Yesterday (Saturday, June 18th) I gave myself the morning and afternoon off from yard work. I had not left the house in a week and needed to pick up the mail at the post office. Glad I did because it was so full I could barely get it out.
Del Rio has some very long trains that cross through town and while there are several ways to get to the post office that is not going to happen when the trains are in motion so I headed to the very first overpass that was built (we only have three). That involves driving by the main HEB, the price for unleaded has not changed it was still $4.49 a gallon and the store parking lot was almost full at 11:00 a.m.
When we first moved to Del Rio we rented a house close to downtown which is known as Historic South Del Rio. The house where we lived as all the houses on our side of the street were sold and moved, or torn down.
Last year I had seen one of the houses on the next street over for sale on Realtor.com someone bought it and appeared to be working on it. What would be my surprise two months ago when I saw they had torn it down and were building a new one in its place. In a way, I am glad it was torn down, though the owners of the house had to pay a heavy price through no fault of their own for being related to two family members who up to that time or even perhaps today committed the most heinous murder in Del Rio history.
A new large structure caddy corner to that one is going up. It brought back memories of the late Mrs. Salas and her four grandchildren that she raised on her own after her irresponsible daughter took off to Chicago with some guy and never sent them a dime for their care. It made me feel sad and at the same time old since I doubt anyone else would know this besides their family who are dead and the kids now adults who all live in Illinois.
You know how we tend to forget a lot of things later in life which I call CRS? Well, it is like the floodgates opened and so many thoughts and memories long forgotten suddenly became fresh. I recalled dating Mrs. Salas's oldest son before he too left for Chicago...in the '70s that was the city most Del Rioans moved to obtain a good-paying job. We had already moved out to the county when I learned that her youngest son had taken his own life. I remember helping him with his homework and having long talks with him. All this just from looking at a new house?
Little HEB is three blocks away so I parked there to wipe my tears and get myself together before driving home. That is when I realized there were very few cars there so decided to go in. All I needed were serranos, bread, and bottled water. Got the first two but they were all out of HEB brand water and had very few of the other higher-priced brands.
Here is what a loaf of bread is going for in our little HEB...
I bought Essential Grains
that if you bought two using a coupon came out to $2.00
I checked on the price of beef though I seldom purchase any...
bag of potatoes was going for $2.37
At that price, I could purchase the 15 lb bag
for an additional $1.10 and save some money but we can not eat that many nor do we have room to store them. If I was getting ready for Terlingua
I would have bought it.
No shortage of Valentina Hot Sauce
They also had a good selection of Peanut butter
that I understand there was a shortage of last month.
Now what I do like...Mayo 😋...I purchased Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil
though I have also been seeing it made with Avocado Oil.
I purchased some sliced salad olives for $2.72
They had good prices on tuna
but I bought those on my last trip to the main HEB and have not opened any yet.
Mushroom stems and pieces are still cheaper at the $1.25 Dollar Tree
I have never understood why there is a price difference between the HEB brand
and Hill Country Fare
(also an HEB brand)...
I do not eat a lot of eggs (except boiled eggs when camping) but took a picture for you to see the price.
I almost bought some cream cheese...
Talk about getting ready for Terlingua
if it was closer I would have bought these Clamato's
which were for half price at $2.49
for 64 oz.
They had a product I had never seen before Clamato Michelada Especial
with jalapeños, spices, and lime 32 fl. oz size for $1.48
I suppose they had wine boxes on sale for Father's Day, another must-have item for the Chili Cook-off
I am a little late but I hope all my male readers had a great Father's Day
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.