My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
First off CRS. For those younger people who don't know what CRS is... Well it stands for Can't Remember S__T. I think that's a condition mainly owned by older folks, but I have seen younger folks with it a time or two. Now it also stands for Congressional Research Service (which is probably another BAD thing because we all know what happens when Congress researches something.)
Anyway my first attack is that I forgot to take my shaving kit along this morning when I went south to fill the propane bottles and to take a shower. No I don't shave anymore, but that kit has my deodorant, bath soap, quarters for a shower, toothpaste, tooth brush and a few other items. I usually put the kit in a plastic bag with my clean clothes, but this morning I left it sitting in the floor here. Fortunately someone had left a nearly new motel sized bar of soap on top of the shower partition so at least I had bath soap (even if it wasn't to my liking) Also fortunate that I had enough spare quarters in my pocket for the shower.
Now when I got to BBMI to take the shower one of their employees was working on one of the toilets and had the shower/restroom door wide open. It was still in the 30s and there is no heat in there other than what comes from people taking hot showers so I decided to put that off until later. I had breakfast at BBMI restaraunt and Frann came in so we sat and BS'ed for a while before I headed to the SB Store to get the propane.
I headed for the SB store, got propane and filled the falcon with gas, That came to $83.00 on the nose, but I actually got charged for 15 gallons of propane even though I only had two 7 gallon tanks. I'm still scratching my head on that because one was not totally empty and I watched the meter as it barely barely read 14 gallons when the guy finished filling the last one. Of course gas is $3.40 per gallon there which is about 15 cents a gallon higher than it is in Presidio and maybe 25 cents higher than in Alpine. So much for the so called low cost of living down here!
Second case of CRS came when I was ready to go back for a shower. I found myself going down the hill out of SB headed home before I thought "HAY! I haven't had a shower yet!" Yep... pulled a U-Turn (broke the law by crossing the double yellow lines) and went back over the hill to get the shower. That was when I discovered the first case of CRS! Sure glad the second case of CRS wore off before I got too far out of town!
Third case of CRS was when I decided to clean out the Fridge and see if it would actually start working again now that the battery controlling the low voltage to it is at MAX. I cleaned out the freezer and forgot to clean out the ice box part and after walking about a quarter mile to dump the spoiled food out away to keep the Coyotes away from here I thought to myself. Now why didn't you clean out the rest of the box? That took another trip, but hay! I guess I need the exercise? So far there have been no more cases of CRS today, but the day is far from over. Just give me time.