New Adventures of the Old Joyce travel blog

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas


November 23-24, 2012 – Alamo, Texas

November 23 – I went to JC Penney’s to get my snow globe, but they didn’t open until 6 and I got there about 5:45. There was a really long line to get in. Since Anna’s Linens was open and there was no one in there, I went in to wander around until after 6 and to let the line to get into Penney’s. Guess what – no snow globes this year. So, I looked around a little and bought a bracelet watch which they had on sale. The store was crowded with folks making off with pillows for $3 and lots and lots of cookware. There was a Big Lots in the same shopping center, and I bought some Puffs. There was practically no one in the store. There had been a line before they opened so whatever people wanted they got and left before I got there.

I went to Staples to get some Christmas letter paper and then IHOP for breakfast. From there I ran by the grocery store to pick up some things I had forgotten on Wednesday. I came home and laid down to take a long nap.

This afternoon I wrote my Christmas letter. I’ll proof it tomorrow, get it printed out and ready to mail. I addressed the envelopes this afternoon so the hard part is done.

The group I had dinner with yesterday met this evening at 4 to have leftovers. We had a good time visiting. They are a nice group of people. There are 3 couples who are neighbors and have a happy hour every evening at 4. They invited me to drop by anytime.

It was raining when I left the activity center, and I got back to the coach just before it poured. Now for the bad news. After it had been raining for an hour or so I heard drip, drip, drip. Yep, the coach was leaking again in the same old place. I’m not sure why it started again because I’ve been in harder rains than tonight’s, and it didn’t leak. Oh well. Here we go again in trying to figure out where the leak is coming from.

November 24 – I’m slowly making progress in getting the coach straightened out. I organized the closet today and sorted out a few things to either get rid of or put into storage. The bedroom is now in good shape. Tomorrow I’m going to work on the bathroom. By Monday, I’ll be ready to do the kitchen. I know there’s a lot of stuff there to either get rid of or put into storage. I’m doing just a couple of hours everyday. I see no sense in killing myself.

My Christmas letter is ready to go out except for stamps. I have a whole bunch of them, but I can’t find them. That did get me to organize my drawer which has all my office supplies in it. I’ll have to go to the post office on Monday to get stamps.

I had a woodpecker visit the tree just outside the coach. I think I got some pretty good shots of him. I also had some other birds visit this afternoon.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. I know that I did. jnd

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