Category Archives: Stories

Ailing, a Bit

For the first time in my life, I’m beginning to think that I may actually be getting a little old. I’m in my late 50’s. Two Sundays ago, I moved too quickly, and did something to my hip. Now, in … Continue reading

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The Treadmill

We recently purchased a NordicTrack treadmill. It’s a little pricy, but we expect to use it as long as we can, and if anything goes wrong with it for five years (extended warranty), they will come and fix it in … Continue reading

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Rain!

We got some rain a couple of days ago. I turned on my windshield wipers, just to see if they still worked. When I got home, I walked to the edge of the carport so I could see the dirt, … Continue reading

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Clear Skies – At the Moment

Today, the skies are clear. At present. The last couple of days, it has varied quite a bit from time to time, depending on the direction of the wind. We’ve had some weird looking skies, too. Taken a couple of … Continue reading

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Ice and Fire

Well, not ice, exactly – but it’s 52 °F outside! Wow. It’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen temperatures this low. Meanwhile, Texas is still on fire. Yesterday evening, from our home near Longview, you could see smoke … Continue reading

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East Texas On Fire

Yesterday, Texas Grandma, myself, and some friends decided to make a run up to the Tanger Mall in Forney, Texas, to do some shopping; and also drive on in to the edge of Dallas to a craft store the ladies … Continue reading

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Floaters!

Well, I’ve developed floaters in my left eye. Anybody can get floaters, but a few years ago, I had lens replacements for cataracts. People who have had this surgery are somewhat more prone to get floaters, later on. It was … Continue reading

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Rain Chasers!

Yesterday afternoon, Texas Grandma and I saw on the radar that there were some storms in the area. It’s been so long since we’ve seen any rain, that we loaded up and went looking for some. We drove down to … Continue reading

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Satellite Internet Services

Here’s an interesting factoid. Our company currently has bandwidth problems and so I called HughesNet to see if they could do better than their competition (Wild Blue). So, talking to HughesNet salesman, we discussed one of their faster business plans, … Continue reading

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Texting About Lizards

This is a text exchange between myself and Texas Grandma that happened today. Hers are in italics, mine are not: Caught a lizard at Moms, will need you to get it out at lunch. Ok. I’ll bring my gun Oh … Continue reading

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