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Flo's March 2014 Travels

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Live Oak Ridge Corp Park
DATE:  02/27/2014 to 03/12/2014    SPACE:  30    TRIP:  89   DISTANCE:  3 miles

Friday February 28, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 6:50 and mom stayed in bed because she didn't go to bed until 1:45. While dad was getting dressed I laid on the couch enjoying the peace and quiet. For the last eight months we were at Scott's place and we heard trains all the time so last night there were no trains so that was great. After dad was finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. When I finished my breakfast dad took me for my morning walk, which was down to the boat ramp. We really enjoyed our walk because I didn't have to worry about getting muddy. When we got back dad received a phone call from The Home Depot telling him that our garbage compactor was going to be delivered within the next thirty minutes. It was 7:40 and mom was still in bed but when she heard the news about the compactor she crawled out of bed. We have been waiting over a month for the compactor and dad didn't want to reschedule the delivery. While mom was getting dressed dad put a cooler together. When mom finished getting dressed we went to the house. We were grateful that our house is only three miles from Live Oak Ridge Park so it didn't take too long to get there. If we were at Scott's we would be in trouble because it would have taken us about a half hour. When we got to the house the delivery truck wasn't there yet but withing five minutes it was there. We were surprise because the compactor was delivered by GE and not The Home Depot. Mom was tired so she stayed in the truck with me while the men delivered the compactor. After they left mom and I got out of the truck to check out the compactor. After dad tried to adjust the compactor and couldn't we went to the storage center to get wrench to do the job. On the way to the Amy's Attic we stopped by a donut shop and dad bought a couple of donuts and a dozen donut holes for mom and his breakfast. Mom shared her donut with me. When we got to Amy's we picked up the wrench and few other things we needed to do the floor. When we got back to the house dad realized that we forgot to get a bucket and sponges to wipe down the floor before laying the floor. But before we went back to Amy's mom made a list of things we needed to get from there. Once again we went to Amy's and picked up a items we forgot. We needed the plastic table so dad can work on it but it wasn't at Amy's. Mom remembered that it was at the boat storage center so we went over there and picked it up. When we got back to the house I really wanted to sun in the front of house but mom and dad knew I would wonder off so they had me go in the house with them. They told me that I could go lay on the back porch. I did for a very short time and then I got bored so mom put me in the truck. Mom and dad cleaned the floor in the master bedroom and then decided they would go to lunch before they laid the laminate flooring. After having lunch at Subway we went back to the house. I stayed in the truck for while and it started to get warm so mom made me go in the house with dad and her. At 3:30 mom and dad started to pack up their tools because they were tired and dad's knees were hurting. This was ok with me because I was ready to go back to the Minnie. By the time we got back to the Minnie it was 4:30. The neighbors dogs (one was a basset and the other one was an English bull dog) started to bark so dad went over and visited with the neighbors. While he was visiting mom took me for a walk around the park and then she microwaved bacon for dinner. After dad finished his visit dinner was ready. Mom and dad had bacon wraps for their dinner and I had my food for mine. Mom also gave me a little bacon. After dinner mom took me for a walk around the park. As we were walking we met a family and their dog. When we got back to the Minnie I decided to stay outside and enjoy the weather. Mom went inside and got a Word Find book. Then she came back outside to keep me company. The sun started to go down and mom got a little cold so we went inside. When we got inside dad decided to go take a shower because he worked hard today and sweated. On the way back he stopped to say hi to other neighbor and his dog, which was a Husky. The owner told dad the dog was friendly but while dad was petting him he started to growl at him. So when dad got back to us he told mom to be careful about the Husky. We really makes mom and dad a little upset when someone says their dog is friendly and then find out that the dog really isn't. I guess I won't be say hi to the Husky. For the rest of the night we relaxed in the Minnie. We really were surprise how far we have gotten on the floor considering we had to go to Amy's a few times. Now it's time to say good night because we're going to have another busy day tomorrow. Have fun.




click on photo for more pictures of Shooting Stars Club Dance

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (Shooting Stars Club)
DATE:  03/01/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Saturday March 1, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 6:45. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast I did a little grooming and then dad took me for a walk to the boat ramp in the park. When we got back mom decided to get out of bed.  She said good morning to dad and me and then she got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal. Along with their breakfast they had chocolate Hazel nut milk. A few days ago when dad checked the mail he picked up a few packages. Three of the four packages were things dad had ordered but the fourth one was. When we got back to the Minnie dad called Amazon a called and said that he received a package that he didn't order. The gentleman on the phone asked what the package was and dad told him that it was liquid hazel nut. The guy told dad to keep the package because they weren't aloud to have food and liquid shipped back to them. So mom and dad decided they would try it and see if they liked it. When they first tried it they really didn't like it because it was real watery. But they remembered when they first tasted soy milk and almond milk they had to develop a taste for them. Today when they had hazel nut milk again they liked it a little better. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When mom finished doing her morning chores we went to the house. When we got to the house mom let me out of the truck. After mom and dad were ready to start back on putting the flooring in the master bedroom I decided to go back in the truck. I really like staying in the truck while mom and dad worked at the house. Mom and dad worked in installing the floor for a few hours and then they took a lunch break. Today we went back to the Minnie for lunch because it was only three miles away. Mom and dad had chicken and dumplings soup for lunch and mom gave me a snack. After lunch we went back to the house. I stayed in the truck while mom finished installing the floor in the master bedroom. Mom and dad decided to call it a day about 3:45 because they're going square dancing tonight and they wanted to rest before going. We got back to the Minnie at 4:00 and mom and dad decided to take a shower before we had dinner. They didn't go together because I was laying outside and enjoying the weather. For dinner mom and dad had bacon wraps and I had my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk around the park. When we got back I stayed outside because there was a breeze and it felt good. About fifteen minutes later I went inside. We relaxed until 6:00 and then mom and dad got ready to go square dancing at Allemande Hall in Waco. The Shooting Stars Club has it's club dances ever first and third Saturdays so mom and dad decided they would go dancing. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me that they would see me about 11:00. After I finished my snack I went to the couch and went to sleep. Mom and dad had fun dancing with the Scooting Stars. They saw a couple ladies (Judy and Barbara) they took classes with there which was great. They danced with Judy in Eddy's class and danced with Barbara in Temple's class. The dance had enough people to form three squares and Charlie Martin the caller was great. They arrived at the dance a half hour early so they got a chance to be introduced to a Plus move because the caller called it and no one knew what to do. The call was called Relay the Deucey. While there Ed Larder the caller from Coryell County Squares invited them to attend the clubs dances and their workshop to learn the Plus Movements. Mom and dad told him they would try to be there. Mom only took a little bit of pictures of the line dance because she was busy dancing the square dancing sets.  Mom and dad finally returned back home to me at 11:00. After saying hi to them and they changed out of their square dancing outfits mom took me for a walk. When we got back we called it a night because we're tired. We had a long day at the house and now it's time to say good night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our New House
DATE:  03/02/2014 - 03/05/2014    DISTANCE:  03 miles

