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Day 365
2013.
“The year 2013 is printed on a calendar, which hangs on my kitchen wall.”  

Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! 2013 has finally come to an end, and within a few hours, 2014 will begin yet another year in our lives. This year has been filled with many memories, both good and bad. I ended my first year of college in the spring, and began my second year in the fall. I lost my step-brother in early March, and my aunt just two weeks after that. I also started working at my first job, besides the family owned ones we own, at the funeral home starting towards the end of June. My grandfather has surpassed the 93 year mark, and is doing well to this day. And throughout the year, it has been a pleasure meeting great people. From my good friends Alma Williams and Mike Orbin, to a young gentleman by the name of Joe Sanchez of Legacy Funeral Home whom I look up to and mentors me, to my co-worker Alma Martinez, my other co-workers and my bosses as well, as well as Lisa Brand of Kreidler Funeral Home, who is also a person I look up to. I can never thank these people, as well as others, enough, for all of the good memories they’ve created with me in some way. Especially Alma Williams, who accompanied me to my own step-brothers visitation at the funeral home, and supported me the whole time. Not many people would drive long distances and take some time out of their just to be there for you in your times of need. It has also been a pleasure having lunch with her and good ol’ Mike. Mike is always full of joy and cheers me up when I’m feeling down, with his silliness. I also have to personally thank Joe Sanchez for inspiring me to go into the funeral business and always giving me advice on how to be a top-notch and professional young man. Alma Martinez has always backed me up at work, and was the first and only one to train me on how to get things done right around there. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. Well, as this year comes to an end, we’ll see what 2014 has in store. I can only hope that this upcoming year will be a better one, with less tragedy. On another note, this will most likely be my last 365 project. It has been time consuming to an extent, and well, I’m not sure of many people have enjoyed it or not. Come tomorrow, I’ll make my final decision. I must say, I’m proud of myself for successfully completing TWO whole projects. 365 pictures for this year, and 32,450 words later, this project is finally finished. Anyways, I hope everybody has a Happy New Year!

Day 365

2013.

“The year 2013 is printed on a calendar, which hangs on my kitchen wall.” 

Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! 2013 has finally come to an end, and within a few hours, 2014 will begin yet another year in our lives. This year has been filled with many memories, both good and bad. I ended my first year of college in the spring, and began my second year in the fall. I lost my step-brother in early March, and my aunt just two weeks after that. I also started working at my first job, besides the family owned ones we own, at the funeral home starting towards the end of June. My grandfather has surpassed the 93 year mark, and is doing well to this day. And throughout the year, it has been a pleasure meeting great people. From my good friends Alma Williams and Mike Orbin, to a young gentleman by the name of Joe Sanchez of Legacy Funeral Home whom I look up to and mentors me, to my co-worker Alma Martinez, my other co-workers and my bosses as well, as well as Lisa Brand of Kreidler Funeral Home, who is also a person I look up to. I can never thank these people, as well as others, enough, for all of the good memories they’ve created with me in some way. Especially Alma Williams, who accompanied me to my own step-brothers visitation at the funeral home, and supported me the whole time. Not many people would drive long distances and take some time out of their just to be there for you in your times of need. It has also been a pleasure having lunch with her and good ol’ Mike. Mike is always full of joy and cheers me up when I’m feeling down, with his silliness. I also have to personally thank Joe Sanchez for inspiring me to go into the funeral business and always giving me advice on how to be a top-notch and professional young man. Alma Martinez has always backed me up at work, and was the first and only one to train me on how to get things done right around there. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. Well, as this year comes to an end, we’ll see what 2014 has in store. I can only hope that this upcoming year will be a better one, with less tragedy. On another note, this will most likely be my last 365 project. It has been time consuming to an extent, and well, I’m not sure of many people have enjoyed it or not. Come tomorrow, I’ll make my final decision. I must say, I’m proud of myself for successfully completing TWO whole projects. 365 pictures for this year, and 32,450 words later, this project is finally finished. Anyways, I hope everybody has a Happy New Year!

Day 364
Non-Stop Gloominess.
“A street view of the famous Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen, Texas on a rainy and gloomy evening.”      

