Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hummingbirds vs Ceiling Fans…

No, not what you’re thinking, not yet, anyway.

Anyway, we headed out about noon for Gina’s. As we were leaving our rig Jan took this photo of one of the two fawns that are  hanging around nearby.

Fawns 1

On our way we stopped off at the park office to drop off some Gypsy Journal samples and find out what time we have to check in tomorrow to see if we can keep staying here. Hopefully with all the rain and bad weather in the next week or so, it won’t be a problem. We’ll see.

After we picked up Gina we drove over to Sattler to have lunch at Granny D’s and then stopped off at the Post Office to mail some packages.

Then it was back to work at Gina’s.

There’s a hummingbird feeder on the porch where I’m installing the ceiling fan. There’s six of them in the area, but one of them is a bully and keeps trying to run off the others. In fact he spends more time chasing them off than he does actually feeding.

HB 1 

HB 2

But every once in a while, some of them settle down and leave each other alone.

HB 3

HB 4

I finally got the ceiling fan mounted and hooked up temporarily. I wanted to test it first before I finished it up, since I installed one a while back, that was completely dead when I first turned it on. But this one worked fine, and came out perfectly balanced, too, with no wobble.

Gina decided she would move the feeder further away from the fan, since she didn’t want it turning into a hummingbird Cuisinart.


We headed home about 5:30 pm. I let Mister out for a while, and while I was watching him, two deer showed up. They didn’t seem too worried about Mister, they just wanted corn. So I was feeding the deer from my hand and from the bowl while Mister was only about 10 feet away.

Quote of the day:
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing



More Rain and Cooler Weather…Nice!

Today started out with a trip to a nearby bank to get some papers notarized and then back over to Gina’s for the afternoon to work on her deck project.

I also talked to Doran this morning about the status of my tire pressure monitor receiver. They said they weren’t going to try and repair it, but were just going to send me a brand new one. And this is for a unit that is two years old. Kudos to Doran for great service!

About 3 pm the dark clouds moved in and rain started coming down, along with the temperature. Yeah!  Luckily it was not windy so I could still work on the covered deck.

Then about 4:00 we decided to head out for dinner since I needed a different type of electrical box and wanted to go by Lowe’s again.

Since it was close by, we decided to have supper at one of our favorite BBQ places, Rudy’s BBQ. We had ribs, pulled pork, and jalapeno sausage, along with potato salad, cole slaw, and  their great creamed corn. Jan doesn’t really like corn, but she loves Rudy’s.

Leaving Rudy’s we drove over to the nearby Lowe’s to pick up the new box. On the way back home we stopped off at Freddy’s Frozen Custard to get ice cream cones, and then it was back to Gina’s for a little more work.

About 7 pm we headed back to rig for the night.

Another nice day in the Hill County.

Quote of the day:
Remember, no matter how you slice it,  forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!