2020 February 18 Tuesday

2020 February 18 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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t is not often that the day begins already at the high temperature for the day. I think “it’s all down hill from here” applies. Don’t you?

e didn’t eat until after Ella’s visit with the urologist. The appointment was for ten. We arrived at about quarter to ten. We were out of the doctor’s just before eleven. Results on Friday (?)

ou can tell by the photographs that we had lunch at Dairy Queen.

e were home, had taken a picture of the sky (photo above), and sitting in our recliners before our alarms told us that it was noon.

rizzly rain and an overcast sky daybreak through to day’s end. It was sixty six degrees this morning and forty six degrees at bedtime. More, real rain, is predicted for tonight.

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2020 February 17 Monday

2020 February 17 Monday -Presidents Day- in Liberty Hill, Texas

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arm, cloudy, and dense fog alert. I concur. The view from my deck looked cloudy and foggy. At the same time it felt remarkably warm for mid February.

ince it is Presidents Day, all of the senior centers are closed. We had nowhere to go and all day to get there. That gave Ella the opportunity to beat me two out of three games of Fast Track.

The sky at noon when it was seventy four degrees outside and inside. That is why there is a fan in the doorway. Before long, the door will be shut and the air conditioning started.

nce it reached eight degrees outside and eighty five inside, it was definitely time for the air conditioning.

he sun, at its setting, made me forget the lackluster, fog and cloud shrouded beginning of the day.

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2020 February 14 Friday

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Sleep

Hazy cold? Crazy cold. Much colder than the weather men/women predicted. Much colder than I was prepared for.

Sunrise. I told you a few days back that it wouldn’t be long until the dim would rise behind that danged power pole. Well, tah duh!

From Facebook. I saw this word search on Facebook. They didn’t want you to post the answer. They just wanted it reposted. I don’t do that. But I just wanted to prove that I could solve it.

Bingo was the name of the game at the Georgetown senior center. They just decorated the center for Saint Valentine’s day.

Attendance was still a little off. But, those of us that were there, had a good time.

Pizza sounded good tonight. Rather than cook, I ordered a Domino’s pie for supper.

There was a little color in this evening’s sky.

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 16 Sunday

2020 February 16 Sunday in Liberty Hill, TexasPlease, please, if you are a follower of this blog, or even an occasional reader, go to my more complete blog at, http://TomAndEllaJournal.com rvingfulltimewithtomandella began as an rving blog. As time went on it became more of a daily journal. Since it it’s no longer serving its initial purpose, I created Tom and Ella Journal (http://TomAndEllaJournal.com) to replace the original blog.http://TomAndEllaJournal .com is a more complete journaling of our daily adventures.

oing for a high temperature of seventy four. However, it over shot the mark and landed on seventy eight degrees.

There was a little color in the sky this morning. However, I never actually saw the sun.

astor John Saint’s sermon this morning at Cross Tracks Church, Liberty Hill, Texas was “You Have Heard It Said”

fter the worship service, we went to our Sunday school class. We have just begun to study Adam Hamilton’s book “Making Sense Of The Bible.”

e needed a few essentials to restock our refrigerator and pantry. That meant a trip to the Wal-Mart in Cedar Park. While there I topped off the truck’s gas tank.

y the time we were dove at Wal-Mart, it was past noon and time for lunch. Golden Chick was on or way home so we went through the drive-up. We brought the food home and ate here.

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2020 February 15 Saturday

2020 February 15 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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managed to go to sleep earlier, but I also woke earlier. Net gain zero.

ore hazy skies with which to contend today. I am beginning to really miss those deep blue skies that we associate with Texas.

omewhere in the eastern sky, the sun is stoking its furnace in preparation for it’s day long crawl across the sky.

he sun has risen. That’s a good start. Now, let’s see if it can burn through the haze.

ell, the haze was replaced by (or joined by) a layer of blanketing clouds. The above picture was taken at 10:36 a.m. and the one below at 3:10 p.m.

lla and I played three rounds of Fast Track this morning. She beat me all three times. In the afternoon we play twice more in which she only beat me once.

hortly after six o’clock three sun dropped below the horizon and at the same time, below the clouds. So to recap, sunshine at sunrise and some sun at sunset.

