Another month has flown by and now we are in November. Like I say every month, I have no idea where the time goes but it sure flies by fast.
Our first walk was uneventful, and we just wandered around. It was cold outside with a definite chill in the air, a reminder that we are now in winter. It has come a bit early this year and I hope it is not a sign of a very cold and hard one as I dislike wintry weather. The ten years I spent in New York State has put me off freezing weather forever.
Of course, there is no comparison between New York and Texas winters. You can guarantee that New York will have cold freezing weather and lots of snow every year whereas here in Texas, we might get a couple of weeks of wintry weather and even snow at the same time, but nothing lasts very long at least in my part of the State.
I had just returned from the walk and Daniel stopped by and told me it was coffee time in the Breakroom. I wandered over after putting the dogs back in the RV and we sat there chatting and drinking coffee when one of the owners, Sarah, stopped by to talk to Daniel. They talked business for a while and then she left.
That was our cue to go on a gas run around the park, picking up the empties that needed refilling. I do not do much on these trips and truthfully, I think Daniel just needs company which I am more than willing to share. My part is to jump off the 4-wheeler, open the tailgates, and lift empty bottles back onto the rig.
When we had all the empties that tenants had put out for refill, we drove back to the Propane Gas Station and there, I lifted the filled bottles back onto the 4-wheeler. Then with them all re-filled, we made a run back around the park dropping them off at the individual campsites. In a couple of cases, due to circumstances known only to Daniel, he hooks the tanks back up to the unit. In others, the full tanks are just set beside the rig. This usually happens when the rig owner has a third bottle as a spare and the other two are not empty.
With the gas run finished for another couple of days, Daniel no longer needed my help, what little I could give that is and I walked back to the RV. I made a big fuss of the dogs and got a lot back in return and even though it was now around mid-day, fixed myself another coffee and breakfast. The dogs helped me to eat the sandwich and then I settled down in front of the computer to work on the blog.
I was looking out the window at the birds as they worked the big feeders close to the deck and noticed that they hardly spent any time on them. I went out to look and discovered that the rain had rotted the layer of seed that had gotten wet. I spent time cleaning out this mess so that new clean seeds would flow. I must remember to bring in these seed containers when it rains. They are the type that have big flat bottom trays and the seed flows out of the main holder onto the tray.
I looked around for other things to get up to and found a few things that needed my attention. I took care of them and then sat on the couch with the dogs listening to an Audiobook. That was after we had tried sitting outside but it was too cool for comfort, and we adjourned inside. The next thing I knew was waking up with it being almost dark outside,
I quickly harnessed up the dogs and we went out for a quick walkabout around the park before returning to The Caboose where I sat down in front of the computer to play catch up with today, Then I remembered that I had not brought in the bird feeders and did that before the deer got after them. This time, when I closed the door, I hoped it would be the last time for today,
All that was left was the usual evening meal and feed the dogs followed by watching Television.
Written 11/01/2023. Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com
An Old Man and an RV. Henly RV Park, TX. Friday 11/03/202
I got up early as the gentleman from the motor repair shop said that he was going to call me. As it turns out, he never did, and I ended up calling him back.
First though, we went out for a walk around the park. The wind was cold, and I was glad of the light jacket I had put on. The dogs rushed around smelling this and checking out that and had a fine old time and the cold never bothered them one little bit.
I fed the dogs but somehow in the anticipation of getting the Jeep back, I forgot to make breakfast and even coffee for myself. I told the dogs “Goodbye,” headed out of the door, and drove to Nutty Brown where both the car rental and the repair shop are located, a distance of about 20 miles.
First stop was to turn back in the Rental car after I had filled it with gas at the HEB store. Luckily for me, the rental place was not busy, and we quickly completed our business. Then I walked about 50 yards to the Body Shop next door and passed the Jeep standing out on the driveway.
With business quickly taken care of and paying my $1000.00 deductible, I jumped back into the Jeep, and it felt like an old friend welcoming me back. I still must get new numberplates as I was unable to find my front one after the collision with the deer.
The drive back to HEB was great and I was incredibly pleased to be back in my own car. In HEB, I wandered around the store and bought a cartful of stuff that I thought I needed before heading out of the door. I considered buying a Latte but decided against it instead opting to drive back to Henly.
The first thing was to bring in the groceries helped by the dogs and then to put them away. Then we harnessed up and wandered around for a bit running into Gary who we stopped to chat with. We only took a short walk this time before returning to The Caboose.
I wrote the blog and worked on some other stuff, and we went out for the final walk of the day. While we were walking, it occurred to me that I had not had a coffee or anything to eat all day. So, when we got back to the Caboose, I made myself the evening meal and drank a glass of wine instead, So what???
I spent the rest of the evening watching television before going to bed around 11:00 pm.
Written 11/02/2023. Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com