Well, today was my last day of work for this year. I have tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday off, unless I am needed for some reason. Work will resume on Friday for me, and hopefully I keep busy during my days off so I don’t die of boredom, haha. It kept raining all day long, with cool breezes blowing all over the place. My type of weather!

Day 364

Non-Stop Gloominess.

“A street view of the famous Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen, Texas on a rainy and gloomy evening.”     

Well, today was my last day of work for this year. I have tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday off, unless I am needed for some reason. Work will resume on Friday for me, and hopefully I keep busy during my days off so I don’t die of boredom, haha. It kept raining all day long, with cool breezes blowing all over the place. My type of weather!

Day 363
Brownsville Mural.
“The City of Brownsville is depicted in various ways within a mural, painted on the side of an old bus station in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”                                                             

I spent the morning with a friend of mine, showing him around downtown and all over Brownsville as well. At around two or so, I went to work to make a memorial tribute DVD for a family we have. I have to be there earlier tomorrow, bleh. Here’s a random fact of the day, I’ve been working at Rudy Garza Funeral Home for 6 months now! I’m surprised by how fast time has gone by. 

Day 363

Brownsville Mural.

“The City of Brownsville is depicted in various ways within a mural, painted on the side of an old bus station in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”                                                            

I spent the morning with a friend of mine, showing him around downtown and all over Brownsville as well. At around two or so, I went to work to make a memorial tribute DVD for a family we have. I have to be there earlier tomorrow, bleh. Here’s a random fact of the day, I’ve been working at Rudy Garza Funeral Home for 6 months now! I’m surprised by how fast time has gone by. 

Day 362
Gravestone Fountain.
“A fountain decorates the front of the old Brownsville City Hall, now the Market Square Research Center, still undergoing extensive renovations. This fountain in the front is rumored to be made out of gravestones taken from the Fort Brown Cemetery when they relocated all of the graves to different locations, and the land that was once this cemetery is now where parts of Texas Southmost College is housed.”      

Ah, a day off. I took my car to the dealership to get a headlamp replaced, then went for a drive around downtown for some photography ideas, and then went shopping for dress shoes and bought some. Relieved a lot of stress, which is always good.

Day 362

Gravestone Fountain.

“A fountain decorates the front of the old Brownsville City Hall, now the Market Square Research Center, still undergoing extensive renovations. This fountain in the front is rumored to be made out of gravestones taken from the Fort Brown Cemetery when they relocated all of the graves to different locations, and the land that was once this cemetery is now where parts of Texas Southmost College is housed.”     

Ah, a day off. I took my car to the dealership to get a headlamp replaced, then went for a drive around downtown for some photography ideas, and then went shopping for dress shoes and bought some. Relieved a lot of stress, which is always good.

Day 361
Parking Lot Birds.
“A flock of birds nestle within a tree in the parking lot of Wal-Mart off of Alton Gloor in Brownsville, Texas.”     

Yet another busy day, and gloomy too once again. 

Day 361

Parking Lot Birds.

“A flock of birds nestle within a tree in the parking lot of Wal-Mart off of Alton Gloor in Brownsville, Texas.”    

Yet another busy day, and gloomy too once again. 

Day 360
Rainy Evening.
“Traffic makes its way down a rainy road in San Benito, Texas.”                    

Well the weather sure changed. It was sunny yesterday, and gloomy and rainy today. That’s South Texas for ya. Anyways, this week has gone by pretty fast. Just a typical day at work too.

Day 360

Rainy Evening.

“Traffic makes its way down a rainy road in San Benito, Texas.”                   

Well the weather sure changed. It was sunny yesterday, and gloomy and rainy today. That’s South Texas for ya. Anyways, this week has gone by pretty fast. Just a typical day at work too.

Day 359
Christmas.
“A box of 88 assorted chocolates lays open on the living room coffee table as my grandparents and I share it together while opening the others gifts.”                                             

Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope y’all had a good Christmas. Mine was boring, and one of our tenants moved out of their apartment in the afternoon, but other than that, I can’t complain much. My grandparents liked their gifts, and I liked mine as well. I forgot to buy my dog Snow White something, so I’ll have to make it up to her somehow.

