Cave Dwellings: A Whole Lot Of “Nothingness”…
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Whole Lot Of “Nothingness”…

  Yesterday morning started out warmer and mild, and then…the dreaded WINDS began…They were predicting wind gusts to 50 mph…are we back in Arizona? At least our old house doesn’t do the “rock and roll” when the Wind Gods give us a blast! I decided to drive to a few garage sales, and left Den sitting on the living room floor starting the tedious process of putting together our new TV stand.  There were about 5 pages of instructions, so I figured the best thing I could do was to “exit, stage right”.

  I returned about 1 hour later and found the TV stand, still in 1000 pieces, and no Dennis.

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Hmmmm….Ol’ Blue was still in the garage.  I looked in the basement, and still no Den. We have enough house and land for him to wander anywhere, and he frequently does.  Just when I was beginning to worry, he walked in the front door.  Apparently one of our elderly neighbors, who lives one block behind us, locked herself out of her house. She is 90 years old, and her husband died about 5 years ago.  She is getting a little “forgetful”…Hey! You don’t have to be 90 to have CRDT disease (Can’t Remember a Damn Thing)…for you ‘youngins. She has lived in the neighborhood most of her married life and remembered Dennis because he went to high school with her son…So, she wandered over, knocked on our door, and asked him for help. “There but for the grace of God…..”  I love this neighborhood.

  After Den told me that warm and fuzzy story, he gave me the bad news about the TV stand… that 2 panels of it were damaged in shipping.Probably happened when they drop kicked the box off the Fed Ex truck at WalMart. One more thing to return …and wait for…whatever!

  I was on duty to pick up our 5 year old grandson, Campbell, from school.  His mom had a doctor’s appointment, so Grandma ran to McDole Elementary School in Sugar Grove to be his chauffeur.  You have to get special dispensation from the Pope to pick kids up from school if you are not the mom or dad.  And then  you ring bells, buzzers, show ID’s, and try not to look too weird. (The “looking weird “is my biggest problem..if they only knew about my uniforms, they would never release Campbell to me in a million years..HA!)


The winds were now really blowing. When I got back home, there were branches down in our back yard .  We have a police scanner, and I heard the Fire Dept. paged out for a field fire, which was spreading to a barn and home on the North side of town out in the country.  They had tanker trucks coming in from communities all around us. ( Remember, there are no fire hydrants in the country.You have to haul water in.)  They even called my son’s fire dept. in Oswego, about 25 miles from here. Fire plus wind….not a good combination. Hope nobody is hurt.

  Today I got up at 6AM, picked up some donuts as requested from my granddaughter, and drove to Sugar Grove to help Terrie with her garage sale. I spent most of the morning there, and then left to get some groceries on the way home. I managed to purchase a lamp and a rug from Terrie at her sale.  Dennis says that every time our family has a garage sale we just  buy each other’s junk.  I did get a good deal on a Stiffel lamp, though…It was sitting in Ter’s basement and I have had my eye on it ever since I first saw it.  I didn’t realize it was a Stiffel until I was cleaning it up today .  It said so on the globe…It had belonged to Tim’s parents and they gave it to him when he got his first apartment.  I snagged it for $20. SCORE!!!!

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  Yesterday evening our skies had some high wispy clouds…reminded me of an X-Ray of someone’s ribcage…..But then, I do have a strange spin on things.


  This evening our wind gusts are back to 50 mph, and we are under a tornado watch until 8PM this evening…I ran out and got our Noah weather radio from the Hiker to put upstairs by our bed..Upstairs is the key word..You don’t want to be there in a tornado, unless you want to end up in Oz…

Well, that’s enough for this blog….I get so long winded about tons of nothingness, eh? I’ll try to do something more exciting by Sunday……(Fat chance!)


  1. You ought to see the looks you get when yopu grow a white beard right before Christmas and go to pick up your grandson in your truck, Got to meet the School Resource Officer who checked my ID including MY police badge. whew..Have a great week, Sam & Donna.

  2. Hey, what's with all this wind?... we've had wind in the 20 to 40 mph for the last 7 days straight and they're predicting two more days of it as high as 50...sounds like it's blowing everywhere else in the country too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment on sb 1070.

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