Friday, August 16, 2013

Hot, Hot, Hot, Two Months To Go, Surprise.


It sure has been HOT here in north TX.  There were at least 17 consecutive days of triple digit days.  I am so glad that the park where I am at includes electricity, because I have had my A/C on all the time.  I was a bit concerned that I might go over what they allow for it to be included, but evidently they average everybody’s and don’t actually read the meters every month.  So, now I won’t worry about it.  I’m comfortable with the temperature at about 80* and with a small fan it’s quite nice. 

Last Monday, I was invited my my neighbor, Maureen to go dancing with her at the Senior Center that she has been going to for the last 17 years.  She knew everyone there and of course introduced me to all her friends.  We had a good time in a nice cool place.. Thank you, Maureen.


It has finally cooled down just a bit.  A “cold” front came through and it has been in the low to mid 90’s with occasional rain storms.  This morning it got down to 66*.  It felt soooo good, although it is back up to 81* already (2:00 pm).and is still climbing.  It is supposed to be in the upper 90’s all next week.  I sure hope that it has started to cool off as I still need to get rid of more STUFF before I leave and my arm has healed enough where I can do some light lifting.

My final doctor’s appointment is in mid October and my son, Ted will be coming here to help me drive back to AZ where I will be workamping through the winter.  That’s just two months and I’m sure that it will fly by, mainly because of the things that I want to get done.  I’m also really getting “hitch itch”.  I have not “worked” since last February, so once I’m in AZ I have to get back into that mind set.  It may be challenging since I’m not doing anything like that now.

As to the Surprise, I am not a big fan of surprises for me.  How about you?  do you like these kind of  surprises? 

Earlier this week my daughter had training at work and we had to reschedule my PT and I also had a dentist appointment, so she took a half day off from work.  She also did all this planning with all the scheduling for appointments and shopping so that she could get it all done to include taking me somewhere in the evening, but wouldn’t tell me where we were going.  I don’t like not knowing where I am going because I don’t know what I should wear or maybe it’s because I don’t have control.  She will tell everyone else, but they have to promise not to tell me and I can’t ask questions or she gets upset with me.  The ‘Surprise” was a facial.  .We went to a Mary Kay Party where we got to try out all kinds of facial products.   We had a good time.                   

                                             Here’s the results!

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That’s about all that’s been going on.  I hope that you all are keeping cool and dry.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0095 my new friend Maureen

Susan and Angel

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fill ‘er Up / Cover Up / Another Visitor

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Saturday, Sandi was here early to come with me to go get some propane.  I spent two days last week trying to locate a propane company to deliver directly to the RV park.  No such luck.  The only way that they would is if it was 100 gallons or more.  My tank is no where that large.  The closest propane company is just two doors down from the park.  I had put every thing away to become road worthy on Friday.  She helped disconnecting everything.  I was going to leave all the outside stuff, but I was hoping to change spaces to find something easier for leveling, so Sandi put most of it in her car and left it at another site while we were gone.  It took all of fifteen minutes or so to get the propane.  I guess that the gauge on the tank reads less than what is in it, as it only took 9.1 gallons.  From there we went into town for gas.  It was reading near 1/4 tank.  So now I feel more comfortable knowing that if I had to leave, I would be prepared. 

When we returned to the park we pulled into another site and discovered that it had only 30 amps and wouldn’t handle my two A/C units, so I moved back to my original site.  Everything is hooked up, but I haven’t leveled it yet.  It has been just too hot to get out there to do it.  Just hooking up the connections at 102 * was too much.  I had  get a chair before I collapsed due to the heat.  I was okay once I got into the MH with AC.  Sandi was right behind me to cool off too.


I finally ordered wheel covers from and took advantage of free shipping to the MH.  I didn’t have to pick them up at the store, however I ordered two set and will take the others back on Monday after PT.

A few days ago Angel got really excited and was going back and forth from the window over the sofa to the front window.  I just had to check it out and this is what I found.



I put it up on a stool so I could get a better picture.  Isn’t he a handsome fellow?  Then I put Angel out on her cable so that she could check it out.


I took video, but haven’t figured out how to post on my blog.  When Angel gave up on it, it headed for the field, but it couldn’t get past the fence, so I took it farther down where the fence is down and it can get down to a nearby creek.


                                                Bye Bye

That’s all that’s going on here,  Hope you’re keeping cool.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0070 That was interesting!

Susan and Angel