Day 359

Christmas.

“A box of 88 assorted chocolates lays open on the living room coffee table as my grandparents and I share it together while opening the others gifts.”                                            

Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope y’all had a good Christmas. Mine was boring, and one of our tenants moved out of their apartment in the afternoon, but other than that, I can’t complain much. My grandparents liked their gifts, and I liked mine as well. I forgot to buy my dog Snow White something, so I’ll have to make it up to her somehow.

Day 358
Gift Wrapping.
“Gift wrapping rolls lay side by side as I take out the gifts from their shopping bags and start wrapping them up for Christmas tomorrow.”                                                                           

I finished my last minute Christmas shopping today after I got out early from work and took a nice long nap when I got home. I just finished wrapping up the gifts, and now time to put them under the tree.

Day 358

Gift Wrapping.

“Gift wrapping rolls lay side by side as I take out the gifts from their shopping bags and start wrapping them up for Christmas tomorrow.”                                                                          

I finished my last minute Christmas shopping today after I got out early from work and took a nice long nap when I got home. I just finished wrapping up the gifts, and now time to put them under the tree.

Day 357
Park Lights.
“Christmas lights brighten up Washington Park at night in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”           

What a dramatic day at work, let me tell you. I’m not going to comment the details, but dang. Anyways, it was nice going out and shopping for gifts with my friend Jeanette. Made my day a lot better.

Day 357

Park Lights.

“Christmas lights brighten up Washington Park at night in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”          

What a dramatic day at work, let me tell you. I’m not going to comment the details, but dang. Anyways, it was nice going out and shopping for gifts with my friend Jeanette. Made my day a lot better.

Day 356
Lazy.
“Snow White lazily lays in my lap as my grandmother and I chat.”                 

For the first time in the past week or so, I got to sleep in. We’ll see how this week goes. My grandmother went shopping for groceries today since it was my day off, amongst other errands. I cleaned out my car in the midafternoon, and was going to wash it as well but it got windy and a bit chilly all of a sudden, so I decided not to. At least it’s clean on the inside! Although, I found out that the coolant is leaking, so I have to take it to the dealership in the morning and we’ll see how it goes from there. I’m probably going to have to take my grandmother’s truck to work if they can’t fix it right there and then. Not that I mind though, haha.

Day 356

Lazy.

“Snow White lazily lays in my lap as my grandmother and I chat.”                

For the first time in the past week or so, I got to sleep in. We’ll see how this week goes. My grandmother went shopping for groceries today since it was my day off, amongst other errands. I cleaned out my car in the midafternoon, and was going to wash it as well but it got windy and a bit chilly all of a sudden, so I decided not to. At least it’s clean on the inside! Although, I found out that the coolant is leaking, so I have to take it to the dealership in the morning and we’ll see how it goes from there. I’m probably going to have to take my grandmother’s truck to work if they can’t fix it right there and then. Not that I mind though, haha.

Day 355
Lion Pot.
“A little lion pot is set upon a desk in the small home office.”                         

My grandmother bought this pot today at the flea market I think, not sure though. She’s going to create some sort of plant creation with it. Finally, I have a day off tomorrow!

Day 355

Lion Pot.

“A little lion pot is set upon a desk in the small home office.”                        

My grandmother bought this pot today at the flea market I think, not sure though. She’s going to create some sort of plant creation with it. Finally, I have a day off tomorrow!

Day 354
Texas Boulevard.
“Christmas lights decorate street lamps at night along Texas Boulevard in downtown Weslaco, Texas.”  

We had the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Employee Christmas party tonight and it went pretty well. Dorothy and I went, and afterwards went to Starbucks. Not a bad day at all.

Day 354

Texas Boulevard.

“Christmas lights decorate street lamps at night along Texas Boulevard in downtown Weslaco, Texas.” 

We had the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Employee Christmas party tonight and it went pretty well. Dorothy and I went, and afterwards went to Starbucks. Not a bad day at all.