Sunday March 2, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 6:45. It was drizzling so I wasn't in a hurry to get up. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he fed my my breakfast. While waiting for mom to get up I groomed and dad surfed the Internet. Mom finally crawled out of bed at 7:45. She said good morning to dad and me and then she got dressed. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. When everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. After mom finished doing her morning chores we all went on a morning walk because I hadn't gone out yet. When we walked outside it was cold so our walk wasn't that long. When we got back to the Minnie we got ready to go to the house. As we were exiting the park we saw barricades up a long the road because of the Army Marathon that was going on. The marathon starts at Killeen Civic Center and ends in Temple and the half marathon starts and ends at Hilliard Road in Temple. They have this marathon every year so it was very well organized. You couldn't go over the dam but that was ok with us because our house was down Adams Street which was the opposite direction. There were cones along the road to separate the runners from the cars. We got to the house about 9:00 and mom let me out of the truck to join dad and her in the house. I was with them a little while until I got bored and I wanted in the truck so dad put me in it. It was cold in the truck but I didn't care because I was comfortable. Mom and dad worked on getting the first bedroom ready for the laminate flooring and then started to install the flooring. They worked on it until 12:30 and then they took a lunch break. We went back to the Minnie to have lunch. We tried to go down the street back to the park but it was barricaded off and the police officer directing traffic directed us to go straight. Dad told him that we lived down the road that was closed off because of the marathon. The police officer said I guess you could cut through the restaurant parking lot so we had to make a U turn to go back to the intersection. As we were going towards the park we were stopped again and dad told the police officer that we were staying at the park and he said it was ok. He said as long as you don't have to go over the dam. When we got back to the Minnie mom made soup for dad and her lunch and she gave me a snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and then we went back to the house. Mom and dad were going to leave me in the Minnie because when I go to the house I just stay in the truck and they thought maybe I would like it better in the Minnie. But I wanted to go with them so they let me go. When we got to the house I stayed in the truck. About 4:00 mom decided to check up on me because I was in the truck for a few hours. When she came out to check on me the truck was starting to ice up and I was waiting to get out of the truck. Mom let me out. As I was climbing out of the truck I slipped on the ice that was around the door and fell. Mom helped me up and asked if I was ok. I didn't get hurt but she rubbed my hip I fell on. I was just happy to get out of the truck. Mom and I went in the house where it was warmer and dad was there. I stayed with them about an hour and a half hour before I wanted to go back into the truck. Mom and dad were making noise and I was bored so mom put me back into the truck. Afterwards mom went back to dad and told him maybe they should call it a day because the truck was starting to ice up and he wouldn't be able to open the cover of the truck to put his tools in the back. He was surprised because he didn't realize the temperature was dropping. Dad went out to the truck to check out what mom was saying. When he went back inside he agreed with mom so they started cleaning up for the day. Dad put what he could away in the back of the truck and then put the rest away in the house. Mom and dad were a little disappointed about not finishing the bedroom but they were almost done. By the time we got home it was 6:30. Mom heated up a can of chili for dad and hers dinner and she fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner we stayed inside where it was nice and warm. We had a very busy day and we're all tired. So I guess I'll say good night.

Monday March 3, 2014

Today dad and I got up at 6:45. The temperature was in the high teens to low twenties. Dad got dressed and I waited for him to feed me. Dad finished getting dressed and then he fed me. After I finished eating dad took me for a walk. Dad was surprised I went out because it was drizzling. When we got back to the Minnie mom was still in bed. Mom finally got up at 7:45. She crawled out of bed and then got dressed. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had his favorite breakfast, which is toast and mom had oatmeal. When everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished mom and dad got ready to go to the house. Today they decided to leave me in the Minnie because it was too cold and I usually stay in the truck. They thought I would like it better in the Minnie because I can sleep anywhere I want to. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. When they arrived at the house the installer from House of Floors was there to install the flooring in the living room. The flooring was Mohawk Country Oak. While he was installing the floor in the living room mom and dad finished installing the flooring in the second bedroom and started on the closet. Dad was glad he was there because he had to tell the installer that he was installing the underlayment wrong. The installer got mad and told dad that they always installed the  underlayment this way. After he calmed down he asked dad to explain how he was installing the underlayment. The installer did a super job of installing the flooring and he ended up be ok. About noon mom and dad took a lunch break and came home to me. When they got back to me I was very excited to see them. We said our hellos and then mom took me for a walk. When we got back I decided to stay outside while mom made lunch. When lunch was ready I decided to go inside. Mom and dad had soup and mom gave me a snack. After lunch mom and dad went back to the house. They once again left me in the Minnie but I really don't mind because mom always gives me a snack when she leaves. When they got back to the house the installer was almost finished. While dad and mom were working in the master bedroom closet Jerry called to see how everything was going and he also said he was on his way to the house. The installer left about 2:00 but before leaving he visited with mom and dad and gave them a suggestion on how to make their cuts by the doors easier. Mom and dad thanked him and said their good-byes. As he was leaving he said because it was early that he probably would be sent elsewhere. Mom and dad were amazed how fast he installed the flooring and he did it all by himself. Mom and dad finally called it a day about 4:30. After they put their tools up they came back to me. Once again I was very excited to see them. Mom took me for a little walk and then when we got back to the Minnie mom made dinner. Mom and dad had tostadas with out lettuce and mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner we went to Harbor Freight, The Home Depot and Amy's Attic. Mom and dad wanted to get what they needed tonight instead of waiting until tomorrow. This time I was invited to go with them.  When we got back to the Minnie we called it a night. Mom and dad had a long day and they are tired so I'll say good night.

