Monday, August 31, 2009

Last Day of August!

Well here it is, the last day of August. I hope we will not have any more 100 degree days. I was happy to have my grand daughter Sarah visit me for a few days last week. My dog Kandi enjoyed the long walks she took her on. This park is not very busy for this time of year.

I am watching the fires in California closely, one is very close to Soledad Canyon Thousand Trails Park. I hope those campers are OK.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Watching the Hurricanes

Just watching the hurricanes as they form in the Atlantic. Hope they miss FL where my daughter and grandsons are.
Today would have been 47 years my husband and I were married, had he lived. Just a sad day. So many memories. We had lost our daughter in Aug. then just six months later, my husband.
Hard to remember these things, but it did open a new chapter in my life. I have enjoyed meeting folks that are just like me. Widow, or widowed, not fun I admit but we do learn to survive and move forward. Grateful for my family and friends.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Passport Issues

I have been trying to get a passport card, it seems I have never been born! I started in May. It cost about $60.00, including two pictures. I applied in Hillsboro,TX at the post office. Expected to get it in about three or four weeks. Just goes to show you, I should have know how slow the government is. I was sent a letter, saying my birth certificate was not acceptable. I would need a CERTIFIED copy from the state. I sent for the copy, another $22.00. I received it yesterday in my mail from Escapees Mail Service. Guess what, no name on my birth certificate. After a thirty minute call to see why I have no name, was told I would have to file a amendment to change my birth certificate to show my name. This is another $15.00! To do this I have to have an older relative, sign and have notarized. Problem is I HAVE NO OLDER relative! After that it would take about a month to process that! I called passport people to ask for a refund. No refunds! Was told to get census record of year of my birth. The girl gave me a web address for U.S. Census, guess what, that don't work either!

Well, all I wanted to do was go to the Pink Store to eat with the LoW's group in Deming, NM. I am not so sure Mexican Food is worth all this trouble! But, if I can't get refund, will keep trying!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thousand Trails Whitney,TX

I first moved here in Aug. of 2005. I was in process of selling my house, and felt I needed a "Home Base" this spot has worked out very well for me. It does get a little hot here in the summer, and can be icey and cold in the winter, but this IS TEXAS!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Just had to publish pictures of my GREAT grand daughters, Emma and Abby. Aren't they beautiful?


Another hot day here in Texas!

A good day to laze around and study my maps, make plans for my next road trip. So much to do before leaving. The wind has been up today, need to fix my awning, but too windy to stand on the ladder. I am trying to learn to use my new computer, with Vista! What a chore. XP was so much easier. Thanks to Geeks on tour, this has been a lot easier!

Working on my web store,