2020 March 19 Thursday

2020 March 19 Thursday in Liberty Hill Texas

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Day six of being self isolated because of the corona-virus.

Throw back from October 2018. I was up to some Do-It-Yourself projects.

I ordered new headlights. The old ones have becomes so yellowed with age that they were nearly useless at night. The package arrived yesterday afternoon but I didn’t open them until this afternoon. It was a simple thing to remove the old ones and replace them with the new. They even came with bulbs. The bulbs were still good in the old set so now I have a spare set.

On the way home from choir practice this evening the difference in the headlights was remarkable. I think the low beams illuminated more than the old high beams.

I am building a deck for our RV. Replacing the foldout RV steps with standard stairs should make it easier to get in and out. I placed an order online with Home Depot. While at the center I received a text that it was ready. At Home Depot I just needed to show them the order number and a photo ID. A young man (at nearly 72 nearly everyone is a young man) named Steve brought up a cart with my items and loaded then into the truck.

lla and I took a quarter mile trek around the Stocktank today. To document it, I started the record button on my cell phone and then put it in my shirt pocket, making sure that the camera was out far enough to “see”what we were doing. When we returned home, I opened the file to see what I had recorded. My shirt is what I recorded. I had the camera turned backwards, facing my shirt.Ribs, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and biscuits for lunch. Yum.lla’s prescriptions were ready at Wal-Mart this afternoon. So off I went. As l long as I was going, I did some grocery shopping also. Most of the things I wanted were still our of stock. However, while I was checking out the cereals, I noticed a package kind of half hidden. At first, I thought it was paper towels. But I was wrong, it was eight rolls of toilet tissue.nderstand, the shelves were bare of tp, paper towels,and napkins. Yet someone had left that “Easter Egg” for me to find. Also understand that I didn’t buy them to hoard against the “end of the world,” as so many seem to be doing. Given the choice, I would have only purchased four rolls, which was all that I needed to restock our cupboard.

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Day 171 in Texas

2020 February 24 Monday

2020 February 24 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas http://www.tomandellajournal.comMail to: TomAndEllaJournal@gmail.comt stayed very comfortable overnight in the RV with no heaters running. It wasn’t quite warm enough to have the bedroom windows open though.hat’s all she wrote. I was very fortunate to have checked the sky at just the right moment. Earlier it had been a completely gray sky. Moments after taking this photo, the sky was once again the color of a weathered tombstone.erhaps the reason my thoughts are also gray today is because it was four years ago today that my sister, Maryann, died. She was the last of my immediate family.

  • My father died of cancer in 1952 at the age of 45.
  • My youngest sister committed suicide in 1956 after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 21.
  • My mother died in 1994 from complications from a fall and broken leg. She was 87.
  • My brother died of cancer in 1994 at the age of 63.
  • Maryann died in 2016 at the age loud 83.

still have plenty of family left, but they are all younger than I: Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, great great great nieces and nephews, and all those in-laws and out-laws. There are also all of those exchange students that we’ve hosted over the years, all are family.his small tree, at the Georgetown Senior Center, though not in full bloom, is looking very spring-like.At the center we played a couple of games of Fast Track. My partner and I lost both games. We will take the game back to the center tomorrow, In hope of having them join us for games again.e took a slightly longer route home from the center. We were following the advice of our HUMx device as we searched for the best gasoline price. We saved six cents per gallon on twenty five gallons. I think that means that I saved a dollar and a half.here was a nice progression as the clouds and sun interacted at sunset

nce again I was unable to get to sleep until shortly before midnight. I might have gotten to sleep earlier if I hadn’t been having some lose bowel movements that kept me running. I know … too much information. However, this blog is also written FOR ME. It is a way to track my health issues. Along that line, I didn’t get a photo of the scale this morning but it read 299.0. I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t lost some pounds last night, let alone show that I’d gained some.
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  • Day 146 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 January 29 Wednesday

2020 January 29 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Sleep comes not early nor tarrys long at my bedside.

e’re looking forward to some goods passive solar to warm our home today.

ne of the troublesome things about waking early is that it takes duo looking for the sun to rise above the horizon. I’m awake, give me light!

Our Grandies** meeting lasted from nine until ten thirty. Normally we would have played canasta before heading home. Today, however, we brought or Fast Track game and played that instead. Bill, Karen, Rex, Ella and I played one game before Ella and I had to leave.

We took a little road trip this afternoon.

Arik, my oldest son, took us to a barbeque place in Pfluggerville Texas. Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbeque is not a fancy place at all. It is located in a small stripmall behind a gas station.

wanted to take a picture of the Traditional BBQ Sandwich. However, it was to darn good to put down for the photo. It was a true melt-in-your-mouth-and-4-napkins kind of sandwich.

e had choir practice tonight. We often practice in the chapel which was the the original church building on this property. It was constructed 150 years ago.

his sunset photo was actually taken before we left for for practice. That means that the sun had set before I took the above photo of the chapel. But the camera auto adjusted for the low light and made it much brighter than it truly was.

his was the moon and Venus that were shining so brightly when we came out of choir practice.

God bless and g’nite

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  • Day 121 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)