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WINTER WEATHER IN TX // CARE PACKAGES FOR THE HOMELESS

I know I’m proud of you yeah, like your second workout this week, great okay, so obviously I’m still working out officially seven months pregnant this week, twenty-eight weeks third trimester. What’s on the agenda today more work and then everything else related yeah yeah. In a way, I’m doing taxes which will didn’t give me more money to do things on the house. That’s true! That’s fun! No! No! So we’re going to work on that today, I figure out what we’re going to have for dinner.

I’r trying to plan meals a little bit better, so we’re going to do that, go to the store and then I’ve got some online client work. So yeah, that’s that’s our day to day work taxes, food TV, /, sit in bed and do nothing time. Always that’s a given well, first coffee and coffee ran out, of course anything pity yeah, that’s all cleared out over there, but that’s not the way that the cars me running down because we’re trying make a pass for the car tube.

So I guess the the truck can either come behind the house, which is there or there’s actually the a big path right through here, just a little bumpier until you get to like right where you’re standing come on this way, let’s see okay, so we can actually Go up in there now too, not that we need to. Let you see this see how the you smell that and see all the butterflies look at this tree. You know there’s a ton of bees on there too, but look at that they’re pulling all the pollen and stuff from this.

It’s like white flowers growing on this thing. This is right in our backyard, but they keep coming this way. Let’s see if you can drive all the way through here, let cut down all those Cedars for more fence posts. So those are me nice. I know there’s some deer over there, everything Brady Brady are you going to cross over there we go and we’re still going to weed eat. This whole area just keeps growing.

I think a little pathway all through here and then cows walked by here certain times. One of those things that balloon, my D is a get this smooth enough where we can make it a running trail Amy. When I ran yeah well, you can actually bike. It. That’d be a lot easier. Your bike is good enough for this, and then these are possibly chairs and a table and there’s actually more over there and we’re going to take it all the way back through there too, because there’s actually only Cedars all through there.

And then this cactus on the left side – oh they just burned, they didn’t really do any like. This is all clear. Already yeah, there’s already grass growing, that’s pretty cool. This is where the story ends so yeah. It goes back another weight like 200 feet or so before it starts curving back that way, and they can expect to the house. Are you guys until before my camera dies, I’m going to show y’all really quick? I know we haven’t talked about the care packages in a while, so it’s going to update y’all on what we have for this month’s.

I just finished out three. I’ve got one sitting here ready and then I’ve just finished out three more care packages. So, if you guys don’t know what the care packages are, if you’re new to this blog or you just haven’t, heard us talk about them, what we’ve been doing for about two years now, thanks to the help of you guys on patreon, is we put together what I call care packages for the homeless, so since we move around a lot, we tend to run across a lot of people that are on the street and being so close to Austin and going to us and quite often there’s a ton of people that just I I see it as needing compassion and love and it’s a whole other topic in its own.

But I’m I’m a huge advocate of just doing every a little bit that you can to make a difference in this world and sometimes a very, very simple gesture can make all of the difference in the world to somebody else. So we started with the ziplock baggies and I would put in like a snack, a water bottle, a toothbrush and some socks or something super super simple. We talked about it on the blog years ago, back whenever it was a Fitness blog, and it was just a large Ziploc baggie that I we would have in the car and I would hand out as we’re driving around if whoever came across anybody.

If we’re walking downtown Austin, I would just carry a couple with me and just okay, so it did die but real, quick before knives again for the pet care packages. I’r just going to show you off: we’ve got our lovely blanket and the weather has been so random here in Texas. It was 70, probably upper 70s yesterday, and then we woke up this morning. It was 42, so I never know you can always be prepared.

So also we have tissues, we’ve got a little toothbrush. Dental kit, refreshing hand, wipes refreshing is key. Sunscreen, some Wheat, Thins snacks, and I try to get some just easily transportable non perishable things that don’t require cooking. So just a lot of crackers and peanut butter type in bars, and then these little travel first aid kits we’ve got some electrolyte waters and socks which these are five packs.

I say this time and time again and in case anybody needs to hear it socks. Are they have been called hobo gold, the guys that we gave a care package to one time? Apparently, socks are some of the most appreciated items that you can give to people on the street so and then, along with that, we’ve got a ton of these lira, bars ton of peanut butter crackers and then a couple little travel-size, my neck size trail mixes.

So that’s what’s in all of these care packages right now, I’ve got four ready to go and yeah we’re going to get these out. Hopefully, hopefully this week, every now and then I’ll get questions from people on where to start. If they want to do something like this, because they see us doing backpacks and all of these big items and it gets kind of overwhelming, but what I tell them is just start with what you can just like.

I said having that Ziploc with just various little items can make all the difference in the world, and I have yet to have anybody turn these down. It’s it’s. It’s kind of heartbreaking whenever we pass these out, because you have this super short interaction with this person, and I don’t know them, they don’t know us and we basically what I’ll do is I’ll roll down the window. It’s usually at a stoplight I’ll roll down the window or I’ll.

Ask him: hey: we’ve got we’ve got these backpacks they’ve got snacks, they’ve got water, they’ve got some essentials in them. Would you like one and they’re usually kind of taken aback by it, because I don’t think that they expect it and Matt’s gotten a hug before I’m freaking out one of these? It’s just it’s! It’s very heartwarming, but it’s also heartbreaking at the same time, because to see somebody so moved by something as simple as socks.

It really kind of reminds you of what’s important in this life, so I always just encourage people do what you can. I know a lot of people don’t like to give money, and that’s you know you don’t you don’t have to if anything, just a smile can sometimes be encouraging for somebody else. You know these are these are people just like us, and I know that there’s there’s a lot of people that might be on the streets for good reason, but the worst thing that this can bring is is just a reminder to them that they are cared for By somebody and so yeah, as if block Maggie, just fill it with a couple random items, you know water, oh man, what too bumpy for you? No, he doesn’t step in he peed into it.

You can see this, that’s it!


 

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