Thursday, December 29, 2011
BETWEEN ME AND MY WORLD OF CONFUSEMENT
ARIZONA’S MULE MOUNTAINS BLEND INTO THE RANCH HOUSE ROOF LINE WHILE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TWINKLE ALONG THE DRIVEWAY
Sure nice not to have stiff water lines first thing in the morning from overnight cold temperatures. We moved a couple wooden bird feeders from the far side of the Ranch house to the apple trees right beside us so it’s also nice seeing all the birds right outside our window first thing in the morning. Purple Finches, Cactus Wrens, Red Wing Blackbirds, Curved Bill Thrashers to mention a few I recognize.
We actually ate breakfast outside this morning under our awning. First outside breakfast I can remember since we were at PANCHO VILLA STATE PARK in Columbus, New Mexico back in December of 06.
OUR FIRST OUTSIDE BREAKFAST WITH MOTORMOUSE, MAX, AND CHECKERS DECEMBER 24TH 2006 AT PANCHO VILLA STATE PARK IN COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO
THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL BAYFIELD BUNCH WHEN WE HAD OUR 5TH WHEEL
I sure would be in a big world of confusement if it wasn’t for Kelly. Ever since this kidney stone thing she has taken the bull by the horns handling all the phone calls between our insurance company and the University of Arizona Hospital. She sorted out all the confusing fax numbers for having records sent back and forth. She talked to forgetful Department Heads ensuring things were staying on track. The Nurse Practitioner even gave Kelly her own personal cell phone number. Kelly has spent hours on the internet researching kidney stone info and other things found in my Cat Scan.
She is relentless in her pursuit of information to arm herself with when talking to medical or insurance people. She is totally efficient in her approach to this medical problem and deals with each missed phone message or incorrect phone fax number with ease. Nothing ever phases her or gets her down and she knows what to say and when & how to say it. Kelly handles any other kind of situation as well and that is precisely why her managerial and fine people skills are so much appreciated at Deer Park Lodge back home where Kelly is the Lodge’s invaluable manager. Like I have said in the past, I honestly don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for my wonderful wife. And, I think most other men, if the truth be known, are in the very same boat as I am when it comes to competent and capable caring Spouses.
Thanks to Kelly’s patience and perseverance I have an appointment scheduled at the University of Arizona hospital for next Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. I will be undergoing a Renal Ultra Sound and was happy to find out it will not require any poking, puncturing, prodding, or drinking vast volumes of foul tasting liquids. In other words, it’s a fist clenching, face gritting, and scream free procedure. I think I can handle that. Had it been the injecting of radioactive isotope stuff I may have had to put out a plea in my blog here for a stand in volunteer. By the way, our insurance company is MANULIFE FINANCIAL of Canada and this morning they agreed to pay for my upcoming thousand dollar Reno Ultra Sound. Thanks Folks:))
OVERHEAD SAND HILL CRANES TODAY
I have been asked a few times why I don’t respond to reader’s comments. Short answer…volume of comments. If I wrote a post maybe once or twice a week or maybe every other week or so I could see personally responding to each and every comment. Because my comments and response to comments comes from the heart it generally takes me awhile to think and put a comment together. To do that each day with every comment received is just too much for me to do. I think many other daily Bloggers will understand that. I have been making a better effort to respond to questions in my posts though. Just thought of one from MERIKAY a few days ago. The $800 travel insurance we pay for me is for 182 days. Kelly’s travel insurance is $700 and is separate from mine but covers the same length of time.
THIS FEISTY LITTLE DEMON ROOSTER ATTACKED ME JUST SECONDS BEFORE THIS PHOTO >>>
I was also recently asked if I read all my comments. My answer to that is a resounding, ‘YES’. Since the very beginning of my blogging days years ago I have never missed reading a single comment. Each and every comment comes into our Hotmail account in the form of an email & I have thousands upon thousands of comments saved and filed away for each one of my blogging years. Why do I save all the comments? I dunno, I just do. Things like that are important to me.
Sometimes the doggy snoring wakes me up. With 4 dogs just a few feet from my bed last night they all seemed to be snoring in marvelous harmony. Similar to the lyrics of a Johnny Cash song…..Gleeson snored Base, Motor snored Tenor, with Pheebs and Pearce joining right in there:))
FINDING A LITTLE SHADE ON A WARM SUNNY DAY
The Last Paragraph: We all have our little quirks and foibles. Here are a few of mine. - Don't like using a metal spoon to stir my coffee because of the clanking sound the spoon makes. I always stir my coffee with a plastic spoon. - No matter what, I never do the sleeve buttons up on a long sleeve shirt. Can't stand that tight feeling around my wrists & same for the top button on a shirt - When I make my shake in the morning I never pour it in a glass. The blender is my glass. - It is extremely rare for me to answer a ringing telephone, or for that matter, pick up the phone and make a call. - I never tell a joke but have forwarded countless thousands of them over the years on the computer to my 'jokes gang.' - I'm the only person I have ever met who daily enjoys mixing milk with lettuce and other exciting vegetables...check out SOUNDS YUKKY - TASTES YUMMY. Spending hours keeping a vehicle all shiny and sparkly doesn't interest me anymore. Nor does swimming. - I have carried a notebook and pen with me every day for the past 28 years. Why would I need all this iPlop stuff. - Wherever I go somewhere I make it a point to arrive early and never be late. Just a little something called respect - I will take the extra time and drive the extra miles just to avoid the traffic chaos of a large city. - Rare for me to wear shorts and I never wear sandals. - Can't read or watch any movies or television with animals because inevitably the animals end up getting hurt or mistreated somehow. - I avoid groups or crowds of people because I feel very uncomfortable in those situations. - I am in a definite minority when I say I do not play cards or table games. - BBQing, cooking and sports hold zero interest for me. – Rap music should be called what it really is….offensive and aggravating noise. Say, did I ever tell you about ME AND QUEEN ELIZABETH:))
- How does the pope buy things on eBay?
He uses his papal account!
- Did you hear about the American who got in big trouble after he dismembered a grizzly?
He misunderstood the 2nd amendment when it said he was entitled to bear arms.
- Is it proper to eat a hamburger with your fingers?
No, you should eat your fingers separately!
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
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