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Flo's February 2014 Travels

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie                                                                                                                           DATE: 02/01/2014 - 02/02/2014    DISTANCE:  00 miles

Saturday February 1, 2014

Dad has been sick for a few days and still not feeling well. He's been going to bed his normal time and tries to sleep in his bed. But in the middle of the night he crawls out of bed because he can't sleep. Then he tells me to get off the couch so he could sleep on it. After crawling off the couch I go to mom's dinnet seat and sleep. After dad sleeps on the couch for a little while he would get cold so he crawls back into bed to get warm. Once he's back in bed I crawl on the couch. Today dad woke up about 7:30 and fed me my breakfast. Then he went to the couch to go back to sleep. Mom got up at 7:45 and got dressed. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom took me for a walk. When we got back we relaxed for a little while. At 9:15 mom decided to go to the gym so she could workout. As she was leaving she gave me a snack and said good-bye to dad and me. Mom worked out about an hour and then she came back to dad and me. When she got back it was time for lunch so she made potato with bacon bits soup for dad and herself and she gave me a snack. After lunch we hung around the Minnie for the rest of the day. Mom worked on my book, I slept and sunned and dad slept on and off all day. Dad says he thinks he's getting better and than he feels bad again. For dinner mom cooked up some noodles with tomato sauce and cheese on top for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got back from our walk we called it a night. I hope dad starts feeling better. He says he doesn't think he has a head cold he thinks he has the flu. Well I guess I'll say good night.    

Sunday February 2, 2014

Today dad woke up at 7:00 and fed me my food. When dad was getting ready to surf the Internet mom decided to crawl out of bed. While dad was surfing the Internet mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Once again dad had toast and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal. After breakfast mom took me for a walk. When we got back we stayed around the Minnie all day. Mom worked on my book and played games on the computer. Dad slept and surfed the Internet. I slept and sunned. Mom occasionally took me outside but she didn't stay outside too long because it was cold all day. As we were hang out at the Minnie we watched Scott work on the driveway. Scott has been having problems with his septic system and the driveway has been muddy. Now it has a lot of pot holes so Scott decided to fix it by putting rock down. We had a very relaxing day. I really don't have much to talk about so I'll say good night.




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                          The kitchen faucet                                            The pedestal sink in the second bath    



Master Bathroom Faucets
   

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our New House                                                                                                                       DATE: 02/03/2014 - 02/07/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Monday February 3, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:30. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast and then got dressed. When he was finished getting dressed he told mom she should get up. Mom had forgotten that we were going to the new house to meet with Diamond at 8:30. So mom crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards she made toast for dad and herself for breakfast. When everyone was fed mom took me outside to take care of business. We weren't out too long because we had to go to the new house. On the way to the house Jerry called and told dad that Diamond was running a little late. He also told dad that he was on his way to the house. We haven't been to the house for a few days because dad was sink so when we got to the house mom and dad walked through the house to see what the plumbers had done. Dad is still not feeling well but he knew he had to meet with Diamond to talk about the driveway and drainage at the street. As they walked through the house mom took pictures of the installed fixtures. The plumbers installed the kitchen faucet, pedestal sink and faucet, the toilets, the shower fixture, the tubs faucets, the second bath faucets and the push up drain plugs. They did a super job. After mom took pictures she came back to the truck because she was cold. Dad stayed in the house to wait for Diamond. Diamond showed up about 9:00. Dad and Diamond discussed what dad wanted for the driveway and the culvert. Diamond told dad that Bell County would put in the culvert free of charge. The only cost we had was we had to buy the culvert. A new house down the street was having drainage problems so a couple of Bell county workers were working on the problem. So Diamond and dad decided to talk to them. The workers came by and looked at our house and told dad that he may not need a culvert instead they would put a little drainage ditch. The workers called their boss to see if we needed a culvert. The boss said he would come by and look at the situation before making a decision. The worker told dad he may be by in a few minutes or maybe three hours but he would call dad and let him know what the decision was. Shortly after the workers left mom let me out of the truck to say hi to Diamond. Then we all said our good-byes. Jerry never showed up. We were at the house for a couple of hours. On the way back to the Minnie we stopped by to get our mail. When we got home mom made lunch for dad and herself. She made soup and gave me a little snack. After lunch mom tried to do a load of clothes but one washing machine's water was turned off and the other one was busy. So she decided to go to the gym and workout. Dad stayed home with me because he was feeling bad. Mom worked out for an hour and a half. Then she stopped by Walmart to do a little grocery shopping. When she was leaving Walmart she called dad and told him that she was on her way home. When she got home I met her at the door to say hi. After we said our hellos mom put the grocery away. She told dad that she bought dinner. He had a choose either chicken or a pizza. He really wanted chicken but mom couldn't fit the pizza in the freezer so we ended up having pizza instead. After dinner mom tried to do the load of clothes again and the washing machine was still busy. Dad called Scott and told him the situation. Scott was in Killeen so dad told him that he would turn the water back on if he would tell him way the water shut off is. After he got off the phone with Scott we went over to the wash room and dad turned the water back on. Mom was a happy woman now she could do the load of clothes. For the rest of the night we relaxed in the Minnie. Now it's time to say good night.

