Where we are is Ozona Texas. Some might ask “Where is that?” One answer is that is at the far western edge of “Hill Country” and at the start of where West Texas begins. It is also at the edge of the oil patch with some oil and gas wells and a lot of ranch land. Cattle comes to mind first, but we have learned that the wool from sheep and goats is what really made this area grow, originally.
Ozona is in Crockett County, which was named after Davy Crockett, “King of the Wild Frontier”. He was originally from eastern Tennessee but moved to Texas in 1835, shortly before his death at the Alamo in 1836. It is a good thing that the county seat is here, because it is the only town in the county; its neighboring towns are all in the next counties. There is absolutely no TV reception without satellite or cable (neither of which we have). There are 2 FM radio stations however. The nearest Walmart is 80 miles north, in San Angelo.
We are here at the request of the local Methodist church which has hosted Nomads once before. That group did most of their work at the church itself, whereas we are working at homes throughout the community. West Texas doesn’t get much rain, but the rain can do a lot of ceiling damage if roofs leak. There is a lot of that type of repair for us, as well as remodeling a bathroom in the Community Center. We are here with 5 other Nomads, and we will be joined soon by 2 others. At one time or another, we have worked with all but one of them, so there is a feeling of “reunion”.