2020 July 02 Honey Be Mine

Thursday

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Ella posted: We’re out for a drive today. We started at the
Texas Honey Hole, A new business in Liberty Hill. Then we went exploring the country North of town.

Ella failed to mention that we purchased cinnamon-coffee infused honey. The honey farm is very near the campground. We’ve had their flavored honey before. I’d purchased it at Parker’s groceries. It’s really good. Ella also purchased some peanutbutter fudge sands a couple of soft drinks.

The next stop was QT for gasoline before going for a drive to recharge the battery. I was concerned that our recent short drives were taking more power than it was putting back into the battery.

It’s becoming harder and harder to find a road that we haven’t traveled.

When we do dings such a road, we may go for several miles before the road just stops and we must backtrack. That’s one of the things that happen in hill country. However, you find many beautiful landscaped along the way.

Once we were home, I was going to sort my pills for the next several weeks. I’ve already placed a refill order with the VA for my medications. There are others that do not go through the VA and I’m low on those also. I placed that order and told Ella. She said she had some to order also. It looks like we will be making a trip to the pharmacy.

The sun is setting in a burnt orange sky. One look at the thermometer tells took why the sky is burnt.

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  • 9 months since we returned to Texas.
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2020 June 25 Sitting Bull

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WeatherBug declares the morning air to be “partly cloudy”. Could be. I won’t know for sure until the fog lifts.Fog has surrounded us. It wraps us in lace curtains that shields us from the sun’s prying eyes and burning glare.

“Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.”

Corrie Ten Boom (1974). “Tramp for the Lord: The Story that Begins Where The Hiding Place Ends”, p.12, CLC Publications
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THROWBACK THURSDAY

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On June 25, 1876, Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in the Battle of the Little Bighorn near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.
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June 2013: I woke in the night with severe back pain. With a history of heart attack, I choose to take the pain seriously and go to the emergency room at the VA in Des Moines, Iowa. Mistake number one. There were ERs much closer AND, if you think you may be having a heart attack, don’t drive anywhere ~ call 911.

At the VA they did an MRI and x-ray. It was not a heart attack, just muscle spasms. I was given muscle relaxers. I was also told that the tests showed a spot on my lung as well as one on my kidney. I was told that a VA doctor would call in the morning about those items.

After nearly two weeks of ME calling THEM, I finally got and appointment. The doctor looked at his computer (never at me) and said, “The spot on your kidney is benign and we’ll just keep an eye on your lung.” This is why I no longer go to the VA when I’m in Iowa.

.Something that most people would never guess about me, most of my life I’ve been an introvert, sometimes bordering on asocial. I wear the persona of a gregarious person, but under that mask, is still the young boy who was in speech therapy for stuttering. On occasion, when stressed, he again controls my tongue.

As a youngster, I would memorize speeches, poems, and parts from plays. When alone, I would practice saying them out loud.

In a college speech class I learned to organize my thoughts for an oral presentation. A good speech is much like music. If music was all one note, played over and over at the same tempo, it would bye only boring noise. I was shown how to change pace, volume, and inflection for emphasis and to keep the audience’s attention.Little did I know how that would be out help to me later on in life, when I began to preach.Watch Ella beat me at a game of Fast Track, and then say I cheat. We also explain the rules and show how to play..

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2020 June 11 Look What Came Today

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ver night was quite comfortable with the bedroom window and all of the ceiling vents open to the night air.

Though we had been awake for several hours, neither of us were inclined to be other than reclined for a long time. Between be quiet or bestired, we chose bestilled. Finally, in bequest of our bodies, we rose.

Knowing that breakfast would be much later than normal, I made it larger and it became brunch.

hile preparing brunch, I also began chopping vegetables for the slow cook setting on the Instapot. I added a precooked pork roast to the pot then a scoop of dried greens powder, some seasonings, and a can of cream of mushroom soup.

After brunch I washed the few dishes from last night and this morning. That served two purposes, clean dishes and clean warmed hands, before checking my blood.

hursday’s are the day that I test my blood’s clotting factor. The target range is between two point zero and two point nine. Today it was two point one. While that technically is in range, I’m going to raise my blood-thinner dosage ever so slightly by one mg.

