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LOCATION: Belton, Texas    SITE: My Home
DATE:  11/01/2014   SITE:  00    DISTANCE:    00 miles

Saturday November 1, 2014

Today dad woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. Then he came in the living room and opened the blinds. While he was opening the blinds mom and I woke up. We all said good morning to each other. Then dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet and mom got off the couch. When I finished my breakfast dad let me outside to do my morning routine. While I was outside mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they both had toast and a glass of chocolate soy milk. After everyone was fed mom got dressed and then we all went to town to get a couple of things at the store. When we got back from the store Jim, dad friend from Colorado called and told dad that they were in Belton and wanted to come by and visit. Dad gave him directions to get to our house and then he hung up the phone. When dad got off the phone mom and dad cleaned the house because Jim and Norma were going to be here pretty soon. Our friends arrived at our house about 9:30. They had one of their daughters with them so they introduced her to us. Afterwards we went inside and visited. I was being a pest and mom apologized for it. They said it was ok. About 10:15 mom made lunch for us. She made cheese ravioli, cheese tortellini, pasta sauce and corn bread with cheese and green chilis in it. Our company were surprised because they just expected to visit for awhile. Our friends were in Texas because they were looking at a couple of children homes in the state. They're involved in helping people by building homes and taking care of children. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After everyone was fed our company said good-bye because they had to get their daughter back to Austin. She was flying home today and Jim and Norma were driving back to Colorado but they were going to stop at a couple places before going home. We had a super visit with Jim and Norma. Mom lunch was a smash.

After lunch mom did the dishes and then dad and mom changed clothes. Today mom and dad painted the boards they cut yesterday. I went outside with them just to keep them company. While I was outside I sunned and barked at another dog. Dad asked the owner if her dog was friendly and she said not at all. Dad explained that I was on the invisible fence and wouldn't come out. She thanked dad and then they continued their walk. Mom and dad had to put two coats of paint on the boards and they had to wait two hours between coats. So while waiting we went inside. Dad surfed the Internet, mom played computer games and I slept on my bed. When a couple of hours were up we went back outside and put the second coat of paint on the boards. Afterwards mom and dad cleaned the paint tools and put the paint away. They still have to paint the back of a few of the boards but they aren't going to paint them until tomorrow. Mom and dad decided that they would take their time on projects for now on because they're retired and they're not in any hurry to get them done. So the rest of the afternoon we relaxed in the house.

When it was time for dinner mom fed me my dinner but mom and dad decided to wait a little while because they were snacking on cornbread all afternoon. About 6:00 mom and dad had dinner. Dad had the leftover tortellini with sauce and mom had leftover ravioli with sauce. After dinner mom did a half hour of weight lifting. She did fifteen minutes with 10 pound weights and fifteen minutes of light tube. Mom was busy today so she didn't have time to do her normal workout. She has been doing too good on her diet either. Today was a bad day because even if she worked out her normal workout she wouldn't earn enough calories to makeup for the calories she took in. Once she gets rid of all the leftover pasta she'll go back on her diet. After mom finished her workout we watched television. We had a great day. Now we're tired so I'll say good night. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (TIPS Dance)
DATE:  11/02/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Sunday November 2, 2014

Last night when mom went to bed she left me out of my kennel because she wanted so sleep in her own bed with dad. So during the night I slept on the couch and on my bed. This morning dad woke up early because Daylight Saving ended during the month. Before mom went to bed last night she changed the clocks back an hour. Dad's body has to adjust to the new time. When dad woke up he crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards he came out of the bedroom and found me asleep on my bed. Dad said hi to me as he opened the blinds. Then he fed me my breakfast. While I ate my breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I went outside an did my morning routine and then I barked to come back in. When I got inside I laid on the floor and waited for mom to get up and dad surfed the Internet. Mom woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today mom made a Belgium waffle that dad and she shared for their breakfast. They both had a glass of chocolate soy milk. After everyone was fed relaxed until 8:00 and then we went in the garage to paint the back of the shelves. Mom and I kept dad company while he painted. When he finished mom cleaned his paint stuff and then we went inside to relax while the first coat dried. While we were waiting mom made lunch. Today mom and dad shared a can of potato and bacon soup. Mom gave me a little snack. After everyone was fed it was time for a second coat of paint. After the second coat was put on we went back inside and relaxed. Dad surfed the Internet, mom played computer games and I slept. About an hour before mom and dad got ready to go square dancing mom reviewed some of the plus moves because the other night she got confused with a few of the moves. After reviewing the moves mom and dad got dressed. Today mom wore her new outfit. Her new outfit is white with flowers with a blue background. Dad wore a purple stripe shirt with white suspenders and a black and white bow tie. The pants he wore were a tan pair. Mom and dad both wore a white hat with a black band. They both looked cute. Mom was going to take the carrot cake she made a couple of days ago but she messed it up by cutting the pieces too big. When she was making the pieces smaller the cake started to fall apart so mom and dad decided to leave it at home. As they were leaving mom put my water dish on the front porch and gave me a little snack. Today was a beautiful day mom decided to let me stay outside while they went square dancing. After I ate my snack I watched them drive away. Today they car pooled with Louis, Belinda and Dorothy. On the first and third Sunday of every month the Texas Independent Plus Squares (TIPS) have their dances at Allemande Hall in Waco. There were barely enough people to have three squares but mom and dad still had a fantastic time dancing. They danced every tip. The first half hour of the dance was a workshop, where the caller (Wendell) taught new moves or old moves in different positions. Some of the dancers have been dancing for 20 plus years and their bored so Wendell trys to keep square dancing more interesting by making it more challenging. The actual dance was for two hours. Mom and dad got back to me at 6:00. When they got back to me I was laying on the front sidewalk waiting for them. I saw them pull up so I got up and walked over to them to say hi. After dad put the truck in the garage and we all said our hellos we went inside. Mom fed me my dinner and then she heated up the leftover ravioli for dad and hers dinner. For dessert we had the carrot cake. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then we watched Finding Nemo. When the movie was over we watched TWIT. Afterwards we called it a night. We had a fantastic day and I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!!

