Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hopefully The Last Hot One

They say the cold front is moving in on us tonight.  Wow, some cold front!  It will get down to 63F.   However, I haven't been using the a/c but for a couple of hours in the afternoon and sleeping so far in McAllen hasn't been too bad.   I think I will enjoy the 10° drop.

The big news in the snowbird world here in the valley was the shoot out that took place in a well-known rv park in Mission.  Two old-coots got into an arguement, one went home and came back on his golf cart.  They got into again and proceeded to shoot and kill each other.   A sad tragedy, but one that shows us again that guns are dangerous in anyone's hands.

Here in this park there is a park model that has a large shield hanging on the side with two crossing pistols.  Above that it says, "we don't call 911".  Yikes!

Yesterday I worked here in McAllen in one of the best valley schools.  I had 300 students packed into the auditorium and we had a great time.  Same thing as last year but these were a new group of juniors and seniors that hadn't attended.   We cut out the lunch and and extra fifteen minutes so that we started at 8 and finished at 1 p.m.  Worked out good for me.   I was pretty wiped out last night.

Today I did laundry to prepare for my trip back to El Paso on Monday.  I did a little grocery shopping and housekeeping and finished that off with a nice lunch of two chicken tostadas that I made.   My nap came shortly after and later this afternoon  I'm going for a swim.   Juan will be here in another week and we might take the rv up to San Antonio for a few days before returning home.  Looks like a short season.  The sales rep is still taking care of her son who had a brain tumor removed and hasn't been able to return to work.  I was asked yesterday if I would be interested in the job.  No thank you, I don't work full time anymore.

A friend from Puerto Rico says they are gearing up for a possible tsunami.  FEMA has sent body bags, coffins and military.   The local government says it's just a rumor but a close friend who works in a local hospital says she say the equipment arriving.  Let's home not.  Looks like a big one though.


  1. Two old farts shooting it out in an RV park! What next?

  2. Just curious... what's it like going back and forth across the border with the gov't shut down? I know... about the same mentality of 2 old codgers shooting it out... makes a person wonder what the heck's going on these days.