Tuesday March 4, 2014

Today dad and I got up at 6:45. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me for a walk. I was taking my time walking because I was enjoying the cold weather and dad was cold so he told me to hurry up. When we got back to the Minnie mom was still in bed and dad was hungry so he made his own breakfast. He made himself toast and glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom finally decided to get up at 7:45. Mom got dressed and then she fixed herself some Cinnamon and Spice Oatmeal and a glass of Chocolate Almond milk. While mom was doing this I was sleeping on mom's seat. After mom finished eating she did the dishes and put a cooler together. When mom finished eating she did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished doing her morning chores mom and dad went to the house. Once again as they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. Mom and dad were the only ones at the house. Today they're working on finishing the master bedroom closet and working on the door from the third bedroom. They finished the closest first and then they worked on the door. Their project was removing the door, putting sealant under the threshold and then restalling the door. After they finished the closest they took a lunch break and came home to me. I was very excited to see them and I meet them at the door. After we said our hellos mom mad soup for dad and herself. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. While mom and dad were eating lunch Jerry called. Dad and Jerry talked for a little while. Dad told Jerry what mom and he were working on, Jerry was at the house and dad told him that he should have called because mom and he had just left the house. Jerry and dad talked for a little while and decided to have the finished carpenters to come to the house Friday to work on the doors and put on the baseboards. After lunch mom took me for a walk. When we got back mom and dad went back to the house. and then they moved to the door. They removed the door and scrapped the foam out of the fame. As they were working on the door dad decided that they would do it the right way so mom and dad went to The Home Depot to pick up a few things and while they were there they picked up the flooring for the third bedroom. Mom and dad finally called it a day about 5:00. They didn't get as much done as they thought they would. They finished the master bedroom closet, removed the door and reinstalled the door but they didn't put the foam in the frame and they didn't put the frame back on. They're happy on what they did though. When they got back to me it was 5:30. I met them at the door to say hi and after we all said our hellos mom made dinner. Mom and dad had chili on tortillas for their dinner and I had my food for mine. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she took me for a walk. While we went for a walk dad went and took a shower. When he got back to the Minnie mom and I had been back from our walk about five minutes. After say our hellos mom went to take a shower. When mom got back from taking a shower mom and dad decided to go grocery shopping. They left me in the Minnie and as they were leaving mom gave me a snack. When I finished my snack I went to mom's seat and watched them drive away. They were gone about a hour and a half. When they got back to me mom put the grocery away. When she finished we just hung around the Minnie and relaxed. Mom and dad had another long day and they were tired so they called it night. Dad was so tired that he went to bed early, which was about 8:45. Mom stayed up until about 11:00. I guess it's time to say good night. Have fun.

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 6:45. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad took me for a walk. It was cold today but at least it wasn't in the teens. When we got back to the Minnie mom was still in bed. Mom finally got up at 7:45. Mom crawled out of bed and said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. After everyone ate breakfast mom did the dishes and then got ready to go to the house. Once again mom and dad left me in the Minnie because they were going to have another long day installing the third bedroom flooring and finishing up the door. As they were leaving me mom gave me a snack and told me that they would see me at lunchtime. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They arrived at the house about 8:30. They cleaned the floor in the third bedroom and then started to install the third bedroom floor, which was Eagle Peak Hickory made by Traffic Master. This flooring is a brown color floor. Both the Brazilian Cherry and Eagle Peak Hickory are made by Traffic Master. The difference between the two floorings were the color and the Brazilian Cherry is 7MM thick and the Eagle Peak Hickory is 8MM thick. What was interesting about install both laminate floorings was that each one had their own installation instruction and each one was a little different. Mom and dad worked for four hours and than they took a lunch break. When they took their break they came back to the Minnie. They wanted to make sure I was ok and the Minnie was close to the house. When they got back to me I was very excited to see them. I met them at the door to say hi. After we said our hellos mom made soup for lunch. When lunch was ready mom gave me a little snack. Then she sat down to eat her soup when I got sick so she had to clean up my mess. While she was doing this I went outside with her and walked around the campsite. When she finished cleaning my mess she went back inside and ate her soup. When she went back inside I went inside with her. After everyone finished eating their lunch mom did the dishes and then mom and dad went back to the house. About 5:00 they decided to call it a day because they were tired and they needed to go to The Home Depot to get another case of flooring because they needed another plank to finish the floor. They were a little disappointed that they didn't finish the floor but that's the way things go. They're almost done they only have to do another two rows to do. When they got back to me it was 5:30 and I met them at the door again to say hi. Afterwards mom made dinner. Tonight dad had chili burritos and mom had an egg sandwich. Mom fed me my food. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she got the clothes ready to go to the laundromat. When she finished we loaded up into the truck and went to the laundromat. This time I went with them. Even though when they did the laundry I stayed in the truck I didn't care as long as I was with mom and dad. While they were doing laundry a young couple was there. Mom noticed that the gal had left so she joked with the guy about being ditched. He said that the gal had gone to get some money so they could finished their laundry. Mom and dad had a lot of quarters so dad gave him a dollar worth so he could finished drying their clothes. He thanked them for the quarters. Mom and dad said it wasn't a problem. We were at the laundromat for an hour and a half. After finishing the laundry we went to The Home Depot to buy another case of the flooring so mom and dad didn't have to get it in the morning. After buy the flooring we went by the house and dropped it off there. When we got back to the Minnie it was 9:00. Mom put away the clothes and then we had dessert, which was Great Value Caramel Coconut & Fudge Cookies. They were delicious. Mom and dad had a long day and they're tired now it's time to go to bed. Good Night.




click on photo for more pictures of Gober Party House Dance

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Gober Party House (Lone Stars Club)
DATE:  03/6/2014    DISTANCE:  12 miles