LOCATION: Belton, Texas    SITE: My Home
DATE:  11/03/2014   SITE:  00    DISTANCE:    00 miles

Monday November 3, 2014

Once again mom slept in her own bed because she didn't put me in my kennel. Dad woke up at 6:30 and got dressed. Then he opened the blinds and said good morning to me. When dad came out of the bedroom I was sleeping on the couch. But when dad said good morning to me I got off the couch so I could say hi to him. After we said our hellos dad fed me my breakfast. While I ate my breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished I laid on the floor by dad and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. Then she came out of the bedroom and said hi to dad and me. She asked dad if I had gone out and he said no. She tried to get me to go out but I didn't want to. She gave up and then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today mom and dad had a piece of the carrot cake and a glass of chocolate soy milk. I know mom and dad really had a nutritious breakfast. After everyone was fed we relaxed for about a half hour and then we went back to our project of remodeling the master bedroom closest. Mom and dad were getting everything ready when dad realized he didn't have any finished nails for his nail gun. So mom and dad decided they had to go to The Home Depot to get some. Before they left dad made a list of things he needed in town. Once the list was made mom and dad asked if I wanted to go with them. I got so excited I jumped up and down. The first place we stopped at in town was The Home Depot. Mom and dad went inside and bought the finished nails, a few brackets and blades for dad's multi-tool. The next stop was Staples to buy some color paper. Staples had a special on color paper, which was if you bought one rim of paper you get the second one free. Dad needed some paper so he could print out some flyers for Louis. So mom and dad went inside Staples and bought the paper. While they were inside they looked at name badges but they could find what they wanted. Dad lost his badge when he went square dancing the other night. So he wanted to replace it. The last place we went to was the post office to mail a couple of letters out for Norma. Saturday when our friends came to visit Norma wanted to mail a couple of letters out so dad offered to do it for her. But by the time our friends had left the mailman had already come by so dad wanted to mail the letters out today. After mailing the letters out we went home. I stayed in the car and slept while mom and dad did their earns. When we got back home I climbed out of the car and went inside. Mom and dad put their stuff away and then they started back on their project. Today dad installed the shelves, installed brackets on the bottom of the shelves, cut down a shelf and clothes rod, relocated the network cables to make room for another rod for pants and chalked the shelves. Mom helped dad when ever she was needed and I kept out of their way. Dad did most the project before lunch. For lunch mom and dad had soup and I had a snack. After lunch dad did the chalking. About 3:00 dad was finished and decided to call it a day on the project. Tomorrow mom and dad are going to start on the touch up painting. Dad was tired so he relaxed for a little while and surfed the Internet. Mom worked out on her WII Fit for forty-five minutes. I slept on my bed. After mom finished her workout she barbecued chicken for dinner.She started to barbecue the chicken on the gas grill and then she ran out of propane. Dad replaced the tank and the grill would lite so mom decided to use the charcoal grill. While the charcoal was heating up dad got the gas grill to lite. Mom thanked him but decided just to use the charcoal grill. Dad went inside to rest. I stayed outside to keep mom company. After mom finished barbecuing we went inside. Mom fed me my dinner and she heated up leftover potatoes and gravy to go with the chicken for dad and her dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes. Then we watched television the rest of the night. We watched a Tech Today on the Roku and then we watched KLRU Q for the rest of the night. WE watched Death in Paradise, Lyndon B. Johnson - Succeeding Kennedy, Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign and Infinity Hall. Afterwards we called it a night. We had a very productive day and everyone are tired so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of Remodeling the Master Bedroom Closet

   

    Dad roting edges of the shelves.                                     Dad painting the shelves.    

   

Dad nailing the support boards up.                                    Dad touching up the walls.      



click on photo for more pictures of the Waco Singles Club Dance

   

Dorothy and Louis round dancing during the dance.                          Mom line dancing with her friends.      
      

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (Waco Singles Club Dance)
DATE:  11/04/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Tuesday November 4, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:50 and got dressed. Afterwards he open the blinds in the living room and said good morning to me. When we finished saying good morning dad fed me my breakfast. While I ate dad surfed the Internet. When I finished dad let me out to do my morning routine. Then I came back inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally crawled out of bed at 7:30 and got dressed. While mom was getting dressed dad made the bed. When mom was dressed she said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate soy milk. Mom had a bowl of cinnamon and spice oatmeal and a glass of chocolate soy milk. After everyone was fed we relaxed for about a half hour. Mom did the dishes, dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Then we went back to remodeling the master bedroom closet project. Today dad touched up the white and brown paint in the closet. The white paint needed two coats of paint. In between the coats we had to wait for a couple of hours before applying another coat. While the white second coat was drying we took a lunch break. Mom heated up the leftover black bean soup for dad's lunch and mom had the leftover chili on a tortilla for her lunch. Mom gave me a little snack. After lunch we relaxed for another hour and half before touching up the brown. While relaxing mom laid down and took a nap. When she woke up it was time to get back to the project. Dad did all the work today but mom and I still kept him company. Dad did an excellent job with the touch up painting. We worked on the remodeling project for five days and had fun doing the project. The remodeling of the closet came out great. After dad finished the remodeling project he cleaned up his tools. Then we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. Dad surfed the Internet, mom worked out for a half hour and I slept. While relaxing Louis called to see if mom and dad wanted to go square dancing tonight. Dad said sure if it's not raining too hard. After mom worked out on her WII Fit for a half hour she made enchiladas for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. While eating dinner dad saw a small oak tree hit the corner of the gutter on the porch. Dad found some rope and tied it to the trunk and pulled it off the gutter. He put the rope on another tree to keep the tree from rubbing against the house until the tree company comes and takes the tree down. Mom helped dad with the rope. I joined them outside and took care of business. Afterwards we went back inside.

