2023 May 05 Friday in Leander TX

MORNING coffee was much more pleasant today. Ann sat with her arms crossed over her chest and didn’t say anything. Dora brought a news paper with jokes printed therein. Dora also tried to explained about Cinco de Mayo. However since she was talking over other conversations, no one was really listening.

WHEN we came back to the apartment from coffee, our rooms were so much warmer than the community room that I turned the air conditioner on set at 75°.

DAY 88° Mostly cloudy this morning then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. NIGHT 69° Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

THAT 20% rain hit us hard about 10:30 p.m. plenty of lightening within a one mile radius. Wind speeds of thirty miles per hour or more. I’ve mentioned before about the 2 downspouts right outside our bedroom windows. They funnel rain from the roof above the third floor. That water picks up speed and force in that 3 story fall. It sounds like a Buddy Rich drums solo.

I MADE a lunch of leftover chicken tenders diced and boiled along with some egg noodles. Once the pasta was done, the liquid was poured off through a strainer. Noodles and chicken dumped back into the pan and a can of cream of chicken condensed soup was folded in. This was served over mashed potatoes with a side of green beans.

UNFORTUNATELY I should have began lunch preparation earlier. I didn’t have time to finish eating my meal before it was time to leave. We had a one o’clock appointment at Hill Country Community Ministries Food Pantry for our monthly food allotment.

MAYBE I would have had time to finish eating lunch after all. We arrived at seven minutes before one. The office was locked because they were at lunch. At one o’clock the door was unlocked and we were checked in. Our appointment for next month was also scheduled. Then it was time to go from the office to the pantry where a group of staff and/or volunteers brought bags and boxes of food to the delivery counter. Then they helped carry everything to the car.

WE received some fresh fruits and vegetables, some frozen meat, canned goods, and dry goods. We were able to pass some items along to the food pantry here at the apartments

THE number one thing we received for which I’m most thankful was a gallon of milk. The milk we had on hand was a week and a half past its “best by” date. It was beginning to smell and taste “off”. I poured it down the drain today. I’ve read that at this early stage of sour, the milk can still be used in cooking because the heat will kill the bacteria. But I choose to just discard the small amount that was left.

WHEN we return to the apartment building we like to park in the handicapped spot right in front of our patio door. It makes it convenient to set things over the fence and onto the patio. It is much easier than carrying everything in through the apartment’s main entrance, down the hall and to our apartment. Unfortunately that particular parking spot was occupied. We parked a little further away but still carried it to the patio and over the fence.

ONCE again I spent hours today repurposing my blogs into journal books. I’ve decided to spend most of my time on this blog, TomAndEllaJournal.com. My reasoning is, once I’ve caught up to the present day, it will be simple to keep it up to date. Then I will concentrate on my oldest existing blog and work forward in time.

THE Lord bless and keep you in the palm of His hands.

©2023 Thomas E Williams

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