Showing posts from 2006

Almost Xmas

It figures, my husband just came down sick. I have yard people finishing up the yard (they've been here a week) and the painter is patching ceilings. I'm making the "executive decisions" without him. I can't do too bad of a job, I know most of what he wants, just not some of the fine details.

But we went to a family Xmas dinner on Sunday. It was interesting. It was held at a country club. The service was awful. It was like a comedy of mistakes. The carrots were so rubbery you could bend them in half. The rolls showed up at the end of the dinner. The turkey was good, but they didn't have enough gravy. The coffee was so strong my husband was choking on it. I refused to eat any of the pie it looked so bad. They said the apple pie was rubbery. The punch tasted like kool-ade. You just had to laugh at all of it. But it was good to meet some of the family members I had not met before. And of course there were kids. Hopefully my husband didn't ca…

Dec. 10

Well San Antonio really doesn't know what winter is like. Its cool, its chilly, but it is hardly as bad as can be. The worse part about the cold here is the wind. Now that part can get to you. Though we get colder temperatures in Seattle, they can get a wind here that makes it much worse. But at least here it doesn't stay this cool for long. This past week its been cool, a couple of nights near freezing (not below), but the middle of next week its supposed to be in the mid 70's. This definitely is not Seattle.

Now for the house. Work has been started. Fri. they preped the master bath for work and Sat. they came in and put in a new access space in the ceiling. They'll be back on Mon. to continue that and get started on the master bathroom ceiling. On Tues. they will start the kitchen ceiling. The house is a mess but I figure that's okay. When they're done this will be nice. Also on Mon. we are supposed to have a crew come in and get started on th…

Winter has arrived in San Antonio

Winter has finally arrived in San Antonio. I arrived at 5 AM. How do I know that you ask? At 5 AM the temperature dropped from the 70's to just below 40 in one hour. What a way for it to arrive!

But its not that bad. We did get wind, gusts to 43 here, but that's all. It is still sunny and clear. And where the weather has cooled down, and the nights will stay below 40 for the next few nights, early next week the daytime temps will be back in the 50's and 60's. Most places would not consider that cold, but here it is definitely cooler than it had been. Actually it was nice to go out to a brisk morning. It sure beats the warm humid nights we had.

I'm actually glad to see it cool down. I kind of miss that change in weather. But we'll see what else this area has to offer. Since I'm new to the area, we're still learning.

Nov. 29, 2006

Where Seattle has had its share of bad weather -- rain, wind and now snow, San Antonio has its own issues. We have just gone into a tornado watch until 2AM Thursday morning. Don't get me wrong. I don't miss being stuck at home because the roads are covered in snow and ice. We are able to view our home online so we do know how bad the weather is in Bellevue. The low today was 17 at our house in WA. It barely made it to freezing today. It spend the day below that. Not fun by any stretch. Though we did speak with a neighbor who said he and his son were sledding down our street. Since we do live on a hill area I'm sure they had a lot of fun. Its also nice that nobody got hurt, always a possibility when sledding down city streets.

But I'm not used to tornado watches. I'm not sure how I would know a tornado is coming. Do they have sirens? What do they sound like? I'm not from this area so its new to me. I do realize that the probability is low that it…

San Antonio Nov. 2006

San Antonio is not Seattle. It is a beautiful day. Clear blue skies and we should get to about 74 degrees today. And its supposed to be in the high 60's to mid 70's for the next few days. And no rain to speak of in sight. On the flip side the aquifers are a bit on the low side here which is not good. This really is an arid climate. But after driving through rain, its a nice change.

Since I'm new to blogs I'm still learning how this works. For those who have put comments with questions, I don't seem to have a way to reply to your questions. Especially those that are listed as anonymous. So I'm working on how to reply - just part of the learning process.

Nov. 16, 2006

We've made it to San Antonio, TX. The car is a mess and needs a good washing. One nice thing you realize is that open roads, those that don't go through major cities have some high speed limits. Some roads have had 75 - 80 mph speed limits. But of course, there's nothing out there. And I mean nothing. Radio stations can be hard to come by. But you can make good time and go far. And it means that today we did about 425 miles in about 7 hours, including stops for gas. But the good news is we are safe and sound in San Antonio.

Wondering what the pictures is about? Well its at a rest area in the middle of nowhere. The front sign says "Pet Area". The far back one says "Beware of Rattlesnakes".

Nov. 14

Vegas at night. Taken fron the walk way between MGM Grand and New York, New York hotels.

Today is Tuesday Nov. 14. We started our journey in Seattle. We left Tuesday, Nov. 7 from Seattle. Our first stop was Ontario, OR. From there we drove to Provo, UT. We left Provo for Las Vegas. We stopped for a couple of days in Las Vegas to meet with a friend. It was also nice to take the break since we've been driving full 8 hour days. It was nice to have a few days of decent food and the chance too walk around.

Its interesting driving from Seattle to San Antonio, TX. The landscape changes so much and so does the air. In Las Vegas the humidity was in the single digits - very dry. Nothing like what Seattle was when we left. Also as we've driven south the temperature has also changed considerable. Actually we left Seattle when we did because of the weather. We were running before a storm. Seattle, Idaho and Utah all had temperatures that would be dropping and snow would be …

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