Terlingua Dreams

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Headache / No Electricity

In my younger days I used to suffer from headaches rather frequently.  One of the positive aspects of my retirement was that they seemed to decrease both in frequency and intensity. Yesterday and earlier today, it came back with a vengeance.

Was in the mist of writing this when the lights went out at 12:48 a.m. on Sunday morning.  I have no idea why, so I am without Internet service and down to 46% of my battery.  At least I have my Wakawaka night light as well as my Harbor Freight Solar Shed light that I use in the hallway to light the way to the bathroom...something that will come in handy tonight.

Funny, instead of Mexico being without electricity...it is us in the United States of America, in particular in southern Val Verde county where this happens quite often.  It is pitch black outside except for the lights in Ciudad Acuña shining brightly...go figure!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Cyber Journal Note:   Lights came back on at 2:05 a.m. Sunday morning.


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    1. The cook-off has electricity at strategic points, the entrance, the main pavilion, the area where the band plays, a building known as City Hall, Krazy Flats saloon, the Sheriff Department campground.

      Of course there are also tons of people with generators who power the lights at their own camps as well as all the roaring campfires. But what does that have to do with southern Val Verde county?

      I am camping when I am in Terlingua...I do not expect to have electricity there. However, when I am home I expect to have it on demand...especially when I am trying to make a post.

      Like Shadowmoss would say...first world problems :)

  2. Is that part of the rolling blackouts?

    1. I do not think so. It happens often...sometimes for shorter spans other times for longer periods.

      Sure wish we had a rolling blackout on New Year's eve!


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