2019 November 08 Friday

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  • 2019 November 08 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

t appears that the sky has gone into reruns or instant replay. Maybe God got a special deal on grey sky paint. Dark and dreary isn’t my favorite color scheme.

raffic was backed up on 332 loop and hiway 29 this morning. It took half an hour to go 4 miles to get out of Liberty Hill. Whereas it only took 6 minutes to go the 6 miles into Liberty Hill. Without traffic snarls it should only take 40 minutes or less to drive the 25 miles to the mall where I will be visiting with children (of all ages) from today through Christmas Eve.

he gate was down and locked this morning when I arrived at the staging area for the Santa set.

sat and watched the mall walkers make their circuits until the set manager arrived to let me in to change into my alter ego, Santa. Just as Superman is his true self and Clark Kent is the disguise, Tom Williams is my disguise.

nlike Superman, I don’t wear my Santa suit under my everyday clothes. Also, it takes me longer to change than it does for Clark. Here is my changing room and my suits. Come to think about it, it does look a little like the stock room at the Daily Planet.

had a fun day asst the mall, as I always do. How could I not have fun with the love that Santa gets and gives spill day long!

n the way home I made a stop art the Wal-Mart pharmacy tho purchase Ella’s medication. Two of the four were ready today and the other two should be ready tomorrow. Looks like I’ll be stopping again tomorrow.

hen I arrived home Ella had supper ready and on the table. Barbecued ribs, herbed potatoes, peas, and biscuits. Nice! Particularly since I left before breakfast and didn’t have a lunch break.

God bless and g’nite.

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2019 November 07 Thursday

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  • 2019 November 07 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

t had been raining for several hours by the time I got out of bed for the last time.

ook how bright and festive the tables at Over the Hill Gang were this morning. Table clothes and small vases with flowers in Fall colors must be decorations for the coming Thanksgiving.

43 people braved the rain to come for chicken today.

ots of games were played. Canasta, Mexican Train. 84, and Bridge(?).

n the way home we stopped at the physicians office so that Ella could leave a specimen to determine if she needed additional medications or to stop taking them.God bless and g’nite.

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2019 November 06 Wednesday

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  • 2019 November 06 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

t appears that next Monday’s weather is going to be a fun ride! If you like sliding downhill into freezing temperatures.

Meanwhile, today is beginning to look a lot like yesterday. The sky is full of dirty gray wool. Later, If you had looked out my window at 2:30 in the afternoon, you would have seen that the sky became brighter, but still full of wool. Maybe freshly laundered wool?

Grandies gathered at the Over the Hill Gang building again this morning. We mailed a handful of get well cards, did a rollcall to find out what is happening in the lives of our members, their family and friends. Then we celebrated the birthdays for the month of November by eating some goodies. We had a devotion title “Radical Love”. Then settled in to play some cards.

Choir practice went well tonight. With this coming Sunday being Veterans’ Day weekend, we have spoke special patriotic music.

God bless and gnite.

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2019 November 05 Tuesday

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  • 2019 November 05 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

he high for today it’s predicted to bee not much warmer than the low (65) this morning or the predicted low tonight (63).

his is what sunrise looked like. As a matter of fact, this is what most of the day looked like.We spent our morning asst the Georgetown senior center. At 10:30 they fired up the big bingo machine and we played bingo for about an hour before lunch (chicken fried steak, mashed potato w/gravy, asparagus, and garlic cheese bread)

e stopped at Goodwill and purchased a second soft-sided tote bag on wheels. We bought the red one last week with the idea of using it as a laundry bag. It worked well, however our wasn’t large enough. So today we also purchased the blue one.

e came home and gathered up our dirty clothes then went to the laundromat.

he sun was already low in the sky at 4 pm and shining golden on the trees.

unset was much more beautiful and awe inspiring than our grey sunrise.God bless and gnite.

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2019 November 04 Monday

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  • 2019 November 04 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas

53° to start the day and reached 78° shortly after noon.

oday we went to visit Adam at school. He has been telling his class that his dad is Santa. So when we walked into the cafeteria the kids started yelling, “Santa!” and waving.

n the way home we stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up my prescription. However, they had no record of it. The doctor told us Friday they he had sent the prescription to the pharmacy.

eyond that, nothing important happened.

. God bless and gnite.

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2019 November 03 Sunday

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  • 2019 November 03 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

he sun made it over the horizon before disappearing into a cloud bank.