When we got inside mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. It has been raining on and off all day so mom and dad decided not to dress up for the dance. Mom wore black jeans, white and black blouse and cowboy boots. Dad wore black jeans and a purple shirt. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack. The dance was very small there was only enough people at the dance to have one square. So the dance was very informal. Wendell was the caller and Ed was the cuer. Instead of do the traditional dancing Wendell had workshops all night. Where everyone danced and had a great time. One time the group tried to dance to a record, where a caller called plus moves. The square broke down all the time because they weren't use to dancing to the record. Some of the calls weren't the traditional plus calls so Wendell would stop the record and walk the square through the moves. In between the square dancing tips Ed did round dancing and line dancing. When he did the round dances Louis and Dorothy was the only couple on the floor. Sometimes Ed's wife, Joanne would join them. When he did the line dances there were only five people that did them. If mom, dad, Dorothy and Louis hadn't showed up there wouldn't have been enough people for a square. I guess the rain kept people at home and some of the club members were sick. Mom and dad still had a fantastic time at the dance. They got back to me at 10:45. I was sound of sleep on the couch until mom woke me up. Then I crawled off the couch and said hi to mom and dad. After saying hi to them mom and dad changed clothes. Then mom took me out to take care of business. When I finished we called it a night. We had a super day. I have nothing else to write so I'll say good night.

LOCATION: Belton, Texas    SITE: My Home
DATE:  11/05/2014   SITE:  00    DISTANCE:    00 miles

Wednesday November 5, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:50 and got dressed. It rained on and off all night and is still raining. The rain is suppose to stay in all day and through the night. After dad got dressed he opened the blinds and then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out so I could do my morning routine. When I finished I barked to come in. Once I was inside I laid on the floor by dad waiting for mom to get up. Mom got up about 7:15 and got dressed. Then she said hi to dad and me. After we finished saying hi to each other mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate soy milk. Mom had apple cinnamon oatmeal and a glass of chocolate so milk. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then she put the master closet back together. While she was doing this dad helped her and I slept on my bed to keep out of the way. After everything was put away in the closet they were surprise how much more room they have now after doing the remodeling project. The closet looks great and the clothes don't look cramped in the closet. Then mom moved some of her square dancing clothes back in the closet now that there was room for them. While mom was organizing the closet she did laundry. When it was time for lunch. Mom heated up the rest of the Black Bean soup for dad's lunch and she had some can turkey on a tortilla for her lunch. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch mom let me out on the back porch. After mom finished the laundry and organizing the closet she worked out. Her worked out was an hour with Just Dance 3, a half hour with Gold Gym Boxing and fifteen minutes with WII Fit. While she was working out dad surfed the Internet for a new car and I went outside to take care of business. When mom finished she relaxed until it was time for dinner. For dinner mom heated up the rest of the enchiladas from last night for dad and hers dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes. While mom was washing dishes Aunt Louise called to tell dad where she was on her phone. She was having problems with her computers and wanted dad to come by and look at them. Dad told her that we couldn't come by until next week because we were busy until Tuesday. Aunt Louise was disappointed but she said ok. After dad got off the phone we streamed the Adams Family movie. When we were finished watching the movie we watched Paradise. After watching Paradise we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!.




click on photo for more pictures of the Lone Stars Dance

   

Dad enjoying watching people dance.                              Pam and Dale Smith round dancing.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Gober Party House (Lone Star Club Dance)
DATE:  11/06/2014    DISTANCE:  10 miles

Thursday November 6, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:50 and got dressed. Afterwards he opened the blinds and then he woke me up. When I woke up he said good morning to me. When we finished he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating he let me out so I could do my morning routine. When I finished I came back inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:15 and got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. After saying good morning to me she made breakfast for dad and herself. Mom and dad both had toast and a glass of chocolate soy milk. After everyone was fed we all went to the store to do a little grocery shopping. Tonight mom and dad are going square dancing at their club the Central Texas Lonestars in Temple. Mom and dad decided they would bring tacos so they needed to pick up a few things. They invited me to go with them. I didn't hesitate I sat down and mom put my collar on. Then we loaded up in the car. While we were in town we stopped by the UPS Store to pick up our mail. Afterwards we went shopping at Walmart. When we got home mom put the groceries away. Afterwards dad took her for a ride in the Minnie. They tried to get me to go with them but I didn't hear them so I stayed in the garage while they were gone. They didn't go too far and I didn't even know they were gone until they got back. The weird thing thing was I didn't enough hear the Minnie start up. Usually when dad starts the Minnie I run to it so I could go for a ride. I guess my hearing is really going away. When they got back mom made the meat for the tacos. Afterwards she made lunch for dad and herself . They shared a can of Campbell's Sausage & Pepper Rigatoni soup. Mom gave me a little snack. When lunch was over mom started to get the Minnie ready for our weekend camping trip to Tool Texas. When she finished she cleaned and vacuumed the house. When ever we go on a trip mom cleans the house before we leave that way the house is cleaned when we get back. While mom was getting the Minnie ready and cleaning the house dad and I kept out of her way. When she finished cleaning the house she took me for a walk. It has been awhile since mom took me down to the lake so today she decided to take me there. We were gone for over an hour. While at the lake we talked to a fisherman while he was launching his boat. Afterwards we met a lady and her two boys. The little boys both pet me and then mom and I continued our walk. While walking I swam and did some exploring. After climbing up a small hill to get to the parking lot we met a lady and her dog. He was dieing to meet me so mom decided to let us say hi to each other. Afterwards mom wiped me down and then we continued our adventure home. When we got back to the house mom wiped me down again. Mom has to wipe me down a few times before she gets most of the water off me. My coat is so thick that it holds a lot of water. Once I was wiped down we went inside to see dad. We relaxed a little bit and then mom finished getting things ready for the dance tonight. When she finished it was time for dinner. Mom finished up her can turkey on a tortilla. Dad had a sandwich. Mom fed me my food for my dinner.

