Terlingua Dreams

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

Friday, November 18, 2022

Cold night / No Heat

We have had cooler-than-normal temperatures for this time of the year. This morning it was 39 degrees, which is considered freezing for this part of Texas. While I was toasty warm due to going to bed dressed in multiple layers and my faithful San Marcos Mexican blanket once I got up I felt the cold.

The next couple of days will be even colder so I decided to turn on the central heater only for it not to come on! As I was messing with it the control panel went out on me so I had no choice but to call the repair guys.

They were here within three hours and the lady owner was nice enough to call to let me know they were on their way. Note that the leaves have not started falling much less changing colors which will happen in late December.

It was a gray and dreary day and we topped out at 53 degrees. Not complaining though after seeing what the east coast is going through with the cold and snow...bundle up!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Propane Delivery / Cooler Temperatures

The YouTube Prepper channels I watch have been urging their viewers for months especially those that live in colder climates to get their propane deliveries as soon as possible before the prices escalate. I finally placed my order yesterday but the lady told me she could not tell me when the delivery would be made but it would be sometime this week. Once again she asked if I wanted a courtesy call before they came and of course, I said YES, but knowing fully well that they never call...and I was right!

I even disconnected my wonderful call screener answering machine so I could hear the phone ring...and I did...but he was not on his way...he was in the backyard and had already filled my tank and only needed my check.

If you bought 75 gals or more the price was $2.95 if you bought less than 75 it was  $3.05. I bought 100 gallons or is it pounds? It cost $295.00 plus got charged a new fee of $6.99 for the Safety and Compliance Fee...a new charge where they spray the propane tank and check for possible leaks...bringing the total to $301.99.  At that price, it's a good thing they included a 2023 calendar!

The cool weather finally reached us and will stay for a couple of days. It feels wonderful and has helped me sleep better...my definition of better is 5.5 hours versus 4 nightly hours. 😪

Our gasoline prices have been holding steady for over a week...so I finally took the opportunity and gassed up at $2.999 for unleaded gasoline.

Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Aunty Acid