Speaking if blood-thinner, my prescriptions had been filled and the medications were ready for pickup. Away we flew (obeying all speed laws) to Cedar Park. Upon arriving we packed in “our” pharmacy parking spot. Out of all the times we have picked up medications lately, only once did we have a spot other than number four. Once settled into the spot, the pharmacy was notified that we had arrived.

needed to use the restroom. I haven’t used a public bathroom in nearly three months. The need was greater than my ability to hold it until we returned home. So into the store I went, masked and disinfectant spray bottle in hand. Of course course the handicapped stall was occupied and the other stool was clear to the top in soggy toilet paper. Eww. So I waited. I always feel uncomfortable standing around in the restroom.

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THROW BACK THURSDAY

This was posted one year ago. I think it is even more fitting today.Psalms 46:1-5

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. That is why we are not afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the depths of the sea. Water roars and foams, and mountains shake at the surging waves. Selah There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the holy place where the Most High lives. God is in that city. It cannot fall. God will help it at the break of dawn.

And also for throw back Thursday: this was our patio at Cutty’s Campground in 2014. It was such a nice inviting place to sit with friends in the afternoon.

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2020 June 04 Breakfast Cake

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he sunrise was truly unspectacular with no clouds to add color and the haze in the air blurring the sun’s outline. However, though the rising of the sun deserved no sunrise photograph, the morning was breath-taking. The cloudless sky was haze softened to the palest of silvery blues.

his morning, for breakfast, I experimented. French toast was my inspiration. I combined milk and egg as usual, but rather then dipping bread into the mixture I added pancake mix. I seasoned it with cinnamon and nutmeg. Upon tasting the batter, I added Some sugar, mixed it well, folded the sticky batter into a greased cake pan add baked for about thirty minutes. When I tasted the finished product, I realized I had created … spice cake.

our years ago today the first born of my granddaughters was married. It was an outdoor wedding at Cutty’s Des Moines Camping Club.

Tomorrow, my youngest granddaughter turns ten years old.

Chicken noodle soup assembled for lunch today.

I finished my sermon“A Good Man or a Godly Man?” And recorded it as a podcast. You May listen to it here.

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2020 May 14 Thursday a boy or girl?

In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with your friends.Look at the early morning sky. It’s both pink and blue. Will the new born sun be boy or girl? It took a while for the sun to show his/her face this morning and even then it was quite androginess.Ahh, now I remember the song,

Brother Sun, Sister Moon”

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

I seldom see you seldom hear your tune

Preoccupied with selfish misery

Brother Wind and Sister Air

Open my eyes to visions pure and fair

That I may see the glory around me.

I am God’s creature, of Him I am part

I feel His love awakening my heart.

Brother Sun and Sister Moon

I now do see you, I can hear your tune

So much in love with all that I survey

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Leitch Donovan Phillips
Brother Sun, Sister Moon lyrics © Famous Music Llc, Sony Atv Harmony
Well, that answers that question. The sun is a he.

In Texas this is known as Extra Thin. In the rest of the nation it is known as bread. Thank God for Texas toast.Grandies is a group of seniors who normally (pre-pandemic) meet every Wednesday for some missions work, fellowship, and games. It has been two months since we’ve been able to gather together.Photo & Quote from Facebook

These cool kids, Grandies for Christ, met online today. They were quite happy to see one another. #zoommeeting

Grandies are collecting food for the Kids’ Summer Snacks for Operation Liberty Hill.

Pouches or small boxes of: Dried fruit, raisins, fruit snacks or fruit strips, fruit juice boxes, Nuts, trail mix

Cups of: Jell-O, pudding, mixed fruit, applesauce

Individual sized: Pretzels, Goldfish, cheese crackers, PB crackers, jerky, Slim Jims, cereal packs, Pop Tarts, peanut butter, microwave popcorn

Bars: Granola, breakfast, protein

Small cans of: Vienna sausages, macaroni, tuna, noodles/Ramen, Microwavable bowls of: Soups, Spaghetti O’s, ravioli

Money may also be donated.We will be at the Cross Tracks Church, 101 Church street, Liberty Hill. Come to the worship center drop off door, under the awning, the last 2 Sundays of May (24th & 30th) between 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.No need to come in. Drive up, set the items on the sidewalk and someone will move them inside.We participated in the Front Porch Photos this evening. Jim and Pam came by with their professional type camera and took our photos. I’m not sure just how they will use them to introduce us to the new pastor, who will be arriving in June (?). However they use them, it was time for an updated photo “book” of our congregation anyway.

