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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Pitiful Garden

Yesterday I was outside for a bit surveying the front yard to see what needed to be done. I sware that if anything ever happened to me David would be totally lost. I rarely go outside because it is hard to get up and down the steps to the house. So I braved the stairs and wanted to see how the plants were doing in the garden.

Yellow gardenias below right of roses near steps.
My gardenias need fertilizing bad. The leaves are a pitiful yellow and there are no white flower buds to be seen. The roses are all in bloom, but they need to be pruned. They have grown out of control. My petunias, geraniums, astilbe, lewisia, primroses,and my flowering begonias are all dead. I almost broke down and cried. So this weekend I will have to grab David and have him dig up the dead things and salvage what I can from the garden and prune the roses back to a decent height. I think I'll just stick to the roses in the garden. I'll have to buy new flowers and just keep them in pots on the porch so I can take good care of them.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It's Monday


During Sunday and Monday, we had thunderstorms and rain. This in turn caused a few brownouts, and on Monday we lost our cable DVR to the power surge. So I called Time Warner for help because we were getting a strange message on the DVR stating it needed to update after the last brownout. Well, I ended up calling them twice and nothing on their end seemed to work. So, I called David who was upset about the fact that we had to exchange the DVR. He was not pleased and took the time off anyways. 
He came home at 3PM and took the DVR to New Braunfels for a new one. I hooked it up and it didn't work so I called Time Warner again. I made an appointment with them to send a tech out to check the outside box on Wednesday. As you can guess, David was not happy. Turning in the DVR meant that he would lose all the TV shows and movies that he had saved on that DVR, so you can imagine how even more pissed he was that we wouldn't have cable either until then. 

On Wednesday, the cable TV tech came early to the house. checked the message on the cable and then went outside to check the box and the connections. He had to replace the whole cable line from the pole across the street to our house. Turns out the squirrels in the area had been chewing on the cable connection on the pole. He then set up the HD box in our bedroom so we could get better cable reception in there. He was there for only a half hour and we had everything back. Well except for David's TV shows he had taped on the DVR. He treated it like it was the end of his world. Shit!

During last week, I was able to get a whole lot of Spring cleaning done too. I divided the house up into days. The bedroom and bathroom on Monday. Tuesday was the TV/ computer room, etc, etc... I was so glad to get everything done by the end of the week and that included the laundry before Friday. I paid for it this past weekend with my usual back pain, but it was damned well worth it. Which reminds me, I need to call my doctor to get a prescription renewal. I am totally out of my pain meds.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More Answers to Your Questions



Madam Cheezy April asked, Are you a fan of music? If so, who do you like/dislike?

I think I answered that question a while back, but I don't mind answering it again. I am a great fan of music. I love Rock from the 70's and 80's mostly. Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones are my favorite bands. I'm not a big fan of rap music, but I will tolerate it if necessary. I really dislike Justin Beiber and Kanye West.

Birdie asked, Were you married before you married David?

Yes, I was married to my college studies and work.  Really, I was immersed in my work at the lab. I had no inkling of ever getting married because of my mom. She was never a happy woman in her marriage to my dad. So I never married before I met David. He was married for I think it was maybe 19 years and then he divorced his then wife because he couldn't take her verbal abuse anymore. He actually told his best friend/fishing buddy that he would never marry again because of her. When he met me, he changed his mind. 


Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Monday, Answers To Your Questions

 It's been raining off and on all weekend. I have to say we have a chance of thunderstorms here for the rest of the week. OY!!! I don't know if my back can take this punishment any longer. I'm just glad we are getting the moisture. We were drought stricken for years and now it's just wonderful to have all this rain.

A few weeks back, Debra asked me a question and I didn't see it. So today I will answer your questions dear.
Where the hell is Seguin in Texas? Is it a big place or a small town? Where did it get its name because it looks French to me. 
Well, first off, Seguin is pronounced Sih-geen. Seguin is a small town and the county seat for Guadalupe County Texas. The population is roughly 27,000. We are located about 36 miles East of San Antonio. About 162 miles West of Houston, and 52 miles South of Austin, the Capital of Texas. 

Seguin is one of the oldest towns here in Texas. It was established by the Texas Rangers in 1838 and originally called Walnut Springs. Later changed to Seguin in honour of Col. Juan Seguin who is of Hispanic heritage, after the Texas Revolution. He was instrumental in the fight for Texas Independence at the battle of The Alamo. Since he was Mexican, William Travis sent him out of the Alamo as a courier going for reinforcements. Upon reaching Gonzales Texas, he formed a battalion of Hispanic fighters that fought in the battle of San Jacinto with Sam Houston. Juan Seguin died in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico where he retired. His remains were returned to Texas in 1974 and he was buried in Seguin Texas.

Seguin is known for the Home of the "World's Largest Pecan". Pecan trees are all over the place here. We are also known for "The Biggest Small Town 4th of July Parade in Texas". Everyone around here comes to this parade. Below is a 4 minute fly by from a Go-Pro drone around Seguin Texas. Take a look.





Debra also asked: Would you rather be rich or famous?

I would rather be rich because then I could hide out and not worry about crowds of fans trying to get a piece of me. If you're rich you can go anywhere and enjoy life. It has its perks. 
Being famous is hard because everywhere you would go someone would be bothering me for my autograph or a picture. I couldn't live like that, always being stalked or watched by weirdos.  






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