After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Mom wore a black and white skirt with a black blouse and a white and black hat. Dad wore black pants and a black shirt with red and white suspenders and a red tie. He also wore a white and black hat. They looked very cool. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. They left me about 6:00 and didn't get back to me until 10:00. There wasn't a lot of people at the dance. They only had enough people for a square. The second square was short a couple. Dale Smith (the caller) made it to the dance but he kept his distance from everyone because he didn't want anyone to get the flu. There was a lot of food. Even though there wasn't a lot of people everyone still had a great time. When mom and dad got home to me I was asleep on the couch. Mom woke me up and then mom and dad changed clothes. Afterwards mom took me out. When I came back in we called it a night. We had a great day. I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!



click on photo for more pictures of Story Time 2 Dance

   

    Walter Brewer (cuer) and Jerry Story (caller)                                    Opening Dance                               

LOCATION:  Tool, Texas    SITE:  Log Cabin Squares (Story Time 2)
DATE:  11/07/2014 - 11/09/2014    DISTANCE:  135 miles

Friday November 7, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Then he said good morning to me. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished dad let my out to do my morning routine. Then I came back inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom crawled out of bed at 7:15 and got dressed. Afterwards she said good morning to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today mom made biscuits and poured a glass of chocolate soy milk for both of them. When everyone was finished eating. Mom finished loading up the Minnie. We didn't have to be to Tool until late in the afternoon because the dance didn't start until 8:00. When it was time for lunch mom heated up the leftover Hawaiian Style pizza. She gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and then we got ready to go. We left the house about 12:00. Mom and dad knew it would take about three hours to get to Tool. This was the first time we ever been to Tool so this was exciting. The ride to Tool wasn't too exciting I slept, mom dozed off a little and dad drove the whole way there. We arrived at Tool around 3:00. We found the square dancing hall and pulled in. As we were pulling in mom saw LuAnn and Dalbert so she waved at them. LuAnn wasn't sure who we were because she never seen our Minnie before. She figured it out when mom started goofing off. Dad got out of the Minnie and asked how the sites worked. Dalbert told him just to park anywhere there was power and hook up. So we did. The RV park was a grassy area behind the hall. So when ever mom and dad went dancing they just had to walk across the field to get to the hall. As we were parking the Minnie a couple more of mom and dad's friends (Connie and Harold) came out of their RV to say hi. LuAnn and Dalbert had a dog name Belle and Connie and Harold had three dogs. I think I will enjoy myself. After parking the Minnie mom and dad visited with their friends. Then dad took me for a walk while mom finished setting up the Minnie. Mom and dad were invited to play some dominoes but they decided to just relax in the Minnie. While we were relaxing in the Minnie dad read a book, mom did some Sudoku and I looked around and slept. When it was time for dinner mom heated up the leftover taco meat and dad and her had tacos for dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After we finished eating Connie came over and invited mom and dad to go to Subway for dinner but dad told her we had already ate. After she left mom took me for a walk around the yard. When we got back we went inside and relaxed. About 7:00 mom and dad got ready to go to the dance. Mom wore her red skirt and blouse with a black and white hat. Dad wore a red shirt with white suspenders and a black tie. He wore black pants and a black and white hat. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. Everyone at the dance liked their outfits and complimented them on them. Mom and dad had a great time at the dance. This was the first time they had danced to Jerry Story calling and he made the dancing challenging. There were sixteen squares during the opening dance. In between the square dancing tips they had round dancing cued by Walter Brewer. Mom and dad enjoyed watching the people round dancing because the dancer were very graceful. The dancing was more advance so some of the moves were very pretty to watch. They were introduced to DBD dancing, which is dance by definition. This is when the caller puts the dancers in different positions that they're not use to dancing in. Mom and dad had fun doing this. By the time they got back to me they were tired. I met them at the door and then we all said our hellos. Afterwards mom and dad changed clothes. Then mom took me for a walk. When we got back we called it a night. Usually when we go camping mom stays up until 1:00 but tonight mom went to bed at 11:00. As she was going to bed she gave me a little snack and said good night. I guess I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. We had a great day.


    

Square dancing during the opening dance.                        Round dancing during the closing dance.


Saturday November 8, 2014

Today dad got up at 7:00 and crawled out of bed. Then he got dressed as he was getting dressed I crawled off the couch and waited for him. When dad got out of the bathroom he fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast dad took me for a walk. While we were walking mom decided to get up. Mom was getting dressed when dad and I got back from our walk. She surprised me because usually she's still in bed. I wagged my tail and said hi to her. She said good morning to dad and me and then she made breakfast. Today she made pancakes for dad and hers breakfast. They both had a glass of chocolate soy milk. After everyone was fed we relaxed. Dad read, mom did dishes and some Sudoku and I slept. Today mom and dad were busy square dancing but they didn't started until 10:30. During the day mom and dad didn't dress up because it was all workshop. In the morning they did a Plus workshop. The workshop was for an hour and half. There were thirteen squares during the workshop. Jerry put them in different position and mom and dad learned how to dance a couple of new moves that Jerry made up. They had a great time. When the workshop was over mom and dad were invited to go to lunch with their friends so they didn't come home. I saw them walking towards the Minnie but they got in their friends car. I was waiting for them at the door but when they didn't come I went back to mom's chair and looked for them. Mom waved at me but I didn't see her so I laid down on her seat and waited for them to get back. They weren't gone too long because everyone needed to to get back for their dogs. Mom and dad had a delicious turkey and dressing with corn and mash potato and gravy for lunch. When they got back to me we all said hi to each other. Then mom took me for a walk and I met a lot of dogs. When we got back it was time for mom and dad to go to their afternoon workshop. The afternoon workshop was a DBD workshop for an hour and then a half hour DBD dance. They had a fun time learning DBD. When the dance started Jerry got upset and told the group if they didn't know how to dance DBD they shouldn't be dancing. So mom and dad decided to leave even though they weren't doing too bad. When they returned we said our hellos again. They didn't miss too much because Jerry only did one more call. After saying our hellos dad took me for a walk. As we were walking the other dancers took their dogs for a walk so I got a chance to play with dogs. The masters paid attention to me. I had fun. When we got back to the Minnie we all relaxed until it was time for dinner. Today dinner was easy mom made sandwiches for dad and hers dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner we relaxed a little while and then mom and dad got dressed to go to another dance. This time mom and dad dressed up. Mom wore her southwestern skirt and blouse and she wore a red hat. Dad wore southwestern western shirt and white pants with blue suspenders and blue tie with a pink hat. They looked cute all dressed up. A lot people came up to them and complimented them on their outfits. The lady that organized the weekend (Joyce) took a picture of them. Once again they had a great time. The dance was like last night. Mom and dad did some more DBD dancing. After the dance mom and dad stayed a little while for the after dance. Jerry sang some country songs and rock and roll songs. The club served nachos and corn dogs as a snack. After dad ate the nachos and mom ate the corn dog and they visited with their friends they came home to me. I was happy to see them. We said our hellos and then mom and dad changed clothes. Then mom took me for a walk. When we got back we called it a night. Once again mom went to bed at 11:00. We had a fantastic day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of TIPS Dance with Jerry Story

   

Dad enjoying the dance while he's resting.                            Dancing to Jerry Story calling.            

LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (TIPS Dance with Jerry Story)
DATE:  11/09/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Sunday November 9, 2014

This morning dad woke up at his normal time, which was 6:45. He crawled out of bed and got dressed. I woke up as soon as dad went in the bathroom and crawled off the couch and waited for dad to feed me. Dad was surprised I was sitting there waiting for him. We said hi to each other and then dad asked if I wanted breakfast. Dad fed me my breakfast and then he finished getting dressed. When I finished eating dad took me for a walk. While we were walking mom crawled out of bed and got dressed. Today mom didn't make breakfast because the Log Cabin Squares Club was having a breakfast in the dance hall. Mom did pour a glass of chocolate soy milk for dad and herself. Breakfast was served between 8:00 to 9:15. Then Jerry sang gospel songs for fifteen minutes. Afterwards there was a dance between 9:30 to 11:00. About 8:45 mom and dad walked over to the hall to have breakfast. As they were leaving mom gave me a little snack. For breakfast mom and dad had pancakes and sausage patties and water. Their friends from Waco didn't go to breakfast or stay for the dance because they had to leave. Their friends are members of the TIPS Club in Waco and had invited Jerry Story to call for a special dance after he finished up in Tool. He excepted so they wanted to get Allemande Hall ready for Jerry but before do that they had to go home and check up on the homes and farm animals. While mom and dad were at breakfast they met a couple of couples from Fort Worth area. So when the dance began they danced with the two couples and another one. The dance was just like the opening dance and Saturday night dance except everyone was dressed causally. Mom and dad a super time at the morning dance. After the dance they came back to me. We said our hellos and then mom took me for a walk while dad got the Minnie ready to leave. We weren't in any hurry because we weren't going home instead we were going to Waco for the TIPS Dance.

It took us two hours to get to Waco. When we got there LuAnne and Dalbert were showing up. Shortly afterwards Connie and Harold showed up so we said our hellos to all the people. A couple from New Braunfels showed up and LuAnne showed them where to park their fifth wheel. Then she came to our Minnie to check it out and she said hi to me. Afterwards she went inside the hall to help everyone else get ready for the dance. The dance wasn't going to start until 2:30 but they wanted enough time to prepare for it. It was 1:30 when we had arrived so we had plenty of time before the dance. Mom made dad and herself a sandwiches for lunch and she gave me a little snack. After lunch mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Mom wore her new outfit, which was blue and white skirt and blouse with a white and black hat. Dad wore black pants with blue suspenders and blue tie and he wore a white shirt and tennis shoes and a black hat. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and then said good-bye. They had a great time at the dance. The dance was from 2:30 to 5:00 and had enough people there for four squares. There was a lot of snacks. Everyone had a great time. Jerry calls a lot faster than we're use to but the squares didn't breakdown. Most of the dancer were dressed casually but mom and dad wanted to dress up because it was a dance. When they got back to me mom took me for a walk and then we went home. We waited to get home before we had dinner. We got home at 6:00 and I was used to being fed at 5:00 so I was hungry. Mom and dad were tired so they didn't unload the Minnie but dad did plug it in to keep the refrigerator running. Mom made a pizza for dad and hers dinner. While the pizza was cooking mom fed me my dinner. Then they both changed clothes. After dinner we relaxed and watched television. We watched Paradise and a new detective series Worricker:  Turks & Caicos. Afterwards we called it a night. Everyone was tired and I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. We had a super weekend. Now it's time to go to sleep. Have Fun.

