When I last posted, good friends Sue and Mo had arrived after a stressful blowout on their rig. On Tuesday, Sue was ill and our plans for the day had to be postponed. I was scrambling anyway to try to get things set up for the lease agreement with Jojoba Hills.
By Wednesday afternoon, Sue was feeling better and we all finally got together to take a walk on the beach. They were most interested in seeing how their new family member, Mattie, would do on the beach and in the water.
Mattie was just a tad reluctant about the water, but Sue persuaded her with a piece of a hotdog treat. Bribery worked pretty good! It wasn’t long before she was romping around and hopping up on some of the rocks.
With Sue recovering from surgery, and me with my back problems we took a break near some driftwood for this portrait. We spent the rest of the afternoon chit chatting away overlooking the beach, and I got a chance to show them some of the breeding birds on Bird/Goat Island. We even saw the Goodyear Blimp go by over the ocean.
That evening I fixed NY BBQ chicken, and surprisingly neither Sue nor I took any pictures. Too busy eating and visiting I guess.
Thursday morning I received word that my funds had been transferred so I could write the checks for Jojoba. Of course, Thursday is a work day for me, so I headed for the lookout first thing, but left early so I could get all the paperwork and checks to the Fed-Ex office in Brookings before 1:00 for overnight service to Aguanga, CA. They had to receive all that stuff by Sunday. It cost me $44 to send, but it was certainly cheaper than driving down there with the forms.
Sue fixed a tasty dinner last night at their site of pulled pork, scalloped potatoes, corn on the cob, and fresh tossed salad. It’s such a treat for me when somebody else does the cooking! Sue is thinking of getting an easier to carry camera, so I brought along my little Canon Power Shot XS 280 for her to try. I especially liked this shot she took of Mattie as you can see the reflection of Sue taking the picture in her eyes.
Mattie’s a cute little thing, but I’m afraid I made the mistake of calling her a pipsqueak. Actually, at one point I may have even called her a puny pipsqueak. Shame on me. I think Sue understood that Emma is the smallest dog I’ve ever had, so Mattie’s diminutive size and blossoming barky personality just made me giggle. I’m thinking it won’t be long before she rules the roost like most of our canine companions do.
Sue and Mo and Mattie headed back home this morning before I even had to go to work. It was a short visit, but I truly enjoyed it and am looking forward to taking a break and visiting them in Rocky Point in August.
It was back to the overlook for me this morning, and the wind was really blasting. No wind at the RV site, but once you get down to the shore things are different. Had a call from Jojoba, just before time to pack things in for the day, to let me know that they had received the overnight delivery of forms and checks. Good news until they said a form was missing, and things couldn’t proceed. What? I had filled out everything they sent me. The lady said I was missing the Membership Application which needed my signature.
By the time I got back to the rig, she had sent me an email that said they had neglected to include that form in the paperwork they had sent me. I knew I hadn’t missed anything. Thankfully, I was able to have that form printed at the state park office and sent back to her via fax. Why is it nothing ever seems to go off without some kind of hitch? Anyway, everything is in order now and I’ve been welcomed in to Jojoba Hills.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy