2020 February 06 Thursday

2020 February 06 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com

randkids having a snow-day in Cedar Park Texas nine years ago. They had much more snow then than we did last night. See photo below. Those little kids aren’t so little any more. The oldest is now learning to drive.

Ella posted on Facebook, ,”People in Iowa go ahead and smile. It’s 33° in Liberty Hill and 29° in Des Moines. I got outside soon enough to get pictures of the sleet. There was more earlier. I’ve seen pictures of a dusting of snow on roofs in Leander. Ok it’s not much, but for people in this area, that don’t see snow, it’s something.”

hat bright sun was very welcome this morning. And was very welcome on our water hose. (Read further to understand that)

By yimny I tink dat it gonna be colder dan a well digger’s belt buckle. Ya you betcha.

ur water line froze overnight, even though I have a heated water hose. For those who are unaware, we live in an RV and our water comes from a hydrant and through a hose which is connected to the RV. This is commonly called “connected to city water.” That term would be incorrect in our case because the water actually comes from a well not a city water line. Thank the Lord for the bright sunshine, by ten o’clock the water was running free again. Which was very timely since we were getting ready (wait a minute. I’ve got to say that like a Texan) we were fixin‘ to go to the Over The Hill Gang* for lunch.

t ten twenty one the outside temperature had risen from twenty eight to thirty eight. At the same time it was nearly seventy five degrees inside because of the solar heat coming through the windows. As a matter of fact, by the time we returned from lunch, I had to close some shades to dampen the solar heat.

This is an article from our local newspaper, “The Library Hill Independent.” The article is about the original 150 year old church building on our campus. It is, by all accounts, the oldest existing building in Liberty Hill. The building is used now as a meeting place, chapel and wedding venue.

It truly is an amazing building. It was originally on another piece of land. It was disassembled moved and reassembled in its present location.

he official count for today at the Over the Hill Gang* lunch was forty nine. It seemed that there were more than that. But that may just have been because there were so many on our side of the wall. There are two large meeting-eating rooms separated by a wall.

e had two teams of three for canasta, after lunch. We played two games and each team won one. We didn’t even do a final total. Once it was clear that one team had enough points to win, we just stopped counting.

his is one of my off the cuff creations. When my children were little and they’d ask what was for supper, I’d say it doesn’t have a name, because until a few minutes ago, it didn’t exist. I now have four adult children two of which are chefs a third who is a foody. So, either I instilled in them a drive to be creative with food or they learned to cook in self-defense.

hat I created tonight was fueled by the need to eat more of the leftover beef and barley soup from yesterday and the desire to not have soup again. In the past, I’ve made pot pies from leftover soup. But I didn’t want to take the time to make a pie crust. I remembered that Bisquick used to have thing they called impossible pies. I had no Bisquick but I had pancake mixes. So, a little of this and a little of that mixed together and poured into my old George Foreman grill with lower grill replaced with the griddle pan. Minutes later we had an impossible pot pie – sort of. It was more like a huge dumpling infused with beef and barley. It tasted dang good though.

I was sad to see that big ball of warmth disappear for the night.

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

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