LOCATION:  In our tiny house in Retama Village, in Mission, Texas
WEATHER:  Mostly overcast.  High 92. Some light rain (while we were swimming – we got wet!)  🙂

Things must be pretty slow here.  We sat outside sipping our morning coffee on the driveway, greeting walkers as they passed by and watching the birds make a nest in our palm tree.  Back and forth, back and forth, taking strings from palm trees and small twigs up to the nest.  It is amazing how one can waste time when there is not too much to do!

Today is a capturing day in Retama.  First, a lady encountered a rattlesnake in her yard when she opened the door to walk her dogs.  She called the man who captures them, who also relocates lots of possums and skunks.  I smelled a skunk outside our house but didn’t see any.

Then, on my way to swimming, I saw 2 men on bicycles with white shirts.  I thought they might be Mormons, but didn’t think Mormons would be going door-to-door in the pandemic.  It turns out they were Border Patrol and a few minutes later they caught an illegal in someone’s bushes. 

Such excitement!

George continued with his tile project.  He talked with several people who told him not to bother with tile cracks until after the house is 10-15  years old, due to continued settling.  So, he decided to finish up the 3 tiles he started with, and forget the rest.  I am glad, since it was such hard work for him.

Another Facebook memory popped up this morning. This was 4 years ago outside of Adelaide, Australia where we were doing a housesit.  Kangaroos were everywhere in this park.

DINNER:  Paninis.  A great way to use up leftovers.  I used the rest of the baguette George made a while ago.  The filling was chicken (yes, they continue multiplying in the freezer) and brats that I sauteed with some horseradish cream.  Toppings were avocado slices, red onions, cheese, and jalapenos.  I grilled them in our George Forman grill – one of the few appliances that I take with us on the road. We use it for toast, paninis, and even to cook a small chicken breast.  Very handy!  Side was a salad made from my fresh basil and a tomato.  (out of lettuce)

BOOK:. “Calypso” by David Sedaris.  Like all of his books, it is very funny and a bit racy.  5 stars out of 5.

George captured a photo of the beautiful sunset tonight. 

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