Thursday, July 24, 2014

This Ran Across My Dining Room Floor



I kept trying to stop it going under things, fast little devil, and finally sat the sack of cat food over it, got a jar, and finally got it in it.  When I was looking at it, thot it had to be a snake, but, what kind?  I had thot I saw stripes on it’s tail, but I didn’t.  My son came by and thinks it’s a grass snake, or a racer, since it’s so long and thin.  I saw it flicking it’s tongue out!  But he had never seen one this small.

I’m still not recovered from my trip to Austin Tuesday.  And I didn’t sleep but a couple of hours last nite.  SOOOOO tired..For 2 days now, I have done nothing.

Yall tc, and











Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Great News!

I am totally exhausted,, but the trip to Austin to see the new Doc was so worth it.  We were both concerned that he would see the info, and his body, that he would say there was no way he could help.   BUT, it was like he saw this stuff every day.  He said there was a deformity on his lower spine, from looking at the MRI done just before the last surgery, and has ordered a cat scan with a dye in his spine to know everything there is to know.  It will take 3 hours to do all that, then  J has to stay flat for 12 more.  I'm not sure i'm able to drive him for this, the way i feel today.  It will require leaving at 6:15AM to get there by 8:15, and that's what i don't think i can do.  It's no problem because there will be somebody to do it,,, i just hate the thot i won't be there to hear what he has to say,  because he's seeing him after it.

He told us that he didn't do this kind of surgery, but knew 3 docs in this area that did.  He has seen 4 done, and 2 developed blood clots in their lungs, but got well with the spine fixed.  With J being 49, and has lots of years left, it has to be done.  He was almost unable to move Monday, and it has been locking up on him.  That makes him totally helpless.  He saw his doc here Mon after he got back from taking his records down there,,,, yep drove them, and got a lot of trigger point injections to help him get thru the next few weeks.  His future would have no hope, just one to get worse, ending in paralysis.  Now, who wouldn't choose the surgery?  I told him there would be lots of negative comments from his Dad and sister, maybe others,,, but i understand and am behind him all the way.  I have put myself in his place.

The doc in San Antonio knew all this, but didn't do but half the fix, instead of finding a doc that could have fixed it, way back 1 1/2 years ago.  Needless to say, no more SA trips!

We were starving when we got thru about 2:30, and stopped at a Luby's.  I got a LouAnn plate of liver and onions,, and she grabbed up about 4 big slices of liver, and i said,, i'm just getting the LouAnn, and she nodded, and put another huge helping on my plate,,, lololol.  I asked for lots of onions and gravy, got that too... Yeah, brought home enough for 2 more meals,,,  I wasn't hungry any more either.  J wouldn't even take a bite!

Got a postcard from my niece in Ireland, yesterday... Wow, when was the last time anybody got one of those?  She went there for 3 weeks on a student exchange thing.  Fantastic.  The only place i would love to go.  She'll be a senior this coming year.

That's all folks,, tc, and


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Have to Put This Here

I'm documenting our weather for July!  Our high yesterday was mid 70s,,, and yeah i said 70s,,, lol.  Had a little breeze out of the N too.  Never had to turn on ACs, had house open.. Love to do that, air it out.  Really rare for summertime.

Way back our swimming pool was closing on Labor Day, and we had a front making our high maybe 70, can't remember for sure... See.  Why i documented our weather this July.  lololol.  Well, back to this subject.  The kids HAD to go that day, after all, it was the last day til the next summer.  LOLOLOL,,, they were the only ones there, had to stay in the water, too cold to get out.  The life guard was all wrapped up.  They didn't last long.  I still have to laugh about that.  That's why i always say, be glad to get to Sept.,, never know about the weather.