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:45. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Mom crawled out of bed while dad was getting dressed. Dad told mom that he wasn't feeling well and that he wanted to go see a doctor. Mom made breakfast for dad and herself. She made dad toast and she had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom took me my morning walk. When we got back mom put a cooler together and then she put dad and hers gym bag together. Mom and dad were going to the gym to take a shower before going to see a doctor. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me that they would be back a little later. As they were driving away I sat in her seat and watched them. After they took their showers at the gym they went to Scott and White Clinic to see if dad could see a doctor. The lady at the desk told him that they were booked up for the day and to come back tomorrow. She said that Scott and White was installing a new computer system and that they were only allowed to see one patient an hour. That's why they're booked up for the day. She told dad that he could go to Belton and try the Ergent Care Clinic. Dad was a little disappointed because he has felt well for almost a week and now he couldn't see a doctor. So mom and dad loaded back into the truck and headed to Belton. As they were going to the Ergent Care Clinic they stopped by another Scott and White Clinic. They told him the same thing that they were booked up for the day. Dad asked who their competitor was. The guy hesitated but he then he told dad he could try Doctors Express in Temple. So back to Temple mom and dad went. When they got there the receptionist told them that there was no problem and they wouldn't have long to wait because they weren't busy. It took them about an hour it get dad into see the doctor. When the doctor looked at him and listened to his symptoms. She told him that it was a sinus infection and not the flu. Dad was relieved and the doctor gave him a shot and wrote out a prescription. After waiting for the prescription to be written up mom and dad walked next door to Jack-In-The-Box and had lunch. After lunch they went to Walmart to get the prescription filled. When they finally had the prescription filled they drove to the new house. They went to the house because they were expecting the lumber company to deliver a couple of culverts. When they got there the culverts were there yet so dad called Jerry and told him. After getting off the phone with Jerry mom and dad waited a little longer. They were getting ready to leave when the culverts arrived. Dad told the driver where to put them. The driver was very friendly. Once he delivered the culverts mom and dad came home to me. By the time they got home to me it was 4:00. I was very excited to see them because they were gone a long time. We said our hellos and then mom took me for a walk. As we were walking we decided to go see Kujo and King. I haven't seen Kujo for a long time so both of us we happy to see each other. As Kujo and I did a little exploring mom visited with King. King told mom that he was going to start working pretty soon so Kujo was going to be alone from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. He said he had to get a job because his business of painting motor cycles was a seasonal business and he needed a steady income to pay the bills. After visiting a little while mom and I went home to dad. Once at home mom decided to start preparing dinner. Mom cut up the chicken she bought yesterday and heated part of it up for dad and her dinner. She gave me a little bit of the chicken and my food for my dinner. Along with the chicken mom and dad had baked beans. After dinner mom took me of another walk. When we got home we went inside and called it a night. We had a crazy day and now it's time to say good night. I hope that the shot and pills will make dad feel better.


