Terlingua Dreams

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Que será, será...

This morning I woke up to the sounds of a loud tractor. Hooray, Pollito finally made an appearance! I did not go outside until he was about to break for lunch.  He said the southern part of the property was still very wet and his tractor kept on slipping.


This is when he gave me the bad news that he was going to have to charge me an additional amount as there were more trees than he could see when he first gave me the original estimate. He had filled more truckloads full of debris which in turn increased the fees he had to pay at the landfill.


To be fair he did give me a good price. Last year I had gotten an estimate solely based on the southern part as that is where most of the older mesquite trees are located. That figure was more than I am paying to clear the three lots.

I had to go into town to run some errands and when I got back neither Pollito nor his assistant were here. I have no idea when he will be back to complete the job...I am no longer worried about it...Que será, será!

One of the errands I had to run was a trip to a clinic for a free flu shot...I like FREE!  I happened upon this information when I was trying to access the Del Rio newspaper's website for another matter but was not able to do so without having to incur a payment for said information.

Went online to the excellent Mexican newspaper website "El Zocalo" who does not charge a dime and came upon this nugget.  As you recall last year I also happened on a flyer at the post office and I was able to score a free flu shot.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

10 comments:

  1. Are you taking all the trees out?

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    1. That was the original plan but to stay on budget I may have to leave some standing for now.

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  2. Every time I had taken a flue shot, I got the flue. Don't take them anymore.

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    1. I have heard some people express the same concern.

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  3. I've probably had one flu shot in the past 25 years. Every year the flu warnings get a little more dire, but I don't trust the shot. But everyone has to do what's right for them.

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    1. Ever since I got the flue like never before a couple of years back, I have taken any opportunity to jump at a free shot scenario.

      I am a coward at heart when it comes to any type of injection or anything to do with pain (the main reason I chose not to have any offspring).

      These days I have to take better care of myself since my mother is dependent on my well being in order to be able to look after her.

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  4. The coast guard forced us to get the flu shot back in 80 or 81.. that time frame, I've been doing it since then & have not had the flu.
    Good enough for me!

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  5. I get the flu shot every year since I also had such a bad flu at one time, I also get both pneumonia shots, well one of them you only get once. I have COPD so getting pneumonia would not be a good thing. I get my shots free to love free

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    1. I do not have health insurance that is why I get so stoked when I find "free" anything having to do with health care.

      I would love to get a free pneumonia shot but I have yet to find a provider that offers one.

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