Thursday March 6, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at our normal time of 6:45. Dad got up and got dressed. When he finished he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad and I went for our morning walk. When we got back to the Minnie mom was still in bed. About 7:30 mom decided to get up. Mom crawled out of bed and said hi to dad and me and then she got dressed. After getting dressed mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Once again dad had toast and mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal and they both had chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When mom finished her chores dad and mom decided to go to the house. Once again they left me at the Minnie. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me they would be back at lunchtime. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They got to the house about 8:30 and they were the only ones there. The first thing they did at the house was finished installing the laminate flooring. The next thing they did was work on the door go from the third bedroom to the garage. Yesterday they had removed the door and frame so they could seal the threshold now today they put the frame back on the door. After they finished doing these two things they started to clean up and put all their tools away because the finished carpenters are suppose to be at the house at noon. The finished carpenters surprised mom and dad by arrived at the house at 11:00 instead of 12:00. Dad wanted to be around when they showed up so he could make sure that the carpenters did the doors right. Dad texted Jerry to let him know that the finished carpenters were at the house. Jerry texted dad back and told him that he was on his way to the house. The first thing the carpenters did was set up for what they needed to do and then they walked around the house to see needed to be done. The carpenters put in the baseboards, made sure all the doors closed, put the hardware on the doors and put a quarter inch aluminum plate under the threshold of three doors. Dad wanted to lift the doors a quarter of an inch so the doors would work and the threshold would be sealed. Jerry finally showed up about 1:00. He was there an hour and then left because his son had a track meet. Mom and dad didn't come home for lunch they stayed at the house until 3:00. When they left the carpenters were still there. I was excited to see them when they finally came back to the Minnie. After saying our hellos mom made dad and herself a bowl of soup for their lunch and she gave me a snack. After mom and dad their lunch they went and took a shower. When they got back mom took me for a little walk. When we got back mom made Oatmeal Scotties cookies to take with dad and her when they go to the Gober Party House dance tonight. While the cookies were baking mom fed me my dinner. Mom and dad didn't have dinner because they had just eaten their lunch at 3:30. After I finished my dinner mom took me for another walk. When we got back mom did the dishes from baking cookies and then dad and her got ready to go square dancing. They left to go to the dance about 6:15 even though the dance didn't start until 7:30. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me about 10:00. When I finished my snack I watched them drive away. Before going to Gober Party House they stopped by the house to clean it up after the finished carpenters left. While there dad checked out their work and made sure everything was done. After cleaning up the house a little mom and dad went to the dance. When they got to the hall they found out that Pam Smith had messed up her ribs when Dale and her were moving their spa around. So instead of Dale calling the dance Wendell Moore was taking his place because Dale was taking care of his wife. Wendell was a very good caller. Mom and dad had arrived at the dance 7:00 and before each dance there is a Plus movement workshop so they were asked to join in the workshop. They told Wendell they had just graduated from Mainstream classes. Louis and the rest of the club said that was ok and convinced them to try. So they joined in the workshop and learned another Plus movement, which was Anything and Roll. But before they did this movement they had to learn The Diamond Formation and how to Diamond Circulate and Flip the Diamond. They had a great time learning the new movements. The workshop was only a half hour and then the dance began. They were happy to see all their classmates there. One of their classmate, Barbara was at the dance Saturday and had bought a square dancing outfit but when she tried it on at home it was a little snug at the waist so she gave it to mom. Mom thanked her for the outfit. Tonight mom even got up and did a couple of line dances. During the dance Louis gave mom and dad their graduations certificates from both Denim and Lace and Central Texas Lone Stars classes and along with the certificates they got a little goodies bag that had free pass to dance at a few clubs. The clubs were welcoming all the new graduates to come out and dance with them. Mom and dad have been doing this already and were having a great time. They had a great time at the dance. When they got back to me we all said our hellos and mom tried on her new outfit. The outfit fit her perfect. After mom and dad changed mom took me for a walk. When we got back we went inside and called it a night. We had a very good day and we're all tired so I'll say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of Killeen Kickers Club Dance