This is an extreme Throw Back Thursday, all the way back to the tenth century in Wales.

  • I’ve traced the Davis family tree to Jafeth my 29th great grandfather who was born sometime in the early nine hundreds in Wales.

  • It would be eleven more generations before the use of surnames (last names) was common. Which is when my nineteenth great grandfather, Sir John Dafydd, was born in 1347 in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

  • Sir James Griffith Davyd was the last of the line born in Wales (1487).

  • His son Sir Robert John Davys was born in Acton Turville, Gloucestershire, England in 1500.

  • Captain James Davis, my 11th great grandfather was born in England but sailed to America around 1607 and established a colony where a new ship was built to sale back to England for more passengers. Upon his return, a new colony was established in Virginia and he became its governor.

  • His son, John Davis, was born 1610 in Virginia making him the first in the line to be born in the New World.

  • Captain Jesse Davis was my 4th great grandfather, born 1756 in Campbell, Virginia. He became a Captain in the Revolutionary War. After the war, he was granted thousands of acres of land on Virginia and Kentucky by General George Washington.

  • My 3rd great grandfather, George Davis (1785) was three years old and living in Halifax, Virginia when it became the 10th state admitted to the union in 1788.

  • 2nd great grandfather Charles F. Davis was born in Estill. Kentucky, lived for a while in Edgar Illinois before moving the family to Benton, Iowa.

  • During the American Civil War the Battle of Bull Run was fought on the land given by George Washington to Captain Jessie Davis.

  • Charles F. Davis’s daughter Lucinda, my great grandmother (1847-1892) was born in Edgar, Illinois before the family moved to Iowa in 1860, just before the start of the Civil War.

  • Her son, my grandfather Aldo Coons, was born two years after the civil war.

History is so much closer than we usually consider it to be.

Since it was so cool out (88°), I decided to make and bake some cookies this evening. You did hear the sarcasm in my voice there, right? I limited the baking to ten, and those in the convection oven. That is the only thing I prepared for supper. Now, if I can just keep Ella from eating the dough by the spoonful. Don’t tell her I said that.Still plenty warm at sundown.
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Day 226, in Texas.Days being self isolated

2020 May 07 Thursday

In Liberty Hill, Texas

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How slowly the sunrise rises some days.

Steady winds of 15 to 20 and gusts up to 30 mph. I’ll not complain. The windows and door is open and it feels great indoors and out.

Here it’s today’s short video

Amazon no longer shipping my roll of insulation by United States Postal Service. Now coming by FedEx due May 7-12

Wal-Mart now says that the drawers will arrive tomorrow.

I understand that, due to COVID-19, nothing is running as it did before. And Wal-Mart and Amazon should understand that also. So why did they give me the SPECIFIC date of May 6th, knowing that possible delays might happen? They should have done, as Amazon now has, and given a range of dates. Then I would not have sat outside eagerly awaiting their arrival yesterday. Okay, end of rant number one.

The mowers arrived at eight o’clock this morning. That’s not a problem for me, since I’d been up for hours. However, my bride was still sleeping, as I imagine were many others in the park. End of rant number two.

Eggs, bacon, potatoes, tomatoes, and cheese, breakfast casserole. Yum!. And, bonus bonus, there is enough for tomorrow.

The trash men were here a little after nine today. And that’s when Ella decided that it was time to rise and shine. Notice that the work men are wearing no masks. I know how many snot covered tissues I contributed to that trash. So why would they not wear masks all the time, not just now?

May 8, 2015 at Cutty’s Des Moines campground.

Ella’s eyes are not focusing properly. So this morning she had an appointment with Wolf Eye Clinic. They are the ones who had preformed her cataract surgery. They found that one of the plastic lenses that had been implanted had a film over it. It 7 she’ll be able to walk out good as new.

I did a little yard work in the afternoon. It is easy to mow my little strip of grass with a weed eater. Ella has put some flowers in hanging pots and I’ve applied a new coat of paint to our table on the patio. The patio (and everything else) is covered with maple tree seeds. We sweep them off and the wind blows more down. Sometimes it sounds like rain on the roof. I wish that the song birds would eat them. However, I don’t think even the rabbits will eat them.”

We went for a nice walk this afternoon. About twice as far as our usual walk to the mailbox and back. Checking out the wildflowers as we went.

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Then it was time to sit a spell in the afternoon shade.

