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05 August 2011

Water Play Figurative Child playing in Water painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

6 x 6 inches   Oil on Canvas  
©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  

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That was Terry's word as we arrived in Dallas yesterday. We were back at the doc for his stitches to come out of his wrist. He developed a minor infection in the incision, so we still have some healing to go.

Terry was saying OPPRESSIVE for the heat. As we left the doctors office it was already 107 and only noon.  When I called our housesitter Carol to check in on the dogs, she said it was already 110 in Mt Vernon. That means it will be 116 at least this afternoon for the third day in a row.

I spoke with Vicki Fletcher (Sheriffs wife) and she was very down trying to keep up with her cows and horses.  Hay this summer will run over $10,000 to feed her animals and there is NO GRASS for the fall and winter.   One of her babies born about two months ago was rejected by the mother cow. Vicki has been bottle feeding this 'baby'. Can you imagine what size that bottle is?  Five Gallons of milk in one bottle for one feeding.  There are several times a day to feed this young bull.  It is a boy.  She has been working with him to try the feed and the salt she has to put out for the herd.  Just this week he finally began to get the idea of licking the salt and chewing some of the cow feed. She laughed and said he had to suck on her arm when he was done... she is his mama.... so between caring for her herds she has her granddaughter visiting and a friend from town for the week. I imagine she is a bit worn out.  Debbie Lincoln wrote that cows were dying in their town south of Weatherford.  She lost a chicken this week from the heat.

As we drove into Dallas the woods are almost all brown. The trees in east TX are dying. Areas look like something torched the area... desolate, brown grass and trees loosing brown leaves leaving sticks and stacks dry and brittle.

We arrived at Stacey's and Larry's around one yesterday. Stace has the house closed down and all lights and appliance are off but the air because of the rolling power outages as the Dallas Fort Worth area is on suggested energy efficiency plea to not use electrical things between 3 and 7 each day except for the air conditioning.

Again keep in mind that the heat robs serotonin from the body. Oppression can led to depression.  Stay cool. God has a plan.  I want to question it but I do not. I focus on the blessings right now and try not to let this turn me inward to worry.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BUY AMERICAN.  Teach your children to buy American. That is the only way we can save our country.


““This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV


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