Friday, January 9, 2015
Weather Conditions; Cloudy, 36 degrees
We’ve been spending a lot of time inside lately. This cold wet weather doesn’t leave us with much of a choice.
To help pass the time we’ve been cleaning out drawers and doing some pre-spring cleaning.
We decided to tile our kitchen back splash.
I think it turned out pretty nice. It’s not really glass tiles. Nope, it’s a plastic peel and stick product.
We did have some real excitement this past week.
We found a couple of bald eagles. That’s right; we have bald eagles in north Texas.
We first saw the eagles while drive along the highway. We spotted these two birds sitting on a tree limb.
We couldn’t believe our eyes. I turn the truck around and drove back by the tree. There they sat. I drove back to the fiver which was just a couple miles away and grabbed my camera.
Dawn drove back to the area and I hung out the window with my camera. We were moving about 45 mph when I took these pictures.
There is no place to pull over. We were on a 2 lane highway that is under construction.
We drove back and forth along this highway until the eagles left.
We called a friend and told her about our sighting. She wanted to see them too.
She grabbed her camera and met us.
We loaded up in the truck and off we went in pursuit of the pair of bald eagles.
We drove around a little bite when we spotted them.
I’ve lived in this area of Texas my entire life and have never seen eagles here.
I few days later Dawn and I spotted them again. I wasn’t able to get too close before they flew off.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 45 degrees
We’re hoping everyone had a good Christmas.
My son came in from Oklahoma and spent Christmas with us.
We haven’t spent Christmas together for 3 years. It’s really nice that he lives closer and we can get together for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Christmas day we had a big breakfast and then went to the movies. We saw the movie “Unbroken”. Great movie!
For Christmas Dawn and I bought new recliners. Lazy-Boy was having one of their famous buy 2 for the price of 1 sale. We don’t have them yet. We had to order them because we choose two different style recliners but want them covered in the same fabric. We can’t wait for them to be delivered!
I’ve been working part time at the Corp office. That is interesting work.
I worked on the desk in the fiver. Dawn and I have been using the chair area under our built in desk for storage for a good while.
We decided to put a front on it and make it look more like a cabinet.
We went to a builder surplus and found a couple of cabinet doors pretty cheap.
I installed a shelf
We bought a half sheet of oak plywood and our new cabinet doors and enclosed the opening.
I by no means, am a carpenter. Even with that said, it doesn’t look shabby.
It holds a lot of stuff!
We have purchased a dehumidifier too. That was a great investment. We bought a Hisense 35-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier.
The windows on our fiver are always wet inside when it’s cold outside. We ran the dehumidifier for about an hour and the condensation disappeared. It didn’t take long to remove the moisture inside.
Even though we hang Dri-Rid bags in the closet, we still have found a little mold on the wall. I placed the dehumidifier in the bedroom near the closet and about an hour later, it had collected about 6 cups of water.
It’s a little loud but we don’t run it all the time. We turn it on for about an hour or so and that seems to work great.
We have 3 more months before we return for our final 6 months of gate attendant work.
Dawn is already planning where we might be going when we leave here. One thing for sure, we’ll be returning to Rockport for the winter months!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Weather Conditions; Sunny, 55 degrees
Well, I had the biopsy done. The truth of the matter is I had two benign cysts. I say had, because while they did the biopsy, they were able to completely drain one. It was the size of a walnut and it was the one causing me pain. By the next day, the pain was gone!
A week later I had an appointment with the ENT. He explained that if the remaining cyst gets any larger, I would need to have it surgically removed. In the meantime, it just remains.
This isn’t my first rodeo with this cyst thing. About 25 years ago I had to have a cyst surgically removed in that same area.
I finished my 10 days of antibiotic and I’m feeling much better.
Now I need to reschedule my dental appointment and have a root canal done.
Since I was feeling better and we aren’t working, we rented a car and drove to Rockport for a week.
We left on Sunday morning and had great traveling weather. We arrived at Plantation Suites in Port Aransas around 6:30 P.M.
The weather was and we were excited to be in one of our favorite places. I feel so at home in this area of the Texas coast. I don’t know why. I was in my thirties before I ever visited the Texas coast.
Dawn helped me unload the car and then order pizza and salad for dinner. We were exhausted and ready for a nice warm bath.
After dinner, I went to run a hot bath and found there wasn’t a stopper for the tub.
I walked to the office and talked with the girl at the front desk. She told me to return to my room and she would bring one once she located one.
Within 5 minutes she showed up with stopper in hand. Awe, Now for a hot bath! NOT!
The water was cold and I turned the knob every way possible and no hot water.
I called the front desk and told the girl I had no hot water. She said she would call maintenance and report it.
