Terlingua Dreams

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hope you had an enjoyable Halloween

I can not believe this month went by so fast, while I was busy...I do not feel like I accomplished a lot. I decided to take a break and have not turned on the television today not even to watch my favorite reality show.

With it being Halloween I figured I could make a trip to the laundromat without running into any screaming tykes but it got late and I never made it...maybe tomorrow?

The neighbors that live next door to Mr. and Mrs. Joe have been having a party all afternoon. The music stopped for a while but now it's on again.  I sat in the living room listening to it and it was pretty good, he is a part-time DJ.

I went outside for a while but Paquito came whining and in no time the mosquitoes bit me. For goodness sakes it's almost November when are they going to die? Temperatures continue to be in the high 80's but a "cool front" should be here along with rain Wednesday or Thursday.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid


Friday, October 29, 2021

Early Voting / Property Tax Snafu / Walmart

Today was the last day for early voting before the November 2nd elections. In Val Verde County we did not have any political races only amendments to the constitution. Made my way to the County Courthouse to do my civic duty. This is the first election where we use the new electronic voting machines... was glad that it prints out a paper ballot with my selections and then is fed to a machine. Due to Covid-19 protocol, we had to exit through another door...the girl just said "be careful with the step"...she was not kidding it was almost a ten-inch drop...just an accident waiting to happen and me with my bum foot!

As regular readers know I have been having problems with my mail for almost two years. In Del Rio, if you pay your property taxes in October you get a small discount as you do if you pay in November or December. I called the County Tax Collector on Wednesday to let them know that like last year I had not received our tax statements only to be told that they would not be mailed out until next month. I asked her what about my October discount? The witch had the nerve to tell me...you will just have to settle for the November discount...I had to fight the urge to spit out some Alicia Machado venom and give her a piece of my mind...grrrrrrrr!!!!😠

The County Clerks' office is next door to where I voted so headed there determined to pay our property taxes and get our October discount and that is what I did. They printed our tax statements and I stepped to the side to let others make their payments as I wrote my checks. Most were senior citizens with the same complaint and the clerks explained that there had been a snafu.  I have made this observation before but never written about it...most of the seniors pay in cash...I think that is so dangerous but at least they got their taxes paid and out of the way for another year.

Headed to Walmart where I noticed that gasoline was selling for $2.839 for regular unleaded far cheaper than HEB and Stripes where it was going for $2.999 a gallon.  As is my modus operandi I always start my visits with a stop at the camping section which has been almost bare for weeks...oh well, I don't really need anything just enjoy checking out their merchandise.

Went to buy some cheap but cushiony tennis shoes for when I do yard work.  I also found some fat-free 0% milk for $2.56 a gallon...it is not easy to find. I showed self-control by treating myself to a slice of carrot cake when I really wanted the whole cake 😉

Headed to the fruit and vegetable aisle and they were out of serrano peppers so had to settle for jalapeños. They did not have any individual avocados either just a mesh bag with six that were hard as rocks so passed on them.  That reminds me that for the past three weeks Joe V's in Houston (owned by HEB) has had small avocados at 5/1.00...that store saved me a ton of money when I lived there. They always have some great buys...then they also throw in some non-advertised Managers Specials. 

https://publications.heb.com/flyers/joevssmartshop?type=2&postal_code=77521&store_code=645#!/flyers/joevssmartshop-weeklyad?flyer_run_id=662044


Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid



Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A week in review

Since I started watching "La Casa de Los Famosos" I have gone back to my old sleeping habits which involve staying up to the wee hours of the night to watch the fights and controversies that make daily headlines in the Hispanic channels in the USA but even more so in México and Latin American countries. It is also popular in Spain, Portugal, and Turkey.

You see the inhabitants of LCDLF which is a version of Big Brother VIP have no idea what time it is.  Right now they are having dinner and it's past midnight...it's a good thing they exercise all day!

My foot pain has kept me at home. We are low on milk but I do have powdered whole milk though I need to drink skim milk.

Last Friday I went to México...you can read about it here https://mylittlewalter.blogspot.com/

Yesterday I took a tumble when I tripped over the cat crates that I had left in the mudroom. I was in a lot of pain and it took me a while to be able to get up off the floor. I scrapped my left knee and hand but I guess I am lucky I did not further injure my right foot.

Today I had to make a trip to the post office...to the one on the northside of town...not where our P.O. Box is at. It is located close to Domino's...I have been craving pizza for months, actually, it has been at least two years since I last ate one. Decided to treat myself to the one that has everything on it...its name escapes me at the moment. I savored every bite and have plenty left over to eat later in the week.

I went the Ollie's to purchase a pet seat protector for the back seat of my car. I bought one a couple of years ago but I have pretty much trashed it and you could not beat the price. I wanted to make a quick stop at HEB but my foot started hurting so decided to come home.

We had high wind gusts all day that finally subsided by nightfall and there are plenty of broken limbs but it will be a while before I pick them up.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid




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Monday, October 18, 2021

Broke Mill RV Park / New Murphy USA station

I had a follow-up doctor's appointment this morning and though it wasn't scheduled super early I could not go to sleep and just tossed and turned all night. I do not know why this always happens to me and at this stage of my life will keep on happening until the day I die.

Thankfully there weren't that many people there but you would never have known it as it took forever for the girls at the front desk to check me in even though I usually pre-register online. Then I had to wait even longer to be called in. Since it was around noon I figured my doctor had forgotten about me and gone to lunch but that was not the case...per her nurse, they had more people than usual for a Monday morning.

