2020 June 09 A Bomb In Our Home

Tuesday

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Just a mite warm this morning and headed toward danged uncomfortable.I‘m quite pleased with this photograph of the rising sun. Generally, I like to crop it to a smaller section of the sky. However, today the broader view was better. The grander scale of the sun radiating from behind the clouds was more pleasing.We have been plagued by tiny, flying, creatures flitting around us as we read or try to sleep. Ella had an appointment for a haircut this morning. Before we left home, I set off a bug bomb to be shed of the wee beasties.Once we returned home, we had to open the door, windows, and ceiling vents to allow and lingering poison to dissipate and then we needed to leave for a couple of hours. Yes, with a heat advisory in effect, we had to leave our home open.Okay, I know that I’m just a guy, but does her hair really look that different?We drove to accomplish several things. Number one was to do something while the air in our home cleared out. Number two was to recharge the truck battery. Number three was to drive a road we hadn’t before. Number four was to keep moving and force air through the truck windows (we have no working a/c in the truck).Nearly the same road, there and back again.We gave this young man a bottle of water while we waited. They are widening the road several places along our traveled highways. I know that being a flagger isn’t exactly a skilled-labor job, but I hope they are well compensated for standing for long hours in the 100° weather..Oh yes, a follow up … no little flying bugs tonight.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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  • 8 months 9 days since we returned to Texas.
  • 2 months and 26 days being self isolated.

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2020 May 31 Busy Busy Day

Sunday

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The sky was pretty and odd at the same time this morning.This morning the worship service participants gathered “together” while maintaining distancing. We were there to do the first LIVE broadcast from our chapel. Previously, it had been pre recorded as segments and then stitched together for broadcast.I had two parts in the service. I didn’t realize that the podium mike want live or I would have used my “preacher voice” to make myself heard.Video “Life in the Spirit”This was our Zoom Sunday school class today. Next week we are going to attempt a mask to mask gathering on the worship center’s foyer.After Sunday school, Ella and I went to Sonic for lunch and then back to the church church to await people driving by to deliver food for the Kids’ Summer Snack Program. A program to feed children who, through the school year, rely on the school lunch for what may be their only meal of the day.We also received more aluminum cans which we will sell at the metal reclamation center. The money is used to support the Grandies various ministries. We also save the pull tabs for donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.Since not all of the donated cans have the tabs removed nor are they all crushed to save space, Ella and I have been and will continue to both collect the tabs and crush the cans prior to taking them for recycling.We finished at four for collecting food and cans. We them drove to Cedar Park to purchase Ella’s medications. She decided to go into the store for a few others items as well. She came back to the car with her purchases and we drove away. That was when she said, “I forgot the prescriptions.” Sooooo, I turned around and went back. This time we parked and had them bring them to the truck.It was differently nap time when we returned home ten hours after we left.Thanks again for stopping by. Share this with your friends. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. Remember, we love you.

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  • 7 months 31 days since we returned to Texas.
  • 2 months and 17 days being self isolated.

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2020 May 17 Veterans’ Names

Sunday In Liberty Hill, Texas

Welcome to our daily journal. Share it with your friends.7 months 17 days since we returned to Texas.63 days being self isolated.Yesterday, Ella and I did something that we’ve been meaning to do for several years now. It just never seemed the right time to do it.Yesterday we visited Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Liberty Hill.All branches of the service are represented here. I’m curious if all of these people died in service of their country or are they just people from Liberty Hill who served? I shouldn’t have used the term “just people who served.” Certainly serving is important enough. You shouldn’t have to die to earn your name on a wall.I think I was I the army with this guy, but can’t seem to remember his name.’ll have my name on a wall someday. I already have a spot at a veterans cemetery. It’s one of my benifits. Ya gotta use ’em all, ya know.Today we once again sat in the parking lot of Cross Tracks Church. Youth Pastor Josh did the entire service live via Facebook. We could see him through the windows as he broadcast his sermon “Sink“.While still in the church parking lot, we attended Sunday school through Zoom. I think we are really getting the hang of using it now. I wish I would have thought to take some agree screen shots.After worship and Sunday school we drive to Wal-Mart in Cedar Park to pick up my prescription. You just pull into a special parking spot, call the number on the sign, tell them what spot you are in, give them your name and birthday. A gloved and masked person brings your meds to you, asks some identifying questions (which you mumble through your mask(, you give them a credit card which they run as credit so that you don’t need to tough the key pad. You get your card back, (sanitize it) your pills, and they email the receipt. I like it. I hope that this is the new normal from now on.Thanks again for stopping by. See y’all again tomorrow. Stay safe. We love you.God bless and g’day.

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2020 May 13 Wednesday Gray Day Gray Close

In Liberty Hill, Texas

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This morning Ella let out a long sigh and said, “I’m getting old.” To which I replied, “Yes you are. And you’re dragging me right along with you.” Should I have responded differently?

Our neighborhood as seen from space. You wouldn’t necessarily think that such a small grouping as this to be as diverse as it is. The age range is from small children to people in their seventies and beyond. There are folks here from different ethnic and racial groups. There are single men and women as well as married / partnerships. There are able bodied folks, disabled, and differently abled. People have arrived here by diverse routes, from within Texas, and those from beyond the boarders of Texas and the United states. There are working men and women plus those living on disability insurance, pensions, and social security. Yes, for such a small slice of society’s pie, we have a lot of flavors.

Heating rainwater for doing laundry. Carry water in, heat it, carry it out, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat, and repeat, and …

Wash in the small cooler, wring, rinse in the large cooler, wring and

Hang them on the drying rack.

What doesn’t fit on the racks gets hung over the porch railing.

Now, crash in the recliner until time to being them in, once dry.

P.S. I did help also, mostly with the jeans and heavier items..

The clothes dried at different rates. Clothes on the outside edge of the racks dried faster. Some pieces dried on one side but not the other. Those were turned around. Little by little these dry fruits of our labors were picked and brought inside.

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Day 225, in Texas.Days being self isolated