Today we were reminded about how great the world actually is and how people who hardly know you care. Texas is truly a friendly state. We have mentioned in previous post a couple named Tom and Norma who we met through Brian and Gloria. Tom has fallen in love with Charlie, so Charlie was invited to their house for thanksgiving. Sue and I were allowed to tag along as well!! They had a few of their friends over for a great dinner and we were thrilled to be there. We commented that we have traveled 2000 miles to a place where we knew no one, and within 2 weeks were dining with some people who we now call our friends. Thanks so much for including us in your gathering Tom and Norma, and we promise we will always look you up when we are down this way.
They have a beautiful house in a beautiful yard. Makes one want to put down roots.
So I have to tell you a little story about how special we feel. Tom has told me about the orange tree that is a bit sacred in their yard. NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE gets to take an orange off of it without Norma's blessing. Well before we left today, Norma said, go ahead Sue, take one, and one for Lorne too. Now that is special!!!!! I will savor that orange tomorrow for breakfast. Thank you!!!!
Before we went for dinner, Sue did some work on her curtains, and I put up our Santa on the roof. I think he is a neat touch. Now for you solar fanatics, he all falls down in a pile in the day so he won't be making any shadows on the panels, and pumps back up in the dark.
As a side note, since I have tilted the panels, we have been reaching 100% charge shortly after noon every day. Normally we run it down to about 75% each night. Before tilting we couldn't get over 95% even by sun down.
So tonight Santa was up shining bright.
View from our window today.
|Pete standing guard|