Even when we had a city newspaper I rarely purchased it as I only drive to town once a week to pick up our mail and to buy items we are low on at HEB.  I was reading the online edition of El Zócalo-Acuña this weekend and an article caught my eye.  There is or rather was an RV park that was very popular with out-of-town folk called Broke Mill RV Park that was recently sold. 

https://www.zocalo.com.mx/llegaran-1500-soldados-para-frenar-a-migrantes/

The new owners are Team Housing Solutions and they will be using the park to house up to 1500 Texas Army National Guard who are helping Border Patrol agents patrol along the border. They will be moving large recreational vehicles that can house between 12 to 16 individuals as most local hotels have been maxed out by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers.

Most of the businesses and fast food establishments are located in the north part of the city including my clinic so decided I would make a quick trip to Dollar Tree which sits next to Harbor Freight, and Ollie's. The parking lot was full but I have no idea which store had the most shoppers and I wasn't about to find out so drove to see if the Murphy USA gasoline station was finally open.

The former station was torn down and a new one built in its place but aside from a small store that you can now go inside to pay for your gasoline purchase and that carries beer and snacks the number of pumps looks the same to me. I still had 3/4 of a tank but decided to fill up anyway before the price goes up even more. I paid $2.869 for a gallon of unleaded.

Out of the blue, I decided to drive to the former Broke Mill RV Park. It has been months since I have been out that way.  It is a little difficult to see into the park because of the angle at which the property is located and the tall bushes that give it privacy but you could make out some large white RV's and an area they had cleared to park the personal vehicles of the Texas Army National Guard.

On my drive, I also noticed that the dealerships along the way had very little inventory both of new and used vehicles much like has been in the national news for months but since I am not in the market for one it does not affect me in the least.

The weather was excellent this weekend...the highs were only in the 80's but that is about to change later on this week...when we will once again be in the '90s.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid



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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Warm weather / LCDLF / Lost Phone

It has been very warm lately, today we reached a high of 95 degrees but did not break a record for the day. Tomorrow we might hit 100 degrees...so much for fall weather...😕

As I mentioned in a prior post I have become obsessed with La Casa de Los Famosos a reality show on Telemundo. https://www.telemundo.com/shows/la-casa-de-los-famosos

I even forgot to watch the season premiere of Saturday Night Live last week and I will miss tonight's episode as well as this evening it's "Italian Night" on LCDLF and once these people start drinking anything can and will likely happen.

I mentioned in my last post that I had a doctor's appointment on Monday, October 4th that is when I realized I had left my phone at home. I have yet to find the said phone and for the life of me can not remember the last time I used it. This is the phone I bought in May and never learned how to transfer pictures to my computer so I am still using my old phone for that.

I have an old Tracfone that I decided to keep since the minutes roll over every month but it does not work very well and I keep on getting messages from the company that I need to upgrade to a new one but I have been ignoring them. I found a new use for it...to watch LCDLF...as I do my chores since it is small and light.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.



Aunty Acid




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Monday, October 4, 2021

No Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp...is the world coming to an end?

I had a doctor's appointment today and could not help but note a few unhappy faces in the waiting room as they played with their phones. This was my first visit to this doctor and when the nurse was taking down my information another nurse came in and asked her if her FB was working...my nurse replied that she had not gone into FB today. Seriously people you are at work...why are you checking your social media accounts?

It wasn't until the 5:00 p.m. news that I became aware of what had taken place with regards to these Apps worldwide. I could not help but think of my cousin who carries two cell phones around with him at all times. He probably had a mini nervous breakdown 😂

Since I was already in town I made a quick trip to Dollar Tree and was surprised they hardly had any shoppers which was great for me!  I picked up 12 jars of mushrooms and a couple of bags of buttered popcorn before the prices go up.

Another reason for going to Dollar Tree was to kill time until my medication was ready. That is when I went to look for my phone to see if the pharmacy had texted me yet and realized I had left the phone at home. 

I was going to go next door to Harbor Freight after putting my buys in the car but it was just too darn HOT so headed to pick up my new medication using the drive-thru window only to be told that it was not in stock and would not arrive until tomorrow from San Antonio...grrrrrrrr...another pitfall of living in a small town.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid




Saturday, October 2, 2021

Casa de los Famosos

I am not into reality shows the last time I watched one was in early 2000 when Big Brother premiered.  If I am going to watch regular television it is going to be HGTV shows or the Hallmark Channel though I prefer my cable news channels.

During the recent deplorable border incidents, I did not even want to watch the news so I opted to watch the premiere of a much-talked-about show on Telemundo. It is in the format of Big Brother and is televised from Mexico City to the USA. It is comprised of Latin American soap opera stars, a former Miss Universe, a famous Mexican Ranchero singer, and several internet influencers.

I can not believe I actually liked it! I tuned in the following day to watch the daily 2-hour recap as I was not about to watch it 24/7 online. I soon discovered that they do not show you a lot so I went online... a bad idea...that darn thing is very addictive!

Saturday nights they have theme parties and are allowed to drink alcohol. There have been several accidents of people falling and breaking a hand, others falling off their bed, and Alicia Machado (former Miss Universe from Venezuela) jumping into the pool and then taking her clothes off.  Just a silly show to make you forget reality for a couple of hours.

I recently learned that you can watch it on YouTube as well which beats being glued to your computer or cellphone. They have a live chat going on at the same time and it brought back good memories of my days in chatrooms where I met so many people.

If you want a good laugh here is the link https://www.telemundo.com/shows/la-casa-de-los-famosos

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid



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