Archive | March, 2016

Finishing up in Brownsville

24 Mar

We are heading home Saturday after a 2 day stop in LLano and another night in Amarillo. Should be home Tuesday.
Denny has been busy putting the last coat on the little house this afternoon. We definitely went all out on the color choices and it feels very happy to be there. I made several valances and also was able to do many sewing projects since I had my sewing machines over there. Hasn’t felt like we’ve been on vacation the last few weeks. We did take some time and go on a little fishing trip on Monday. The morning was beautiful, on the cool side and no fish to brag about, but it was nice to out in the bay at S Padre Island.
Last night was our last outing for 50 cent chicken wings. It’s called the Flying Pig. Several people from the park were there so it was a lot of fun and laughter.
One of my new friends here is Cathy. She is an experienced Swedish Weaver. I did Swedish Weaving way back in Home Ec in the 7th grade. I can still remember the colors and the white fabric. Anyway, she gave me some yellow Monks Cloth and I’m going to attempt a design on the way home. NO… I am not taking up a new hobby!!!!! (well maybe, we’ll see how my first piece goes) It’s a nice technique for table runners, dishtowels, blankets, etc..
Will miss playing my 2 new games I have learned. Euchre and Mahjong. I’m hoping some people in La Veta might know how to play these. I played Mahjong yesterday and didn’t win at all and had to pay out a lot of quarters.
We both are trying to get set up with the golf course here and get our handicaps re-established. It’s been a few years but I really like the course and look forward to playing it more than I was able to this year.
One thing that happened here is to make a hard decision to NOT rescue a miniature yorkie. Oh my goodness. I saw it today and was a little jealous of the lady who is getting it, but..we decided it would be too traumatic for Meeko. He seems to be getting some form of dementia. Back in the day his big treat was to ride in the golf cart. Now he cries and shakes and barks, so it isn’t any fun to take him on it anymore.
Big things happening in the Brownsville area with the Space X coming. You will be able to go up in space on the Boca Chica beach in a few years. Many jobs opening up.
I am officially the head of Bingo next year. They play every Thursday night and it takes 3 or 4 volunteers a night to do. So far there have been good responses for offers of help. They have a real bingo machine that pops up balls and then you poke it in a hole to light up the numbers. Pretty exciting.
GO KU tonight.
The following photos are of the new place. Bedroom, kitchen and living room in the park model and then the Texas Room. It’s hard to leave and not have it all in place but it will give us time to think about what we can bring down, etc. The pinata is when we were over in Mexico. We will have anothe giant pinata party for adults at the park again this summer.
My foot is out of the boot, had a cortisone shot under my toes, (ouch) and so far so good. Hopefully when the cortisone is all worn off it will still be okay. I will probably be dealing with Morton’s neuroma forever now. Silly feet.
Silly moment. The other day Robin and I were going over to Harligen, about a 30 minute drive. I picked her up in the golf cart and then we stopped by the rv to get something. She said “Do you want me to drive the truck?” I was like Oh no!! We’ll drive the jeep but I was actually driving the golf cart there!!”” Hellooooo Jbird.
Trying to get my mind around that we could be possible going back to snow and chilly weather. It has felt like summer here most of the time. The wind really blows a lot. Not sure if that is a seasonal thing or the El Nino affect.
That’s it for now.
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Park Model Life

2 Mar

I am thinking of our park model village as a tiny home village.  We’ve been helping Dave and Sherry and Dean and Robin with their moves to their new places.  Dave and Sherry lived in a 30 ft 5th wheel and have moved to a park model/Texas room. Dean and Robin bought Dave and Sherry’s place and are moving out of their 20 ft camper. Denny is getting ready to sheet rock our new place. We won’t move into it this year, but I do hope to move my machines over there today. For some reason the power went off and…..we have a broken waterline in the motorhome and….my serger went kaput. Serger going to shop today, electric company coming today, rv people coming today.

First day without boot! I will try not to overdo it like playing golf, but so far so good.

Have had a busy morning just visiting.  It is a very friendly place and people are always out walking around. Today I will be playing Mahjong with the real mahjong group. For money too.   I need to take plenty of quarters and nickels because I’m sure  I won’t win.

I think we are picking out paint today.  Yellow with gray accent in the Texas room. Moving sewing machine over today.

Took my serger in to be repaired.  I first I was hesitant because the shop looked so run down in San Benito. But…surprise.  A lovely little woman looked at the machine and knew exactly what was happening and thinks she can fix it. It also was a dress shop that had beautiful formals for quinceneras and Cotillions which are big deals down here. Happy to have found the shop.

Super Tuesday. Oh my, what an election year. Trump, so unbelieveable. I am lost on who to vote for as of now.

That’s it for now.