For some reason,,, i started researching spine docs in our area.  (maybe BB made me think to do this, too).  Maybe because my son's doc has done nothing to help him since the last surgery except give him Epidurals.  We had never questioned the doc's ability, since he was recommended from the one before, as being one of the top in the nation.  WELLLL... i looked it up and he's just a one out of 5 star, 5 being top rated!  I found several in Round Rock-Austin.  Lots closer, better rated,, like 4-5 stars.  The first one we called didn't take Care Improvement Plus insurance, but the other 2 did.  Chose one that comes to Marble Falls, 35 miles away every 2 weeks, and his office is really easy to get to in Austin.  4 1/2 star... lol.  There are 2 at this place.  They have an office in Round Rock too, 55 minutes away.  J will gather all his records,, ( they said to fax them  hahahaha,, NO WAY, cheaper to buy the gas), and get them there Monday, and gave him an appointment for Tuesday.  There's something really wrong,,AGAIN, that needs to be fixed!!!  After the doc looks at these, and he sees him Tues.,,, we will know what's what.  I do have to say, this doc in San Antonio has done great, up until this last one.

Well, that's what i've been up to, so yall tc, and


Monday, July 14, 2014

The Rest of Em.

Salem St, showing the barn sitting in it.



Locked open gate, going south.


Stock pens, grown up for the last 2 years.



Going over the railroad tracks, then goes down to the river.


Look real hard under the trees, it’s the other side of the river, back yards.


Buildings in main part of town, across the river.


Other side of locked gate, in shade, not showing the lock much, but it’s there.



HAGD again.

Took A While



The gate is locked back, on both sides, to the fence.  Had 2 more pics but lost them uploading,,, lol.  It’s been about 2 1/2 years since we started this, but it won’t ever happen again.  Part of that time was things in our personal lives, my son, my bro’s daughter.  But it did get the new council, mayor, and city manager in effect.  I’ll try to get a few more pics,,

I need to run out to Alco and get cat food, today is senior citizen 10% off.  The 30% off is LOTS better, but don’t have a coupon, and not sure when there will be one,, didn’t get a new sales ad yet.  Don’t think I’ll be out after lunch, gonna be 100+.

That’s my news,, so yall tc, and


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Always Heard of This,,,

But in the bowl, not the tank,,,

This is a rat snake, found a few days ago, here at a business rest room... lolololol.  Does it make you want to look before you sit, now, and forever?  My tank doesn't have those round shaped places on it, so it couldn't get into it.  My son said every one did, to anchor to the wall, but, mine doesn't, just looked.

My cat, on his way to the door to go out, stopped and did some cautious starring at the end of my couch, like there was something there... You think i didn't look?  lol,,, Of course i did.  I didn't move it, but didn't see anything.  It could have been a bug, a piece of paper,,, anything.  He has the most hearing of any cat i've ever had.  He wasn't acting like it was a snake or i would have moved that thing.
Well, the dog days got here.  Forecast is to hit that triple digits for the next week.  I'm in, cool, and can get from house to car, to store,,, library,, etc.  Don't have to be out.  The car ac is still cooling great, after that little shot of freon.

Yall tc, and


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Who was saying,, hate to read blogs that start with,,, nothing to say?

Ha ha...

Got my new scanner last week, and been fooling with it since!!!  Being on hold for 45 minutes, yesterday and today,, trying to figure out what i'm doing wrong.  Still don't know, BUT,, set it back to original and now it's working,,, hahahaha...This county just has 2 things to pick up, but this homepatrol is supposed to pick up analog too... Heck, when i heard them talking an hour or so ago,,, I LEFT IT ALONE!  Maybe another time, i'll look into that.  Still have the old scanners for that.

BB, this road you're on, takes so long to get there.  It's wait, do this, wait again,, do that,, wait again,,etc.  Then you finally get a date set,, weeks down the road.  There will be a doctor that'll fix you up, and then you'll wonder why,, you waited so long.  Meanwhile,, do what you have to do, to get there.  Lots of experience here.  (My son)

The ol dog days are almost here,, by this coming weekend,,will be here.  We've been so lucky this year, cooler, rainier.  LOVE IT.

Gosh, lost this, and finally found the draft.

I'm gonna try something,, see if i can lose some weight.  No supper.  I eat it even tho i'm not hungry, soooo,, WHY?  I can snack a little if i need to.  Right now, it's noon, and i ate breakfast about 10, so lunch,, later.

DD, does your pond have anything in it?  Would love to see pictures,,you know,, lol.

Ok, enough of this nothing,, yall tc, and