LOCATION:  Killeen, Texas    SITE:  Gilmore Center (Killeen Kickers Club)
DATE:  03/07/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Friday March 7, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 5:45. Mom was sound asleep and didn't even know that dad got up. Once dad crawled out of bed he got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished my breakfast dad took me for a walk. When we got back mom was still in bed so dad surfed the Internet and I groomed. Mom finally woke up at 7:45 and decided that it was time to get up. Mom said good morning to dad and me and then she got dressed. Mom was moving a little slower than normal because she didn't go to bed until 1:45 and she's a little tired. After mom got dressed she made toast for dad's breakfast and she had apple cinnamon oatmeal for her breakfast. When they finished their breakfast mom asked dad to check out my right eye because I have been shaking my head. He checked it out and found out that I needed it cleaned because it had a lot of junk in it. He cleaned it out three times and each time it felt good. When he finished cleaning my ear I shook my head. While dad was taking care of me mom did dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished doing her chores mom and dad went to the house. Once again they left me in the Minnie because today the painters are suppose to be at the house , Jerry's dad suppose to be there to take the trash away and the bricklayers are suppose to be there to put in the mail box and someone from the city suppose to be there to check out the house before we moved in. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said that they would see me later. When they got to the house it was 8:30 and they were the only ones there so they reinstalled the alarms on the doors and checked to make sure they work. While they were doing this the painters showed up. Mom and dad finished working on the alarm system and decided they might as leave because they couldn't do anything because of the painters. The painters worked on chalking the baseboards and touch up the paint. After putting their tools away mom and dad decided to start to come back to the Minnie. But on the way home they stopped by Walmart to buy a couple of things they had forgotten earlier in the week. As they were leaving Walmart Jerry called and told dad that they were on their way to the house to install the mailbox. So mom and dad went back to the house to wait. When they got there no one but the painters were there so dad called Jerry to see where the bricklayers were. Jerry checked in with Cruz Cruz and he said that they were already there and had left. So Cruz Cruz had to get a hold of his crew again. They showed up about an hour later. Dad explained what he wanted done and the bricklayer so no problem. The crew that installed the mailbox was the same crew that did the brickwork on the house. After dad explained what he wanted done they left and came home to me. When they got back to me I was so excited that I jumped out of the Minnie to say hi to mom and dad. Afterwards I took care of business and then I decided to stay outside until it was time for lunch. Mom made soup for dad and her lunch and she gave me a snack. After lunch mom and dad invited me to go with them to the house and to HEB because they wanted to pick up a few more things. They had to go back to the house because they were suppose to meet with someone from the city to check out the plumbing. When we got to the house Jerry's dad was there picking up the trash, the crew was working on the mailbox, the painters were still chalking and the city employee was there. So dad walked around with the city employee to check out the plumbing and mom and I stayed in the truck because Jerry's dad's dog was walking around and we're not sure it he got a long with other dogs. About an hour later we left the house and went to the store. After doing a little shopping we went back to the Minnie. I stayed outside and sun a little. Mom and dad went inside to put away the groceries and to relax. While they were relaxing mom baked cookies because she wanted to take something with them when they went square dancing tonight. When I heard her opening up the cookies I decided to go inside. When she finished baking the cookies it was time to make dinner so mom decided to barbecue some pork for dad and her dinner. While she was barbecuing I went outside with her to keep her company. When mom finished barbecuing we went inside and mom fed me my food for my dinner. Then she sat down with dad and ate dinner with him. After they ate their dinner mom gave me a little bit of her pork and then she did dishes. Afterwards she took me for a walk. When wer got back to the Minnie mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight they're going to Killeen to square dance with the Killeen Kickers Club. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. After I finished my snack I went to mom's seat to watch them drive away. Tonight it took them awhile to leave because they kept forgetting things so they had to come back to the Minnie a couple of times. Tonight the theme for the dance was Spring Training so mom and dad didn't have to dress up in their square dancing outfits. Instead they both wore blue jeans and a baseball hat. On the way to the dance they stopped by the house to make sure that the painters locked up the house. While they were there they checked out what was done today. The painters had chalk and touched up the white paint. Tomorrow they're suppose to do the brown paint and stain the appliance garage and frame for the mirror in the master bath. The mailbox was finished and looked super. After checking out the house they went square dancing. Killeen is only 20 miles from the house so it didn't take them too long to get there. This was the first time they have been to a Killeen Kickers club dance so it was very excited for them. The caller at the dance was Besty Nyhan and she was very good. There were enough dancers to form three squares. The hall that was being used for the dance was small so when there were three squares dancing it was a little cramped but a lot of fun. Mom and dad dance every square dancing set except the one because it was a Plus set. Mom even danced one line dance and had a great time. Every dance they go to there is always a lot of food so they really don't need to eat before they get there. Tonight the theme was Spring Training so there were hot dogs, chips, deviled eggs and a lot of delicious desserts. Mom and dad had a fabulous time. By the time they got back home to me it was 10:00 and they were exhausted. After saying hi to me mom took me for my last walk and then rubbed dad's feet for him. After rubbing dad's feet he decided to go to bed. It's getting late and I ran out of things to say so I'll say good night.




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LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Bell County Exposition Center
DATE:  03/08/2014    DISTANCE:  8 miles

Saturday March 8, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 6:45. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet and when I finished dad took me for a walk. When we got back mom was still in bed. Dad told her that it was cold and nasty outside. She told dad that she wasn't feeling well and she was going to stay in bed a little longer. She told him that today he would have to make his own breakfast. He said no problem. After dad ate his breakfast he did his dishes and then walked over to the restroom. While he was gone mom decided to get up. She got dressed and then made herself some toast for her breakfast. She still wasn't feeling well because her allergies are acting up. When dad got back he was surprised that mom was up and dressed. About 9:30 we decided to swing by the house to see if the painters were there. Today mom and dad took me with them. When we got there mom and I stayed in the truck while dad went inside. When he got back to us he said that the painters were busy painting but the crew to do the staining weren't there and the texture guy wasn't there yet. The texture guy had patched a few places and he has to come back and retexture the patches. So the painter were working on the areas they could. After dad got back into the truck we went to the Bell County Exposition Center because today the Travis Agility Group were there doing their courses. While mom and dad went to watch the dogs I stayed in the truck. While walking around they stopped by a vendor booth to get a new tag made for me now that we moved to Belton. The vendor they stopped at was a lady that was staying at Live Oak Ridge Park just a couple of sites down from us. She has two small dogs and she sells tags, bumper sticks and other nick nacks about dogs. While she was making my new tags mom and dad watched the dogs doing the agility courses. While they were watching the dogs a lady came by and asked if they knew what they were watching. Mom said a little. She said that the course they were watching the dogs do was the Master Course because they had to go through all the obstacles and they had to be perfect. Any wrong move and they're out. She also told them that 98% of the mistakes were because of the handlers and not the dogs. She said the best way to do the course was to take it easy and not worry about the time. The other course the dogs were doing was the beginner and intermediate course. They were there about an hour and then mom picked up my tag. She thought it was ok but dad didn't because the lady didn't put our house number but she did put the street name. Dad thought I needed the house number. After watching the dogs an hour they came back to me. On the way back to the park we stopped by the storage center to pick up dad's engraver so he could try to fix my tag. afterwards we went back by the house and the texture guy and the crew staining weren't there yet. Dad walked inside the house and checked it out and then he came back. Afterwards we went back to the park because it was time for lunch. When we got back to the Minnie I decided to stay outside and enjoy our camping site. Mom told dad that he may have to make his own lunch because she was still feeling bad and was going to go back to bed. But she ended up making Spicy Chili soup for dad and herself. I heard her making lunch so I decided to go inside. Mom let me inside and then she finished making lunch. Mom and dad had soup for lunch and mom gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and then she crawled back into bed and slept for a couple hours. While she was napping dad snack on tortilla chips and salsa and I slept. When mom woke up she still wasn't feeling well but she felt a lot better. She decided to eat some of dad's chips and salsa and she gave me a little snack. For the rest of the afternoon we hung around the Minnie and relaxed. When dinnertime came around mom made some noodles, tomato sauce and put some cheese on top for dad and her dinner. For my dinner I had my food and a little noodles. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she took me for a short walk before the rain came. During our walk our new neighbors' dog whined for me. Mom told me we should continue with our walk and stop teasing the dog. When we got back to the Minnie we stayed inside and relax for the rest of the night. I'm glad mom is feeling better. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our New House
DATE:  03/09/2014 - 03/12/2014    DISTANCE:  03 miles

Sunday March 9, 2014

Today started Daylight Savings so we had to spring forward an hour. Dad and I woke up our normal time, which was 6:45 but our clock wasn't reset an forward so really we woke up at 7:45. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me for my morning walk. When we got back mom was still in bed. She didn't get up until her normal time of 7:45. Mom was feeling a lot better today. Dad thinks she got what he had a few weeks ago because she has his cough and her legs ache. Mom got dressed and then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they both had toast and chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished her morning chores we went to our new house. Today I went along with mom and dad. Mom and dad aren't going to be doing much in the house today because there really isn't much more projects to do. When we got to the house dad let me out of the truck and we all went inside the house. Mom and dad noticed that the texture guy came by and textured the walls and ceiling. The painters painted as much as they could now they'll have to come back and finished where the walls and ceiling were retextured. While there mom and dad walked through the house to check out what needs to be done. I got bored so mom put me back into the truck. Dad started to sweep the garage and mom helped him. Dad told her she shouldn't help because of the dust so she stopped and joined me in the truck. Dad finished sweeping the garage and locked up the house and then we went back to the Minnie. When we got back to the Minnie I stayed outside to enjoy the park while mom made soup for dad and hers lunch. When lunch was ready I went inside. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch we relaxed a little while and then dad decided he wanted to go back to the house and install the transitions on the laminate flooring. He told mom she could stay here but she decided to go with him. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. After I finished my snack I watched them drive away. They were gone a few hours. Dad was glad that mom went with him because he needed her help a few times. While at the house they finished up the laminate flooring. On the way home they stopped by the Car Wash Barn to wash the truck. By the time they got back to me it was a little after five and I was waiting for them at the back door. After we said our hellos mom barbecued some sausage links for dinner. While she was barbecuing I kept her company. While mom was barbecuing our neighbors were doing the same thing. Our neighbors have a little Scottie name Boots and he was out with them. When I saw him I started to whine for him but neither one of us could get close to each other because we were on our leashes. When mom finished barbecuing we went inside and had dinner. Mom and dad had the sausage links for their dinner and I had my food. I couldn't have any sausage because it was beef but mom did give me a little bit of her bread. After dinner mom took me for a little walk. At the beginning of our walk we stopped by and visited with our neighbors and their dogs. After our visit we continued our walk. When we got back to the Minnie we went inside. Mom and dad went over and took a shower. This week is Spring Break so the park is starting to fill up. So during my walks I know I'll be meeting more people. I already met the family next door and a man down the road. After mom took her shower she came back and baked cookies. For the rest of the night we stayed inside and relaxed. We had a very nice day and now it's time to say good night.

Monday March 10, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:30. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast and then we went for a walk around the park. When we got back mom was still in bed. She stayed in bed most of the day because she wasn't feeling well. The only time she got up was to eat and then she went back to bed. About 9:00 dad decided to go to the house to do a little work. He left me at he Minnie to keep mom company. While dad was gone I did a lot of sunning. Occasionally mom had to get out of bed to let me in. While dad was at the house he worked on putting connectors on the computer wires. He was there for a couple of hours and then he came back to mom and me for lunch. When he got back to us I was asleep on the couch and mom was asleep in bed. For lunch dad made soup for mom and himself. Mom wasn't feeling well so she didn't eat her soup until a little later. After dad ate his soup and surfed the Internet he went back to the house. When he went back the glass guy was there installing the glass shelves, shower door and mirror. While dad was there he visited with the glass guy and swept out the garage. Dad didn't come back to mom and me until 5:00. While he was gone I hung out with mom. I did a lot more sunning and mom slept. When dad got back mom was laying on the couch. She told dad he could have the leftover noodles and she had a tortilla with cheese on it. After dinner dad took me for a walk around the park. As we were walking a boy was riding his bike and said that I was a cute dog. When we got back dad teased mom and said he was going to trade me for his bike. We stayed around the Minnie all night listening to our music. Mom slept all night. I hope you feel better mom. Good night.

Tuesday March 11, 2014

Mom woke up at 4:30 and decided to sleep on the couch so she made me get off the couch and go to her seat. About 7:30 dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. After he finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. Dad made his own breakfast which was toast. Mom's feeling a lot better today but she's still sick. Today when dad went to the house he took me along with him. While he was there a guy was staining the appliance garage and frame of the mirror. While dad was there he cleaned the rest of the garage. While we were at the house I stayed in the truck but I was happy because I went for a ride with dad. A couple hours later we back to mom. For lunch dad made soup for mom and himself. Today mom ate lunch with dad and she gave me a little snack. Mom and dad were suppose to start the Plus classes tonight. So while dad was eating lunch he called Mary and told her that mom and him wouldn't be at square dancing class tonight because mom was sick. After lunch dad decided to go back to the house because he was meeting with CentroVision for our Internet connection. While he was there Fidel was there staining the front door and dad finished putting the connections on his wires. While dad was gone mom and I hung out together. I did a lot of sunning and finally mom joined me outside about 2:30 because it was getting too warm in the Minnie. Mom thought it was cooler outside. We stayed outside of a long time. Dad came home about 4:00 and we were still outside. We stayed outside until 4:30 and then dad decided to go take a shower. When he got back mom fixed dinner which was leftover sausages and baked beans. Mom gave me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk around the park. As we were walking a little girl asked if she could pet me. Mom said sure. When we got back I stayed outside and mom decided to go down and take a shower. When she got back I went inside with her. A little while later we went to HEB to buy a couple of things. When we got back we called it a night. I'm glad mom is feeling better and I hope she continues getting better. Because Thursday mom and dad are suppose to go to Gatesville and square dance. Before the actual dance there's going to be a workshop for an hour on Plus movements. Well I guess that's all I have to say. Good Night.

