I was so worried about the darn car battery I barely slept. Triple A sent a lady to jump-start my car. She ran three tests and told me that I needed to drive around for an hour without stopping so it could re-charge. Just what I needed, to drive for an hour with no destination and at today’s high gas prices.
The thought of a drive to Galveston did cross my mind for a minute…but only for a minute as it was close to 1:00 p.m. and my return trip would put me smack down on I-45 rush hour traffic.
So where to go? I-45 north seemed like a good choice. Decided to pay a visit to Huntsville State Park, since it is an hours drive from my house. I think the drought in this part of Texas is over, everything was green and thriving. Got to the park but they had an entrance fee so I turned around and headed back home.
Found a Shell station selling gas for $3.79 a gallon and decided to fill up. Even though I had driven for two hours without stopping, I did not want to take any chances so I filled up with the car running. I needed to go buy groceries that are so much cheaper here than in Del Rio but was afraid the car would not start back up.
My shed was broken into again, this makes four times that I know of…this time I decided to file a police report. Got a really nice sheriff’s deputy but I was baffled that after he took my report, he walked over to a neighbor’s house and talked to the lady that answered the door. Sure hope she doesn’t think I told him I suspected it was her, because I did not. I do not even know her, but the Town Crier told me she has two worthless sons that do not work or go to school and that hang around in the now vacant house next to mine.
Sure hope tomorrow is a better day and that I can cross off many more things from my To Do List.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.