   

Brazilian Cherry                                                               Peak Hickory

Wednesday February 5, 2014

Today we woke up at 8:00. Wow, that's late for dad. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Dad's feeling a lot better today. After he fed me he got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he took me for my morning walk. While we were walking mom got up and got dressed. When dad and I got back to the Minnie we thought mom was in bed so we were a little surprise when she came out of the bathroom. After we said our good morning mom made breakfast for dad and herself. She made dad toast and made maple and brown sugar oatmeal for herself. After everyone was fed mom put a cooler together and then she sat down to relax. About 9:00 dad called Jerry to ask him if we could make a storm shelter where the steps were going to be off the porch. Jerry was all excited he said we sure could and said he did one for his sister. Dad had to calm Jerry down a little and asked Jerry if he could set up a meeting with Jose to discuss what had to be done and how much it would cost. Jerry said sure thing. After they got off the phone we decided to go to the house. As mom and dad were getting ready to leave I made sure that I was with them and that I wasn't left behind. On the way to the house we stopped at The Home Depot because mom and dad wanted to get a case of the each laminate floor that we're putting in the bedrooms. We're going to put Traffic Master Brazilian Cherry laminate in the master bedroom and Traffic Master Kingston Peak Hickory laminate in the other two bedrooms. After picking up the laminate flooring we went to the house. Mom and dad got out of the truck and laid a few pieces of the each laminate on the master bedroom floor. They wanted to see how the laminate looked in the room. They decided that both would work. Before leaving mom let me out of the truck and took me in the house while they discussed what was next on the agenda. We weren't at the house too long. After about an hour we left and went back to the Minnie. When we got back to the Minnie mom made lunch. She cooked up some soup for dad and herself and she gave me a snack. After lunch we stayed around the Minnie and relaxed. Mom played some games on the computer, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. I started to pester mom and dad about 3:00 I wanted to go somewhere. I was really bored. So mom and dad decided to return a few things to Lowe's and The Home Depot. We were gone about an hour or so. When we got back we relaxed until it was time of dinner. Mom heated up the leftover chicken so dad and she could have wraps. She gave me a little chicken and my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and took me for walk. This time we didn't walk to see Kujo because it was too cold for mom we just walked around the area by the Minnie. When we got back to dad we stayed inside for the rest of night. I'm so glad that dad is feeling better. Now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!




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Thursday February 6, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:50 and dad craw;ed out of bed. Dad fed me my breakfast and then he got dressed. As dad was getting dressed mom crawled our of bed. Mom got dressed and was going to to make breakfast but I decided I wanted to go out. So mom and dad took me for my morning walk. It was really cold so we didn't go to far and didn't stay out too long. The temperature was in the the low 20s but it was windy so it felt colder. I wanted to stay out longer but mom and dad was ready to go in so I went inside with them. When we got inside mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and they both had chocolate almond milk. After breakfast mom did dishes and put a cooler together. We stayed around the Minnie all morning and relaxed. Dad surfed the Internet on air filters, mom played cogs and I slept. Cogs is a computer game where you solve puzzles with time and moves. The object is to get a single gold star is the Mechanical Star. You get this star by solve the puzzle in the right amount of moves and time. When you solve the puzzle you automatically get a gold star. The other two areas you can earn a bronze star and silver star. Mom is getting real good at this game. She has gotten the Mechanical Star in 26 out of 54 puzzles on the tablet and 36 out 54 on the lab table computer. About 9:00 I started to pester mom nd dad about going some where but mom and dad told me it was too cold. Mom told me maybe after lunch we'll go to the new house. When it was time for lunch mom made soup for dad and herself and gave me a little snack. After lunch we relaxed a little while because it still was freezing outside. About 12:30 mom and dad decided to go to the new house. I got so excited that I stuck to them like glue because I wasn't going to let them leave without me. When we got to the house mom and dad noticed that the power company was there digging a trench for the underground power. The crew wasn't there so mom and dad just walked through the house. They left me in the truck because we weren't going to be at the house too long. Mom and dad wanted to look at the second bathroom to see how the medicine cabinet we bought would look. They thought maybe the cabinet would be too big. By the time we left they still weren't sure because it was too cold to hold the cabinet over the pedestal sink. We'll be back in the next day or two when it's warmer to check it out. On the way home we stopped by to get our mail. We were going home when dad decided to go back to the house to see if the crew was there to ask them a few questions. When we got back the crew was back so dad got out to talk to them. The equipment they had brought couldn't cut through the rock so they had to go to Killeen and get a rock saw equipment. One question dad asked was if they installed the meter and they said no. Another crew does that. As we were there mom decided to take a few pictures and I didn't want to be left in the truck so I jumped out and followed mom to dad and the crew. I wasn't out of the truck too long because dad was afraid I would go where the rock saw was and get hurt. So mom and dad put me back in the truck. Then they went back to where the crew was and mom took pictures. Afterwards they came back to me and we went home. On the way home we stopped at the store because we needed some more milk. When we got home dad called Jerry and told him that they were putting in the power line. For the rest of the afternoon we relaxed. When dinnertime came around mom heated up leftover pizza for dad and her dinner. Mom also had a tortilla with cheese on it. Mom fed me my food for my dinner and she also gave me some cheese. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got back mom baked some Snickledoodle cookies. We had a very cold relaxing day. Now it's time to say good night.

