Last year after we were done at Adventureland, we came back home and Rich worked the harvest season for a local farmer. He has helped him before. But because we arrived on Oct 1 he missed a couple of weeks. We also had to leave early cause we needed to be in Harlingen by Nov. 1. So we tossed the whole idea around on how he could work the whole season this year. The best answer was for him to go up alone and I stay here. We couldn’t both go as I am working at the theater, and I need to be here by Nov. 1 when the park officially begins the Winter Texan season, and I begin my duties. If I had went with him for several weeks, and left the motorhome in Texas, we would have had to tie it down to the concrete patio, because of Hurricane season. We didn’t want to do that. I realize now after Hurricane Harvey how important that is. Also what about the cat? Kitty would probably have a heart attack in the car heading north. He doesn’t like change….He’s an old man. lol Then how would I get Kitty back down, if I took the train back down? So this was strictly a financial decision. I stay in Harlingen and keep my job, and Rich drove home and works for the farmer for approximately 8 weeks till harvest is done. So that is where he is. He is staying at Scott and Brandys and driving the semi from the fields to the Elevator.
So Rich decided to take my Lumina as I was having problems with it. About once a week it would not start. I would call him to come to the Dollar Store or to the Cinemark 10 after work. He would turn the key and ……BINGO…..It would start. He said, “How can I fix something that we don’t know what’s broken”. Well unfortunately he’s right. So I learned that if it didn’t start, wait 10 minutes and it would. Now that means I can’t buy any ice cream or popsicles, as I might end up waiting in the parking lot for 10 or more minutes for the car to start……lol…..So we decided he would drive it back and trade it. He drove it all the way to Illinois, ……No Problem…..Went up to Canada to visit to our Canadian friends Kathy and Glen at their campground…..No Problem…Back home to Illinois…..No Problem….So one morning he decided to use my key instead of his….Guess what???? That was the answer. He Had a Problem….It is was the coded key. My key had problems and his did not. Funny isn’t it. All over a lousy key. But before he left, we looked at the web site of a local car dealer we usually go to. We picked out a car we liked. I left it up to him to get a good durable car, and trusted his decision. Well turns out my sister-in-law, Connie, liked the Lumina, so she bought it and Rich bought the Chevy Equinox that we had seen on line.
I know I’m going to love it. Rich has really been enjoying it. He also decided to move up from the ANTIQUE flip phone, to a real …..SMART PHONE….I told Tammy to take him and help him out with a purchase. He insisted he would not get one if he couldn’t pay cash. He would NOT do the payment plan on AT&T like the rest of us do. So Tammy took him to a place that sold refurbished phones and he bought a Motorola for $100. He now has a new toy…..He has been busy learning. Tammy and Cameron has taught him so many things. He’s learning so much on his own. I was afraid he would get frustrated and go back to the old flip phone. I know now he won’t. He is enjoying it. He has it programed into the Bluetooth in the car, downloaded Pandora, and is now learning about pictures. His Email is set up, also Google account so he can store pictures in the cloud. So Far No Facebook.
Here’s his first selfie in the car. Cameron and him were playing one night when he first got the phone and the car. Cameron said the were laughing so hard they had tears in their eyes.
The fields were late this year, so he is getting some other things done. The rental house needed a few things. We have a new tenant. Hopefully this one works out. We haven’t had a whole lot of good luck. Poor Tina has to take care of them for us. This last time I posted the house on Craigslist to rent. Tina had immediate response and was able to rent it fast and choose who she wanted. So much better than FB sites. They always had young irresponsible kids wanting to rent. He also has been doing a little work around our house. The garage roof has some issues. Of course he also spends time in Scott and Brandys bar. “ONE PAWZ PUB” Taco Mondays and Karaoke on certain Fridays.
But they finally started a little over a week ago in the fields. They have more corn this year than soybeans. They have most of the soybeans done, and were started on the corn. Now of course it had to rain off and on several days, so that puts everything on hold till the equipment can get back into the fields. This are a couple of Richs photos with his new phone. Its quite good. I’m impressed.
This is the truck he is driving. The farmer picks the corn or soybeans and loads the corn from the combine into the farm wagon. The tractor brings the wagon to the truck on the edge of the road and fills it. Rich drives the truck into McNabb to the elevator where they unload it. There the elevator sends it to the dryer and also stores it for the farmer, until it is sold later and trucked to the river and loaded on a barge. So as it stands now it might be close to Thanksgiving before he’s done. The farmers goal is to be done by then. That is rather late, as he was done earlier last year.
So here at the Park, the Winter Texans are beginning to arrive. Their trickling in, but it wont be long and they will come flying in. You’ll see many campers and Motorhomes on the highways. They will be going all over in the Rio Grande Valley. I gave my notice at Cinemark 10 they other day. I only have 2 weekends to work. Its been a good run, but the time has come to be done. Its time to start thinking about fun things to do this winter. I’m got many ideas already, so time to begin. First thing we are having is a Halloween Party. One of the girls here Paulette, loves Halloween. Its her favorite Holiday. So she is decorating and coming up with great ideas for a fun party. She even found a cool Piñata..
Look whats going to be in it……….lol…………Its an Adult Piñata…..She even wants us to do Apple Bobbing???? Now just think…..Old People have false teeth…..We might have a tub full of teeth. The apples will still be floating……hahahaha….Yea, I’ll let ya know how that turns out….
I’ll close this time with a photo from “One Pawz Pub”. Scott and Brandy’s bar. Remember last Christmas, Rich was down at 77 flea market by Brownsville and bought a clown skeleton??? We called it Sally. She road on the back of the golf cart for a couple of weeks. Well, Sally has taken up drinking at “One Pawz Bar”. She has perched herself by a table and is looking pretty comfortable. She brought friends also. lol
…..Yes Halloween is coming….