Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Liquid Gold / Trip to México

Saturday we had more thunder and lightning than we did precipitation. I had cleaned and set out a 32-gallon trash bin as well as two of my galvanized tubs to collect rain but very little fell and it was mostly muddy from all the dirt on the roof.

Monday around 4:10 a.m. I thought I heard rain and went outside surprised that I was able to distinguish its sound when it was falling so gently. It is comforting to know that even though my eyesight is shot, I suffer from CRS, at least my hearing is intact.

I fell asleep before the ten o'clock news on Sunday so had no idea we were expecting rain or how much was expected.  It rained all day Monday and I had to keep on going outside to sweep the concrete area behind the kitchen where it tends to pond. I do not know how much fell but it had to be around two or three inches...the backyard was a muddy mess but I am grateful for the liquid gold.

Last Thursday I went to Ciudad Acuña to take yet another cat to be spayed you can read more about that here if you like https://mylittlewalter.blogspot.com/

On a prior trip in July, I had gone to check out the price for the larger galvanized tubs at Gutierrez (a local grocery store) but it was not posted. Returned today and found recent price labels.

$647.50 pesos divided by an exchange rate of 20 pesos to one US dollar equals $32.38 USD

I did not purchase it as I would like to compare prices at other "ferreterías" in México...that is Spanish for a hardware store.

I only bought a couple of items as grocery shopping was not the main purpose of my visit today.

Last time I failed to get a picture of the canvas canopy coverings they have in their parking lot to aid in keeping your car cooler in the extreme temperatures along the border.

I went to a ferretería in the north part of town close to Gutierrez's second store and Soriana but they did not have the size I wanted. I did take the opportunity to have an extra house key made. I was charged $15.00 pesos/.75 US cents.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid


  1. So glad you have had some rain. I'm so deaf now, I can't hear it unless I'm on my porch with a nice tin roof! I looked up galvanized tubs at the local Tractor Supply....28 gallons is $47 and 7 gallon is $20. Don't know what your size was. But there's a price comparison for you. No rain here yet, but they say it might happen.

    1. I have no idea what size the one they sell at Gutierrez is though it looks like the one I bought when I still had the stray dogs. I want to purchase a larger one.

      I had checked the Tractor and Supply webpage, but I think I could find a more economical one in Mexico. Since they were going to have Grayson ready by noon, I did not have enough time to visit more ferreterías for price comparison. I appreciate you checking.

      I hope you see rains in your area soon.

  2. I'm so thrilled for you to have finally gotten rain!.
    Of course Aunty Acid is so right!

    1. Thank you, JO...it was welcomed and so needed.


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