2019 October 09 Wednesday

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2019 October 09 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

61° and overcast that became mostly clear and 89°.

Before we left for Grandies this morning, I put some chicken thighs and Stovetop dressing in the Instapot on slow cook. After the meeting we played canasta.We were home by noon and the stuff in the Instapot was done. All I had to do for lunch was microwave some peas and open a can of peach slices.

Outside temperature

Inside temperature was too hot to do anything and too uncomfortable to nap. I sat outside under the awning where it felt cooler. The winds of 15 to 25 mph were welcome.

Cross Tracks Church Choir practice tonight was a cool relief for us because the chapel is air conditioned. When we returned home it had dropped to 88° inside and 85° outside.

The sunset happened before we came out from choir practice. However I captured the almost-full moon.

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Day 8 in our Texas home.

2019 October 08 Tuesday

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2019 October 08 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

A very pleasant 55° this morning that reached 84° by mid afternoon.

A white ball in an orange sky at daybreak.

I was trying to photograph the miles of bumper to bumper traffic in/through Liberty Hill this morning. But since we were driving into the sun, the sun is what you see.

We were on the move because I had an eight o’clock appointment with my VA doctor. I arrived at 8:04 and was still checking in we when I was called back to her examine room. The results of my labwork were all good with the exception of my A1C which is higher than previously. I do a go good job of not eating sweets … unless there are sweets to eat. I truly do not crack cravecandy. I’m more of a salty snack eater. However, if there are candies or pasteries in the house, I will gobble them down.

From my doctor’s we went to Ella’s Ear Nose and Throat doctor to check on an appointment. She has for Friday.

We then went to the Georgetown senior center for lunch.

When we returned home it was still relatively cool or at least bearable inside. I began working to update some of my blogs, but soon dozed off.

When I woke, I was surprised that I had slept so long. I fixed a bowl of cereal so that I could take my supper pills before going into church for the Tuesday night prayer meeting. I forgot that the wall clock is an hour off. See the October 06 post for more about the clock.

It was cooler preside than indium inside so outside I went, to wait until it was really time to go to church. When the time came, I told Ella to get in the truck. She seemed confused. She had forgotten about the prayer meeting.

When we returned from church, it was considerably cooler inside.

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Day 7 in our Texas home.

2019 October 07 Monday

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Just a doodle from today. I should have had a motorhome pulling it all.

2019 October 07 Monday in Liberty Hill, Texas 61° and completely cloud covered this morning. The clouds were gone by midday and it reached 79 for the high. That is the lowest high that this section of paradise has had in a good long while.

The eastern sky at “sunrise”.

The southern sky had more color than the eastern.

A half hour later the sun almost broke through.

Give us our daily bread. We went to the Georgetown senior center. The local stores donate their day old bread to the seniors

A dominoes game was being played at the center today.

However, most were visiting or watching TV. I’m hoping that bingo will be restarted. Larry, the person who always called bingo died this summer and no one has stepped up to call.

Cloudless sky at sunsetGod bless and g’nite

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2019 October 06 Sunday

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2019 October 06 Sunday in Liberty Hill, Texas

64° and clear with a predicted high of 94° and still no air conditioning. It reached 95.

We attended church and sounds Sunday school

Once we were home I fixed steak in the Instapot.

It was too hot to do much other than sit in front of the fans.

I napped and woke to see the clock reading 6:32. We were to meet Arik, Jenny and kids for supper at 7 o’clock. I quickly got ready and went to the truck. Ella’s came out shortly, all ready to go. Then I noticed that my watch said that it was quarter to 6. The wall clock is synced with the atomic clock in Bolder Colorado … However, it doesn’t know what time zone I’m in which makes it an hour off.

By the way, notice the indoor temperature is 93.2° at 5:32 p.m.

We were sitting in the truck when we received a message from Jenny asking if we could meet at 6:30 instead of 7. Sure! We were already in the truck so we headed into Leander and Cherry Creek Catfish.

We returned home and opened up the RV so it could cool off.

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Day 6 in our Texas home.

2019 October 05 Saturday

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2019 October 05 Saturday in Liberty Hill, Texas 66° and clear as crystal. Predicted high of 92° and no air conditioning. It missed the predicted high by a couple degrees, reached 94.

We had nothing on our “must get done” list for today. I woke long before first light and enjoyed the coolness of the morning air.

