I remember growing up in town but having a dad who always wanted to own a farm. We would visit dad’s friends on the weekends, and they all had farms. I started riding horses bareback as a child. The horses only had a bridal for steering, and no saddle. I remember the first time riding in the fields and having so much fun. However, the next day my inner thighs ached something awful. I grew up to own horses, and now my wife and I buy childrens horse riding clothes for our daughters. They learned to ride horses without saddles, but they wear the uniforms and have fancy saddles for competitions. They are real horse kids who spend all their free time riding, grooming and learning how to compete.
They both have won a lot of ribbons, trophies and prizes. I am just a self-taught rider and so is my wife. We can ride rough trails and handle a horse even in tough terrain. Continue reading Horses Have Such Interesting Personalities
I am still a Texas foreigner. That is what my coworker and new friend calls me. He also says I have a funny accent as I come from the northeastern part of the country. He is kind of joking about me and kind of being serious at the same time. I have never had the Texas experience before. It is a bit different, but my wife and I are getting used to it. I thought my cousin we were staying with for a month told me to look at the Regency at Outlook Canyon for nice apartments, but I had some of the details wrong. You can expect that to happen with a foreigner! The regency is in Lookout, not Outlook Canyon. Continue reading New to Texas but Having Fun Getting Used to How Things Are
In the summer, people usually pay less for gas because they aren’t using it as much, given that they’re running the air conditioner and not the heater. That wasn’t the case with me until I switched to a new gas company. Even though the only thing I was really using gas for was the hot water heater and the stove, I was still seeing the same prices that I would see if the heater were running. I changed when I saw a click here ad online and compared the prices to the ones that I was already paying.
Once the change to the new gas company was done, my gas bill looked a lot better. If only I could get my other bills to do the same. My water bill doesn’t go down, no matter how much water I try to conserve. I think there may be a leak in my home somewhere. Continue reading A Simple Cost Saving Switch