I deleted Kate Othon

I decided it was silly, not needed,and I really had little to offer there. I am called Kate here and I like it but I am not officially Kate Othon. I am Kathleen by few, Kathy by many and Kate in this neighborhood.

I paint because I love to combine color and shapes, some people like them, others do not and that’s as it is for many more talented artists than I. I can show my work here as well as I could show it over there and save me time and money.

Sorry to my daughter who helped me put the site together…okay she put it together while I kept messing it up.

I decided to just make this space more interesting, write more often and to hopefully write better. I think stories of an almost 80 ( it sounds more impressive than just 78) woman alone but for her dog who chooses an alternative life style “on wheels” can appeal to more than family and friends and when I see that readers from other countries read here it pleases something in me and encourages me to tell more stories. I have stories, don’t we all have stories we’d like to tell?sometimes the stories don’t get told because people don’t have time to listen, so write them down, get your stories out there!

Some times telling your story clearly can clarify what your story is really about and who you are

Not sure that last bit makes any sense at all.

Lately I’ve been falling asleep early, about 8 pm because I’ve been really tired, problem is I wake up about midnight thinking it’s a new day ready to go. It’s hard to fall back to sleep right now it’s 12:07 as I write because I can’t get back to sleep. Many oldsters have this problem, I hear about it all the time.

Today is Halloween, CJ (owner of RV park) always has a party, we’re supposed to dress up. I’m going as a hippy, I’m told I wear that costume every day so here is my costume svelt stretchy jungle print leggings, a blue top and a tie dye scarf and Sandals. Then I remembered this beautiful top of many colors and stuck a flower behind my ear and felt like a modern day hippy.. what a transformation !

2021 Hippy

Hot Spot it is

My wifi hell persists but I sent back and returned everything I bought trying to improve my internet to just use my hot spot.

I kept trying to figure out a system that would work. I even bought a refurbished Dell computer to use as a connection in my studio with a rather expensive modem-router to connect to my antenna that flies above my studio. All this because of the large RV parked between me and the signal, and the fact that I really can’t move my stuff to a better position because of the studio and garden.So hot spot it is. So far so good. I changed my Verizon account to get more data but I just got a message from them saying they’d changed it but to the wrong plan which I will have to get fixed when I find my password.

Talking about passwords, I’m having a hell of a time! Going from computer to iPad to phone things just don’t work as they should for me. I know it’s my fault, I forget. What gets saved on my phone doesn’t save on my iPad when I go back to retrieve my code from my email on my phone back to my iPad ………I know its just me but really, is all this necessary:;[Ññ*¨¡? (Sorry couldn’t find the ? Mark on this

Keyboard

To add to my general confusion this keyboard I’m using has deficiencies I have yet to master, as you have surely noted by now.

Sin mas!

My ROOF is Fixed

It wasn’t a big deal after all, just that one place where it leaked and messed up one panel of the ceiling, and is now truly fixed by the experts. So that was one thing to take off my fixit list.

Air in my tires, done. Air pump ordered as I guess I can’t count on a friend being near by when I might need one!

New mirror ordered to add to outside mirror where the old one fell off. Windows washed wipers cleaned with WD40.

Appointment for oil change for motor and generator made for this week.

Tail Gate ART poster

I need to figure out what to do about that ugly seam. I took off it’s cover and found the seam very open beneath it and tried to fill it in with stuff but now don’t have the right kind of cover for it. I’m changing some other seam covers but they are not the same size as what is needed here, should have not tossed what was there, live and learn I suppose.

So my GG is almost ready to be gassed up for travel! We haven’t gone anywhere for so long that I cancelled the insurance, which is apparently not a good thing to do, but I went with AAA and got a better deal than with Progressive and I plan to drive to Dallas before Thanksgiving.

Galletas María

They are not really that great, kind of simple, bland, not a lot of flavor, but I bought a whole box of them. 4 rolls. So why buy them!

They remind me of Panama.

I am a reminiscent buyer of memories. Do you ever do this, I find I do it often, it’s a way to keep those memories close. Every time I eat a cracker it will remind me of Panama early days before we could buy from the Panama Canal commissary.

That brings another memory, buying stuff from the commissary and later the PX. We had privileges, as I was an employee of the Panama Canal Company, and later of the Department of Defense so we could go and buy where the rest of the family could not. So you know we did a lot of family grocery shopping that never made it home….our home. Especially around the holidays, hams and turkeys bought in several trips rerouted to family homes. Everyone did the same, some on a much larger scale, you could see px sales down the street by some enterprising souls. Efforts made by those in charge to keep those products only for those with privileges and punishment for those who disrespected those efforts, were laughable. We did it for family. Knowing someone with privileges was an asset!. We didn’t abuse it too much or too often.

Interesting times.

So, galletas maría, papaya for Elias,(I winder if he still likes it) potato fries for Evan, just a few things I buy because of the memories they bring me.

Walking down to the lake

Preferably that is how I would get to the lake.

But it really hurts my legs and hips, and hey, they are old and tired , so I finally bought a park pass and can drive down and get to the same place I would walk to. The park property is close to the RV park I don’t know why I had not thought to get the day pass for $40-year before now. Did I tell you this already? Sorry if I did, absent minded I am.

It’s super windy today, glad I don’t have to go anywhere. Neither the RV nor the smart car do well in the wind so I just stay out of it and am taking the time to write here and plan new posts to schedule for the next few days….so I don’t bore you with too many posts in one day.

I tried riding a friends new bike today. I fell into my garden and smacked my knee pretty good. The bike is heavier than I expected, apparently drives itself, which is why I tumbled, it was ready before I was. I wasn’t prepared and was possibly pushing on the handle accellerator thingy when it took off pretty much without me. She loves her bike but its not for me, the thing folds up, how about that!. (Why did the print just change here?) So much to learn! I like it

My knee is fine, just a little bruised, Im a tough ole gal with strong bones, thanks to my jeans! Not what I wanted to write but I have problems remembering how to find and spell my words.

Trip to Hatch

I’m loving the ride to Hatch where I can see what’s s growing, what’s harvested and take photos to show you. Peppers are every where. See that branch fallen, I picked that up and took it home, not because I would use it, peppers aren’t my thing but it was just lying there and I liked how it looked

Huge cotton fields ready for picking, some already harvested others look ready and I did pick one ball to feel it, it’s soft and not easily pulled from the stem. I’d never felt a new cotton ball, I wonder where it gets processed, love cotton fabric.

So while waiting for my clothes to wash I walked over to the Mexican shop to look at fabric. This place is like going into Mexico without going to Mexico, you can buy fabrics, colorful pots, things made with peppers, t’shirts, backpacks, dish wares, and much more. But I looked at fabrics to change GG’s look.

GG’s New Mexico update

At night I close the front cab and windows with the fabrics hanging on the windows and it looks very comfy. I kinda miss my Indian fabrics and will use them again when I get tired of this New Mexico look. I had to cover that ugly stained part of the ceiling and this blanket did the trick and will help insulate, the other blanket will be put over the windshield when it gets very cold. I decided to not buy more paint but use whatever I had so I didn’t paint all the green and the blue is several different shades but oh well I think it’s just fine.

Hasta la Vista Amigos!