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!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Grub Shack Closed
Old picture of the Grub Shack because I forgot the camera again when I went to the mailbox this morning. It has had an addition to the front with more tables and shaded area. They also had people sign or draw pictures on all of the tables and were in the process of coating them with a clear coating. Of course they have just added WiFi also so that will be one more thing some people will miss for a while.
Anyway thanks to more bureaucratic BS down here the Grub Shack is temporarily closed because they will have to have a new septic system put in. Remember when that happened to the Legion? I'd heard that they were going to have to get a septic system installed or close, but figured they would at least have some time to get it done, but when I talked to Jerry this morning he said they had to close it down now. He did say that they will get one, but he doesn't know how long it will take. Now... since the legion no longer serves food, Susy's Snack Shack is closed, The Grub Shack is closed and Tivo's only opens in the late afternoon (If then) that just about means a trip in to Study Butte if you want to eat out. Not only that, but the GS is a local gathering place for folks in this area to hang out and visit plus wait for the mail to be put in the boxes, a place to get Ice and so on. What a BUMMER this is!
And on another note the FLY problem here is worse than I've seen it since I've been down here. It did get pretty bad last year at one time, but nothing as bad as it is now. I made a trip down south yesterday to do laundry and a woman in the laundry may have come up with the reason for the fly problem. She said that the flies were moving away from all of the fires and wound up down here. Perhaps that is true? I don't know what else would have caused it, but they are BAD everywhere down here including at Terlingua Ghost Town and Study Butte.
And on another... nother note... I think I've been had! I had bought some new T-Shirts on the last trip to Alpine and more on the trip to Odessa because my old ones are just about worn out. Yesterday when I was doing laundry I dried them on the Wash and Wear setting like I always have with the old ones and what happens? Well the new shirts will likely wind up at the Legion for people to take or at the Study Butte bench one. It seems that what were LARGE t-shirts might now fit a 6 year old. Never had that problem with the old t-shirts even with the first drying, but the new ones are really flimsy compared to the old ones.