Lovebug Infestation

We have been invaded by Lovebugs. They are everywhere. The locals say it’s like this every year, but I have never seen this many bugs at one time. Literally thousands!!

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Pretty unique is they are “attached” to each other- hence the name Lovebug

 

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FedEx Truck today. 

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 They don’t bite, in fact harmless, but annoying!!

Livingston Chiropractic

Hurt my shoulder doing something-not sure exactly what, but it has been painful now for over a month. I decided to give a Chiropractor in Livingston a try and have seen him for treatment for about 4-5 times now. It has slowly improved and hopefully I am on my way to being pain free.

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Things are going well here, we have a couple that were supposed to start on a Spring, Tx gate that has been delayed so they are helping us now with relief work. I’m not working nights anymore at the present time. By having some relief we have a lot more time together in the evenings and some weekends and that has been a nice change. It also allows us to both work days to give each other a break as needed.

Weather has been hot, but it’s August so not a surprise. Seems like it clouds up and rains about once every 10 days so not bad at all.

This job has been the best one so far and we hope we can stay here for a while. We both love the area and all the trees have been great. Our park is very nice and quiet with just about anything we need or want within 10-15 minutes away. Had a catfish dinner a few evening ago which was so good!!

We are planning on coming to Dallas in October. (more on that later.)

Grilling Bacon

We love bacon but usually don’t buy it because its just too expensive, and messy to cook inside. Finally fired the grill up between rain showers and found a great little store-McClains in Shepherd, Tx . This store, only 10 minutes away just celebrated their 109th birthday and had bacon on sale for $2.50 a pound so we bought about 3 lbs.

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It cooked up great and just added to a couple of eggs in the mornings. Made some good sandwiches also. These pictures make you hungry just looking at them!!

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Meat Candy

Rainy Weather

We have a lot of rain lately, and it’s raining now as I write this. More in this week’s forecast. Finally got another couple to provide us some relief.  They were supposed to work another gate in Spring Texas but it has been delayed so they just may stay with us for a while. No more nights for me.

 

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Yes, another rainbow. I have seen several since we have been in this location.
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Our work area.

Internet Access Solved!!

Being mobile has a few problems and one is internet access. When we are in a park there is usually wifi available but it is shared by everyone else in the park with you. It’s usually slow and not very reliable. I even made us a couple of boosters for the wifi which helped, but bottom line it was still a problem.

Searching for a long term solution that was affordable was difficult. Well I finally found something. Att has a device called the ZTE Mobley. It plugs into your vehicle OBD port and turns your car into a mobile hotspot using LTE network. Hook up to 5 devices and unlimited data for $20.00 a month.

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I found a Ac adapter on Amazon to plug into the wall so I don’t have to use it in a vehicle and it works great. We ended up buying 2 Mobley units for $99 each (no contract) and adapters for both. We keep one at work and one in the RV. Att says they may slow speeds down after 22 gb, but we are up to almost 200gb and haven’t noticed any slower speeds. It’s been fast enough to stream movies with no problems. So for $20 a month we have unlimited data to use anywhere we travel. Problem solved!!

Night Critters

I’m working the night shift until the other gate opens later, then we will both be working the day shift. After the gate closes around 6:30pm the site is empty of people until around 5:30am the next morning.

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Lots of online movies, music, and whatever else I can find to keep me busy. Here is a few night critters I have found outside. Saw a skunk one night but wasn’t too interested in getting a picture, you probably know what one looks like anyway.

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This little frog was hanging around outside my window one night. Suction cup feet!
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John, Paul, George, Ringo? No different beetle…looks interesting though.  Can’t tell if it’s smiling or not.
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Our work site

Well it’s getting dark, time to hunt for more night critters..gotta find something to do until morning. Getting paid to watch movies, take pictures, and drinking lots of coffee is hard work.

Walmart

Since we both are working a lot now we have been doing our shopping online. We have always used Amazon but lately we have tried Walmart online shopping and have it shipped to the store. So far it has worked pretty good. I had ordered a recliner when we were in Kenedy and picked it up at the store and that worked great. I was in and out with 2 guys loading it for me in about 15 minutes.

On our first order here we had ordered some chips and they ended up being a lot smaller pieces than we wanted, in other words they were crushed, so no more chips online. Easy to return with anything you are not happy with. lt does save a lot of time. Picking it up is fast and your order is ready in a few days. So far we have been satisfied with Walmart online shopping.

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Red topped mushroom I found in the woods behind our RV spot.

Gate Guarding in Livingston

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Rainbow right before the rain started today

It’s been about 10 days now since moving to the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas. I must say it’s been good so far. The gate is easy, 4-5 minutes away from our park, and things are going well. Close to stores and we like our Rv park.

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Last evening sunset at our gate.

It’s been raining almost everyday, which has kept the temperatures down a lot. It’s raining now as I write this. This might just be a place where we stay a while!