Day 365
2013.
“The year 2013 is printed on a calendar, which hangs on my kitchen wall.”  

Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! 2013 has finally come to an end, and within a few hours, 2014 will begin yet another year in our lives. This year has been filled with many memories, both good and bad. I ended my first year of college in the spring, and began my second year in the fall. I lost my step-brother in early March, and my aunt just two weeks after that. I also started working at my first job, besides the family owned ones we own, at the funeral home starting towards the end of June. My grandfather has surpassed the 93 year mark, and is doing well to this day. And throughout the year, it has been a pleasure meeting great people. From my good friends Alma Williams and Mike Orbin, to a young gentleman by the name of Joe Sanchez of Legacy Funeral Home whom I look up to and mentors me, to my co-worker Alma Martinez, my other co-workers and my bosses as well, as well as Lisa Brand of Kreidler Funeral Home, who is also a person I look up to. I can never thank these people, as well as others, enough, for all of the good memories they’ve created with me in some way. Especially Alma Williams, who accompanied me to my own step-brothers visitation at the funeral home, and supported me the whole time. Not many people would drive long distances and take some time out of their just to be there for you in your times of need. It has also been a pleasure having lunch with her and good ol’ Mike. Mike is always full of joy and cheers me up when I’m feeling down, with his silliness. I also have to personally thank Joe Sanchez for inspiring me to go into the funeral business and always giving me advice on how to be a top-notch and professional young man. Alma Martinez has always backed me up at work, and was the first and only one to train me on how to get things done right around there. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. Well, as this year comes to an end, we’ll see what 2014 has in store. I can only hope that this upcoming year will be a better one, with less tragedy. On another note, this will most likely be my last 365 project. It has been time consuming to an extent, and well, I’m not sure of many people have enjoyed it or not. Come tomorrow, I’ll make my final decision. I must say, I’m proud of myself for successfully completing TWO whole projects. 365 pictures for this year, and 32,450 words later, this project is finally finished. Anyways, I hope everybody has a Happy New Year!

Day 365

2013.

“The year 2013 is printed on a calendar, which hangs on my kitchen wall.” 

Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! 2013 has finally come to an end, and within a few hours, 2014 will begin yet another year in our lives. This year has been filled with many memories, both good and bad. I ended my first year of college in the spring, and began my second year in the fall. I lost my step-brother in early March, and my aunt just two weeks after that. I also started working at my first job, besides the family owned ones we own, at the funeral home starting towards the end of June. My grandfather has surpassed the 93 year mark, and is doing well to this day. And throughout the year, it has been a pleasure meeting great people. From my good friends Alma Williams and Mike Orbin, to a young gentleman by the name of Joe Sanchez of Legacy Funeral Home whom I look up to and mentors me, to my co-worker Alma Martinez, my other co-workers and my bosses as well, as well as Lisa Brand of Kreidler Funeral Home, who is also a person I look up to. I can never thank these people, as well as others, enough, for all of the good memories they’ve created with me in some way. Especially Alma Williams, who accompanied me to my own step-brothers visitation at the funeral home, and supported me the whole time. Not many people would drive long distances and take some time out of their just to be there for you in your times of need. It has also been a pleasure having lunch with her and good ol’ Mike. Mike is always full of joy and cheers me up when I’m feeling down, with his silliness. I also have to personally thank Joe Sanchez for inspiring me to go into the funeral business and always giving me advice on how to be a top-notch and professional young man. Alma Martinez has always backed me up at work, and was the first and only one to train me on how to get things done right around there. I couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker. Well, as this year comes to an end, we’ll see what 2014 has in store. I can only hope that this upcoming year will be a better one, with less tragedy. On another note, this will most likely be my last 365 project. It has been time consuming to an extent, and well, I’m not sure of many people have enjoyed it or not. Come tomorrow, I’ll make my final decision. I must say, I’m proud of myself for successfully completing TWO whole projects. 365 pictures for this year, and 32,450 words later, this project is finally finished. Anyways, I hope everybody has a Happy New Year!

Day 364
Non-Stop Gloominess.
“A street view of the famous Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen, Texas on a rainy and gloomy evening.”      

