Terlingua Dreams

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

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Same old, same old...

Just when I thought I was finally going to be able to write about something that wasn't "same old, same old"...the "We Love New York Homecoming Concert" that took place this afternoon at Central Park was cut short during Barry Manilow's performance as it was carried live on CNN. The hope was that it would restart at 10:00 p.m. but it has now been canceled due to the rain and lightning caused by Hurricane Henri.

The line-up was going to be comprised of A star celebrities that rivaled the line-up of the most famous concert of all time...Woodstock...and was touted as such.  They included Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind, and Fire, Maluma, and many others whose names I do not recall. It was scheduled to last 5 hours but at 2 hours and 37 minutes, it had to be halted.

So guess what?  If you are still reading me...you are stuck with the same old, same old! 😁

Yesterday morning I was once again bitten by a Wasp/Hornet as apparently two large cans of Spectricide were not enough for these pests. They are everywhere even on the trees, garage/carport, as well as the back and side porch.

I woke up early Saturday morning to what I thought was a mosquito bite but upon further inspection was a swollen and reddish arm.  I have no idea why I had such an itch unless something else bit me in the same location though I doubt it.

Monday I finally went to see the doctor after they re-scheduled my appointment. The line to get into the clinic was long as you had to fill out a questionnaire, get your temperature checked, and then be given a wristband that tells the personnel you have been checked.

Only one nurse was manning the door until they brought out additional personnel to speed up the process. There was this lady and her kid (about four years old) in front of me whom you could not help but notice was wearing diapers. I overheard that he had had severe diarrhea since the prior day so I panicked thinking he had the Delta variant. They did not let him in they told his mother the doctor would come outside to see him.

As I have mentioned before we do not have a local newspaper just a weekly printed edition by a local citizen who took on the challenge to inform the community. Our county went Red in the last election and the local school district is following Greg Abbott's (the governor of Texas) mandate to make masks optional for students (idiots). The only exception is when they are traveling on a school bus or other school vehicle.

According to The 830 Times as of the publishing date of August 18th, there were 33 active Covid-19 cases in the 0 to 9 age group and 73 active cases in the 10 to 19 age group.


Per the Mexican newspaper El Zocalo, these numbers have alarmed local authorities as we have 441 active Covid-19 cases of which 106 are minors.  For a small town, those are a lot of cases.


Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid 

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