Monday June 14, 2010
We left early and traveled to Pittsburg to purchase some more peas and fruit from Efurd’s. We decided to drive the back road Farm to Market 557 which is a little out of the way and lots of curves, but very scenic with the farms and ranches.
We purchased tomato's, purple hull peas, peaches and cantaloupe. It was to early to try the homemade ice cream. We’ll save it for another trip. After wards we drove to Mt Pleasant for breakfast at the Whataburger. On our way we passed one of my favorite sticks and brick homes just before you enter Pittsburg. If I was going to build another sick and brick home this would be my pick. Sandy’s too. The cream yellow with the white trim and fence really makes
this home stand out. It’s just before you come to Mr Bo Pilgrim home of Pilgrim’s Pride chicken. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation is one of the largest chicken companies in the United States and Mexico.
After eating our breakfast, we went to Lowes’s to pick up some 1” PVC pipe to rebuild my flag pole. I knocked it over when mowing the grass last week. Afterwards we had to stop by Wally World to pickup supplies and bird feed for the feeders.
Tuesday June 15 – Thursday June 17, 2010
We did not do a lot of running around as I was up early each morning while it was cool and used The Solution on the motor home. In fact I have not washed the motor motor home now for the past three months. Of course we have had the fortune to not drive the home in the rain either. Also during this time I replaced the kitchen light switch as it was getting very difficult to turn on or turn off. To my surprise it was quite simple and since it is 12 volt all I had to do is plug in the wiring to the back of the switch. For some reason I had in my mind that it was going to like a sticks and brick on/off switch which naturally is 110 volt. It took me all of about 15 minutes to get it done.
Friday June 18, 2010
We went to Longview to visit Sandy’s sister Pam and her husband Mike. What a beautiful back yard they have with all kinds of plants and beautiful flowers and of course the nice swimming pool. We had lunch at Chick-fil-A and tried their new spicy chicken sandwich. Boy was it good. This particular Chick-fil-A does a bang up business with their drive thru. They had three employees outside taking orders and relaying them back to the kitchen.
We’ve being noticing a peculiar smell coming from our water and could not figure out what it was, It smelled like gray water and tasted awful. Sandy asked be when was the last time I changed the house water filter. I told her not since the dealer replaced it two years ago when we purchased the motor home. So, we dropped by the local RV dealer and purchased two replacement filters.
Saturday June 19, 2010
Our phone ranged about 6am this morning and it was our SIL Bev informing us our water hose had evidently busted and water was spewing all over everywhere. Sandy ran out and cut off the water and sure enough their was about a three inch split in one of the 50ft water hoses. So, off to Longview again to pick up another hose. Upon return I replaced both the water filter and the hose. Everything so far is working and the bad taste and smell of the water is gone. That pretty well wraps up our week. Here are some pictures of critters that have visited our bird feeders.