Well, today was my last day of work for this year. I have tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday off, unless I am needed for some reason. Work will resume on Friday for me, and hopefully I keep busy during my days off so I don’t die of boredom, haha. It kept raining all day long, with cool breezes blowing all over the place. My type of weather!

Day 364

Non-Stop Gloominess.

“A street view of the famous Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen, Texas on a rainy and gloomy evening.”     

Well, today was my last day of work for this year. I have tomorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday off, unless I am needed for some reason. Work will resume on Friday for me, and hopefully I keep busy during my days off so I don’t die of boredom, haha. It kept raining all day long, with cool breezes blowing all over the place. My type of weather!

Day 363
Brownsville Mural.
“The City of Brownsville is depicted in various ways within a mural, painted on the side of an old bus station in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”                                                             

I spent the morning with a friend of mine, showing him around downtown and all over Brownsville as well. At around two or so, I went to work to make a memorial tribute DVD for a family we have. I have to be there earlier tomorrow, bleh. Here’s a random fact of the day, I’ve been working at Rudy Garza Funeral Home for 6 months now! I’m surprised by how fast time has gone by. 

Day 363

Brownsville Mural.

“The City of Brownsville is depicted in various ways within a mural, painted on the side of an old bus station in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”                                                            

I spent the morning with a friend of mine, showing him around downtown and all over Brownsville as well. At around two or so, I went to work to make a memorial tribute DVD for a family we have. I have to be there earlier tomorrow, bleh. Here’s a random fact of the day, I’ve been working at Rudy Garza Funeral Home for 6 months now! I’m surprised by how fast time has gone by. 

Day 362
Gravestone Fountain.
“A fountain decorates the front of the old Brownsville City Hall, now the Market Square Research Center, still undergoing extensive renovations. This fountain in the front is rumored to be made out of gravestones taken from the Fort Brown Cemetery when they relocated all of the graves to different locations, and the land that was once this cemetery is now where parts of Texas Southmost College is housed.”      

Ah, a day off. I took my car to the dealership to get a headlamp replaced, then went for a drive around downtown for some photography ideas, and then went shopping for dress shoes and bought some. Relieved a lot of stress, which is always good.

Day 362

Gravestone Fountain.

“A fountain decorates the front of the old Brownsville City Hall, now the Market Square Research Center, still undergoing extensive renovations. This fountain in the front is rumored to be made out of gravestones taken from the Fort Brown Cemetery when they relocated all of the graves to different locations, and the land that was once this cemetery is now where parts of Texas Southmost College is housed.”     

Ah, a day off. I took my car to the dealership to get a headlamp replaced, then went for a drive around downtown for some photography ideas, and then went shopping for dress shoes and bought some. Relieved a lot of stress, which is always good.

Day 361
Parking Lot Birds.
“A flock of birds nestle within a tree in the parking lot of Wal-Mart off of Alton Gloor in Brownsville, Texas.”     

Yet another busy day, and gloomy too once again. 

Day 361

Parking Lot Birds.

“A flock of birds nestle within a tree in the parking lot of Wal-Mart off of Alton Gloor in Brownsville, Texas.”    

Yet another busy day, and gloomy too once again. 

Day 360
Rainy Evening.
“Traffic makes its way down a rainy road in San Benito, Texas.”                    

Well the weather sure changed. It was sunny yesterday, and gloomy and rainy today. That’s South Texas for ya. Anyways, this week has gone by pretty fast. Just a typical day at work too.

Day 360

Rainy Evening.

“Traffic makes its way down a rainy road in San Benito, Texas.”                   

Well the weather sure changed. It was sunny yesterday, and gloomy and rainy today. That’s South Texas for ya. Anyways, this week has gone by pretty fast. Just a typical day at work too.

Day 359
Christmas.
“A box of 88 assorted chocolates lays open on the living room coffee table as my grandparents and I share it together while opening the others gifts.”                                             

Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope y’all had a good Christmas. Mine was boring, and one of our tenants moved out of their apartment in the afternoon, but other than that, I can’t complain much. My grandparents liked their gifts, and I liked mine as well. I forgot to buy my dog Snow White something, so I’ll have to make it up to her somehow.