Wednesday March 12, 2014

Today dad and I woke up at 7:15. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad asked mom if she was getting up. She said she was. When I finished my breakfast mom was up getting dressed so I said good morning to her. Then I asked dad to take me for my morning walk. The reason mom got up earlier than normally was because dad and her have a dentist appointment at 8:45 and they needed to leave at 8:15 to get there in time. When dad and I returned to mom she made breakfast for dad and herself. They both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After breakfast mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. Then they both bushed their teeth. As they were leaving to go to the dentist mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. When I finished my snack went to mom's seat to watch them drive away. Yesterday when the dentist office called dad had told them mom may not be there for her appointment because she wasn't feeling well. But today she's feeling better so she decided to keep her appointment. They got to the dentist office a few minutes earlier than their appointment and they were already checked in at the desk so they didn't have to wait too long. Mom and dad warned the hygienists who were working on their teeth that they were having allergy problems and they may start coughing but they weren't contagious. Mom had to stop her hygienist a couple of times because she started to cough and each time she apologized to her each time. The hygienist was very nice and said it was ok but mom still felt bad about starting to cough. After her cleaning the dentist came in and talked to her about her teeth and how often she wanted to come back to him. They agreed on a sixth month cleaning would work out. Mom and dad both had a great visit with the dentist. On the way back to the Minnie they stopped by The Home Depot to pick up a few things. After buy the items they came home to me. I was very happy to see them. After we said our hellos I decided to go outside and relax until it was time for lunch. Mom made soup for dad and her lunch. When the soup was ready I decided to go back inside. While mom and dad ate their soup for lunch I ate the snack mom gave me for my lunch. After lunch dad decided to go to the house. Mom told him she would stay at the Minnie because her legs were aching. Dad said it was ok because he was only going to install his speakers covers and hang the mirror in the bathroom. As he was leaving I decided I would go with him. He told me I would be bored because I would be staying in the truck. But I still went with him. We were gone for a few hours. Mom slept a little while and then she played a few computer games. Dad and I got back to her about 3:00 and I decided to stay outside because it was nice and cool outside. In fact it was cooler outside than inside. Dad put me on my chain and then he opened a couple of windows in the Minnie to cool down the Minnie. After relaxing outside for about a half hour I decided to go inside so mom let me in. We relaxed for an hour and a half and than mom made dinner. Mom made dad and herself a salad which surprised dad because he didn't have to beg to have one. Along with the salad mom cut up some ham and gave a hard boiled egg to go with it. They both had a delicious salad and for my dinner mom gave me my food a little bit of her egg. After dinner mom took me for a walk and then we got back mom baked cookies for our dessert. For the rest of the night we relaxed in the Minnie. We had a very relaxing day and I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night.




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                     Mom Square Dancing                                        Louis and Belinda Round Dancing

LOCATION:  South Mountain, Texas    SITE:  Coryell County Squares
DATE:  03/13/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Thursday March 13, 2014

Today was a very exciting day for us because we decided to move the Minnie to our new house. The house is very close to being finished we're just waiting on the finishing touches. We probably will be moved in the next week or so. The glass guy came in the other day and installed all the glass. In the master bath he installed the shower door, mirrors in the medicine cabinet doors and the mirror in the frame of the vanity. In the second bath he installed glass shelves over the hamper. The painters came in another day and touched up the brown and white paint. The owner of the paint company, Fidel came in one day and stained the front door and he had another guy come in and stain the appliance garage. One day a gentleman came in and installed the garage door openers, The house is very close to being finished and our two weeks at Live Oak Ridge Park is up today so it's a good day to move to the house.

Live Oak Ridge Park is one of the five developed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Parks located on Belton Lake. We decided to stay here because it was only down the the street from our house. It is a beautiful park with 48 sites and each site has a grill, picnic table, water and electric and some have full hook-ups. Some sites overlook the lake and all have gorgeous oak trees. The park offers restrooms with hot showers, camper service center for group parties/meeting, washer/dryer units, a boat ramps with loading and unloading dock, playground and trailer dump station. There is no hiking in the park but across the street there is Miller Springs Nature Area, where you can hike but no dogs are allowed. There's free Wireless Internet but the range is very limited. During our stay we had a super time. I enjoyed it very much because I had a lot of time to sun and enjoy the park. Mom and dad took me for many walks and as we walked around the park we met people and their dogs. This week is Spring Break so the park started to fill up. I enjoyed watching the kids and people enjoying the park just like I was. Today while mom took me for my last walk around the park she took pictures of the park. Now we have to say good-bye to the park but we probably will be back.

Today dad and I woke up at our normal time. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me for a walk. When we got back mom crawled out of bed and got dressed. When she finished she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. When everyone was finished with their breakfast mom did the dishes and dad and her started to put things down so we could move to the house. But before we left mom needed to go to the dumpster so I decided to go with her. This was our last walk around the park and it was very peaceful people were still sleeping and the wind was down. When we got back to the Minnie we finished getting ready to leave. We will have to make a couple of trips because we have both the car and truck here. The first trip was to take the Minnie to the house and then we'll be back for the car. When we arrived at the house the first trip dad was all excited because Jose was there with his crew installing our stairs off the back porch. We were going to move in even if we didn't have stairs off the porch but it's great the stairs are going in. Mom put me in the truck and then she and dad walked in the back where the stairs are going to watch the crew walk on them. Mom and dad talked to Jose and he said the concrete truck was on his way and they should be finished forming the steps by than. The truck showed up and the crew wasn't ready. The truck driver had to wait for about fifteen minutes before he could start to pour the concrete. As they were pouring the concrete I stayed in the truck because mom and dad didn't want me in the way. Mom and dad stayed out of their way also but they did watch the steps being poured. Mom and dad are very impressed about Jose because he works as hard as his crew and with them. After the concrete was poured the crew finished forming the steps and the truck left. After the steps started to set up most of the crew left except one guy who continued working on the steps. While he was working on the steps we decided to go back and get the car. When we got back to the house it was time for lunch. Mom made soup for dad and herself and mom gave me a snack for my lunch. After lunch we went to town and did a little shopping. Mom and dad decided because we were at the house now they could start using the shower in the house so they bought a shower curtain. When we finished shopping we went back to the house and mom cleaned the second bath so dad and her could use it. While she was cleaning the bathroom I laid outside and relaxed and dad hung the shower curtain. When they finished cleaning the bathroom mom and dad took a shower. While dad was showering Jerry called him to let him know what was going on. He told dad that the cleaning lady would be at the house Saturday and Sunday because she has been sick. He also told dad that Danny was suppose to be around to install the right window in the garage door and to install the pocket door latch. Dad thanked him. Danny never showed up. When it was time for dinner mom made ham and pepperoni sandwiches for dad and her dinner and she fed me my food for my dinner. Mom made sandwiches because dad and her are going square dancing in Gatesville tonight and they always have a lot of food. After dinner Louis called and asked dad if mom and him would like to ride to Gatesville with him and Belinda. Dad said that would be great so they had to leave me about 5:30. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said she would see me later.