Friday February 7, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:45 and dad crawled out of bed. He fed me my breakfast and then he got dressed. When I finished my breakfast dad took me for my morning walk around the property. When we got back to the Minnie mom was up and getting dressed. After saying good morning to each other mom made breakfast. She made toast for dad and maple and brown sugar oatmeal for herself. After breakfast we hung around the Minnie. It was another cold morning so we didn't want to go anywhere. While we were relaxing it started to drizzling and because it was in the low 20s the drizzle was icing up. Mom played cogs, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. About 9:30 or so I started to pester mom and dad about going somewhere but they told me it was too cold. So mom took me for a little walk. When it was time for lunch mom cooked up some Chicken and Dumplings soup for dad and her lunch. She gave me a snack for my lunch. After lunch mom and dad decided to go to the gym and then they were going to go to the new house. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and when I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They arrived at the gym at 11:50 and the girl at the desk told them that they were going to close the gym at 12:00 because of the weather. Dad asked if they could take a shower and she told him sure thing. The manager of the gym said when he was coming to work from Killeen he saw a lot of accidents because the overpasses were freezing up. So mom and dad didn't workout at the gym but they did take a shower. Afterwards they went out to the house to see what was going on. When they got there Killeen Marble was there finishing up the shower in the master bathroom. Dad was glad he was there because they were going to make the drop in the shower 3/4 of a inch and he wanted it to be 3/8 of a inch. The real reason they went to the house to see if they had finished putting in the underground power. They weren't done so we'll have to wait until next week to get power in the house. While they were at the house mom stayed in the truck because she was cold. After dad talked to the installers they came home to me. I was very excited to see them. After saying hi to them mom took me for a walk. When we got back we hung around the Minnie for the rest of the day. When dinnertime came around mom heated up leftovers. Mom and dad had a pork sausage pattie sandwich with baked beans and mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for another walk. Once back in the Minnie we stayed for the rest of the night. While relaxing we watched the Olympics opening ceremony. It was fantastic. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to call it a night. Good night and have fun.




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Caller and Cuer David and Michele Vieira

    

Crowning a new king and queen                                  Line Dancing during the dance

    

Round Dancing                                                                  Square Dancing

   

The square dancing outfit mom wore to the dance                            The basket dad won                      

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall                                                                                                                        DATE: 02/08/2014    DISTANCE:  45 miles

