Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A little bit of everything today

After serving mother breakfast and setting up her telephone connection so she could listen to her church service...I went back to bed.  Would you believe I did not wake up until a little after 2:00 p.m.?  I think I could of slept longer but duty called.

I spent the rest of the day outside shoveling horse manure, pruning branches, watering trees and bagging up trash.

Last night the neighbor's full grown son who moved back home with momma about a month ago had a party. Why is it that both in Del Rio and Houston if it isn't the neighbors it is their kids and/or pets who cause all the problems?  Had to put up with his music and loud friends and this afternoon also found his beer bottle in our yard.

For those that follow my other blog...notice all the weeds that my little John "Walter" Deere has grazed on. Glad he did or I would have never seen the beer bottle and probably would have stepped on it.

Talking about bad neighbors...I am so tired of the people in back of mother's house and their yapping dogs.  If you have outside dogs I would think it would be so they could alert you if strangers come to your house. Common sense would tell you to look outside and see what the heck they are barking at.  Apparently her neighbor does not share this sentiment and neither checks up on them or tells them to be quiet.  At 10:30 p.m. I went outside and yelled at the top of my lungs both in English and Spanish to shut their dogs up...guess it worked for tonight...have not heard the yappers since.

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. That problem is not unique with you. That is one reason I wanted a larger piece of property and put my home way back from the road. Didn't work, about a mile or so away they built a Mexican nightclub and the music is really LOUD!!! And no, I am not picking on any ethnic group, just the noise. Also, even though I am a distance from the road, the bass from those huge speakers that the young (and soon to be deaf) people put in their cars and trucks almost shakes the walls. I would think it would stop their heart. No concideration, but when I was young I may have bothered a few people, too.

    1. Boy Dizzy and here I thought you had it made in the shade living in the city but insulated from big city noises.

      Guess even in Terlingua there are noisy neighbors...JW of TFL comes to mind when he could hear the noise made by the generator of part-time residents.

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    1. I spoke too soon Trouble...as soon as I did my post they started yapping again. Called the cops at 3:00 a.m. and saw when they passed and shined the light both in our house and then at neighbors but that was about it.

      Called again and the dispatcher said they could not locate the source of the barking and I would have to provide them with an address. Basically I wasted my time calling them.

  3. Hey MsB how is that horse that you saw by the road side doing? Haven't notices it lately...Hope he is still all right.

    1. Are you referring to Claire the mare? The last time I saw her was about two months ago, I came upon her house by coincidence and she recognized me.

      She lives in back of the sub-division and the last time I went by there I did not see her, there was a different horse in her place.

      I hope she is doing well too.


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