2019 October 19 Saturday

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  • 2019 October 19 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

I really wish that pole in the photo. But I was feeling too lazy to move to a better spot from which to take the photo.

I had trouble getting to sleep last last night. And in spite of what the above chart shows, i didn’t go back to sleep after 6:30. I didn’t get up (except to take a sunrise photo), but I didn’t sleep.

We had a late breakfast of hashbrowns, bacon, toast, and eggs.

2:30 PM and the inside temperature is 90°

And The outside temperature our is 89°.

And Rudolf the red nosed truck read 95° in the shade. We went for a drive to let the wind blow through to cool us. We checked for mail at the mailbox and then went to the post office and checked the mail there also. We also stopped at Dairy Queen to cool us inside and out.

Then we continued our aimless drive for about an hour and 36+ miles.

When we returned home, it was 90° outside

and 96° inside

We choose to sit under our awning on the east side of the RV. A nice little breeze made it seem cooler than it really was.

The plan here was to stow this stuff in an orderly fashion. I think the new plan is to build a shelf with an edge (to keep stuff from sliding off) at the front. Friday the 25th we will be hauling a load off aluminum cans to the recycle center in Marble Falls.

Yesterday I forgot to mention that we came home to a grass fire in the goat pen. The pen is my just acrossed a gravel drive from our home. The owner was out there with a water hose, dousing the fire.

God bless and g’nite.

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Day 19 in our Texas home.

2019 October 18 Friday

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  • 2019 October 18 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas
Above is what morning is like in or Texas home today.

Below is what our friends in Iowa woke to today. Not much difference, until you notice the wind warning.

Before leaving home I made 4 hamburger patties and froze them. I also mixed a meatloaf and put it in the refrigerator to cook later.

While we were gone this summer, another donut shop opened. Ella had an apple fritter. I had a crosant with sauge, egg, cheese, and jalapeno.

We went to th the Georgetown senior center today. There were only a handful of people there and not all stayed for lunch. Lunch was a chief salad, which may be why so so few people were there.

It was 79° outside and 84° inside when we arrived home. We opened windows and door. With the fans going, it cooled a lot. Still not as nice as outside though.

For supper i cooked the meatloaf in the Instapot. And baked potatoes in the microwave.

God bless and g’nite.

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Day 18 in our Texas home.

2019 October 17 Thursday

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  • 2019 October 17 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

45° overnight. Yes, I did turn on some heat after we woke. The temp stabilized at about 73° from midday until sunset.

We called Heather to wish her a happy 38th birthday. She had the day off from work and a 6 hour spa appointment.

Over The Hill Gang served chili today. It smelled really good. Unfortunately it contained onions. So while Ella and the rest were going through the serving line, I went to QuikTrip for gasoline in Rudolf the red nosed pickup. I then stopped at Sonic for a burger, tator-tots, and ice tea. I wish that there was a Whataburger close to Liberty Hill

We stayed to play canasta after lunch. We didn’t think we would be able to stay and play today, because Ella had an appointment with her ENT doctor. However, she received a call this morning th that it would be rescheduled for a week from today.

At the end of the second round of canasta, the game broke up and everyone left. We drove to Wal-Mart for Ella’s latest prescription.

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Day 17 in our Texas home.

2019 October 16 Wednesday

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2019 October 16 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Very nice sleeping weather … after midnight … up until then, it was kinda sticky.

It is Wednesday, which means it is Grandies meeting in the morning.

And canasta after The meeting. We had enough for two tables of six players each and a table of of for playing bridge. And not everyone stayed to play games.

Hobo Junction was the restaurant of choice for most of the Grandies after the meeting.

The setting st sun before Choir practice

Choir practice

The amazing sky as we were leaving choir.God bless and g’nite.

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Day 16 in our Texas home.

2019 October 15 Tuesday

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2019 October 15 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

75° and sprinkles

Ella had a doctor appointment this morning. She was given a prescription for an antibacterial pill. Several of her other RXs were also given new prescriptions.

There was lunch at the Georgetown senior center. On the drive over there, I received a callback from one of the RV repair people and set up a time for them to come checkout our air conditioner this evening. After After lunch we went to the pharmacy to pickup Ella’s medications. Once home we had time for a little nap with the fans blowing on us.

The RV tech and his partner/wife arrived about 5:30. As I understand it, the electrical power goes to a board on the furnace, then to the thermostat, and finally to the air conditioner. The board at the furnace had power, but it wasn’t getting to the old-fashioned analog thermostat.Rather than go to the expense of running new wiring, it was suggested changing the controls on the air conditioner and bypassing the thermostat completely. It’s a part they do not have on hand. They left at 6:30 which gave us time to go to the Tuesday evening prayer meeting.