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 13 Thursday

2020 February 13 Thursday in Liberty Hill, TexasRead much more of the story at, http://TomAndEllaJournal.WordPress.comthink I’m getting the hang of this going – to – sleep – before – midnight thing. Now if I can get it backed down to closer to ten.kay, not warm, but above freezing and sunny. Sunny? Really? Sunny?oes this look like SUNNY to you? Sometime around noon it truly did become full sunshine.unch thursday at OTHG was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, pinto beans, green beans, salad, peaches, cottage cheese, and a variety of desserts.After lunch we played canasta.ap time at the Williams household. As soon a w arrived home from the OTHG, I swallowed a dose of Nyquil, dropped the recliner into full recliner, and took a nap. Shortly after I awakened, Ella went into nap mode.made some banana flavored pudding and sprinkled Graham cracker crumbs over it to make a sort of upside down pie.Not much of a sunset tonight.

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2020 February 12 Wednesday

2020 February 12 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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gain I was asleep before midnight – not by much – but asleep non the less. I woke up sneezing.

he forecast indicates that we were done with the rain around eight o’clock this morning. Weatherbug also predicts we will but dry for almost a week.

randies** had their meeting in spite of the nasty weather.

hoir party and practice began with assembling our new neck lights for readings our music in the dark.

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  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 11 Tuesday

2020 February 11 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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ook at that! I actually went to sleep before midnight. I got in eight and a half hours of mostly uninterrupted sleep.

asty cold and rain, seems like a good day to stay home, dry and warm. To that end I called the senior center and cancelled out reservation for today.

othing but gray skies and puddles. Sounds like a country western song doesn’t it?

t is a great day to have a fire in the fireplace (even if it is only electric). It still gives off heat and even though I know that the flames are not real, they are still as mesmerizing as real flames.

aking scalloped potatoes and ham for lunch. I used a combination of our Instapot and oven.

long with the scalloped potatoes and ham, I mixed some soda bread together also. I’ve been wanting soda bread and didn’t want to wait for Saint Patrick’s Day. Plus, I already had the oven heated.

I just sat down after clearing away the dishes and leftovers from lunch, and I realized that I didn’t photograph the finished products. Where is my TARDIS when I really need it?

ell, I took this photograph of the soda bread even though it has been torn apart.

Again no sunset photo.It was too dark at “sunset”.

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2020 February 10 Monday

2020 February 10 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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didn’t even bother taking a sunrise photo. This is looking west and it shows the same overcast sky but has better scenery.

e had fries with our breakfast. We also had some fry bread with sugar and cinnamon.

ust so you don’t think that all we had for breakfast was fries and bread, we also had bacon and eggs.

he drive to the Georgetown senior center it’s a fairly straight road and most of it is sixty five miles per hour.

e took our Fast Track game with us to the center. We had hoped that someone would join us in a game.

here were about a dozen there for lunch today. Lunch was beef tacos, beans, and baked apples.

rom the center in Georgetown we went to Wal-Mart in Cedar Park to get Ella’s prescriptions.

I have been thinking about my grandfather.

There are some things that I remember and there are some things that I know about my grandfather. My memories of my gran’pa are few. He was in his nineties when I was born, so I remember him as a frail old man who had big gaps in his memory.

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  • *The Over The Hill Gang, (3307 RR 1869) Any area senior 50 years or older is invited to join for fellowship and a meal every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The first meal is free; afterwards, individuals are asked to donate $6 for their meal.
  • **Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!

In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School. and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
Currently meets at the OTHG building (3307 RR 1869)

2020 February 09 Sunday

2020 February 09 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

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slept just under six hours this morning. However, I awakened on my own without the aid of an alarm.

ixty two degrees this morning. No wonder I was too warm under the covers last night. No sunrise photo because putt the heavy clouds cover.

astor John Saint’s sermon “THE COURAGE TO BE” was insightful.

s I was using my phone this morning and entering in a message, I got a piece of glass from the cracked screen protector in the tip of my finger.

o once worship and Sunday school were over, we went to Verizon to get a new screen protector. We went to the store closest to home. They did not have one. Rather than drive to the next closest one, I called them and gave them the information about my phone. They said they had one and It was $38.00.

ather than drive to that store, I went to Amazon. My search brought up several options that fit my phone. They ranged in price from $7.99 for a pack of three to $19.99 for a pack of two. Both with guaranteed next day delivery. I ordered the cheapest.

o sunset photo because there was no visible sunset.

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