Monday, January 26, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 21 - 24

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Morning 52 Degrees, wind NE 12, humidity 91%, cloudy, early fog and overcast later. Back to the glume overcast days after a nice weekend and start of the week.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind  , humidity 41%, cloudy lite rain late this afternoon.

I completed my file draw purging job I was using Walmart bags and I lost count of how many bags of paper and books from the insurance plans from over the years, every year a new book is printed and distributed. I do need to get into a regular cycle of purging the file draw. There has been a couple of workers “rigs” trailers, move out of the park and one move in as most of the rigs here are workers some with young children families.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Thursday, January 22, 2015
Morning 63 Degrees, wind SSE 6, humidity 96%, cloudy rain showers. Rain showers last night after dark measurable just above a trace. by eight o’clock it was 52 Degrees with winds of 15 & gusting to 25 mph, the front came thru our area.
Afternoon 48 Degrees, wind N 7 & gusting to 22, humidity 80%, cloudy overcast.
Do nothing outside day with these rain showers and cold weather an old Televisions day.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Friday, January 23, 2015
Morning 42 Degrees, wind NW 9, humidity 91%, cloudy and rain showers most of the morning.
Afternoon 47 Degrees, wind NW 10, humidity 89%, mostly cloudy we had some peeks of sunshine late in the afternoon.   Another inside morning and early afternoon of hanging in Buster. This weekend Bonnie and I are going to Austin for a sleep over.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Saturday, January 24, 2015
Morning 33 Degrees, wind W 8, humidity 94%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 62 Degrees, wind NW 4, humidity 41%, mostly sunny.  
inside Bucee's
Austin, TX one hundred eleven miles with a stop at Bucee's for gasoline for Tan Jan and a toilet stop for Bonnie and I. A decent day for being out and about after four rainy cloudy days but not that warm. Carole and Avery are doing great and Jackie is visiting with childhood friends and will be here about noon tomorrow. We had a movie night as after dinner Avery put a movie disk in the DVD player and Carole made popcorn.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 19 - 20

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Monday, January 19, 2015
Morning 36 Degrees, wind N 1, humidity 94%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 75 Degrees, wind N 6, humidity 53%, mostly sunny.  

Today I thought would be a rest day, but more contacting the gate companies with the same result of every company being slow getting new gates. Any gates in progress are not needing relief people.

It was another nice day to be out and about. We did a drive into San Antonio getting our empty propane gas bottle exchanged for a full one. I would have stayed at Buster otherwise as this being a holiday the daytime traffic was a noticeable increase.

For the weekend it was a lot of traveling (driving) this weekend. South to visit with Bob & Jean then north to visit with Carole and family was almost three hundred-fifty miles so with the lower gasoline price we do not feel the pain at the pump as much. It is nice that every stop at the pump the price per gallon is down a penny or two.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Morning 41 Degrees, wind N 1, humidity 95%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, wind S 5, humidity 41%,  sunny.  

In downloading pictures from the ipad from our trip to Carole’s I found some pictures on there of the refrigerator compartment with the Norcold refrigerator just removed. 

This is a picture of the removed Norcold refrigerator sitting on the floor inside Buster before going out the window. This is the back side showing the cooling coils.

The vent opening, in the ceiling inside Busters refrigerator compartment, needed for the propane gas operation of the refrigerator, before being closed off. 

Looking at the outside access and the propane gas tube that went to the refrigerator and hose for the brick heater. Also seen is the Norcold refrigerator floor.

Norcold refrigerator floor is removed showing wires and cables that go thru the compartment. On the left side there is a vent pipe that goes thru the left wall that is the height of the “new floor” for the Samsung refrigerator that will be installed.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 18

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Sunday, January 18, 2015
Morning 46 Degrees, wind NNW 7, humidity 56%, mostly sunny
Afternoon 74 Degrees, mostly sunny.  

Bonnie and I went out for a great dinner today. Bonnie was texting with Carole and we were invited for an early dinner this afternoon. It is only a one hundred-ten mile trip from here at Atascosa RV park to their house there in Austin. We left a few minutes early and stopped for gasoline at Bucee’s there north of New Braunfels, along the east side of Interstate thirty-five. That is an interesting gasoline stop, one hundred-twenty pumps and only a few were open when I pulled up to refuel Tan Jan. They cleared quickly as there were cars continuing to come and go. Inside clean modern restrooms and everything a convenience store should have plus more.

Lucy with Avery
We had a great time visiting along with a great dinner. Avery is eleven now and in a growth cycle so shoes and jeans are shrinking fast. Carole is scheduled for another trip to San Francisco soon but is also busy there in Austin. We will be going again soon unless we get a gate job.

Carole cooking with supervision Lucy & Chey
Been contacting the gate companies both ones we have worked for and ones we have not worked for looking for any available gate jobs but it is slow. Oil companies are “laying down” drill rigs and cutting their budget for drilling and completing well sites. These “budgets are investment” monies and while the oil price per barrel is in the mid forties now the return on the dollar invested is not what the companies need for their investment. There are gates with oil work continuing but new starts are not taking place. Budgets are being cut from twenty to ninety percent depending on the company. Production of oil from a well is an ongoing thing but can be “shut in”. I read a blog “” that is news for the oil industry and stories reported there of the many companies slashing their investment budget for new oil and completion of wells.

Lucy & Bonnie

Lucy & Bonnie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan17

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Saturday, January 17, 2015
Morning 35 Degrees, wind N 1, humidity 93%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 70 degrees, wind W 3 , humidity 45%, mostly sunny.    

