2020 February 15 Saturday

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managed to go to sleep earlier, but I also woke earlier. Net gain zero. Seven hours of sleep just is not enough, despite reports that say “seniors” only need seven to eight hours a night. I’m feeling the need for more.

ore hazy skies with which to contend today. I am beginning to really miss those deep blue skies that we associate with Texas.

omewhere in the eastern sky, the sun is stoking its furnace in preparation for it’s day long crawl across the sky.

he sun has risen. That’s a good start. Now, let’s see if it can burn through the haze.

ell, the haze was replaced by (or joined by) a layer of blanketing clouds. The above picture was taken at 10:36 a.m. and the one below at 3:10 p.m. Not a lot of change throughout the day. I guess the sun was not stoked hot enough after all.

lla and I played three rounds of Fast Track this morning. She beat me all three times. In the afternoon we play twice more in which she only beat me once.

IN THE BEGINNING part 2

If you haven’t read “The Beginning Part One” you should read it first for a fuller understanding.(go back to yesterday’s post, 2020 February 14 Thursday)

Originally published November 2011

For about three years prior to the cancer incident, we had begun looking at travel trailers, motor-homes, and fifth-wheels. We had pretty good ideas about what we wanted for when we retired. It had to be a full four season RV with a decent kitchen area and lots of closet space. The type of RV was something on which we had not come to agreement.

I liked the idea of a Class A motor home – you know – those big busses – not fancy van conversions. Ella hated the idea of a motor home. “I don’t want a steering wheel in my living room,” was one of her frequent remarks.
We owned two conversion vans and therefore began looking primarily at travel trailers that could be pulled by the vans. We received confusing and conflicting advice from sales people when we asked what size trailer we could pull with the van. Some said we could pull anything on the lot and some said it had to be towable by a ¼ ton vehicle. I finally went to the GMC dealer (since the one we planned to use was a GMC) and asked for his expert advice. The advice was, “Both are correct.” As long as we were staying local with the unit we could handle any trailer that could be pulled by a ¾ ton truck. However, since it was a conversion van, the transmission was geared differently and would not work for long hauls with a heavy unit.
I remarked to the GMC salesman that eventually I would probably upgrade to a ¾ ton truck which would solve my problem. “Funny you should mention that,” he said. “Come look at this truck that I just took in on trade.” Yes, I bought it! It was a ¾ ton extended cab with both a fifth-wheel receiver and a bumper hitch. Since the pick up already had a fifth-wheel receiver, it opened us up to looking at fifth-wheels.

The same weekend that we bought the truck we also bought a used 1991 Road Ranger 35Y fifth-wheel manufactured by K.I.T. Nearly 37 feet long with an ample galley kitchen and lots of storage space, it was very nearly what we had been envisioning. It was not a full four season trailer. However, this was only to be our ‘first’ trailer and not the one we retired into.

We picked the Road Ranger (RR for short) up on a Wednesday in the middle of April and took it home. That Friday night we took it out for a weekend of camping. We returned home only to pick up more ‘stuff’ until the Corp of Engineers Parks closed on October 30th (to be continued)

hortly after six o’clock three sun dropped below the horizon and at the same time, below the clouds. So to recap, sunshine at sunrise and some sun at sunset.

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  • Day 137 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 14 Friday

2020 February 14 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com

Sleep

azy cold? Crazy cold. Much colder than the weather men/women predicted. Much colder than I was prepared for.

unrise. I told you a few days back that it wouldn’t be long until the dim would rise behind that danged power pole. Well, tah duh!

rom Facebook. I saw this word search on Facebook. They didn’t want you to post the answer. They just wanted it reposted. I don’t do that. But I just wanted to prove that I could solve it.

ingo was the name of the game at the Georgetown senior center. They just decorated the center for Saint Valentine’s day.

ttendance was still a little off. But, those of us that were there, had a good time.

izza sounded good tonight. Rather than cook, I ordered a Domino’s pie for supper.

There was a little color in this evening’s sky.

IN THE BEGINNING part 1

Originally published November 2011

The genesis of this story goes back a long time. I’m not sure of the exact year when it happened but I know that it was at least a decade ago, maybe closer to two. (Keep in mind that this was published 2012) The company, for which I was then working, added a new benefit to our package. The new benefit was the chance to purchase Cancer Insurance at a discount. It was set up so that my wife and I would both be covered. It was for a one-time payout if either of us was ever diagnosed with cancer. Because cancer has eaten away at both sides of our family, it seemed like a good idea to take the policy.

