2019 February 15 Friday

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2019 February 15 Friday in Liberty Hill and Leander, Texas

47° at midnight and up tio 87° buy 3:00pm.

We had migas for breakfast/brunch this morning… or at least something LIKE migas. Bacon, egg, cheese, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, celery (just because I had two small stalks that needed to be used), and home made tortilla chips.

There were four washer loads of clothes that needed to be taken to the laundromat in Leander. So we did.

I told you a couple days ago that I would show you how I was going to use the eye bolts that I purchased.

I use them to secure the home made bed cover. Previously I used hold down bolts with wingnuts.

However, the eye bolts are easier to turn when I want to remove them to open the cover. Plus I can use them for tie downs when needed.

Ella had therapy this afternoon but will not again until next Wednesday. Time off for good behavior?

We ate a late lunch at Chicken Express. I really like their ever changing sign.

My favorite sign read, “The boss told me to change the sign. So I did.”

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 13 Wednesday

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2019 February 13 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

29° outside overnight due to no cloud cover. But the sun came up nice and bright. It reached 62° before clouds rolled in. The good news is, the clouds will act like a blanket to keep our heat from slipping out into space. It is supposed to only drop to 57° tonight.

Grandies had some special visitors today. The children in our churches daycare/preschool brought valentines, that they had made, to us.

8 of us stayed and played canasta after the meeting. We had two tables of four.

There were two hours between Grandies and Ella’s physical therapy session. It didn’t seem practical to drive all the way home and back again. We went to Hobo Junction for lunch and ate real slow. I have the same thing every time we eat there. The waitstaff know my order but Ella had to think about hers.

She settled on a chicken club and fries. This was her leftovers!

We still arrived with time to spare for her therapy.

That was the end of our adventures fire today.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 12 Tuesday

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2019 February 12 Tuesday in Liberty Hill and Georgetown, Texas

42° outside overnight and 62° inside when I woke at 5 this morning. That’s great sleeping weather but a little chilly tho be running around in my skivvies. I turned up the heat and crawled back under the covers. It reached 65 this afternoon under a cloudless sky.

I intended tho workinn my daily devotions blog. I must have thought too long because I woke again at 8. Then I really did write inn that blog. So it was nearly 9:30 when I once more ventured from the warmth of the bed. By then out was 72 inside and glaring bright sunshine outside.

I cooked cubed ham, diced bell pepper and eggs all scrambled together.

We had lunch at the Georgetown senior center and played some games, just the two of us. We were hoping that bingo would be played but no. No one plays games here. They sit and watch old black and white tv shows with the sound turned off.

We stopped at Home Depot sho I could purchase some eyebolts. I’ll part something about those later.

Then it was across the street to Wal-Mart for somethings that we didn’t need, but wanted.

The Tuesday prayer meeting was cancelled. I don’t know why. Cancelled on count of good weather? The sun shone today! I was beginning to think it had forgotten how.

No clouds at sunset either.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 09 Saturday

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2019 February 09 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

29° one degree warmer than yesterday. And got to 36. It’s a warming trend … It must be global warming! Grin. Seriously though, it is supposed to very slowly keep warming all day and through the night.

Rudolf the red nosed pickup was coated in ice from the freezing rain last night/early this morning.

These photos were shot through the bedroom window. I’m not going outside for awhile (if ever) today because the deck and stairs are also coated with ice. I’m old and brittle … can’t risk a fall.

Here are photos of the deck.

I made some Irish soda bread today. Since it was a cold day, I’d baked a breakfast casserole that we had for brunch. While it was baking, I prepared the soda bread. Once the casserole was done, I cranked the oven too 425° and put the soda bread in to bake. It turned out very well, if I do say so myself.

We played games and Ella beat me every single time.

Neither of us ventured out the door today

Ella is healing nicely. She is ante to dress and undress herself most of the time now. She can get into the truck by herself, though I still stand behind her to make sure sheer doesn’t fall backward. I then help her with the seatbelt.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 08 Friday

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2019 February 08 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

28° what more can be said about that? It peeked out at 34.

Another gray flannel sky this morning.

And look at these tiny little ice pellets. They are too small to be hail and too big to be sleet.

For the last couple of days I’ve had an ear ache and I have been trying to tough it out. Today I was hurting badly enough to make a doctor’s appointment.

At first it appeared to be plugged with ear wax. They poured some hydrogen peroxide in my ear and let it set for 5 minutes. Then they came in with a huge shringe full of warm water and squirted that in my ear many times over. Then they examined it again and saw something else far back in the eat canal. Carefully they removed it.

It was the rubber pad from an earbud. I can’t hear much in that ear anyway so I never noticed a change in my hearing. I’ve no idea how long it had been in there.

The 50+ group at Leander United Methodist Church hosted a Valentine lunch today.

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The panorama photo below shows how well attended it was.

After the meal, there was a game where we had to identify various candies and answer some trivia about candy. I didn’t do well. Even when they gave the answers I hadn’t heard of at least 1/3 of them. I was proud of the fact that I knew where the name for Snickers candybars came from. I’m not giving you the answer. Go ahead and Google it.

When we arrived home the effects of the “blizzard” were clearly seen.

We continued receiving more snow on into the night.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 07 Thursday

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2019 February 07 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

57° and with passing rain showers.

The Weatherbug app said it reached 68° today. That must have been from 1:00 to 1:01 p.m. ’cause I never saw it.

The forecast is for the temperature to slowly drop down to freezing by midnight tonight.

Our truck is in for repair (see yesterday’s post) and I hope to hear from them this morning about the cause and the cure.

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I heard. It was the alternator as suspected. John, a neighbor, was kind enough to give me a ride into town, where i picked up the truck. I came back home and got Ella before going to the Over the Hill Gang for lunch and games.

The photo below shows that the sky didn’t change much as the day progressed.

After lunch at the OTHG we played Canasta

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Ella once again had as hour’s worth of physical therapy today

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As day fades into night the sky puts on one last remarkable show for the day.

G’night and God bless.

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2019 February 06 Wednesday

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2019 February 06 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

64° and completing overcast. This is sunrise (?) today.

We made it to Grandies this morning. Stayed and played canasta after the meeting. There were 17 people there today which is a really large group.

After the meeting and after the canasta we went over to the physical therapist where Ella was subjected to the torture of a physical therapist. From there we went home I did dishes and we took naps.

In the evening we headed in town for choir practice. On the way into town the idiot light battery indicator came on and I watchd the amp meter slowly fade away. We lost all the gauges but we made it all the way into town to the corner of 1869 and the 332 Loop when the truck completely died at a stop sign. I got out of the truck and signaled to the people behind me to come around. But instead of coming around they pulled up beside me on the curbside and into a parking space. Four guys got out and they were going to push me up the hill and around the corner. I said, “No just let me back into that spot that you’re in.” I had no power but I just put it in neutral and coastef backwards into the parking space.

They put jumper cables on and the truck started. Shortly after the cables were removed, the gauges all quit and then the truck died. The consensus was that it was the alternator.

I called Good Sam roadside assistance and they contacted a local deal who could work on it tomorrow. A tow services was also called to move it to the repair shop.

In the mean time the guys, who had stopped to help, took Ella to the church and then came back to check on me. Thank you God.

The tow service driver dropped me off at the church for choir practice. After practice one of our friends drove us home.

G’night and God bless.

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