Saturday February 8, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:30. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Then he got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he took me for my morning walk. Lately mom or dad or both take me for a walk because if they let me outside by myself I walk through the mud. They got tired of wiping my feet off everytime I went out. When dad and I got back mom was getting dressed. We all said our hellos and then mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. After breakfast we hung around the Minnie. While we were relaxing mom played cogs, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. When it was time for lunch mom made soup for dad and herself and gave me a little snack. It started to warm up so after lunch we went to the new house. When we got to the house mom let me out of the truck. She told me that I could stay out of the truck as long as I stay with dad and her in the house. I stayed with them for awhile and then I got bored. So mom put me back in the truck. While we were at the house mom and dad worked on the alarm system. They checked out very wire and over half of them didn't work. So dad decided he would try to fix them. Dad started by digging out a wire from the sheet rock to determine where the problem was. He found out that the connector was bad and thought if he could dig the wires out maybe he could fix the problem. He started to dig the other wires. After digging out a few of wires he got into a snag because he couldn't get the wire out so he decided he needed a drill. While they were discussing rather to go get one or not a neighbor came by. She was worried about me being in the truck because it was starting to get hot. Mom and dad told her that I liked it hot and thanked her for her concern. Mom and dad invited her in the house at first she was declining because she wasn't alone. She was with a couple other people and a couple of dogs. Mom and dad told her it was ok because they have me. So they all came inside and mom showed them the house. Afterwards they said their good-byes and mom and dad decided that they were going to go to the storage center and get a drill. When we returned to the hour mom let me out of the truck so I could take care of business. Afterwards I decided I to go back in the truck. Dad tried using the drilled to get the wire out of the wall. He drilled a big hole and the connector came out but the wire was still in the wall so he decided that he couldn't fix the alarm wires after all. So instead he's going to get a wireless alarm system. After giving up on the alarm system he started to put the connectors on the low voltage wires and put the plates on them. About 3:30 we left the house and went back to the Minnie. Once back at the Minnie we relaxed. I did a little sunning and then mom took me for a walk. As we were walking I saw Holly so I decided to play with her. Mom stopped and talked with Larry while I hung out with Holly. Mom wasn't worried about me getting muddy while she visited with Larry because Scott and Casandra were with Holly and me. When mom finished visiting with Larry we went home to dad. Mom heated up some chicken and tortillas so dad and her could have wraps for dinner. There wasn't enough chicken for mom to have a couple of wraps so she had one wrap and put cheese and pepperoni on a tortilla for her second wrap. She fed me my food for my dinner and gave me a little bit of her tortillas.

After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight they went to Allemande Hall in Waco for a special dance. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. The dance was a Mardigras Dance and had a special caller David Vieira and special cuer Michele Vieira. David did the singing and calling for the square dancing and Michele did the cuing for the round dancing. The last set of dances David and Michele called together. During the dance there were round dancing, square dancing and a line dance. There was a lot of food and prizes. Dad was lucky again he won one of the door prizes. He won a basket with a teddy bear, Hershey kisses, crackers and coffee cup full of coco mix. It seems everytime they go to a dance he wins a door prize.  Mom and dad had a fantastic time. David and Michele were great entertainers with super attitudes. The people that are taking the class in Eddy were all there and they had a great time. Mom and dad didn't get home to me until 10:45 so I was very happy to see them. We all said our hellos and then mom and dad got change out of their square dancing clothes. We all tried so I guess I'll say good night.

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie                                                                                                                           DATE: 02/09/2014    DISTANCE:  00 miles

Sunday February 9, 2014

Today we woke up at 6:45. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad got dressed. When I finished my breakfast I wanted to go out but dad told me I had to wait until he put his shoes on. Once he put his shoes on he took me for my morning walk. While we were on our walk mom crawled out of bed and got dressed. When dad and I got back to the Minnie mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Mom made dad toast and cinnamon and spice oatmeal for herself. After everyone was fed mom did dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished she played cogs, dad surfed the Internet and I slept for an hour. Then mom and dad decided they would take our medicine cabinet back to The Home Depot and exchange it for another one. The Home Depot in Temple didn't have one but The Home Depot in Killeen had five so we went to Killeen to get one. We were going to go by the new house on the way home but decided not to because mom and dad were still tired from dancing last night. When we got back to the Minnie mom made lunch, which was Mexican-Style Chicken Tortilla soup. She gave me a little snack for my lunch. The rest of the day we hung out at the Minnie. Mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. When dad wasn't surfing the Internet he relaxed on the couch and watched the Olympics. When I wasn't sleeping I sunned. When mom wasn't playing computer games she was watching the Olympics and taking care of dad and me. While we were relaxing mom noticed that Holly was outside so she took me out to play with Holly. While Holly and I were playing mom visited with Casandra. After saying our good-byes mom and I went inside until it was time for dinner. For dinner mom barbecued chicken for dad and her dinner. While she was barbecuing the chicken I kept her company. When the chicken was finished we went inside and had dinner. After dinner we stayed inside and watch the Olympics and Downton Abbey. Now it's time to say good night.

