Dinner was good. Red Lobster always is.But on the way, we had a flat tire Seems like if it’s not one thing, it’s another. So tomorrow….probably 2 new tires.
Progress is being made. The front section of our subdivision has lights. Our electricity is fed in from 2 different ways, so they got theirs already. But it’s only fair…we had lights for 3 days right after the storm. They have been out since the storm. I don’t begrudge them that at all. Maybe tomorrow we will have power not from a generator. Outage numbers are coming down slowly in Deer Park….3018 outages, or 25 percent. Down only one percent from last night.
Linda told us that after the storm, Kinder Morgan gave free gas to their employees. They also loaned generators to their employees. That’s a good company to work for.
On the way to dinner, I was noticing buildings. The same thing I’ve been noticing a lot since the storm, I also noticed tonight. The buildings with the fake fronts that look good only from the front where you can see them, have lost those false fronts. A nearby old shopping center was refaced with a fake stucco. It’s partly gone. The underneath is exposed. Apartments have lost their brick facings. They were torn away when a big storm hit.
That made me think of people. People who put up false fronts often don’t fare very well when a storm blows through their lives. And storms will blow through everybody’s lives.
There is going to come a day when those who falsely put on the front of being Christian, are not going to make it through the ultimate storm. God knows what’s real and what’s not.
RED LOBSTER!! It’s their Endless Shrimp special right now. We are treating Linda, a lady from church. Her hubby, Glenn, is in Mississippi right now, so she’s by herself. He took his mom over to see her sisters. As Linda said, “Mamma doesn’t do the flying thing alone.”
Linda works for Kinder Morgan. She has been giving Beth the heads up on job openings there. Today she told her about 2 more. So Beth and I drove over to the place where the jobs would be, so she would be familiar with the area if she gets one of them. It is in a different office than where Linda works. It is right at 11 miles from us, and easy to get to. And the one Linda really wants her to apply for pays close to twice what she was making at Walmart. Linda is friends with the Human Resources lady, so she recommended Beth. It would be at their Galena Park, TX terminal, on the north shore of the Houston Ship Channel.
I forgot to tell you that Beth and I did our good deed for the week for an animal. While we were out searching for Timon Sunday afternoon, there was a turtle in the road, close to being run over. You could see it was scared. It was frantically running back and forth across the road to find a way to get out of the road. Only it could not climb the curb no matter how hard it tried. So we stopped and I got out to retrieve the turtle. I put it in a flower bed at the base of a tree at the business we stopped in front of. I hope he didn’t run back out in the street. It’s a busy 4 lane road. Apparently his mom never taught him not to play in the street.
Still no Timon.
I’ll think about you all while we’re eating at Red Lobster. Or not…