Hank Williams – Boyhood Home Museum

As a child, Hank Williams, Sr. lived in Georgiana, Alabama, (about an hour south of Montgomery).  The house he lived in is now a museum.  The exhibits include some personal items, albums, posters, and other things of historical significance.

It’s small but interesting.  The workers are knowledgeable about the history of the house and will gladly answer any questions.

I enjoyed my visit and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the area.

Looking for Bears

Last week I went to visit Aunt Kathy in Mobile, Alabama.  She has about 40 acres of land located on a dirt road. 

To get to her house, I had to drive through a big mud puddle.  I actually went through the puddle four times.  Mom was not happy, but I thought it was a ton of fun. 

The water splashed onto the engine of my Jeep and it started to steam.  Mom was freaking out and thought the engine was smoking.  I tried to calm her down and explain the temperature gauge was in the normal range and it was just steam.  She didn’t believe me and was reluctant to stay in the vehicle.  

Eventually, we made it to Kathy’s house.  There are bears living on her property, so I went exploring the woods hoping to get a picture of one of the bears. 

Unfortunately, the only animal I found was a turtle.  I ended up getting covered in mud when I took its picture.  When I made it back to the house I was covered in dirt, mud, and sweat.  I smelled horrible, but I had planned for this and had an extra set of clothes that I could put on after taking a shower.

I really enjoy exploring Kathy’s property and maybe one day I will find those bears.

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Visiting Pate Farm

I went to Mobile, Alabama, last week to see my cousin Becca graduate with her nursing degree.

While I was there, I was able to visit her farm.  Becca has a potbellied pig named Penelope.  The pig was a bit grouchy, but I did get to pet her for a little while.  Her hair is really bristly and tough.  It hurts if you pet her against the fur.

Becca also had a donkey named Timothy.  The donkey was a bit nervous, but friendly.  I was able to pet and hand feed the donkey.  However, he ran away when I laughed.

In the house Becca has an aquarium with an albino frog.  The frog was under water, so I decided to reach into the aquarium and touch the frog.  It jumped so fast that it scared me.  I jerked my hand out of the aquarium and screamed like a little girl.  Becca thought the whole thing was funny, but it was a little embarrassing.

I had a great time visiting Pate Farm.

 

The Broken BAHA

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I broke my BAHA again and it will take 7 to 10 days for it to be fixed.

I have a conflicting relationship with my BAHA.  I actually prefer going without it.  I like living in my own quit world.  However, I cannot communicate with people if I am not wearing my BAHA.  I need it to function.

Without my BAHA, I have to struggle through every conversation.  I have to focus and pour all my energy into understanding what is being said.  It’s exhausting.

I just want to hide away in my room until my BAHA is fixed.  I don’t want to see people or deal with the public at large.

 

Unexpected Consequences of Weight Loss

Since I started my weight loss journey, I have lost a little over 100 pounds.  In that time I ran into a few unexpected consequences.  Here are two that happened to me recently.

  1. I had to move the seat up in my Jeep, because there is less fat on my back and I was struggling to reach the pedals.
  2. My bike helmet needed to be adjusted, because there is less fat on my chin and face.  This is obvious when you think about it, but I never thought about it being a problem until it happened.

My journey has not been smooth sailing the whole time.  I still struggle with overeating and don’t always want to exercise.  However, all the difficulties have been worth it.  My life is so much better now.

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