In 2003 Ella’s mammogram came back showing a spot. It was as tiny as a grain of salt. They performed a biopsy and found it was indeed breast cancer. The good news was that the biopsy had removed it all. However, to be double sure, she had a lumpectomy and radiation treatments in January 2004. The cancer is gone, thank God.
We sent the paperwork to the insurance company and received a check with which we paid the doctor. There was money left over. What to do?
With a new perspective of our own mortality, we resolved to start doing some of those things that were planned for our retirement. We loved camping and so determined to get away more often. We had been tent campers since early in our marriage. We would often spend two week stints several times a year living in our tents even while going to work every day.
Now to understand us, it helps to understand ‘how’ we tent camped. First there was the tent. It was 12’x17’ and had 3 rooms with 2 ‘pop out’ closets. Then we had a screen room which was 15’x20’ which was butted up to the front door of the tent. Then there was the shower tent that butted up to the back door of the tent. Over the entire layout was a 20’x30’ silver, sun-blocking tarp. The tarp sat on a home-made frame. We also had a tarp as a water barrier under the entire set up. We then had a carpet scrap that covered the tent floor. We stacked two queen-size air mattresses for our bed.
In the screen room, we had a plywood counter top laid across a series of plastic stacking drawers in the kitchen area. Two of the drawers also acted as sinks for washing and rinsing dishes. We used a propane stove that had two burners, a grill, and a tiny oven about 4”x6”x10”. Folding tables and chairs sat in the dining area and camp chairs in the sitting room area. Both tents were well illuminated by Coleman lanterns powered by a couple of 20 pound LP tanks.
I mentioned the shower tent, well; we had a battery powered submersible pump that connected to a hand held shower wand. On the floor of the tent was a very small inflatable ‘kiddy’ pool.
If we camped where there was electricity, you might also find a mini-fridge and a microwave.
With nearly 600 square feet of living space, we were far from ‘roughing it’. As a matter of fact we often pitied the people in their travel trailers and motor homes for having to live such ‘cramped’ lives.
We lived very well when we tent camped. However, as all good things do, there came a time when the set up, tear down and put away part of camping became too much for us. After you’ve rolled up all of that canvas and find yourself on your knees looking for something to help pull you back to your feet, which is when you begin to think about travel trailers. (to be continued
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  • Day 134 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 13 Thursday

2020 February 13 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.comthink I’m getting the hang of this going – to – sleep – before – midnight thing. Now if I can get it backed down to closer to ten.kay, not warm, but above freezing and sunny. Sunny? Really? Sunny?oes this look like SUNNY to you? Yeah, me neither. Sometime around noon it truly did become full sunshine. However, I’ll take our Texas weather over that of our summer home in Iowa where the actually temperature is ten degrees BELOW freezing.hen add in winds of fifteen to twenty miles per hour. That creates a wind chill of thirty six below freezing. I’m glad to be in Texas today.

from 2015 – childcare with grandkids

  • We were to pick up Beket and then wait for Sofia to finish her music lesson. However, she had forgotten her violin at home and so wasn’t able to stay and practice. So we actually got them home a little sooner than expected. That was a good thing because their mother had left quite a long list of things for Sofia to do.
  • It seems that she has not been doing all of her homework. So, now she has extra work to do. Plus it was her night to empty the dishwasher and then fill it with dirty dishes. For both kids, this can be an hour long process! As it was, she didn’t even get started on the dishes until her mother got home.
  • Also she had a melt down over some math story problems that she didn’t understand. I told her to skip those for the time being and work on the problems that she did understand. So much drama! Can’t wait until she is a teenager.

(UPDATE: she is a teenager and learning to drive. Yikes!)unch thursday at OTHG was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, pinto beans, green beans, salad, peaches, cottage cheese, and a variety of desserts.After lunch we played canasta.ap time at the Williams household. As soon a w arrived home from the OTHG, I swallowed a dose of Nyquil, dropped the recliner into full recliner, and took a nap. Shortly after I awakened, Ella went into nap mode.made some banana flavored pudding and sprinkled Graham cracker crumbs over it to make a sort of upside down pie.Not much of a sunset tonight.