LOCATION:  Eddy, Texas    SITE:  United Methodist Church                                                                                                          DATE: 02/10/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Monday February 10, 2014

Today we woke up at 7:30. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Dad got dressed while I was eating and when I finished my breakfast dad and I want for my morning walk. When we got home mom was dressed and getting ready to make breakfast. Mom made dad toast and she had maple and brown sugar oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished mom and dad decided to go to the gym and then grocery shopping. Mom and dad decided to go to the gym early because it was too cold to go to the new house. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and then she said good-bye. When I finished my snack I went to mom's seat and watched them drive away. They worked out for about an hour and then they went grocery shopping. On the way home they stopped by Lowe's to look for some screws for the power plates but they didn't find what they wanted. When they got home I met them at the door to say hi. After saying hi I went outside to keep dad company while he got the groceries out of the car. While dad was getting the groceries bags mom was putting the groceries away. When dad finished getting the groceries we both went back inside the Minnie. Dad said it was to cold to stay outside but I didn't think it was too cold. I went inside because I didn't want to stay outside alone. After mom finished putting the groceries away she made lunch. Mom and dad had Chipolite Chicken soup and mom gave me a little snack. For our lunch dessert mom and dad had a cinnamon roll from HEB. Mom gave me a little bit of her roll. When mom finished her roll she made Chicken Black Bean Bake to take with mom and dad to Eddy for their square dancing class. All afternoon we stayed around the Minnie because it was cold and mom and dad didn't feel like leaving the Minnie. Mom and dad read a book and I slept. When it was time for dinner mom made a ham and pepperoni sandwich for dad and herself. After dinner mom took me for walk. When we got back mom and dad got ready to go to square dancing class in Eddy. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. After I finished my snack I watched them leave. They had another fun night at class. They came back to me at 10:00 and I met them at the door to say hi. After we said our hellos we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our New House                                                                                                                       DATE: 02/11/2014 - 02/13/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Tuesday February 11, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:15. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Then he got dressed. After he finished getting dressed he took me out for my morning walk. When we got back mom was still in bed so dad surfed the Internet and I slept on mom's dinnet seat. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:45 and said hi to dad and me. Afterwards she got dressed and then made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal. They both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did dishes and put a cooler together. It was still cold today so we hung around the Minnie. Mom started to read a book, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. About 9:00 I started to pester mom and dad about going somewhere. Mom and dad told me that it was too cold to go anywhere. About a half hour later I gave up and went back to sleep. At lunchtime mom made Turkey Noodle soup for dad and herself. Mom fed me a little snack. After lunch I started to pester mom and dad again. This time they gave into me and we went to our new house. We weren't at the house too long because nothing was going on. It was too cold for mom and dad to work on putting the connectors on the low voltage wires. We still don't have permanent power to the house. After dad walked around the house we went back to the Minnie. When we got back to the Minnie dad got a phone call from Louis to tell him that the square dancing class tonight was cancelled because of the weather. After dad got off the phone mom and dad decided to go to the gym. After mom put the gym bags together she gave me a snack as they were walking out the door. After I finished mom snack I watched them drive away. They were at the gym for about a hour and a half. When they got back I met them at the door to say hi. After saying our hellos mom took me out to take care of business. We didn't stay out too long because it was cold. When we got back inside we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. When dinnertime came around mom made noodles and spaghetti sauce with mozzarella cheese on top. As mom was making dinner she dropped the cheese all over the floor. She picked up most of it but the cheese she didn't pick up I ate. I had a great time eating the cheese off the floor. Thank you mom. When the meal was finished being made mom and dad sat down and ate it. Mom gave me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she took me outside again. When we got back we stayed inside the rest of the night. While we relaxed in the Minnie we watched the Olympics. We had a very relaxing day. I don't have anything else to say so I guess I'll say good night.