I am counting my “purging project” fifty percent complete, I have whittled thru most everything else, my label. Now there is “healthcare” pile to work thru. 2014 was a change year for us as our “company” retiree medical had a big change as that was terminated. We had to transfer to individual plans, no more “family” plans for retiree healthcare. Our RV life even presented additional challenges in the selection process. Bonnie and I have the same healthcare provider but our part D drug plans are different. So we each have a health plan and a drug plan so one provider is now four providers. All this means four books and other documents whereas there was only one in previous years, or more space needed in our file draw. I also have three folders from previous years that I will purge.

Bonnie and I went visiting today, gate guarding friends from The Ranch in Lakewood, New Mexico. They are west of Tilden parked at a busy gate, but a slower weekend day is a good time for visiting. Arriving later in the afternoon allowed Bob to have a days sleep as he is the overnight person. Jean does the day shift `

Jean & Bonnie

We have not seen them for a couple of years as they also have been gate guarding and in the summer returning to Michigan. Bonnie and I had a great time visiting and trading “gate” stories with Jean & Bob. Our trip returning to Buster was an after dark experience as we try to not drive after dark.

Bob, Jean & Bonnie

Monday, January 19, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 16 -

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Friday, January 16, 2015
Morning 35 Degrees, wind N 1, humidity 97%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 62 Degrees, wind SSE 4 , humidity 42%, mostly sunny.  

It is back “Fox and Dish TV” have settled their three week contract dispute, we are now getting our fair and balanced news. Bonnie and I went into Pleasanton for a few things and we liked driving in the sun it so well we went to San Antonio also. A very nice sunny day for a ride. I took US 281 a different route for us as our starting point was from Oaklawn Street in Pleasanton.

I have taken the “stuffing” out of the file draw, let me explain. When I receive the mail and some other paperwork I read thru some and the “other” I read later and usually put on the side or what I use for an “in” basket, unless I act on that immediately, like deposit any “checks”, or pay something that needs immediate payment. Then Bonnie comes behind me and cleans up my paper piles “stuffing that paper in the file draw. Then when I want to “act” on something I left or plied in the “in basket”, it is not there, lost. “Stuffed” into the file draw, usually not found for an extended amount of time. These finds usually are when the purge takes place. So basically the procrastinating when receiving the “paper” leads to, procrastinating cleaning out the draw.

Wood draw bottom

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 13 - 15

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Morning 40 Degrees, wind NNW 7, humidity 81%, cloudy and traces of rain.
Afternoon 44 Degrees, wind N 9, humidity 91%,  cloudy.

Procrastinating, we received a mail forwarding again yesterday thus adding to the paper going into the file draw. But there is “no room in the inn” or the draw is full, I actually could not add one more sheet of paper. I need to schedule a more frequent purging of the draw’s continents.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Morning 39 Degrees, wind NNE 5, humidity 96%, cloudy. Another cloudy overcast day
Afternoon 41 Degrees, wind N 7, humidity 95%, cloudy overcast all day.

Purging the file draw is started by purging the latest mail, not saving everything I that I have done in the past, anyway after a period of time these are also thrown out. Annual books received from Medicare, our are going 2013 and 2014 as we have received 2015. This will provide a half inch “new needed space” in the draw.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Thursday, January 15, 2015
Morning 41 Degrees, wind WNW 4, humidity 95%, partly sunny. 

Afternoon 58 Degrees, wind N 2, humidity 54%, mostly sunny. The sun was nice today after all the clouds and overcast weather we have had.

Seeing some sun, this is needed as the overcast cloudy days are getting very old. I am making progress eliminating paper from the file draw, very noticeable in the plastic bags of paper being carried out to the dumpster.

Thought for the Day:   “Remember, here at Microsoft, we’re not happy till you’re not happy.”

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Jan 10 - 12

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Saturday, January 10, 2015
Morning 34 Degrees, wind N 5, humidity 90%,cloudy. I heard rain drops on Busters roof before six this morning but nothing since I have been up. We had a chance of sleet and freezing rain overnight but I only see frost on the neighbors pickup truck this mornings first look outside.

I Buster has been running on our fresh water tank over night the past three days. I fill the tank in the afternoon and remove the hose and also remove the drain hose to close the compartment completely. I have a small three hundred watt heater in there to warm the water pump and tubing in the wet bay from freezing during the night. Bonnie did the laundry yesterday while I had the hoses connected and the park water on.

Afternoon 36 Degrees, wind NNE 6, humidity 97%, Light rain and drizzle most of the day. We are inside except to do the water hose switch twice. Movies and NFL playoff games on the television was my day.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Sunday, January 11, 2015
Morning 38 Degrees, wind NNW 5, humidity 97%, cloudy. Almost two tenths of a inch of rain yesterday, a nasty wet day out there so we stayed inside Buster all day.

Afternoon 48 Degrees, wind W 6, humidity 54%, mostly cloudy. NFL divisional playoffs mostly came as expected, home team winning. They had a week of rest (did not play last weekend) but Denver lost at home.

Atascosa RV Park - Pleasanton, TX - Monday, January 12, 2015
Morning 35 Degrees, wind N 1, humidity 99%, partly sunny.

Afternoon 58 Degrees, wind NE 12, humidity 63%, mostly cloudy. The high temperature did not last long today with the wind coming up early today causing the temperature to drop. Bonnie and I went into Pleasanton this afternoon for our propane gas bottle refill as I try to keep Buster’s propane tank off line as much as I can while parked for any length of time.