With the fun and excitement of my visitors for the first half of the week, the last couple of days had to be devoted to chores. Stuff like laundry, generator exercising, and checking several things off of a list I had created. I tend to be a procrastinator where disliked chores are concerned, and a list gets me through them. It helps me to check things off and move on to the next task.
Several of the items on the list involved phone calls, which is a challenge when you have no AT&T coverage. That meant I had to do them on the land line in the VC. I tried while I was working on Monday, but had no success. Yesterday, I packed all my paperwork up and camped out in a back office of the VC to try again.
I closed the window to the VC and the door because I knew I was going to get a little hot under the collar. Why is it that it takes forever to get to talk to a live person? The Geek Squad at Best Buy was more than frustrating. “Your call is important to us… please stay on the line.” Yeah, right! After a half an hour, I finally checked that off. Then it was on to CVS Caremark. My Medicare mail order prescription service had changed as of the first of the year. Talk about having to jump through hoops. I had talked to them several times over the last two weeks, and during my call yesterday they said they had no record of me. Don’t you just wish you could reach through the phone lines some times and choke someone? Ugh! It went on and on, but after two hours, all was straightened out… I think… I hope.
I’ve put out a couple of orange halves and stick them on the mesquite tree at the corner of my site. Mostly they attract bees. I’ve been hoping the verdin would come back to visit, but I haven’t seen it in a couple of weeks.
The gila woodpeckers like the oranges though, as well as the mockingbirds. The peckers aren’t intimidated at all by the bees, and chase them off. I’m not sure, but I think they might even eat them. That would be a good thing in my opinion if they do.
After a frustrating afternoon getting a cauliflower ear on the phone, Emma and I planned to have a peaceful evening outside as the sun slowly set last night. All was calm until the almost nightly serenade began.
Yep, the coyotes were nearby, and Emma just can’t help joining in on their howls and yips. What a performance it was! ‘The Call of the Wild’, I guess. What a hoot!
The sunset wasn’t spectacular, but it was pretty. My thoughts turned to possibly attending the Blogger Fest meeting in Quartzsite next Saturday. I thought I might do a day trip up there for the two hour gathering of bloggers in the afternoon. GPS coordinates of the location are going to be known on Jan. 20. Here’s my problem, and my question. I messed around with my Garmin Nuvi Trucker’s GPS, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to put in GPS coordinates to find the meeting place. Can any of you readers tell me how I’m supposed to find the place?
For ‘The End’ tonight, I leave you with this great egret heading to roost last night. It’s a sunset over the Chocolate Mountains.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy