Teams Location: Rockport, Texas
For some unknown silly reason the OFM was up about 0600 this morning. After breakfast the Walking Team hit the Rockport Beach to greet the sunshine and get some needed gentle exercise. Here is what a Good Morning looks like.
Towards the end of the walk an ambulance was seen coming into the park. It is still early morning as in 0735. Now why is an ambulance coming into the park? My location was near the boat ramp and the ambulance stopped there! Then the trouble was seen. A man and a boy were helping another man to the ambulance. His lower leg was wrapped in a cloth of some sort and he was limping mightily. The EMT folks sat him down and went to work. Here is what a bad morning looks like.
Since my being in the area could not help in any way, the Walking Team went on down the road and finished our walk on the beach sand. Walking on loose sand will really increase your effort while taking a walk.Back at the Castle it was time to change out a failed and expensive to operate fluorescent lighting fixture. With bulbs only lasting eleven to sixteen months and costing $8 each at Wal-Mart, it was time to eliminate the fixture and replace it with a much cheaper to operate standard to RVs fixture. Light bulbs for this one are 50 cents each and last more than two years normally. The new fixture cost less than two new bulbs for the previous fixture.
Here is the fixture right after the wiring changeover was completed.
Crimp connectors were used for the connections. Wire nuts, even taped, do not belong in my attic on the Castle. The fixture went up nicely with screws put into the paneling of the ceiling to firmly hold the fixture in place.
Now that all that hard work was finished, the rest of the day was spent fishing in miserably bad winds until late this evening. While fishing and visiting down at the pier with Pop, he got a big surprise when the first fish of the day hit his white DOA imitation shrimp. It was a nice fat speck and Pop headed for his ice chest with the trout.
We fished a little more while we visited. Then it was time for me to head home to produce this fantastic literature you are reading. Yep, getting in some serious fishing time certainly helps when you are trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.