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Welcome to my page of CHAOS!
Howdy Y'all! Welcome to my website. I know you are probably
wondering why I call it my page of Chaos when in reality it's pretty
well organized. At the time, it was the only thing I could
think of. Not very imaginative is it? When I wanted to make
my own web pages, I had all these ideas running through my head but
weren't very organized since I had no clue where to start.
the name "Terry's Chaos". I hope you enjoy my website.
loads of info here on just about anything that may interest you.
you have any questions, just drop me a line and I'll try to answer it
Please bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates. I am
always finding new things to add to my pages and trying out new things.
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would really like to know what people think of my site.
Let me tell you a little bit about
myself. My name is Terry and in case you can't tell, I'm from
Texas. But, I'm not a native. I was born in Charleston,
SC. My dad (a native
Texan) was in the Air Force, and South Carolina is just where we
to be stationed when I was born. When I was about 2 yrs. old my
dad got transferred to Bergstrom AFB in Austin. So I consider
myself to be a Texan. I graduated in 1973 from David Crockett High School
(any Cougars out there?). I've been married to Steve since 1980
(he's not a Texan either - he's from Georgia ) and have a
beautiful daughter and a handsome son. After spending 20
years in the Air Force, we
were finally able to settle in one place, and of course we chose
We've lived in Arkansas, Florida, Italy, Maryland, Colorado and of
Texas (San Angelo and San Antonio). Steve spent a tour in Japan
we were married and a tour in Korea after we were married. I also
spent some time in California and Okinawa during a previous life.
Some of those places were great, and some not so great, but we decided
that Texas is where we wanted to be. I love Texas and
it. If you've never been to Texas, then you are missing out on
great things. We have everything you could ever want just in one
Our winters are mild and even though the summers can get VERY HOT, you
get use to it. If you want to know more about Texas and see some
pictures of our state, check out the Texas Highways
You can also check out TravelTex: Texas it's Like
a Whole Other Country or even the Texas Department of
Transportation websites. For a listing of just Texas
Websites, go to Search Beat's The Texas Beat... Texas Internet Web
We moved to Plano which
is just north of Dallas, in Oct.
1996 after hubby retired from the Air
Force. As a result of Sept. 11th, hubby got laid off the end of
March 2002 so we decided to sell
house and take our show on the road so to speak. We bought a
33ft. 1988 Pace Arrow RV after we sold our house the beginning of
January 2003 and lived in itfor a while since we had no idea how long
hubby would be without a job.
Our plan was to travel around this wonderful state and
go see other parts of the country. That lasted about a
Hubby soon got a job offer in Fort Worth and thatput an end to our
Soooo, we parked our motorhome in a little town just south
of Ft. Worth called Burleson.
It was kind of a culture shock for us
we had lived in the heart of the city where it only took us a couple of
to run up to the local Wendy's. Well, there wasn't a Wendy's in
Burleson at that time and I had no clue where one was or how far I had
to go. Burleson is
a town of 28,350 people (according to their 2005 estimate). A big
difference from Plano
that had 243,500. Living in the RV lasted a couple of months but
was starting to get a little cramped. Plus there was nothing for
(my son) and I to do while hubby was at work. We started looking
around for a place to rent but found that most of the places were too
small and wanted too much money. We didn't want to live in a
city again so that left out looking in Ft. Worth. After looking
for weeks to rent a place, we decided to check out the local
home dealers. Boy, were we in for a surprise! If you
seen one lately, you might want to go check them out. They have
changed. We fell in love with the 4th or 5th one we saw and
to buy it. It's not quite as big as our house in
Plano was but we always add on if we want to. I know, some of you
will say it's just a "trailer" but you'd
be surprised by all of the improvements that have been made on
Sure there's no attic or basement or garage or even those really tall
ceilings. But like I said, we can always add on if we want.
And if you all really want those tall ceilings, that's fine. I
myself would prefer
to keep my heat down closer to the ground than up on those tall
where nobody's at. Next we needed a place to set our house.
We decided to do that on almost 5 acres of land about 5
miles north of the big city of Godley.
The land has a creek running through the
back of the property but it's far enough away that we don't get flooded
(of course it would have to be a lot of water to flood our house that
sits a couple of feet off the ground). There are a few Mesquite
trees on the main part
of the property and several more trees down by the creek including the
We knew we'd be planting some more after we got settled in.
to becoming "country bumpkins" after being "city folk" for so
long. It's been a little over 2 years since we moved to the
country and a new experience for us living out in the "boonies".
There's been some drawbacks (the long drives to ANYTHING) but we have
been loving it more and more each day. We've planted trees and
bushes and I've even got a flower bed for my roses. We've got a
shed for the riding mower and some of the junk we didn't know what to
do with. Hubby fenced in the "backyard" for the dogs so now they
are happy. We still have the RV but haven't used it since we
parked it the day we moved in to our house. One of these days
I'll get around to posting some pictures of the home front.
I also enjoy doing Crafts and have been dabbling in Scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve your photographs and your
family history. As soon as I get more pages done, I plan to scan
them and add them to my site.
We are in our sixth year of homeschooling. Our daughter graduated
in May 2002 and our son is now in the 8th grade. It has been a
challenging experience but a rewarding one also. We are free to
travel whenever we want and discover new things that we wouldn't have
been able to do if the kids had gone to a regular school. Our son has
stated that he never wants to go back to public school. Check out
page I have for
homeschooling , especially if you have been thinking about doing it
too. You will never regret your decision.
Please check out my Other Links
page. It has links to all sorts of interesting things that I have found
while surfing the net. I've been trying to update the pages and
will be redoing how it looks, so please bear with me. It will look
great and be real simple to use once I get done.
I'm an avid TEXAS
LONGHORN fan so check out my Longhorn pages. There is a
lot of information on the Longhorns as well as some great pictures of
Ricky Williams and some of the other great players. Even though
I'm not really a Dallas Cowboys
fan, here is a link to their site.
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