Terlingua Dreams

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

Monday, May 23, 2022

Severe weather on the way / Civic Duty / Photobucket

Decided to make my blog post this afternoon versus this evening because we are expecting severe storms with strong winds and the possibility of hail this evening. To some Del Rio residents, it also means power outages.

Sorry for the poor quality I had to use my old phone
 as I misplaced my current one

Sunday morning when I went to feed the cats I was pleasantly surprised that it was cooler outside than inside the house so I turned off the A/C and opened the windows. While it was cloudy we never received any of the promised rain showers we were expecting. One of my mother's friends who lives close to Laughlin Air Force Base said they got 1.5-inch hail yesterday.

Wednesday, May 18th I went to vote early for the statewide elections that will be held tomorrow Tuesday 24, 2022. I went to the Del Rio Civic Center where we had a very poor turn-out for the primaries last month. Only 10 percent of the eligible voters cast their ballots so they moved the elections from the main ballroom to a smaller banquet room.

Once again there were more election workers than voters. Many people were confused including me as I thought I was able to cast a vote during the April primaries for a hotly contested congressional seat but this race was not on the ballot this time? 

Our local channels come from San Antonio where they constantly bombard you with political ads. Is that where I got the idea I could vote for the 28th Congressional District between Henry Cuellar and Jessica Cisneros? I asked the election official and he did not seem to know anything about that congressional seat.

Another lady was very upset because she came to vote for governor and when she was told that the race wasn't until November she was not happy. We NEED a local newspaper!

Our Covid cases are on the rise in Del Rio while in Ciudad Acuña they do not have a single reported case as of today's El Zócalo webpage edition.

Yesterday afternoon I covered up dad's old car with cardboard and three tarps just in case we receive any hail. It is not a pretty sight but I don't care as last year during a hail storm his car suffered damages. I weighed it down with half-gallon and gallon water jugs and bricks...jajaja...I do not believe if dad was still alive he would consider it funny...but I do 😁😁

I misplaced my darn phone so no pictures today...hopefully, I can upload them later but with all the changes Blogger made I am not making any promises. 

That reminds me that Photobucket keeps on harassing me to either pay for their service or delete my account. I need to buy another computer so I can download the pictures off their site but I think that will mean I will also lose pictures from my early blogging years. At the time I had no other choice but to use their services as I had dial-up internet along with other equally slow internet providers and back then Photobucket did not have a limit on their free accounts.

Photobucket now charges $299.99 a month to host images for a blog...are they crazy? At that price, I guess I will just lose pictures.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid


  1. Glad you took care of your civic duties
    You can add Updates to older blogs simply by going into the Design section of the Blog then choosing which Blog you want to adjust.
    I've never heard of Photobucket and have always uploaded my pictures to Blogger for Free.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the cooler temperatures.

    It's about time.

    1. The other day it did not let me update a prior blog, I do not know if it was during the time Blogger was doing their unneeded updates.

      Years ago I had to use Photobucket to be able to upload pictures to their site from our public library as with dial-up internet it took hours to make a post with images if I didn't.

  2. I suspect you dad would be pleased you go to so much trouble. Meanwhile, rather than buy a new PC, can you not just get an external drive thingy to download them on? I really don't know much, but I think that is probably a thing. Time for you to do some research on external storage. I guess. That's what I would do. I do think there are doodads to add on for storage. And of course, I could be wrong.

    1. I need a new computer as I have totally messed up this one. My pictures used to go to files with Month and Year, and now they go everywhere, and I can not find them.

      My current computer is a desktop, and I want a laptop that I can travel with. They are now more affordable and faster than my prior ones, and it's time for a new one.

  3. I don't know what all this political crap is going on. This year so far I have received 2 new voter registration cards. So far I know of only 1 nut job who running for governor and she boasts about being a trump supporter, screaming about finishing the wall and keeping out all the horrible bad people. If that jerk wins I am leaving the state! I wish she would hold a rally cause I have a few questions for her.
    Wishing you fair well with this latest storm.

    1. The GOP candidate for governor of Arizona that is endorsed by the disgraced, twice impeached, one-term former liar-in-chief is Kari Lake, and you are right that woman is over the top.

      I hope Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs who is the current Arizona Secretary of State wins. Rachel Maddow has interviewed her on several occasions on her show after the orange blob threatened her for not going along with the big lie. Miss Hobbs is intelligent, knowledgeable, level-headed, articulate, and more than qualified to be governor.

      While we need the rain, we could do without the hail, but mother nature will have the last word.


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