LOCATION: In our tiny house in Mission, Texas
WEATHER: Very nice. High about 70. Sunny
Living here in Retama Village is a “sweet spot”. The people are all very friendly. You can do as much or as little as you would like. I started out today with 2 classes of line dancing. I am at the bottom two levels of beginners! It is a fun workout, though.
Then, I joined the photography club’s meeting to look at one resident’s photos of the North Shore (Minnesota). My ipad photos cannot compare with the quality of some of these guys’ photos.
After lunch, I attended a meeting of “Instant Pot” owners. This is the newest kitchen appliance craze. It is a combo of pressure cooker, crockpot, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, and MORE! I’m trying to decide whether to buy one or not. With such limited space in both the house an the Airstream, I have to consider it thoughtfully.
In addition to owning our tiny house, we own the land it is on (which is different from many RV communities). It came landscaped with butterfly-friendly shrubs. I had noticed some caterpillars munching happily away on one of the plants. Not wanting to be branded a butterfly-murderer in this butterfly-friendly community, I posted my question on our community facebook page about what to do with them. Shortly after the post, one of the gardening/butterfly “pros” stopped by to check out our situation. In a nutshell…..we will let the caterpillars continue their feast and the bush will come back unharmed.
After doing a little yard work, we relaxed with a homemade margarita on the driveway. I’ve found my own recipe and it is so much better than the commercial mix.
In the evening, we went to another RV community where they have a big hall with weekly dances. What a hoot! The band is called “Rewind” and they played all oldies classics. What fun it was to dance the night away.