Opps! This morning I opened the truck windows so it wouldn’t build up so much heat. I left the ignition switch in the on position all day. I received the following email from my truck!

Hi TOM,
Your 2001 GMC SIERRA 2500HD has triggered a “ Red ” battery alert at 12:58 PM on 05/07/2020.
The status of your vehicle’s battery is critical (below 11.8V) and needs attention immediately,”

Sure enough, the battery is dead. I’ll have to wait until tomorrow and see if I can get a battery boost. Once it’s started, we will go for a long drive to charge the battery.

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Day 219, in Texas.

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Days being self isolated

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Great news from the Iowa Governor! Cutty’s Des Moines campground opens tomorrow, Friday, May 8th.
Please stay home if you’re sick.
We are restricted to self-contained units only. Guidelines require us to keep the bathhouses and Clubhouse closed.
Social distancing is still required by the State of Iowa:
Limit groups to 10 or less, including you, your family and guests.
Keep 6 ft distance, other than those in your immediate household.
Everyone must check in at the Gatehouse:
The Gatehouse will be working as a drive thru only.
No one is allowed inside the Gatehouse.
Everyone will need to put their own garbage located in dumpsters around the campground.
Only exterior RV repairs will be made until further notice.
Parents please keep children off of playground equipment. Playgrounds are still restricted by the Governor. Sports equipment and boat rentals are prohibited until further notice.
The Dog Park is open social distancing applies. It is recommended that you sanitize your hands after leave the Dog Park.
Fishing is permitted, but please use social distancing.
Cutty’s will not be having any organized activities until we get guidelines from Governor. We will be reworking the activities schedule and will inform everyone as soon as we can.
Golf cart stickers will be available at the Gatehouse.
Golf cart rules are in effect.
Again, use social distancing.
We are still working out details on opening the Store, Snack Bar, Clubhouse, Rentals and Pools. We are still waiting on restrictions to be removed and state guidelines set before we can move forward.
Security will be available by the security phone at 515-202-8551 and will be making patrols. All normal Cutty’s rules are in effect. The Polk County Sheriff’s department, which frequently patrols the campground, will be enforcing social distancing rules as well.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Brian Hebron, General Manager

2020 April 30 Thursday

In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with a friend.www.TomAndEllaJournal.com Very bright sun in today’s anyBacon and eggs for breakfast.If you Watch this video you’ll see went I didn’t much today. I was too busy videoing and editing.Morning coffee for me and my gal.Breakfast it’s serf set set served.Thursday means it is time to check my blood’s clotting factor.Ella beating mugger at Fast Track again.I worked more on preparing the truck topper.LunchSupper

Days end
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Day 212, in Texas.©2020 Thomas E WilliamsDays being self isolated

2020 April 16 Throwback Thursday

In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with a friend. www.TomAndEllaJournal.comAudio journal https://www.spreaker.com/user/12220003ach morning has been slightly warmer than the preceding day. This has been a good thing. However, as all good things go, it can be carried too far. Once it reaches the mid sixties, as far as I’m concerned, it can cease becoming warmer each day.hese power poles are a distraction. However, they also add some visual context. Whereas, if I crop them out of the photograph, the image of the sun becomes less interesting. And, considering how boring it was before, less is not more in this photograph..he groundskeepers were out and working early this morning. Many here at the Stocktank have no jobs to go to during this time of isolation. The sound of mowers and trimmers outside their bedroom windows might have been unwelcome. Yeah, let’s say, unwelcome. That being said, it is nice to see the foliage (I’m loath to call it grass) cut level again. I will miss the proliferation of wildflowers.ggs, bacon, hashbrowns, and biscuits for breakfast. Thanks to the Bisquick in yesterday’s care package. Sorry that the picture came so late in the meal.esterday I added padding to the tailgate. It is so much easier on old knees. That padding made a world of difference as I crawled in and out of the topper today.installed some LED lights which will be essential for nighttime use.ext I hung screening, just in case we do use it for short term camping. Got to keep mosquitos and other buzzing pests out. Besides, it’s just cool to have screen, right?.While I was playing in my “clubhouse” Ella was busy doing laundry.And, lest to think I had no hand in the laundry, I carried Manny loads of rainwater into the house. The water was brought to a near boil, then carefully carried down the deck steps and poured into the ice chests which we are using for laundry tubs. This scenario was repeated until the formerly cold water was brought to a warmth pleasant to the hands. I also did a small amount of sloshing the clothes about and hand wringing. Not as much as my bride, it’s true, but some..The clothes were all washed and hung in the sun and breeze to dry. It was approaching one thirty and I hadn’t started any lunch. Previously, it had been decided to venture to the local grocery for milk and eggs. With a trip to town already decided, a drive through Golden Chick seemed to settle the question of lunch.pon returning home, it was time to recline and let the breezes flow across our weary bodies.