We went over to the Stocktank Market around 11 a.m. I really like the look of the siding. It was constructed to look much older than it is.

We needed to replenish a few perishables. We had about a quart of milk that we brought from Iowa. It traveled in the cooler alright. However, I put it in the refrigerator before it had a chance to cool completely. RV refrigerators use a different cooling system than a standard household appliance and they are slower to reach operating temperature. Therefore, the milk spoiled and needed to be replacedWe went to Walmart for bacon, chicken and milk among a few other items such as bottled water.

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2019 October 04 Friday

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2019 October 04 Friday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Up and in the VA clinic for fasting labwork before sunrise. The gentleman who drew my blood was all business and got blood on the first try. That doesn’t happen often.

Then to IHOP for breakfast. Ella forgot to put her teeth in this morning. So she had stuffed French toast … which is probably what she would have ordered anyway. However, without her teeth, we choose to forego the trip to the senior center in Georgetown.

Doesn’t he look like Mr, Miyagi from the Karate Kid?

We returned home and I made some calls about repairing our air conditioner. So far no commitment for a repair.

We remained outside our home, where it was only 90° instead of what’re whatever it was inside.

Then we were home all day … except for a trip to Winklies for a spring and hardware to make a closer for our screen door.

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Day 4 in our Texas home.

2019 October 03 Thursday

rvingfulltimewithtomandella.com2019 October 03 Thursday in Liberty Hill, TexasNo sunrise photo … and this is why.

Ella stripped the bed and bagged up all of our dirty clothes, including those that spent the summer in the hamper.

After breakfast, I loaded the clothes into the truck in preparation for going to the laundromat.

I set off more bug bombs (2 this time) as we left home for the day.

The post office was our first stop for the day. I did a six month renewal of the P.O.Box. At the same time, I picked up a change of address form to transfer from that P.O. box to our physical address.

It was nice to see the gang at Over The Hill Gang today. Food was good, as it always is. After the meal, we stayed to play canasta with friends.

Laundromat time came directly after our canasta game was over.

After arriving home, I put the awning out. That included awning support rafters, deflappers, and making sure that the tiedowns were secure and tight.

The evening breeze under the awning was preferable to sitting inside in the heat.

Dead/dormant grass that crunches underfoot.

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2019 October 02 Wednesday

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2019 October 02 Wednesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Lowhanging clouds again this morning but not as nice a photo as yesterday.

Before leaving home today, I set off a bug bomb, to kill the biting ants that have, not only invaded our our home, but also our bed. To make it effective we had to close all the windows and ceiling vents. Remember that our air conditioner is not working and it is predicted to reach 91° today. It is not going to be a pleasant place to which to come home.

Ella’s appointment with the heart doctor was at 8:30 this morning. We just barely made it on time.

And, of course, there is paperwork that needed updating. The good news … she’s doing well.

Once we were done at the doctor’s, we made a beeline to Grandies. We were only a little late. After rollcall we had two tables of 6 each to play canasta.

The table talk turned to pastor Saint’s sermon from this past Sunday. Most of the people at Grandies, who were also at Cross Tracks church and heard the sermon, were upset. Many were talking about leaving the church. I wish I could have heard the sermon for myself. I do not like making choices on second hand opinions.

After Grandies We we’re not wanting to go home until that bug bomb had a chance to work.

Rather than going home, we went to Golden Chick for lunch. We took as much time as we could in the restaurant.

We knew that we were going to the choir party in town at 5:30 and we were trying to stay in town until then. Ella suggested going to the library. An excellent suggestion.

At the library we found a parking place under a live oak. Rather than go in, Ella dropped her seat back and took a nap. Even with the 92° the breeze in the shade was comfortable. Rug That’s what they mean by, “it was a dry heat.”

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Day 2 in our Texas home.

2019 October 01 Tuesday

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2019 October 01 Tuesday in Liberty Hill, Texas

Lowhanging clouds made for a nice photo this morning

After unloading the truck we went to Hobo Junction for breakfast. I’ve really been hungry for the chickenfried steak with grits, biscuit, and eggs. The photo doesn’t do justice to how good the food is.

We had a few odds and ends to purchase. Also Ella wanted a haircut.

I prefer the before.

We went to Tate’s football game.

After Tate’s game

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2019 September 30 Monday

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2019 September 30 Monday

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Driving and more driving.

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Home

Too tired to write..

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Day 145 in Iowa and today we head back towa our Texas home.