When I lived in Houston, I worked 60 plus hours a week in the oil industry for well over two decades. I never phantom that after closing that chapter of my life, things would get even more stressful. How could that be? I was leaving the big city for a small border town, I would live at my mother's home and could look after her. An added bonus would be that I was across the border from Mexico where I could receive quality medical care at the fraction of the price of the United States.
Let me tell you...my stressful former life pales in comparison to my current reality. It might seem like I am complaining...I suppose I am just venting. I do not like to preach to my readers but I will only say one thing...please take care of yourself and your health. If you are lucky enough to have a family, children and a spouse please do it for them. OK, I will get off my soapbox now!
A few days ago my lady HOA neighbor called and left me at least 15 messages both at mother's home phone as well as my cell phone. We were in San Antonio as we had an early morning appointment and chose to stay overnight.
Those that know me are aware that I HATE cell phones. I never turn mine on unless I have to make a call. After getting home and listening to all these messages from the same person and not knowing why she sounded so hysterical...I thought the worst!
Dang, my head started spinning and I felt like I wanted to pass out thinking the worst. All types of scenarios came to my mind...did they break into my house, did it burn down, is someone squattering on my property, was there a shooting?
The reality, by comparison, was less dramatic than my overactive imagination. My neighbor's tree fell on my driveway blocking it completely and narrowingly missing the roof over my garage. I did breath a sigh of relief at least momentarily. You see this house has been vacant for over a decade after the death of its owner. He never had insurance when he lived there, so there is no reason to believe his heirs have one now.
Today my same lady HOA neighbor told me that there are other branches about to fall and if they do so it will be on my roof and fence. I have no other choice but to bite the bullet and pay for something that I should not have to...oh well :-(
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Erin Popovich, she was the wife of San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. My heartfelt condolences to him and his family.