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Day 198 , in Texas.Day 32 being self isolated.

2020 April 09 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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hat a beautiful morning! Seventy two degrees and a gentle breeze, that just barely moves the leaves. This is the kind of weather I would vote for on a year ’round basis. Who is with me? Write the National Weather Bureau and demand that they that they maintain a constant seventy two all year. And … and … no snow … except Christmas Eve and Christmas morning! Grin.

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atmeal with raisins sounded perfect for breakfast. However, I forgot the raisins. Ella, echoing her daddy, calls it oatmeal with bugs. I will just have to add the bugs next time.

he back counter in our RV has become the drop zone for stuff for which we don’t really have a designated home. The chore de jour was to find hidey holes for all those sundry items. You can believe that it took over an hour, with the two of us working together, before we ~ called a timeout.

We had a “real” meal for lunch. Roast beef, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, and the last of the cornpone.

e had a severe thunderstorm pass through. It couldn’t stay long, had business elsewhere I reckon. The wind came first, like a herald before the king. There were no trumpets but I’ll grant you this, there was plenty of blowing.

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Beginning to end the rain lasted about a half an hour. the wind never let up and the rain was falling sideways. I was surprised that we even managed to capture six inches of rain. I was surprised any of it hit the ground at all. So much debris we blown into the tub, that I dumped it. We should have more rainfall before Monday’s laundry day. And perhaps no more rubble will get into the tub next time.

nce the storm had passed over, we went for a walk to check on the mail box. Seemed appropriate since this is Passover. Chag Pesach Sameach!

Our neighbor seems to have damage to their awning and freestanding canopy.

thought she was trying to sit in my chair and missed. But she said she was backing up and tripped. Ella was also congratulating herself for only falling twice this year. I didn’t point out that we’re less than a third of the way through this year.

From 2018

THINGS NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT GROWING OLD

GROWING OLD

Nobody said it would be this difficult and sometimes painful to just to get dressed in the morning.

Nobody explained that one third of my income would be spent on doctors, medications, and supplements. And that was after the insurance had paid.

I don’t recall anyone explaining about the mysterious “traveling” pain that would move from body part to body part.

Who would have thought that retirement could be so tiring and busy?

There are bits and pieces of me missing more everyday, hair, teeth, eyesight, hearing, and memory.

Speaking of memory, there’s the panic when I forget something … did I just forget or is it dementia?

Also that social filter in your head, that keeps you from saying what you really think, gets weaker and less effective every day.

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Day 191 in TexasDay 25 of us being self isolated.

2020 March 26 Thursday

2020 March 26 Thursday in Liberty Hill TexasWelcome to our daily journal! You can also follow us on our new podcast.

Day thirteen of being self isolated, because not wanting to be around folks with the corona-virus.

nice morning for having The door open. The leaves on the trees are rejoicing in the same breezes that make the bushes dance. By three thirty the shrubbery chorus line was still dancing, when we shut the door against the heat.

azy clouds have blotted out the sun once again. I suspect he may have the last laugh later today. And laugh loud and long the sun did, while turning his people-cooker to a simmering eighty five.

Kramer the cat loved to sit in the sunlight. Eight years ago her larger than life shadow stood guard over the kitchen cabinets in our RoadRanger fifth-wheel trailer.

Today I miss Kramer and the RoadRanger. Both gone to wherever expired cats and RVs go.

spent a few hours in the pickup topper this afternoon. Removing Ella and my duffle bags, inventorying and sorting our clothing. I also lightened the duffle’s loads by removing non-clothing items. That reduced the bulk by half and the weight by a fourth. The extracted items are now stored on a shelf. I found only one item, a towel, that became damp when its storage bag had popped a seam.n the heat of the day, we took or daily walk to check the mail and enjoy the natural world, which cares not for our worries. Because nature worries not, we can also release ours and just soak in the beauty.

God bless and g’nite.

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