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  • Day 134 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 12 Wednesday

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gain I was asleep before midnight – not by much – but asleep non the less. I woke up sneezing. And sneezing a lot. I think it had become my morning song.

he forecast indicates that we were done with the rain around eight o’clock this morning. The sun was bright and high inn the sky at one o’clock. We were in choir practice at sundown so no picture tonight. By dark, it was completely clear.

Weatherbug also predicts we will but dry for almost a week.


igital transformation of digital photograph. This tree root looked so much like a dragon to me that I just had to let everyone else see what I saw.

randies** had their meeting in spite of the nasty weather.

hoir party and practice began with assembling our new neck lights for readings our music in the dark. Hmmm, my beard may get in the way of the light.

We are practicing for Ash Wednesday through Easter plus all the various Sundays

(He Has Made Me Glad

Surely the Presence

Come, Thou Fount #400 all verses

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Spirit of the Living God

Trust and Obey #467 verses 1,2,4

God Be with You #672 verse 1 and refrain

On the Jericho Road

For Those Tears I Died

When Jesus Left His Father’s Throne Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

If You’re Happy/Amen

The Hallelujah Chorus.

Holy Ground FAP #101

In His Presence)

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  • Day 133 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 11 Tuesday

2020 February 11 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.com

ook at that! I actually went to sleep before midnight. I got in eight and a half hours of mostly uninterrupted sleep. It felt good to lie under the covers and listen to the rainfall on the roof. However, I needed to make a phonecall. I went to the living room so as to not make my bride.

asty cold and rain, seems like a good day to stay home, dry and warm. To that end I called the senior center and cancelled out reservation for today. Part of that cancellation was due to the menu for today, Cod Vera Cruz, which is made with onions. If you are new to this blog, understand that I am dangerously allergic to onions. They make my lips and throat swell to life threatening levels.

othing but gray skies and puddles. Sounds like a country western song doesn’t it? 🎼 I’ve got nothing but gray skies, since you’ve been gone. I’ve cried puddles of tears since, you went away 🎶. Yep. I think that could be a number one hit on the country charts.

t is a great day to have a fire in the fireplace (even if it is only electric). It still gives off heat and even though I know that the flames are not real, they are still as mesmerizing as real flames.

aking scalloped potatoes and ham for lunch. I used a combination of our Instapot and oven. Things were prepared separately in the Instapot and then combined and baked in the oven. It seemed like a good day to have the oven on also.

long with the scalloped potatoes and ham, I mixed some soda bread together also. I’ve been wanting soda bread and didn’t want to wait for Saint Patrick’s Day. Plus, I already had the oven heated.

I just sat down after clearing away the dishes and leftovers from lunch, and I realized that I didn’t photograph the finished products. Where is my TARDIS when I really need it?

ell, I took this photograph of the soda bread even though it has been torn apart.

Again no sunset photo.It was too dark at “sunset”.

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  • Day 132 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 10 Monday

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didn’t even bother taking a sunrise photo. This is looking west and it shows the same overcast sky but has better scenery. A rain shower past through before we were out of bed this morning.

e had fries with our breakfast. We also had some fry bread with sugar and cinnamon.

ust so you don’t think that all we had for breakfast was fries and bread, we also had bacon and eggs.

he drive to the Georgetown senior center it’s a fairly straight road and most of it is sixty five miles per hour. And no, it didn’t take an hour, eleven minutes, and twenty six seconds to get there. I just forgot to stop the tracker app when we arrived.

e took our Fast Track game with us to the center. We had hoped that someone would join us in a game. So far that has not happened. Ella and I played five games. I won the first three and sure won the final two.

here were about a dozen there for lunch today. Lunch was beef tacos, beans, and baked apples. The cooks made a special plate for me that was made without onions, to which I am dangerously allergic.

rom the center in Georgetown we went to Wal-Mart in Cedar Park to get Ella’s prescriptions. Both of us took time yesterday to refill our pill sorters. Both of us had enough for one week’s worth of pills but not enough to fill the rest of our sorters. She ordered hers and we picked them up today. I ordered mine through the VA and will receive them sometime in the near (I hope) future. There is one pain pill that I take three times a day that I have a ten day supply of. Those have no refill available. I’ll contact my VA doctor to see if she will do a refill without an office visit.