Tonight mom and dad were very excited about going dancing because they were starting to learn the Plus movements in square dancing again. Mom was sick Tuesday night so they couldn't go to Copperas Cove for Plus classes and Coryell County Squares were starting Plus workshops tonight. Mom and dad met Louis and Belinda at Scott and White Health Plan building i Temple and went to Gatesville. When they all got to the hall they were welcome with open arms. The workshop was an hour long and they learned 10 different movements and there were three squares. After the workshop Ed told them that every workshop they would review what moves they learned the time before and plus a couple more moves. After resting a little bit the dance began which was for a couple of hours. During the dance there were threes sets of Mainstream dancing, one set of Plus dancing, one set of Line dancing and two sets of Round dancing. Of course there was a lot of food. They also found out that Dale and Wendell are starting up Plus classes on Sunday afternoon in Waco. This was super news for mom and dad because now they can practice the Plus movements just like they did with the Mainstream movements during classes. They had a fantastic time square dancing tonight and Judy from the class in Eddie was there. They're always happy to see a follow classmate at the dances. By the time they got back to me it was 11:00 and I was very excited to see them. Mom wanted to take me outside but I didn't have to go out. Mom and dad relaxed a little while and then they called it a night. I'm tired also so I'll say good night.




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Round Dancing                                                             Line Dancing

LOCATION:  Copperas Cove, Texas    SITE:  VFW Post 8577 ( Double C's Square Club Dance)
DATE:  03/14/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Friday March 14, 2014

Dad woke up at 4:00 and couldn't get back to sleep but he tried for a long time. Finally at 6:30 he finally got back to sleep but a half hour later he woke up again. He crawled out of bed this time because the landscaper is suppose to be here at 7:30. Dad got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me outside. Dad stayed with me because it was the first time at our new house and he was afraid I would wonder off. We were walking around and all of a sudden dad realized I wasn't with him. It was still a little dark so he went looking for me I had decided to go back to the Minnie. He came back to me and then we went walking around the property. When we finished we went back inside of the Minnie. Dad wasn't feeling well and he was starting to get ready to make himself some toast when the landscaper showed up. Dad went outside to talk with him. Shortly after dad got outside Diamond showed up. So all three of them discussed what type of landscaping dad wanted done. The landscaper and Diamond agreed to do our new yard in two weeks. The landscaper told dad he would get back to him on what it would cost and then he left. After he left dad and Diamond talked another hour and a half. While Diamond and dad talked mom crawled out of bed and waited for dad to come so they could have breakfast. Diamond finally left at 9:30 and then dad came in. When he came in he was freezing and tried to warm himself. Mom made him toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk for his breakfast. Mom had oatmeal and a glass of chocolate almond milk for her breakfast. After breakfast mom did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished doing this she got dressed because we were going to Tractor Trailer and Supplies to get me more food. Today when mom and dad went to town they invited me with them. I was very excited. We all climbed in the car and went to Temple. On the way to Tractor Trailer and Supplies we stopped by Harbor Freight to pick dad a bench broom because the painters the other day took his by accident. When we got back Fidel had one of his guys come to clean the stain off the rails of the drawers, caulk around the edges of the garage, put the seals back on the doors and to stain the closet clothes rails. Mom and dad walked into the house and they smelled the cleaning chemical so they cracked a couple of windows so the fumes wouldn't kill the worker. Afterwards they went back to the Minnie because it was lunchtime. Mom made soup for dad and her lunch and she gave me a snack. When everyone was fed we went outside and walked through the house to see how the worker was doing. He was doing great. He left about 1:00 when he had finished what he was told to do. He couldn't stain the rails because Fidel hadn't left any stain for him. The rest of the afternoon we relaxed. Both mom and dad took a little nap because they wanted to feel well enough to square dance tonight. About 3:30 mom decided she should make something to take with them tonight so she baked oatmeal cookies. When it was time for dinner mom heated up a couple of tortillas for dad and herself so they could make ham and pepperoni wraps for their dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom was taking me for a walk when Fidel showed up with his son Michael. Fidel showed up to stain the rails and to see what else he needed to do. Michael asked mom a lot of questions and paid attention to me. Fidel tried to get Michael to stop asking questions but he couldn't. After Fidel stained the rails he asked dad to walk around the house and tell him what he needed to do to finish the painting part of the house. Dad pointed out a few things. Fidel fixed what he could and he told dad that he would send a guy over tomorrow to finish up the painting in the house. Fidel and his son finally left a hour later. After they left mom and dad got ready to go square dancing in Copperas Cove with the Double C's Square Dance Club. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. Tonight they got back to me at 10:30 instead of 11:00. Mom and dad had a great time. They barely had two squares tonight because some of the club members were also members of The Square Dancing Camping Club and they were meeting this weekend. The normal caller Ron didn't call tonight because he had lost his voice so the substitute caller was Dennis. Mom and dad had danced with him before because he did the lessons in Eddy. Dennis is a very good caller. Mom couldn't take any pictures of square dancing because there weren't any Plus sets. Mom took a few pictures of the Round Dancing and dad took a few pictures of mom doing a Line Dance. When they got back to me I was happy to see them. After we said our hellos mom took me for a walk around our property and then we called it a night. We're all tired and I have nothing else to write so I'll say good night.

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