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Starting Over … Again!

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Once again I’m starting over on my blog. There was some difficulty with the previous hosting and none of the 475 posts would show up when RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla.com was searched for. So I’ve switched to a different hosting platform and am trying to rebuild. Keep in mind that some of these posts go back to 2011.  That is a lot of posts to copy and paste. Please keep checking back. Thanks for your interest and your patience.

 

2018 October 18 Thursday

41° and cloudy with a flash flood warning until Friday morning.

When I tried to check my INR (blood clottingl factor) the meter did not work. I needed to replace the batteries. But I don’t didn’t have the 4 AAA batteries I needed.

We went to the Over The Hill Gang for lunch and games. The cooks there are aware of how severe my onion allergy is. So they always makes sure that there is some onions free choices for me. They are a blessing to me.

Canasta was played after lunch.

Before returning home we stopped at Dollar. General for AAA batteries.

At home, after installing the batteries, I tested blood. It was in the normal range.

So ends another dreary, doggy day.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 17 Wednesday

2018 October 17 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

44 degrees and raining to start the day. It did reach the high of 51 by 2 in the afternoon, still overcast and still drizzle.

This photo could have been taken at any time today because this is how it looked all day.

Before going to grandies this morning we stopped at Subway and picked up sandwiches for lunch. This was supposed to be a brown bag lunch day at grandies however only four of us brought our lunches. Most of them left right after the meeting rather than stay to play a game. Which was pretty unusual. Six of us played canasta.

Cell phones don’t get very good reception in our RV Park. So if we want to make call, we usually do that while we are in town. Since we were in town I called Becky, my ex, to see how they were doing with the flooding in the area. she and Dave have not been too badly affected by the flooding. And we assured her that we are all right also.

Supper with some of your choir members at Dahlias this event before going to choir.

Choir practice in the original church this is now the chapter

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 16 Tuesday

2018 October 16 Tuesday in Liberty Hill and Georgetown

41° rain and wind that reached a high of 45° with rain and wind.

The South San Gabriel River bridge on 1869 (our main road from home into Liberty Hill) flooded over during the early morning hours today. By the time we went over it at around ten this morning, the water was once again running late under the bridge. However they was debris from the flooding still on the bridge. I didn’t think to take pictures this morning. I did take pictures on our return home this afternoon. This is the South San Gabriel River which most of the year can be walked across and maybe get your ankles wet

And this is the Little San Gabriel which is normally dry enough to not get the bottom of your feet wet.

Despite the flooding and the rain,

we made it to the Georgetown senior center for lunch. Once again no one stayed to play bingo.

When we arrived home it was about 57° inside. I turned the heat on and before long it was a comfortable 68°.

Tuesday night prayer meeting went from 7 to 8.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 15 Monday

2018 October 15 Monday in Liberty Hill, Leander, and Cedar Park, Texas

35° windy (feels like 31) and rain. It rained constantly all day, some times harder than others but never stopping.

This first image is from 3:30 a.m. I’ll explain why I was awake at that time, in a moment. The second image is from 9:25 p.m. We were never in the center of the storm, but it just kept coming.

Leander Senior Center is where we had lunch (baked chicken, brussel sprouts, and diced potatoes). The only ones there were Jerry, Gloria, Ella and I.We played Rummikub until one Arlette arrived. I stopped playing so d she could play. Another woman named Sue (which we’d never meet before) and Fran also arrived. That was the total turnout for lunch.

The center also prepares meals for the Head Start day care and for z Meals On Wheels. Which is a great use of country resources. However, this creates a parking problem. There are only three designated handicap parking spots plus one for the center manager. If you look at the photo below, you will see that two spots appear to be open. However the delivery drivers for the Meals On Wheels are blocking the spots. They are technically not taking the handicap parking spots. However they are blocking them so that no one else may use them.

After lunch we went to Walmart. I needed to buy some camping chairs. Next Sunday we have family coming out for a meal. And we have not enough chairs. I purchased two extra large heavy duty (500 lb. capacity) camping chairs and for regular camping chairs.

Upon returning home we played games, read, watched television, and napped. Not much else to do on a cold rainy windy day.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 14 Sunday

2018 October 14 Sunday in Liberty Hill and Cedar Park, Texas

63° that reached 86 under make sunny skies.

It was a usual Sunday morning with breakfast at church. We sang in the choir for the nine o’clock service. Pastor Saint did an excellent, thought provoking sermon on Mark 10:17-31. We also had a guest soloist on the harp. I’m sorry I don’t remember her name. While she played the sanctuary was dead silent except for the harp. No children making noise, no one whispering, no rustling of papers, nor clearing of throats. Everyone was captivated by the beautiful music.

After church and Sunday school, we drove to Cedar Park for prescriptions and a few groceries.

It was a day of rest.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 13 Saturday

2018 October 13 Saturday in Liberty Hill and Kerrville, Texas

69° and rain. The puddles still had not dried since the rain ended on Tuesday. Now they’re getting a refill. The ten day forecast had rain everyday for the next right days. Something you need to know about our section of the Texas Hill country, it is rocks and hills with no depth of soil. That means the rain either runs down the hill (and across the road – turn around don’t drown) or it just sits there in puddles until they evaporate.

After years of drought, the rain is needed. However, coming like it has been, it is causing flash floods. The Llano River, which has been described as “a mile wide and an inch deep” roared through Junction, Texas at thirty-plus feet last week. Four men were swept away. They’ve found two of the bodies. One woman hung onto some debris for before being rescued twenty miles down stream. An RV park was totally destroyed and many homes were damaged. our friend Judy who pastors the United Methodist Church in Menard, which is about 31 miles from Junction Texas, went on a mission trip to Junction to help with the cleanup.

This morning Ella assisted at the first ever Rummage Sale for Sonshine Friends preschool. There was a lot of stuff there for first-time rummage sale. attendance didn’t seem to be great but again it’s the first time if they make this an annual event it probably will grow a lot stronger.

We left the rummage sale and headed to Kerrville by way of Bertram, Burnet, and Marble Falls. With a stop in Marble Falls for lunch at KFC/LJS.

The only problem was that I thought The Loan Star Santa’s were to meet at five o’clock. Which was wrong. It was to start at one. We arrived at about three and left about four thirty. Which got us home at almost six thirty. I hope to have pictures later.

I’m plumb tuckered out.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 October 11, 2918 Thursday

2018 October 11, 2918 Thursday in Liberty Hill and Cedar Park, Texas

69° with scattered clouds in the East. 73° for the high under overcast sky at mid day.

I made a quick cherry cobbler before breakfast. That was to take to the Over The Hill.

Meatloaf was on the menu today. I asked about onions and was told that the meatloaf did contain onions. Thankfully there was beans and corn bread and a tomato lettuce salad.

We were unable to stay for games after lunch because Ella has an ENT appointment at one o’clock in Cedar Park.

The ENT doctor removed the tube from Ella’s ear. It had worked it’s way mostly out of the eardrum on its own.

She has some pressure in her ears. The doctor prescribed done medication and had it called in to the pharmacy.

I took the scenic route home.

I finished the patching of the roof by painting it with the rubber roofing compound.

G’nite y’all!

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