Wednesday February 12, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:00. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast I wanted to go out but dad told me that I had to wait until he finished getting dressed. When he finished we went on our morning walk. When we got back to the Minnie we waited for mom to get up. She finally crawled out of bed at 8:00. She said good morning to dad and me and then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Mom made toast for dad and she had maple and brown sugar oatmeal. After breakfast mom did dishes and put a cooler together. Dad's not feeling well so after mom finished the dishes they decided they would go back to Doctors Express to see the doctor dad saw about a week ago to see what's going on. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me that they would be back in a little while. So after I finished my snack I watched them drive away. On the way to the see the doctor Jerry called and told dad that they were working on the ditch at the house. So dad told Jerry he would be at the house in a few minutes. They postponed going to the doctor until they met with Jerry. When they got to the house they were working on the power and not the drainage ditch. Mom and dad were surprise that Diamond was there but it was ok because they discussed what Diamond needed to do. Mom stayed in the truck while dad met with Diamond and Jerry because it was cold and dad knew they weren't going to be there long. The guy that was working on the power had to stop because the drill bit broke because of the rock. They were at the house about an hour and then everyone said their good-byes. After leaving the house mom and dad went to the see the doctor. The doctor told dad that he had allergies so she wrote him three prescriptions to be filled. So after seeing the doctor mom and dad went to Walmart to feel them. While they waited for the prescriptions to be filled they went to McDonald's and had lunch. When they finished lunch they did a little grocery shopping. After picking up the prescriptions they came home to me. I was excited to see them and met them at the door. After saying hi to them I went outside while they brought the groceries in the Minnie. After mom finished putting the groceries away she took me for a little walk. It was a pretty day the sun was sunning but it was cold. After our walk we went back inside the Minnie and relaxed. Mom read, dad surfed the Internet and laid down and I slept. Once or twice I went outside to enjoy the weather. For dinner mom heated up the leftover noodles and sauce with cheese for dad and she had a baked potato. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. Dad was surprised mom had a baked potato because she usually have anything but a baked potato. Way to go mom. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she baked some chocolate chip cookies. While the cookies were baking mom swept out the Minnie and I went outside and took care of business. When mom finished sweeping out the Minnie she did a half hour workout. After she finished her workout it was time to watch the Olympics. We watched the Olympics all night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. I hope dad starts feeling better.

Thursday February13, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:00. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. It was cold when dad got out of bed because the heater under the table was off. So dad turned it back on and then he got dressed. After he was dressed he took me for my morning walk around the property. By the time dad and I got back to the Minnie it was 7:45 and mom was just getting out of bed. We said our good morning and then mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she was finished dad asked her if she wanted to go to the gym. Mom said maybe later so went the new house to see what was going on. Mom and dad let me go with them. When we got to the house The Knot Hole was there installing the appliance garage. The gentleman did bring the frame for the mirror in the master bath. He was going to put the pulls on the drawers but dad didn't have the pulls with him. Dad told him that he would put them on. While dad was talking to the gentleman mom and I stayed in the car because it was muddy and cold. We weren't at the house too long anyways. On the way back to the Minnie we went into town and checked the mail. Once we got the mail we went back to the Minnie. After relaxing in the Minnie for about a half hour mom made lunch. Mom and dad had soup for lunch and mom gave me a snack for my lunch. After lunch mom did the dishes and I went outside to sun. It was too pretty to stay inside. While I was sunning mom put dad and her bags together to go to the gym. When I came back inside mom and dad left to the go to the gym. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They were at the gym for an hour and a half. When they got back to me I was asleep on the couch. When I realized they were home I crawled off the couch and said hi to them. It was too early for mom to make dinner we relaxed for a couple of hours. Mom finished reading her book, dad surfed the Internet and made a few phones concerning why we don't have power at the house. I went outside and sunned for awhile. When it was time for dinner mom barbecued some pork ribs. While she was barbecuing I kept her company. When mom finished barbecuing we went inside to have dinner. Mom and dad had the pork ribs for their dinner and I had my food. Mom gave me a little bit of her ribs. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got back we called it a night. Once again we watched the Olympics during the night and I slept. We had a very nice day and now I'll say good night.





click on photo for more pictures of The Valentine Dance at Copperas Cove

   

Round Dancing                                                                      Square Dancing



The outfit mom wore to the Valentine Dance

LOCATION:  Copperas Cove, Texas    SITE:  VFW Hall                                                                                                                  DATE: 02/14/2014    DISTANCE:  45 miles

