Tuesday 8th February 2005
oday is my relaxation day, yeeee haaaaaa. I spent around an hour and half going through all my 100 – 200 emails. I decided to ring a few of my friends and my grandma to chat to them for a bit, which cost a fortune from here. I played fetch with buddy one of Dorothy dogs and spent around an hour or 2 writing the journal for the past 7 days for the website while watching day time TV which still sucks and doesn’t matter what continent you’re in. Dorothy is working most of today and Doug is flying out so there isn’t much else today apart from hang out with the horse’s, cows and dogs. I took a trip to the store which too around nearly an hour to get there and back and it was the closest store. Then came back and had some lunch. I spent an hour with the horses before it got dark and then came back to the house to work on the website. Plus I had to ring around a load of people in the UK to try and get my credit cards working again but everywhere was closed.
Wednesday 9th February 2005
Today I decided I would join Dorothy to work at a high school. I spent the talking and answering questions about Great Britain and Europe , and the differences in food, lifestyles, music, TV, people, laws, crime and how people live. We had a few great classes which were very inquisitive and interesting in finding as much as they could about other countries on the other side of the sea, 6000 miles away. I met up with lots of Dorothy’s friends and students. After we had finished all the classes for the day we had to go to a meeting for a few minutes and I was invited to come into another teacher’s class before I leave America . Once we had finished we had to meet up with Isabelle and Eva at the Ford Dealership for Dorothy’s Pickup truck to go in for a repair. We then dropped Isabelle and Eva off at the Rodeo as they had tickets to see a show and then we went to swap Isabelle’s car for Dorothy’s old Truck and then went for some food. We got back to the house early so I spent some time on the internet and we watched TV before going to sleep.
Thursday 10th February 2005
Today I decided I needed a lie in as I was up at 6am so I slept in till 8:30am even though its not very late but they don’t have black out curtains or actuarial curtains which don’t stop the light coming in so basically you end up waking up when the sun does thank god its winter and the sun comes up late and not like 5am. So this morning I decided to carry on working on the website and went and picked the best photos out of the digital photos as I have not yet got the films developed yet. I put up 2 days worth of photos on the website and decided I needed to get the house sorted out as we have all been that busy nobody has had the chance. However later that day I decided to go and check on the horses and cows to see how they was doing.
Friday 11th February 2005
Today I decided to go to school with Dorothy again so a very early morning again and stayed around and played on the internet. At dinner we picked up the truck from the repair shop. After school we took a ride into down town San Antonio. Then went to pick up hector and went for some food at Whataburger for tea and met up with Tim, after food Dorothy and hector went to the rodeo, and I and Tim set off to his house to stay for the night. Tim lives in a great beautiful log house on the water front of Medina Lake . That night we took out the boat for a trip to the dam and back to the house which took around 1-2 hours ride. Then we watched some films and videos, while falling asleep watching a western video.
Saturday 12th February 2005
Tim got me up around 9am and we set off to run some errands and go for breakfast at tadpoles a local café, after breakfast we went to one of Tim’s neighbors and then headed to Bandera to have a look at some saddle shops to see if there was any good saddles for Tim to buy as he has just bought Qervo off Dorothy. At the same time I got a Texas flag while we was in town and headed to the civic hall as there was a meeting about an agreement on giving land owners property away to a company and paying them for doing so. The meeting went on for around two hours as people voiced their opinions about it. Personally I think it’s a total joke having to pay some one for giving your own land away and then giving them all the rights access to the water in full control to someone else. It’s totally crazy. They should be paying them for the land but they say they own it in the first place but can’t prove it and the land homers owners have deeds which say they do anyway after that we went back to the house and watched Die Hard on satellite. Then we met up with Dorothy and went for a fundraising meal for the local library. Afterwards we went back and Dorothy got a ride on the boat while I watched Satellite TV.