I minute later the girl called back to report that a gas line had broken earlier in the day and the gas had been turned off to the entire building. The plumbers will return tomorrow to make the repair.
O.K, we’re tired and will take a bath later.
The following morning we got up early and went to the beach. The dogs love walking the beach. It was a little windy but warm.
After our walk on the beach we drove over to the marina park to snap a few pictures. I love the picture opportunities I get at the coast.
We decided to take a ferry ride over to Aransas Pass and into Rockport.
Not much had changed in the two years since we were there. We drove to the last RV park we stayed to see who might be there. It appeared a few of our winter friends had made it already.
Our friends Pauline and Bob were there. We pulled up at the site and a few seconds later they were outside and we were all trading hugs. While standing outside with them a few other more of our winter RV friends gathered around. It was so good to see them.
We left there and went to HEB. Dawn loves HEB. She was on a mission to pick up a few things that we can’t get at home.
I stayed in the car with the fur kids. While sitting in the parking lot, a car pulled into a parking place one car over. Low and behold it was our friends Peter and Judy.
I slide down in the seat so they didn’t see me. I thought about it a moment and I knew when they walked by the car the fur kids would bark and they would recognize them. I made the decision to slide out of the car and I stepped in front to their car. They were both looking down. I started jumping up and down and waving my arms in the air. Judy looked up and it suddenly her mouth fell open and her eyes were wide. A second later Peter looked up and the same expression covered his face. They got out of the car with big smiles on their faces.
We exchanged hugs and talked for a moment when Dawn returned to the car. We visited in the parking lot for a few minutes. When we told them about the lack of hot water at our hotel, they told us about the Econo Lodge down the street they said was pet friendly.
After a short visit, we drove down the street and check out the Econo Lodge. Dawn went in and talked with the front desk. Yes they are pet friendly and yes they do have rooms available.
We drove around Rockport awhile before returning to our hotel. We were pleased to see the plumbers working on the gas line when we pulled up.
At 9:00 P.M we still didn’t have hot water. We made the decision to check out in the morning and move to the Rockport Econo Lodge Hotel.
Tuesday morning we packed up the car and checked out of the Plantation Suites. The manager discounted our room almost half. That is the least they could have done.
We went back to the beach for another walk. Little Willey could walk for miles on the beach. He has really missed it as much as we have. The other two can’t handle the wind as much.
They are terrified to walk in the grass because of the sandburs.
We drove around the area again before boarding the ferry to return to Rockport. Aound noon we stopped by EconoLodge to see when we might be able to check in. They had rooms available and let us check in.
Our room was very nice. We had a mini fridge, microwave and HOT water!
We unloaded the car and took turns taking a warm bath. How nice it was.
Pauline and Bob invited us back to their place for dinner. It was a great dinner with broiled breaded steaks, baked potatoes, salad and a strawberry birthday cake. Yes, I will be 54 on Thursday.
After dinner we played a game of FastTrack. We had a great dinner and visit.
We had full bellies when we left. Back at the hotel I enjoyed another hot bath before going to bed.
Wednesday morning we drove over to the Coastal Oak RV Park. We surprised a few more people there. We were able to visit with Vergil and Joy. It was really nice catching up with them. We also stopped by the office and surprised Daryl. He’s the manager there now and still does the RV repair business. We put our names on the waiting list while there.
We drove to Portland and shopped at Kmart. After our shopping spree we went to Granny’s Tamales in Ingleside. These are the world’s best tamales in my opinion!
We decided to have lunch at Butter Churn (all-you-can-eat) in Aransas Pass. We ran into our Friends Bud and Bette. We haven’t been able to catch them at home since we’ve been here.
They were on their way out. We agreed we’d meet up with them after lunch so we could visit.
The weather turned cool and it started to rain.
We stopped by to visit with Bud and Bette before going back to our hotel. We had a really great visit with them.
We went back to our room and I took another hot bath. These people are going to lose money on me!
Later in the evening we met up with Peter and Judy at Dairy Queen for dinner.
Thursday morning we took the fur kids to the park. The weather was getting cold out and it was raining off and on.
We drove out to Southern Star RV Park to check out their site. We visited with them for a while.
We didn’t spend much time outside since it was cold and windy.
Thursday night we had birthday dinner at Charlotte Plummer’s in Fulton with Bud and Bette. Dinner was great and the company was even better.
Friday morning we pulled out of Rockport and headed back home.
We got back home about 3:30 P.M. The weather was terrible. It was 31 degrees in our fiver. Dawn unloaded the car while I reconnected the water and turned on the propane. It didn’t take long to unload the car. What took time was unloading our bags.
It took about an hour to get the fiver nice and warm. We were in bed early.
The fur kids were very happy to be home and to have a sandbur free yard.