If all goes well–when you read this–I’ll be en route to the cruise ship–or on-board. I anticipate a week of fun!! I’m leaving the laptop computer at home. I’m considering leaving the two cell phones behind!! I’m due for a change of scenery, and a change of pace.
Stanley was a BIG help today as we vacuumed my 2003 Carriage 5th-wheel trailer home. Yours truly also mopped and dusted. I’m able to leave with a clear conscience. My trailer–and my patio–have been cluttered the entire duration of my residency. Several days ago, I organized the patio and the small storage building. I’ve been embarrassed to invite guests into my home. I’m making a “November resolution”: Keep things tidy!!
Oh joy!! This morning, I saw a Bluebird for the first time in months. It flew by the area where a feeder formerly hung. I was so excited, I quickly went to the storage shed for the feeder–and dried mealworms. I hung them… and watched (off and on) all day. I was rewarded–at 3:08–with this picture. My perfect “going away” present. I love Bluebirds!!
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Giving THANKS for my many blessings!! Primary: My good health. I live in a community with individuals suffering many issues. How can one be indifferent, or complacent, when (with reasonably good vision) I see my blind neighbor with her seeing-eye dog? My next-door neighbors come-and-go with electric wheelchairs.
I complained about the heat and humidity during the Summer but our Texas Fall and Winter weather is preferable to deep snow, and flooding (like current conditions in Buffalo, New York). Miserable weather in many states!!
Abandoned by my biological family, I’m grateful for the extended family at CARE. ~~ Yes, it required roof repairs but I’m thankful for the 2003 Carriage 5th-wheel trailer. ~~ My old KIA continues to provide reliable transportation. ~~ A thoughtful, considerate, conscientious young man (short-term visitor/volunteer) spent hours establishing my television reception. ~~ The list goes on-and-on: A lady-friend, in Florida, faithfully exchanges email messages. ~~ Time and space preclude full documentation.
Previously, I thought I could not “do” the tarp all by myself. Now I know I can!! At Tractor Supply, I purchased two “anchors.” On this lovely Fall afternoon, I approached the task of securing the tarp for the shelter. I’m so exceedingly grateful for “Bungee” cords and other “tie-down” items. This time around, the shelter doesn’t look as attractive… but (hopefully) it won’t go down in the wind.
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The autumn leaves are beautiful on many nearby trees. I’ve been photographing that tree through the seasons.
Smile!! ~~ It’s a play on words: “Exercise in futility.”
No, there isn’t much exercise in manipulating a TV remote control. For the first time since I purchased the 2003 Carriage 5th-wheel trailer, I explored features available with the TV remote control. Time was spent deleting thirty-nine channels. Why? Because it would be “futile” for me to listen to foreign language programming!! ~~ Checking the Internet for list of TV channels in the Houston area, I learned there are over one-hundred available. Prior to my exercise, I had eight-two channels on my TV. ~~ My “over the air” television reception is wonderful!!
For me, it’s fun to look back and see what I was doing a year or two ago. Check this blog from 2012.
Whatcha been doin’? November 2011
Extending the patio area was a worthy project. Have you noticed that I prefer to work on projects in the yard??