LOCATION: Belton, Texas    SITE: My Home
DATE:  11/10/2014 - 11/12/2014   SITE:  00    DISTANCE:    00 miles

Monday November 10, 2014

After a good night sleep dad woke up at 6:50 and crawled out of bed. Dad got dressed and then he woke me up by opening the blinds. I'm still trying to adjust to loosing my hearing so I didn't hear dad. I was sound asleep on the couch. Lately mom has let me sleep on the couch because she was getting tired of sleeping on the couch. After dad said good morning to me he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating my breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let my out so I could do my morning routine. When I finished he let me back in and I laid on my bed waiting for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:15 and got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made toast for dad and herself and she poured a glass of soy milk to go with the toast. After everyone was fed it was time for mom and dad to do to their dentist. As they were leaving mom put my water outside while dad put my collars on. As dad was backing out of the garage mom gave me a snack and told me that they would see me in a couple of hours. After I finished my breakfast I watched mom and dad drive away. After mom and dad went to their appointments they stopped by a trophy place and ordered new badges for square dancing. This time dad decided to change the badges up a little because their badges are hard to read. Instead of having the background gold he decided to make it white with black lettering. Afterwards they came home to me. When they drove up I was waiting for them by the Minnie. Mom got out of the car and dad drove the car in the garage. I was already by the door of the house waiting for mom and dad to open the door. Once inside we all said hi to each other. Then mom got the key for the Minnie because she decided to unload the Minnie before lunch. We had a super weekend in Tool. Mom and dad decided they weren't going to do too much today because they were recuperating from all the square dancing they did. After mom finished unloading the Minnie and putting things away she made lunch. Today mom and dad tried a new soup. It was Beer & Cheese soup. They really didn't like it but they did eat it. Mom gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did laundry. Dad did some research on buying a new car. I slept. While the laundry was washing mom relaxed and worked out on her WII Fit for forty-five minutes. While mom was working out dad received some new bow ties he ordered. So he showed them to mom. Now he has bow ties the same color has suspenders. They are very cool looking. When she finished her workout she barbecued some seasoned pork ribs for dad and her dinner. Along with the pork they had a tortilla and they made a wrap. Mom fed me my food for my dinner and she also gave me a little bit of her pork. After dinner we relaxed for the rest of the night. Mom and dad watched television. They watched their show on KLRU Q called Murder in Paradise. Before watching Murder in Paradise dad streamed a technology program called Daily Tech News Show. After watching Murder in Paradise mom worked on my book. Dad research Health Insurance available for us. I slept. An hour or so later we called it a night. I don't have anything else to say so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!!




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Dad helping with the trimming.                                          Trimming an oak tree.



Cleaning up after the trimmers.
Tuesday November 11, 2014

Today dad woke up at 7:50 and got dressed. As dad was coming out of the bedroom I was waking up and crawling off the couch. Dad said hi to me and then he opened the blinds. When he finished he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad did some research on cars. When I finished eating dad let me out to do my morning routine. After I finished dad let me in. I wasn't in too long before mom came out of the bedroom. We all said hi to each other. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of soy milk. Mom had maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a glass of soy milk. After everyone was fed mom let me outside because it was nice and cool outside. Dad surfed the Internet and mom played computer games. While I was outside enjoying the weather the tree trimming company showed up to trim our trees. I barked at them and mom told dad that the trimmers were here. So dad put on his shoes and went outside to talk with the owner. As they were walking around dad asked how much more would it cost to trim up all the trees in the back. He said $900.00 so dad told him to go ahead and trim all the trees. The crew started trimming at 8:00 and finished by 1:00. The trimmers did a super job trimming. Mom and dad had a great time watching the crew work. While the crew was trimming the trees mom played computer games, took pictures of the crew and watched them work. Dad did research on cars on the Internet and watched the crew work. At one point the owner was trying to hold a limb at the same time as he was chain sawing it off. So dad went outside and held the limb while the owner cut the limb off. The crew consisted of the owner and three other guys. They're going to come back another day to remove a stump in the front yard. After the crew left mom and dad relaxed the rest of the day. Mom played computer games and dad did some more research. About 3:00 mom did a workout. She did Just Dance 3 for an hour and WII Fit for a half hour. When mom finished her workout it was time for dinner so she made dinner. For dinner today mom made something new. She made Stouffers Chicken Teriyaki Skillet Fry for dad and herself. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. The skillet dish came out very good. For dessert mom made turtle cookies. After dinner we relaxed all night. We watched a couple of TWIT shows. One was the Before You Buy and the other one was The Giz Wiz. After watching the shows we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day. I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!

