Terlingua Dreams

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

Friday, December 9, 2016

Internet Issues / VIcks Vapor Rub / Cabins

I am so sick of having to deal with Internet connectivity issues.  If it gets cold, if the wind blows 5 mph, a slight rain...everything seems to affect my internet service.

I was on the phone for a long time with a DISH rep this morning.  Turning everything on and off, things I had already done on my own not once but several times.  She came to the conclusion that it was my new Desktop since I was able to make a connection using my Netbook. Five minutes later the problem cleared itself and I am once again able to use the Desktop.

Yesterday, it was pretty cold for this part of the world.  I so wanted to be able to catch up on my e-mails and other things I needed to do online. It turned out to be a wasted day since I did not have internet access and there was no way I was going to venture outside and go to the library.

Wednesday we went to San Antonio to see the Ophthalmologist mother likes.  While I have no problem with the doctors at this practice, their staff leave a lot to be desired.  We got a message at 4:59 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon saying that since mother was a new patient she needed to fill out several forms online before her appointment on Wednesday.

First of all, mother is not a new patient.  Secondly, supposing that she were...you don't call the day before and ask to fill out forms that if I remember correctly took me over an hour to fill out back in June. When I got back home they were already closed but I gave them a piece of my mind on Wednesday.

Why is Vicks Vapor Rub so expensive?  It was like $7.59 or thereabouts at HEB. Went to Dollar Tree and was surprised that they did not have a single jar of their knock off version and have not had it for a while.

On our way back from San Antonio decided to stop at the Dollar Tree in Hondo, Texas since they hardly have any crowds.  Could of been tragic!  This lady senior citizen almost ran me over.  She just backed out without even looking.  If that wasn't enough, an older gentleman in his equally old truck almost finished the job!  All this within the Dollar Tree parking lot.  It is a good thing I found the imitation Vicks Vapor Rub.

In Hondo, Texas there is a relative new lot that sells cabins, sheds, and storage buildings much like Derksen does. However, it is another company called Premier Portable Buildings.  While the designs are practically the same as Derksen's, price wise they are a little cheaper.  I have seen them in Uvalde but Hondo has a bigger selection.

I do not know what my fascination with these buildings is, but I enjoy looking at them and dreaming of my future place in my favorite desert.  For the time being, I need one to put all the stuff I have brought down from Houston.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Spurs Corner

Our guys are playing well on the road, except for last night...that was awful!  However, they have been playing almost back to back games that would tire anyone.  Too early in the season for me to be worried.



  1. You really have to watch out for many older drivers. I'm one myself, but I try to be very cautious when backing up especially. I went to Costco today and parked way at the back of the lot - fewer cars, gives me a nice little walk, and close to an exit that usually doesn't have much traffic.

    I love thinking about those little sheds you can convert into a tiny cabin. Costco is now selling them in 3 versions - one is gorgeous with sliding glass doors in front, and expensive as you can imagine. The other two are less fancy but nice just the same. Still a lot of money, but I think maybe it includes setup.

    1. I usually park in the back too, less dings to my car and a nice walk for me. That is why I was able to observe the way this lady walked and got in her vehicle. It is a good thing I kept a watchful eye on her. She must of been in her late 80's.

      I have never seen one of these cabins with a sliding glass door in front but I bet it looks beautiful. Things always tend to be a lot more expensive in California.

  2. I put a picture I took in Terlingua of a truck delivering a littlehouse up a hill when I was by the store. It's the header picture on my blog.
    It can be done!

    1. I remember when you posted that picture. That was of a nice bigger Derksen cabin.

      The dealer in Study Butte has a lot of experience in delivering portable buildings to far away and tight spots. He is a nice guy, I met him a couple of years back but his name eludes me at this moment.

  3. I forgot to url.... http://observations-on-the-road.blogspot.com/

  4. I also love those little buildings and dream of finding a piece of property in the mountains and putting one there. Dream On

    1. Hi JO, so glad to find that I am not the only one that shares the dream of living in a tiny cabin.

      Thank you for commenting.


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