I have been thinking about my grandfather.

There are some things that I remember and there are some things that I know about my grandfather. My memories of my gran’pa are few. He was in his nineties when I was born, so I remember him as a frail old man who had big gaps in his memory.

What I know of him paints a different picture that is hard for me to visualize. Trying to picture him as tall, lean and muscular is difficult. I know he was these things, because he had to be.
He made part of his living digging wells. This was before big drilling machines. This was in the day when they were dug with muscle and sweat. He was what was known as a well witch or water diviner.
I remember that he showed me how to cut a forked branch from a sapling to use as a divining rod. He held it in an overhand grasp and then walked with it in front of him. When the end dipped of its own accord this is where there was water. He could tell by the pull of the rod how deep the well would be.
I’m not sure that I believe in diving for water, but I’ve held it in my hands and felt the pull for myself.
They other thing that he did was fiddle for dances. All of my grandfather’s relatives played various musical instruments. These are things I’ve been told by my mother.
These things I remember: I remember gran’pa sitting at the table just staring and not saying a word. This was his way of letting us know that we needed to pass something to him. I remember him eating peas with his knife and saucering his coffee for it to cool.
I recall his mustache. I’m, at the time of this writing, seventy three years old and I still envy that mustache. It was a glorious, bushy thing that completely covered his lower lip.
I can still see him sitting in his easy chair with his feet propped up in the open door of the oil burner. The oil burning stove sat in the living room and was the only heat for the two story house. Gran’pa would sit there and go to sleep with his eyes open. That both fascinated and frightened me. Once he’d gone to sleep, his pipe would fall out onto his chest. I think every shirt he owned had burn holes in it.
He had holes in more than his clothes. He also had holes in his memory. He knew I was his grandson, but he didn’t recognize my mother as his daughter. He always called her “that woman”. I remember how much that hurt her.
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  • Day 131 in our Texas home
  • *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)

2020 February 09 Sunday

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slept just under six hours this morning. However, I awakened on my own without the aid of an alarm. I guess that means that I had slept enough. Who am I to argue with my body’s determination of how much sleep it requires?

ixty two degrees this morning. No wonder I was too warm under the covers last night. No sunrise photo because of the heavy clouds cover.

astor John Saint’s sermon “THE COURAGE TO BE” was insightful.

s I was using my phone this morning and entering in a message, I got a piece of glass from the cracked screen protector in the tip of my finger.

o once worship and Sunday school were over, we went to Verizon to get a new screen protector. We went to the store closest to home. They did not have one. Rather than drive to the next closest one, I called them and gave them the information about my phone. They said they had one and It was $38.00.

ather than drive to that store, I went to Amazon. My search brought up several options that fit my phone. They ranged in price from $7.99 for a pack of three to $19.99 for a pack of two. Both with guaranteed next day delivery. I ordered the cheapest. Our I f it works, great. If It doesn’t, I’m only or $7.99 and may be able to return them. Right now I’m operating without that screen protector so as to not get more glass in my finger.

This year at Christmas time, I

had a remarkable encounter. I

(Santa) was sitting in my big

chair at Lakeline mall when I

noticed a young woman who

obviously had “special needs”

and her helper standing

outside the set. I went over to

her and was introduced. I was

told that she was deaf and

nearly blind.

I signed, I am Santa, to her. She reached up and felt my face

and hat then took my hand

and pulled it close to her face.

She found the edge of my

glove and was pulling at it. So I

removed the glove so that she

could see/feel my hand. She

then once more examined my

face. After slightly pulling on

my beard (yes it’s real), she

signed that I needed to cut it. I

laughed and signed, I love you

and merry Christmas.
reached up and felt my face

and hat then took my hand

and pulled it close to her face.

She found the edge of my

glove and was pulling at it. So I

removed the glove so that she

could see/feel my hand. She

then once more examined my

face. After slightly pulling on

my beard (yes it’s real), she

signed that I needed to cut it. I

laughed and signed, I love you

and merry Christmas.

o sunset photo because there was no visible sunset. And from the forecast the next four days will be more out the same.

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  • Day 131 in our Texas home
  • *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)