Wednesday November 12, 2014

Today dad woke and got dressed. Then he woke me up and fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out so I could do my morning routine. When I finished I barked to come in so I could wait for mom to get up. Mom woke up at 7:30 and made the bed. Then she got dressed and came out to say hi to dad and me. Then she baked biscuits for dad and her breakfast. They both had a glass of soy milk to go with the biscuits. When we woke up this morning it was 36 degrees and the wind was blowing. Mom and dad tried to stay inside all day because it was cold. When they went outside they bundled up in a jacket. I didn't care because I liked the cold. When it was lunchtime mom finished up the taco meat by having a burrito and dad had a bowl of soup. Mom gave me a snack. While mom was relaxing in the afternoon I pestered her to take me for a walk. She really didn't want to because it was cold. But after I pestered her for about a half hour she finally gave into me and took me for a walk around the neighborhood. While we were walking my friend Ripply said hi to us and I did a lot of sniffing. Occasionally I stopped and chewed on some grass. When I did this mom kept on trying to get me to stop because she was cold. I ignored her because I couldn't hear her tell me to stop. When we got home mom told dad that I was using my hearing lost as an excuse to ignore her. When we got in the house I went to my bed to sleep because I was tired. Mom did a short workout today. She worked out on her WII Fit for a half hour and then she made dinner. Today for dinner mom and dad had a baked potato and I had my food. After dinner we streamed a movie on Amazon called Salmon Fishing in Yemen. It was a romantic comedy-drama starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas and Amr Waked. We enjoyed watching the movie. After watching the movie dad streamed a tech show called Daily Tech News Show. Then we called it a night. We had a very relaxed day and I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. Have Fun.




click on photo for more pictures of Coryell County Squares Dance

   

Louis and Barbara round dancing.                                Mom and her friends line dancing.

LOCATION:  South Mountain, Texas    SITE:  Coryell County Squares Dance (Ed's 80th Birthday Dance)
DATE:  11/13/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Thursday November 13, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:50 and got dressed. Afterwards he woke me up and we both said good morning to each other. Then he fed me my breakfast. When I finished eating dad let me out in the backyard so I could do my morning routine. When I finished I barked to come in so dad let me in. Then I laid on the floor to wait for mom to get up and dad surfed the Internet. Mom got up at 7:40 and made the bed. Afterwards she got dressed. Then she said good morning to dad and me. When we finished saying good morning to each other mom heated up the leftover biscuits for dad and her breakfast. They both had a glass of chocolate soy milk. After breakfast mom and dad went to town to go grocery shopping. Today they left me at home. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye to me. It was 34 degrees outside so I was left inside while they went shopping. They returned to me an hour and half later. I was laying on the couch until mom said hi Flo we're home. I lifted my head up and saw them so I got off the couch and went over to them to say hi. After we all said hi to each other again mom put the groceries away. When the groceries were all put away relaxed in the house for the rest of the day. Mom played computer games and did some Sudoku. Dad surfed the Internet and I slept. Occasionally mom would let me out in the back. When lunchtime came around mom cooked dad and herself some soup. She gave me a snack. After lunch mom made Heath Bars to take with dad and her square dancing tonight. While we were relaxing dad read that it was going to get colder tonight so he decided to drain the water in the tanks and water heater of the Minnie. He also winterized the sprinkler system and the boat. When he finished doing this we relaxed. Mom didn't do a workout this afternoon because she was tired and tonight dad and mom are going square dancing. When it was time for dinner mom heated up leftover pork ribs for dinner. Dad and mom both had wraps. After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Mom and dad usually dress up to go square dancing but today it was cold so they didn't. Dad wore black pants and a black shirt. For his accessories he wore a red bow tie, red suspenders and a black hat. Mom wore black pants and black and white western blouse and a white hat with a black rim. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. They drove to meet with Belinda and Louis because Louis was driving them to the dance. When they got to the dance the square dancing class was still going on so they visited with their friends. While visiting they snacked. Mom's Heath bars were a smash. There were enough people at the dance to have three squares. Mom and dad danced all the square dancing tips. Mom danced the line dancing tips. They both watched people do round dancing. They had a super time at the dance. They got back to me at 10:50. Mom woke me up by saying hi to me. I crawled off the couch and went to greet them. After saying hi to each other mom took me outside. When we got back inside we called it a night. We had a great day. Now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!!

LOCATION:  Round Rock, Texas    SITE:  Aunt Louise's House
DATE:  11/14/2014    DISTANCE:  55 miles