Friday February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine Day. Today we woke up at 7:15. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. While he was getting dressed I got hungry so I crawled off the couch and waited for dad to feed me. After he finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating mom crawled out of bed. Dad and I were surprised that mom got up so early. After I finished my breakfast and mom was getting dressed dad took me for my morning walk. When we got back to the Minnie mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished we all loaded up in the truck to go to the new house. On the way to the house we stopped by Hancocks to return a few items we didn't use. But when we got there it was too early so we went to the house. No one was at the house but mom and dad needed to work on the alarm system and low voltage wiring. Dad let me out of the truck and mom and dad got ready to go to work. I did a little exploring and then I decided to get back into the truck. Mom put me in the truck and rolled down the windows a little bit. Then she went inside the house to help dad. They worked on the alarm system for a few hours. They got all the windows and doors that were broken to work. Mom checked up on me a few times because it was starting to get a little warm. By the time they finished with the alarm system it was after 1:00 so they decided to call it a day at the house. On the way back to the Minnie we stopped at Papa Murphy's to buy a Heartbake pizza. Every year Pappa Murphy's makes a heart shape pepperoni pizza for Valentine Day. When we got home it was a little after 2:00 and we hadn't had lunch yet so mom made lunch. She made Chicken and Dumplings soup for dad and herself and she gave me a snack. While she was make the soup I stayed outside and sunned. It was such a gorgeous day and the sun was shining I couldn't resist not sunning. When lunch was ready I went inside. After lunch mom did the dishes and cut the pizza in half and put it in the refrigerator. Afterwards she sat down and played Angry Birds and Cogs. Dad called the power company again to find out whats going on about getting power to the new house. He has been fighting with the power company for the last a couple of days because it was supposed to have been done last week. While he was doing that I went outside and sunned some more. By the end of the day dad finally had them commit to having the power line finished Monday afternoon and it would be activated on Tuesday. Good job dad!!!. A half hour before dinner we all took a little nap. After our nap mom baked half of the pizza for dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk we stopped and visited with Larry and Scooter. When we got back to the Minnie mom and dad got ready to go square dancing in Copperas Cove. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and then said good-bye. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They left me at 6;45 and returned to me at 10:30. Copperas Cove square dancing club's Website said that the dance started at 8:00 so they thought they had plenty of time. But they got to the dance at 7:30 just in time. The round dancing started at 7:00 and the square dancing was just starting. They had a super time dancing. There were four different callers at the dance so they all took turns. In between square dancing there was round dancing. After the first set of square dancing they served a lot  of delicious food. When they got back to me I was still sleeping on the couch. But when I heard them in the Minnie I woke up and crawled off the couch to say hi to them. After mom and dad chanced out of their square dancing outfits mom took me for my last walk of the day. When we got back to the Minnie we called it a night. We had a great day. Now we're tired so I'll say good night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our New House                                                                                                                       DATE: 02/15/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Saturday February 15, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:15. Dad crawled out of bed and then he got dressed. When dad finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me for my morning walk. While dad and I were walking mom crawled out of bed. When we got back to the Minnie mom was in the bathroom. I was looking for her in bed and she surprised me by coming out of the bathroom. After everyone said good morning mom made breakfast. She made a Belgium waffle and dad and her shared it. When they finished their breakfast mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished doing this we all loaded up in the truck and went to the new house. When we got to the house mom let me out of the truck to join them while they worked on the low voltage wiring. I stayed with them about a half hour and then I got bored so mom put me in the truck. Before they worked on the wiring they put the pulls on the cabinets. They worked for a couple of hours and then they took a lunch break. We went into town and checked out mail and then mom and dad went to Taco Bell and had lunch. After lunch we went back to the house and mom and dad finished putting the connectors on the low voltage wires, which took another three hours. While mom and dad finished the wiring I slept in the truck. We left the house about 3:00 and started going back to the Minnie. On the way back we stopped at The Home Depot to pick up a couple of things we'll need for tomorrow. We got back to the Minnie about 3:45 and mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me in a hour or so. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. Mom did a short workout because she said her knee was hurting. Dad soaked in the hot tub. He just sat down to read his book when mom came out of the locker room and asked if he was ready to go. He said not really because he only read a couple of pages of his book. Dad gave in and they came back to me. When they got back to me I was laying on the floor and not the couch which surprised dad. It was cooler on the floor than on the couch. It was time for dinner so mom heated up the oven because mom and dad had the other half of the pizza from yesterday. After we dinner mom took me for a walk around the property. When we got home I stayed outside because it was starting to cool off. After awhile our neighbor Betty came home so I barked to say hi to her. Mom came out and let me off my chain so I could go over and say hi to Betty. When I finished saying hi mom and I went inside for the rest of the night. As we were relaxing inside the Minnie we watched the Olympics. We had a super day and now it's time to say good night.

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