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Day 15 in our Texas home.

2019 October 14 Monday

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2019 October 14 Monday (Columbus Day) in Liberty Hill, Texas

65° with complete cloud cover. It reached 85° still mostly cloudy.

It was a good day to sleep in. Being Columbus Day, the senior center was closed. That meant that there was no place to go. Since we got out of bed late, I fixed a larger than normal breakfast. I halved a slice of cornbread (top from bottom) and fried it in some butter until golden brown. I also made some French toast using some rather dry sourdough bread. Scrambled eggs and crisp bacon finished the meal.

This evening we have a potluck to attend, which will be our large meal for the day. So Ella is making bread pudding to take.

Not wanting to heat the inside of our home anymore than it already is (85°), I brought the convection oven outside under the awning.

In October 2012 we were at Shady Oaks Riverside Retreat in the beautiful highland lakes area of the Texas hill country.

The following October we were at Rio Bonito RV Park just a few miles northeast of Liberty Hill, Texas.

In 2014 we were staying at Stocktank RV park for the first time. We have been here every year since then, although not on the same site each time. In 2018 we were assigned our present site. We like it. So, we keep our unit on this site yearround now.

now.

The Emmaus meeting was at the First United Methodist Church in Burnet (18 miles from home). The potluck was at 6 with the meeting at 7.

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Day 14 in our Texas home.

2019 October 13 Sunday

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2019 October 13 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Any question as to why we spend more time in Texas than Iowa?God bless and g’nite

Pastor John Saint’s sermon, “The Tenth Leper”.

On the way home from worship, I stopped at Parker’s and purchased a couple pounds of ground Chuck and some sour cream.

For lunch I made some hamburger patties on the George Forman Grill. This is our 2nd grill of the same modle. We liked the first one so much lunch that, when I saw this one in a rummage sale for $5, I quickly bought it. I was surprised that it had all of the grill plates, waffle plates, and griddle plate. Most of my cooking is done between the GF Grill and the instapot.

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Day 13 in our Texas home.

2019 October 12 Saturday

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2019 October 12 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas

49° overnight with a mostly overcast sky. It rose to 71° under a mostly cloudy sky.

Before bedtime, I turned the fireplace off and one of the milkhouse heaters on to a low setting. When I woke this morning, it was 66°, which is about ideal sleeping temperature. And so we slept in.

Sometime before 8 I got up and fixed oatmeal with raisins, and coffee. Then went back to be bed until Ella as ready to get up.

Jardin Corona for lunch

Pinto beans and cornbread for supper.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 12 in our Texas home.

2019 October 11 Friday

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2019 October 11 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

What a difference a day makes. 50 degrees cooler and rain!

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The Leander senior center wasn’t very busy today. Ella and I are alone almost all morning. Just before lunch, another half dozen people arrived.

We ate and then left for Ella’s ENT appointment. You remember, the one we stopped on Tuesday the 8th to verify the appointment. We were told today that, not only that she doesn’t have an appointment, but that the doctor isn’t in the office on Fridays. !!!??? She set ash ask appointment for next week.

We came home, started the electric fireplace, stretched out in the recliners with warm throw blankets over our legs.

Eventually I assembled some potato-corn chowder in the Instapot. While we waited for the 4 minute pressure cook time,we played Fast Track.

God bless and g’nite

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Day 9 in our Texas home.

2019 October 10 Thursday

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2019 October 10 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

76° and foggy/hazy that broke th through about 9:30 became mostly clear and 93° inside and out.

There were 44 at Over The Hill Gang today. Not bad for a day that they aren’t serving chicken. That’s right, the once a month day, when they serve fried chicken, is the most attend attended day of the moon month. Today they served meatloaf (the food, not the singer/actor)The meatloaf contained onions. Th The last time I are meatloaf weedy containing onions, I look looked like this …

and spent 6 hours in the emergency room. I no longer eat onions. Instead, for lunch, i had some very bland pinto beans.

The Laundromat in Leander has excellent air conditioning and a comfy couch. Not coincidentally, they also have washing machines and clothes dryers. Our home has neither washers and dryers nor air conditioning. So, it seemed like a good idea to hang out at the laundromat for a few hours today.Wal-Mart also has air conditioning among other items that we wanted to purchase. So, we hung out at Wal-Mart for awhile also.Even after all these tactics to delay going home, we still had to go home. It was 93.7° inside when we arrived.I have contacted 3 RV repair “specialists” and have yet to have any of them call me back.God bless and g’nite

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Day 9 in our Texas home.