That’s the big city of Pleasanton, Texas, population of about 10,000 which is about the same size of our home town of Alamosa, Colorado. One of our friends commented on yesterday’s blog calling me the pioneer woman hitching up the wagon and going into town to go shopping. Well, I kinda felt that way today as it had been 12 days since I’ve left our gate guarding ranch and I was going a little crazy.
I usually sleep from 6 a.m. to 2-3 p.m. which doesn’t give me much time to go shopping, etc., so Jim volunteered to go to sleep early and wake up at 3:30 a.m. so I could go to sleep early and get up by noon. Of course, as fate would have it, I didn’t sleep well and got up at 10:30 so off I went.
First I drove to the Gate Guard Services’ yard in Whitsett to pick up our first paycheck. Oh, that was nice….that was very nice!!! Being independent contractors, we don’t have the option of having direct deposit, so I needed to get the check sent to our bank.
Off I went for the 35 mile trip to Pleasanton with a stop at the post office first. Then it was to the laundromat. The washing isn’t expensive at $1.75 for a top loader and $2.25 for front loaders. I use the double loaders for $4.00. The expense is in the !*&% driers…..25 cents for FIVE minutes. Those jeans and towels are costing me a mint!
Off to Walgreens to buy vitamins on sale for “buy one get one free” and to pick up one of those Orgreenic 10” sauté pans you see advertised on TV. I “killed” ours so it was time to replace it.
Then to Walmart to buy a rug to use on the steps outside. We are getting frequent rains and I need to keep as much of the muck outside as I can.
Then off to H.E.B. (I love that place) to refill 8 water jugs one at a time at their outside water dispenser... in a light drizzle….chasing the nickel change from my quarters that jumps out of the return change slot each time…am I getting any pity here folks?
Inside H.E.B. I go to do the grocery shopping mostly fill ins of bread, milk, eggs and my Fage Greek yogurt. They had some good sales on apples, large Haas avocadoes, tangelos and asparagus also. I run out of fresh veggies shopping only every two weeks, so it was nice to replenish our supply today.
Last stop was to fill up the truck with diesel at $3.779 which is 11 cents cheaper than diesel in Whitsett. By then I was worn out. I left the RV at 11 a.m. and got home at 5:20 p.m. Too much to do in one day, so we decided I’d break it up and do the laundry in Three Rivers (15 miles away) one week and the grocery shopping the next week. Plus that will get me out of here once a week which will be nice. Jim’s “get away” time is his once or twice a week trip to the gas station by Highway 37 for ice cream.
Well, it’s 12:20 a.m. and I’m getting tired already. The last three nights I haven’t had any body come through after 8 p.m. That makes for a long night for me. I’ve become very familiar with all the late night TV talk shows. Any I’m knitting a lot. Finished up a hat and bootie set for one of the ranch owners who just became a grandfather for the first time. I knitted a shawl for myself and am finishing up a wool cap for me too.
So good night to you. I’m going to download and read Arline Chandler’s latest book The Heart of Branson.
Remember, you are loved.