Hey look, it didn’t drop into the freezing zone overnight.

ven though the graph indicates that I went back to sleep, I did not. I was awake at four, which makes sense because I normally wake at five and this was the night when daylight savings ended and the clocks were set back a hour. However, my internal “clock” didn’t reset.Pastor Saint’s sermon on Luke 19:1-10 was titled “”

group of us went to the Cotton Patch for lunch after church and Sunday school

received a “Like” on one of my posts from another WordPress blogger named Seolin Jung. Out of courtesy and curiosity I visited his blog and was delighted to find a short story titled “Canvas Without Stars”. His little story made me smile. One of the things that I really like about our site at Stocktank RV Park is the view of the night sky. I can no longer name stars and constellations other than Orion, the Big Dipper, and the North Star. However, I’m still amazed at their beauty and in awe that the God who created them also cares for me.

ere is a view of the shelves in the truck topper. I don’t think that I had mentioned the fact that I built the shelves with a rather steep angle toward the back of the shelf (front of the truck). My knees hurt from crawling around in the bed of the truck so I’m taking a break from stocking those shelves.

his black cylinder is a roll of padding that will line the bed of the truck and hopefully save my knees.

And so ends another day in paradise. God bless and gnite.

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2019 November 02 Saturday

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  • 2019 November 02 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

y the way, I just saw that it is a chilly 78° in Miami Florida. We should pray for their safety in this harsh weather. Grinhis morning I laid in bed for quite some time, reading and writing for my devotions blog. With nothing on my “Have To Do” list for today.I have worked to finish the second shelf on the truck topper. I accomplished several things before the drill ran out of power. While it recharged, I rested. I did finish the shelves and started putting things on them. And once again I failed to take a photo.I grilled a couple of huge t-bone steaks for lunch. There was room for the baked potato on the plate. The peas, however, had to wait until we had eaten enough steak and potato to make room for them.At 2:30 the outside temperature wss 71° and the inside was 78° even with the door open. Moo heat, just passive solar.God bless and g’nite.

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2019 November 01 Friday

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  • 2019 November 01 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

s the frost on this bush melted, it left behind small water drops that bejeweled the shrubbery.s the sunlight swept across the frosted ground, the first hint of winter melted away.ur A/C is once again working. The repairman arrived just as I finished installing the first shelf in the truck topper. If I weren’t so tired, I go out and take a photo of my handy work. I wss unable to complete the second shelf because I needed to get ready for my doctor’s appointment..octor Crimmons gave me a clean bill of health. However, after the holidays, he wants Mrs to schedule a stress test.e tried the new Star buffet in Cedar Park. My favorite was the battered butterfly shrimp. Ella’s wss the coconut shrimp. The BBQ ribs were to sweet for my liking. But if you like sweet BBQ, there ya go. The hot and spicy soup was also very good. It is so full of good stuff that you can eat it with a fork, which I did ’cause I forgot to get a spoon. If course we couldn’t sample everything, so we willi have to go back.God bless and g’nite.

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2019 October 31 Thursday

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  • 2019 October 31 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

nce the sun came up … yes,

sunshine! … It began to warm, especially my soul. This is the sun lighting the living room curtain.

early every Thursday I post something about being at the Over the Hill Gang. So I did a video walkthrough to show the place to you. Video. And below are some photos to show how it fills up at lunch time.

es the police are on hand at nearly every meeting. They come and greet people and hand us the trays as we go through the serving line. One of them also makes ice cream in the machine every week unless called away on duty.

hese are the leftovers from lunch. Many will come back for second servings or to fill a to-go container.

ontinued emptying of the topper in preparation for the shelving I will install. I’m also working to water/weather proof it.

God bless and g’nite.

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2019 October 30 Wednesday

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  • 2019 October 30 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

nother beautiful day of fog and cold rain. It almost seems like upper Midwest weather

t got down to freezing overnight. And it was dang chilly (41°} at 9 AM. The overnights for the next several days are also supposed to be in the lower 30s.

his is the Grandies group today, all 12 of us. Ignore the sign that reads Over The Hill Gang. We’ve been using their building since the Cross Tracks Church Fellowship Hall burnt last spring. It works out fine because most of us (maybe all) are members of both.

Of course we stayed to play canasta. Originally there were six who raised their hand to indicate that they wanted play. However, after we had the Trafford set for six, one person left. So we decided to play a table of four and I would sit out and be score keeper. Bill, Karen, Ann, and Ella played the first hand or two, then Ann bowed out and let me finish the game.

nce home, we turned the fireplace on, cuddled intro or recliners,and put a blanket throw over us.

ome time later, I started unloading the truck topper inn preparation for installing shelves in the front. However, it began to rain and I retreated to the recliner once again.

worked on posting some devotions and Armchair Sermon©.

God bless and g’nite.

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