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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday 1-28 Sun Shiny Day

Sun Shiny Day
It was in the mid 30's this morning and with a wind out of the north it was a bit brisk, the good news was the sun was out. We had a few things that needed done outside but we needed to wait for it to warm up a little so we loaded Flo into the car and headed to town. Belton Lake dam has only one lane open due to construction so it takes a bit longer to get to town. They control the lane with an automatic stop light, they started this while we were in the valley and it seems to work very well, you just have to patient. When coming off of Lake Road you have to be very careful, they have the right turn lane closed so you have to make a very sharp right at the light, not too bad for cars but the other day Larry said it was scary when he was towing the car behind the Minnie. I'm glad he does the driving.

Getting ready to go over the dam
Feeding Dory 4,000 cans
Cantribute to Family Promise 2,487 cans

Mixing It Up to End Hungry 2,492 cans
The Butterfly Effect 2,252 cans
Every year Belton has an event called Canstruction, which raises money to help stop hunger. We love going to this, the money goes to a good cause and the folks who build the displays are very talented. This year was a little disappointing because there were only four teams compared to last year when there were nine teams. We bought five tickets at a dollar each, you use the tickets to vote on the displays. The first display was called Feeding Dory, it was built by the CGI Team using 4,000 cans. The second display was called Contribute to Family Promise built by Meadow Oaks Baptist Church using 2,487 cans. The third display was called Mixing It Up to End Hunger, it was built by the First Methodist Church of Belton using 2,492 cans. The fourth display was called The Butterfly Effect built by the United Methodist Church using 2,252 cans. As we were leaving Larry donated another $5 dollars towards the cause. We didn't have anything else to do in town so we headed back to the house. On the way we were near the Little Bohemian Bakery so I asked Larry to stop and get us a cinnamon roll. It was about 10:30 and they had a sign on the door saying they were about out of rolls. They only bake a limited amount each day and if they run out they close. They are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 6am until 2pm except on Saturday they close at noon. Luckily they had a few cinnamon rolls and a few coconut cream rolls left, Larry bought us a coconut cream roll. They also bake other things and will custom bake whatever someone orders. Their rolls are outstanding!

Finishing up doing laundry
Mowing the yards
After lunch I finished up doing the laundry, three more loads. We were gone for a month and the yards haven't been mowed. The grass was a little high so I mowed the front yard and half of the back. While I was doing this Larry weedeated, treated for weeds and painted the covers for the irrigation system wires. It took me an hour and fifteen minutes to mow. Flo kept us company the whole time. She loves the sun and the cool weather. 

Getting ready to be assembled
Magical Unicorn Forest
I also decided to start assembling a jig saw puzzle that Louise gave me for my birthday, it is called Magical Unicorn Forest. The pieces are mini so I think it's going to be challenging.

When Larry was going through his e-mail he found an e-mail from Google Play that said we had until March 2nd to rent any movie for $.99 so he decided to rent Inferno. The movie was based off the Dan Brown novel. This is the third movie from the Robert Langdon series. We have the first two movies on DVD and we decided to rent this movie to see if we wanted to buy it. The reviews on the movie are mixed and we wanted to see for ourselves. It was a good movie, I really like Tom Hanks so I may be a little biased. After watching the movie we watched some YouTube videos until it was time to call it a night. We have a great day.


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