Friday November 14, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Then he said good morning to me and fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out to do my morning routine. Afterwards I came inside and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally got out of bed at 7:30 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. When she came out of the bedroom she thanked dad for making the bed and then she said hi to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they had biscuits and dad had a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had hazel nut drink. After everyone was fed mom put a cooler together. When she finished mom and dad went to town. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. It was another cold day so mom and dad left me in the house while they were gone. The first stop they did in town was at King's Daughter Clinic so dad could get a flu shot. Then they stopped by Lowe's to pick up a couple of things for dad's next project. Dad wants to build a box for our water filter in the garage because it's getting below freezing he doesn't want it to burst. They didn't pick up anything for this project but they did buy a faucet cover and a spray for the trees that were trimmed. After buying a few things they swung by a Scott and White Clinic so mom could get a flu shot. The first clinic they stopped at was closed so they went to another clinic. After mom got her shot they stopped by Michael's to buy a few things. This time they bought items for the project. They bought a couple of foam boards, super glue and a spray bottle. Michael's and The Home Depot were in the same parking lot so after shopping at Michael's they walked over to The Home Depot. While in The Home Depot they bought a bracket for the master bedroom closet shelves. When they had remodeled the closet they were short one bracket so they bought one today. Afterwards they came back to me. When they got home I was sound asleep on the couch but when mom said they were home I woke up. I got off the couch and went over to mom and dad to say hi to them. When we finished saying hi mom made lunch for dad and herself. Today was Friday so they had Chicken and Dumplings soup for lunch. Mom gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and vacuumed the house. Dad and I stayed out of her way kind of. I slept and dad surfed the Internet. When mom finished her housework we went outside to the Minnie and took the foam mattress out of it. Dad was having problems with the mattress so we have to air it out for awhile. After doing this we went back inside to rest. Dad had talked to Aunt Louise last night and told her we would come over today at 3:00 to work on her networking in her house. Time Warner had installed their router for her Internet so dad needed to reconfigure her stuff. After relaxing for a half hour we loaded up into the car and went towards Round Rock. On the way to Aunt Louise's house we stopped by Papa Murphy's and bought a pepperoni pizza for dinner. While mom and dad went inside to buy the pizza I stayed in the car and slept. When we got to Aunt Louise's house Cousin Autumn and Aunt Louise came out to greet us. Aunt Louise was surprised we had brought dinner but she also was happy about it. After we all said our hellos dad got to work on his brother dos. While dad was working on setting up Aunt Louise's network Aunt Louise and mom visited. Dad reconfigured both Aunt Louise's Rokus and printer. Afterwards he made sure everything worked. Aunt Louise was having problems with both of her computers. Her desktop computer is very old and she uses it as a backup computer. The problem she was having with it was that it was slow and she couldn't get an Internet browser to work. The first thing dad did was to close all the windows she had opened and than he rebooted the computer. This helped pick up the speed and then he reloaded the browser she was having problems with. Now she's a happy woman because she has a computer that runs good. Her laptop was more difficult to fix so dad ended up bring it home to work on. Before dad worked on the desktop he took a dinner break. Aunt Louise, mom and dad had the pizza for their dinner. Mom fed Cousin Autumn and me a little bit of Autumn's food for our dinner. About 6:30 dad was finished with his brother dos and we all said our good-byes. We had a great visit with Aunt Louise and Cousin Autumn. We go home about 8:30. We were all tired so the rest of the night relaxed. Mom did some Sudoku, I slept and dad started to work on Aunt Louise's laptop computer. We had a very nice day and I don't have anything else to say. So I'll say good night. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of Eliza Gilkyson Concert

   

   Eliza Gilkyson and her band                                         Eliza Gilkyson, dad and mom

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Cultural Activities Center (Eliza Gilkyson Concert)
DATE:  11/15/2014    DISTANCE:  15 miles

Saturday November 15, 2014

Today dad woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. Then he woke me up and said good morning. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast. While I ate dad surfed theInternet. When I finished dad let me outsided so I could do my morning routine. Then he let me back inside. When I got inside I laid on the floor and waited for mom to wake up. Mom finally got out of bed at 7:40 and made the bed. Then she got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she came out of the bedroom and said hi to dad and me. Then she made breakfast. Today dad had biscuits with a glass of chocolate almond milk for his breakfast. Mom had a biscuit and a corn torilla with cheese on it and a glass of hazel nut drink. After everyone was fed mom put a cooler together. Then she played some computer games while dad surfed the Internet and worked on Aunt Louise's computer. I slept. About 9:00 mom and dad decided to go to town. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me later. Once again mom and dad left me inside because it was too cold for me to stay outside. Every second Saturday of the month Belton has a Market Day, where vendors show and sell their wares. This time of year a lot more vendors show up to sell their wares. As mom and dad were walking around looking at the wares the people were bundled up in blankets and jackets just to keep warm. One lady asked if mom and dad wanted to buy a blanket to keep warm. Mom told her that they had each other to do that. Mom and dad saw a lot of nice wares but decided not to buy anything. But they didn't leave the Market Day empty handed because they walked through McWha Bookstore and bought a book and two dvds. The book that they bought was by Michael Koryta. Dad has been using Paperback Swap for years and he read a couple of books by Michael Koryta and liked them. So he put Michael Koryta on his wish list. Michael Koryta's books don't come up to often so when he found one in the bookstore he decided to buy it. As they were checking out mom asked how much the dvds were. The owner told her that they were $3.00 so they decided to buy a couple of the dvds. They were Ice Age and Ice Age The Meltdown. They had a great time looking at the vendors wares. They were gone a hour and a half. When they got home I was very excited to see them. After we said our hellos we relaxed. Mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I went outside and slept. Mom and dad had bought a spiral ham a couple of weeks ago so mom pulled it apart and cut it up. When lunchtime came around mom and dad had ham sandwiches and mom gave me some ham for a snack. After lunch mom did the dishes and then she worked out. She worked out for an hour on her Just Dance 3, a half hour on her Gold Gym and fifteen minutes on her WII Fit. After she finished her workout it was time for her to make dinner. Mom decided to make enchiladas. She decided to cook the meat outside because the last time she made enchiladas the meat smelled up the house for a couple of days. When mom went outside to cook the meat I went out with her to keep her company. After she cooked the meat she made the enchiladas and baked them. When the enchiladas were finished baking mom and dad sat down and ate them for their dinner. Mom gave me my food for my dinner. After dinner dad called Aunt Louise to let her know where he was on her computer. After he got off the phone with Aunt Louise mom and dad got ready to go to Eliza Gilkyson Concert. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. Eliza is a song writer, singer and guitar player. The Genre of her songs are Folk, Pop and Rock. She gave a super concert. Mom and dad got back to me at 10:15. I was a wake when they walked in the door so I crawled off the couch to say hi to them. I crawled in between their legs and wagged my tail.because I was really happy to see them. Then mom took me outside. When we got back inside we decided to call it a night. We had a very nice day and I don't have anything else to write so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!!.
  
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