THE morning coffee group was in an uproar because the rumor mill said that when we renew our leases, we will be charged for water and trash pickup. Those two things are already factored into our monthly rent, but you can’t explain that to some people. I just let them rant because it’s good for old people to have their heart rate raised now and then. 😁 That being said, IF the rent is going to be raised and extra itemized charges added, we may be forced to relocate. The search goes on.
DAY 89°. Partly cloudy this morning then clearing. Warmer with highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Radiation day 35. 78% complete!
Driving time to radiation 33 minutes.
115 MILES driven today. I left home at 11:15a.m. and we returned home about 3:15p.m. Along with driving to and from radiation treatment, we drove to Jarrell and unloaded 36 pounds of aluminum cans. At 40¢ a pound Grandies gained $14.40. We then took the donated food to Operation Liberty Hill. They weren’t accepting items for the thrift store. We took the thrift items to Hill Country Community Ministries Thrift Store instead. We also made a Dairy Queen stop before heading home.
NIGHT 70°. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
AN INTERESTING BIBLE VERSION. Markos 11:15-17 TOJB2011 Then they came to Yerushalayim. And having entered the Beis HaMikdash, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach began to drive out the ones buying and selling in the Beis HaMikdash, and he overturned the shulchanot (tables) of the machalifei hakesafim (money changers) and the chairs of the ones selling the yonim (doves). And he was not allowing anyone to carry things through the Beis HaMikdash. And he was teaching torah and he was saying to them, Has it not been written, BEITI BEIT TEFILLAH YIKAREI LKHOL HAAMMIM (My House shall be called a House of Prayer [for] all peoples), but you have made it a MEARAT PARITZIM (den of robbers).
AS we traveled the back way to Jarrell avoiding Interstate 35, we notice all of the construction going on in what was until recently open country. Huge housing developments and apartment buildings springing up like wild flowers after a rain.
SPEAKING of rain, though the rolling hills are currently covered in greenery, this time of year begins the dry/hot season where that greenery becomes dead brown tinder awaiting a spark. The watersheds, gullies, and river beds become dry, cracked, and baked rockhard. Makes me wonder where the people, who will soon move into all this new construction, will get their water. Certainly the developers and government agencies who issue building permits must consider how scarce a commodity it is. Twice in the last ten years the nearby city of Georgetown has drank Lake Georgetown down to the mud. I don’t know about y’all but I’d rather not have to chew my water.
I hope y’all have a blessed holy week. See ya in church.
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