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!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
What th'a ....
Can't say I've ever seen a Christmas tree here in the Legion before, but I guess all things change. Having a woman bar tender seems to have changed that. Someone had too much time on their hands and the deer got a red nose out of it.
The Thanksgiving dinner here turned out good and was actually real enjoyable since the place wasn't full of people. Perhaps a total of 15 to 20 people showed up. I guess a lot of that was because since originally I was not getting any response from people thinking we should have such a dinner this place almost closed. There was a feed at the Cow Head Ranch about two miles from here and George Goss had a shindig in Lajitas so that cut way down on people that would come. There was also another feed up this way that got its share of people. I'd at first decided to shut down for Thanksgiving because of lack of people wanting it, but shortly before it that all changed. Donations of food started coming in and a number of people wanted to have the feed so we had it.
We had been needing a way to play music around here and one of the customers donated a 1 Terabyte USB drive too store it all on. I decided to use my old lap top to run it off of, but the keyboard was bad because it had a huge gulp of R&R and Coke one time. The USB keyboard I was using on it was worn out to, but MsB (Ms Belinda) of the Terlingua Dreams Blog was kind enough to send me a high visibility USB keyboard so between the three. (Dennis' drive, my computer and MsB's keyboard) we're fixed up on sound at the Legion.
Got a really bad star ding in my windshield driving down 118 a few days ago. A rock bounced out of a trailer going by me and sounded like a small explosion when it hit the windshield. I've since patched that with one of the windshield ding repair kits and hope it holds up as good as the one I used on the falcon about 30 or so years ago. Its still working well.
Progress on the chopper project is real slow mainly because of me being basically lazy and having plenty to do besides that also. That and a community project that it was supposed to be has manly fallen on me to do by myself. Maybe one of these days? The cold weather sure hasn't helped any either.
The above picture was a beautiful sun rise back on the 18th before all the damn cold weather! Have I ever said I hate COLD???? Can't say I'm too crazy about Christmas anymore either, but now there seems to be a lot of interest in having a feed then to so I guess that will be in the works.