Terlingua Dreams

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A cold and rainy day / New Delivery Service in town

I woke up to the sound of rain hitting the window, I ignored it and pulled the covers over my head.  After about two hours of steady rain decided I better go check the usual places where we have leaks. It rained for a couple of hours and even though it is much needed in this area I do not know why it has to be feast or famine.

It was cold or at least cold for me! We had a low of 55 and a high of 58 degrees.

Del Rio News-Herald our local newspaper is cutting back their circulation to two days a week.

Favor, a Texas-based company, is expanding to the city of Del Rio with delivery services available beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. Just in the nick of time.

Favor was founded in 2013 in Austin and is a part of the H-E-B family, according to the company's website.  http://delrionewsherald.com/news/article_129ebf80-7535-11ea-8cb1-a7822f30c192.html

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid Saying of the Day





22 comments:

  1. That seems to be the new weather patterns everywhere lately. Glad you didn't have any leaks.
    Be safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Rick, I was glad for the rain as we are in a severe drought.

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  2. I hope the delivery people will make it out to where you live, that would simplify things.

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    1. I will need to look into it Rob as we can not even have pizza delivered out here. It would definitively simplify things in particular if they could also bring us our prescriptions along with the groceries.

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  3. Under the 04/02/2020 blog, MsB wrote this in the comment section on 04/04/2020 to JudithK:

    I thought of you this afternoon when an H-E-B in San Antonio announced that one of their employees had tested positive for COVIS-19.

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    Yikes! Wow! What a small world! N and I have spent 41 days in San Antonio the past year. We were there as recently as March 1 to March 8. I am looking at my only H-E-B receipt from that trip which is also my only grocery receipt from that trip:

    03-04-20 3:59P
    Your Cashier: MELISSA E
    H-E-B
    9238 N Loop 1604 West
    San Antonio, TX 78249

    This is a copy/paste excerpt from an article:

    An employee at the H-E-B Plus! on Loop 1604 at Bandera Road has tested positive for coronavirus.

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    For those that are not familiar with the “9238 N Loop 1604 West” address, that is at the corner of Loop 1604 and Bandera Road, the same H-E-B mentioned above.

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    1. Indeed what a small world. Though they have not identified if the employee was female or male or in what capacity they were employed.

      Being that you were at that store on March 4th both of you should be safe.

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  4. I already had most everything delivered since I no longer drive. And the few times I've shopped in a store I notice I can;t see the items on the shelves as well, So thank goodness for delivery!

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    1. Though I do not currently need anything from the store it is nice to finally have an option in case I do.

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  5. It has been so long since I have seen rain I have forgotten what it looks like.lol
    My delivery gal came down with food poisoning so I suited up early this morning and went to the store. Not many were out and I was pleasantly surprised to find nearly everything I had on my list. The prices have skyrocketed. I was able to get two dozen eggs and more meat to stock up my freezer. I got unbelievably excited to score my favorite potato hamburger buns and a gallon of milk. I love milk.
    A few people did not wear gloves or masks and were just taking their time. I was on a mission from God and not dawdling. I spent 150.00 and now feel even better about my preps. I still feel the doors could slam shut in a few weeks. We only have two stores here, except for convenience stores.
    Stay safe, my friend

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    1. Too bad about your delivery gal but at least you were able to go get the needed supplies and find almost everything on your list.

      I love milk too we eat a lot of cereal so glad I found a half-full container of Nido (Mexican powdered milk) as a back-up. Keep the milk containers you might need them to stock up on water in the not too distant future.

      I am glad the prices I found last time at Little HEB had not gone up. Perhaps since you live so far away they raised the prices? In Texas, they tell you to take pictures and report the price gougers to the Attorney General so they can investigate the store.

      I was watching CNN when they interrupted to air the non-scheduled Coronavirus briefing and like an idiot I watched it...why do I do this to myself?

      I had already seen what Jerome Adams the Surgeon General of the United States had said about the upcoming two weeks. I quote “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. Only it’s not going to be localized, it’s going to be happening all over the country,” Adams said.

      I do not plan to go ANYWHERE this month unless it is a true emergency.

      Hunker down and stay safe my friend!

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    2. My wife buys cartons of ultra-pasteurized milk from the Dollar Tree, stores them on the shelf so there is milk if her normal store bought milk (regular pasteurized) runs out.

      I had never heard of "ultra pasteurized" before & looked it up. Seems that extends the shelf life of milk to a long time & is used extensively in the rest of the world. I don't use much milk these days but it tastes to same to me.
      Sort of like out milk is manufactured to go bad in a week or so..

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    3. I buy that same kind of milk that comes in tetra paks but this year I did not have a chance to go grocery shopping in Mexico for my annual trip to Terlingua so I bought them at Dollar Tree like your wife.

      Per the container "This modern process with Ultra High Temperature Pasteurization and packaging keeps the milk fresh and natural for several months without refrigeration."

      "Once this carton has been opened, it must be kept refrigerated. Use within 14 days after opening."

      I currently have ten 1 Quart (32 fl oz) that won't expire until Sept 30, 2020, so I'm good. I highly recommend it to my readers.

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  6. I didn't have a very good experience yesterday with my Walmart delivery. For some reason they wanted my signature, I did not have to do that last week, in my haste I couldn't get my mask on properly. By time I got to the door these fools put all the groceries all along and on top of the bottom step. Niether of them had masks or gloves and she got with in 3 ft of my face for me to sign my name. I had to do some crazy body moves to make a path off the stairs so I could get the bags. I immediatly sent a complaint to Walmart. Most of my top needed items had already sold out so I will have to go to the store.

    Seems we are swapping weather with your part of the country it has been in the 80's and then it is going to drop down and bring some rain with it.

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    1. Your Walmart delivery sounds like a nightmare. Perhaps they are recent hires? Minimum they should have been wearing both face masks and gloves...glad you reported it!

      I am enjoying the weather in particular the cooler temperatures as I do not look forward to turning on the A/C...our electric bill this month was bad enough without it. Enjoy your future cooler temperatures as we both know what is ahead of us in our respective parts of the country.

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  7. Sounds like you are good to go for a while. Excellent. Hope the delivery thing turns into something useful for you if needed. And after this cool (cold, depending on your point of view) things should warm up tomorrow. 85 here they say...after a high of 65 today. I'm betting you will be even warmer. Sheesh. Either the AC or the heater.

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    1. Yes, fortunately, I am good to go for a while. Today we had a high of 77 but it felt much colder yet tomorrow it will reach 87 and jump to 90 on Wednesday :-(

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  8. I can't remember the last time I lived anywhere where pizza delivery was an option!

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  9. Glad when all this hunkering down will be over. Im getting kinda low on beer.

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    1. Hey RedEyeMule, it's good to read you!

      I don't recall where you live but if you live in a big town you can have some delivered to you. Before the pandemic (all our TV channels come from San Antonio) H-E-B advertised that they delivered beer and wine to your home within an hour...too bad we don't have that here in Del Rio.

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  10. Hello MsBelinda. April gonna be a longggg month.

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