not good with technology of any type in particular computers and cellphones. I am old-fashioned and much prefer our home landline telephone. Our home phones are old cordless phones that we have had for a while and whose battery packs do not last long.

I have also posted several rants on this blog with regards to letters and telephone calls that I receive daily from Spammers and House Flippers.  Last month after receiving 27 calls on a Saturday I finally had enough....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

I had been eyeing this five-pack cellphone system that has the capacity to block up to 1000 numbers. It filters out spammers and your telephone will not even ring thus you will not be disturbed or awaken if these darn spammers and flippers continue to try to reach you.

It also has a feature that I personally will never use but others might find handy.  You can connect your cellphone to this system and answer it from any one of the five cordless phones.

I am very happy with this purchase and in the almost one month that I have had it, it has not let a single unwanted call ring through.

On the weather front, ERCOT - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas that is responsible for managing the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers and that represents about 90% of the state's electric load has been asking users to conserve energy all this week.


You might recall they were responsible for the disaster that led to our February 2021 freeze where many people lost their lives due to the collapse of the electric grid.


With that horrible incident still fresh on the minds of many Texans we are now experiencing a generator shortage across the state. If you happened to have lived through that event do not forget to fill up your gas tank and freeze water bottles to help keep cool what you have in your freezer.

Last week I found out through El Zócalo (Ciudad Acuña's newspaper) that Del Rio had been on a "boil water warning" and neither we nor our friends knew anything about it. One of the water pumps had gone down and compromised our drinking water. So buy water as well to be on the safe side in case we lose power with these high temperatures and added pressure on the grid.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.



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