Day 359

Christmas.

“A box of 88 assorted chocolates lays open on the living room coffee table as my grandparents and I share it together while opening the others gifts.”                                            

Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope y’all had a good Christmas. Mine was boring, and one of our tenants moved out of their apartment in the afternoon, but other than that, I can’t complain much. My grandparents liked their gifts, and I liked mine as well. I forgot to buy my dog Snow White something, so I’ll have to make it up to her somehow.

Day 358
Gift Wrapping.
“Gift wrapping rolls lay side by side as I take out the gifts from their shopping bags and start wrapping them up for Christmas tomorrow.”                                                                           

I finished my last minute Christmas shopping today after I got out early from work and took a nice long nap when I got home. I just finished wrapping up the gifts, and now time to put them under the tree.

Day 358

Gift Wrapping.

“Gift wrapping rolls lay side by side as I take out the gifts from their shopping bags and start wrapping them up for Christmas tomorrow.”                                                                          

I finished my last minute Christmas shopping today after I got out early from work and took a nice long nap when I got home. I just finished wrapping up the gifts, and now time to put them under the tree.

Day 357
Park Lights.
“Christmas lights brighten up Washington Park at night in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”           

What a dramatic day at work, let me tell you. I’m not going to comment the details, but dang. Anyways, it was nice going out and shopping for gifts with my friend Jeanette. Made my day a lot better.

Day 357

Park Lights.

“Christmas lights brighten up Washington Park at night in downtown Brownsville, Texas.”          

What a dramatic day at work, let me tell you. I’m not going to comment the details, but dang. Anyways, it was nice going out and shopping for gifts with my friend Jeanette. Made my day a lot better.

Day 356
Lazy.
“Snow White lazily lays in my lap as my grandmother and I chat.”                 

For the first time in the past week or so, I got to sleep in. We’ll see how this week goes. My grandmother went shopping for groceries today since it was my day off, amongst other errands. I cleaned out my car in the midafternoon, and was going to wash it as well but it got windy and a bit chilly all of a sudden, so I decided not to. At least it’s clean on the inside! Although, I found out that the coolant is leaking, so I have to take it to the dealership in the morning and we’ll see how it goes from there. I’m probably going to have to take my grandmother’s truck to work if they can’t fix it right there and then. Not that I mind though, haha.

Day 356

Lazy.

“Snow White lazily lays in my lap as my grandmother and I chat.”                

For the first time in the past week or so, I got to sleep in. We’ll see how this week goes. My grandmother went shopping for groceries today since it was my day off, amongst other errands. I cleaned out my car in the midafternoon, and was going to wash it as well but it got windy and a bit chilly all of a sudden, so I decided not to. At least it’s clean on the inside! Although, I found out that the coolant is leaking, so I have to take it to the dealership in the morning and we’ll see how it goes from there. I’m probably going to have to take my grandmother’s truck to work if they can’t fix it right there and then. Not that I mind though, haha.

Day 355
Lion Pot.
“A little lion pot is set upon a desk in the small home office.”                         

My grandmother bought this pot today at the flea market I think, not sure though. She’s going to create some sort of plant creation with it. Finally, I have a day off tomorrow!

Day 355

Lion Pot.

“A little lion pot is set upon a desk in the small home office.”                        

My grandmother bought this pot today at the flea market I think, not sure though. She’s going to create some sort of plant creation with it. Finally, I have a day off tomorrow!

Day 354
Texas Boulevard.
“Christmas lights decorate street lamps at night along Texas Boulevard in downtown Weslaco, Texas.”  

We had the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Employee Christmas party tonight and it went pretty well. Dorothy and I went, and afterwards went to Starbucks. Not a bad day at all.

Day 354

Texas Boulevard.

“Christmas lights decorate street lamps at night along Texas Boulevard in downtown Weslaco, Texas.” 

We had the Rudy Garza Funeral Home Employee Christmas party tonight and it went pretty well. Dorothy and I went, and afterwards went to Starbucks. Not a bad day at all.

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