HEADING HOME FROM WICKENBURG THIS MORNING OUR HOUSE IS DEAD AHEAD IN CONGRESS
I’m not normally happy to see overcast skies but when I saw no stars early this morning I knew we were under a cloud cover & that was going to mean a cooler day. Bonus. I’ve noticed the Sun feels hotter here in Arizona but at least we don’t have any dreaded ‘turn me into a ball of paste’ humidity. Even under cloudy skies humidity still sticks my clothes to me but here in Arizona there is none of that & despite the hotter sun one can easily escape to a cool shady place without that miserably heated steamy air following them.
About 8:30 Friday night we had a great big stinky Skunk bomb go off under house. I had tossed some loose dirt in the hole by our foundation & when the Skunk headed out on his nightly rounds he found his hole blocked. I think that stressed him into releasing a cloud of eye watering gas. At least now we know for sure what it is under the house. I shoveled the dirt back out of the hole making it easier for him to get out tonight. I have bought some wire mesh for the hole. We just have to make sure Mr. Skunk is not under the house when I seal off the hole again.
ROLLING NORTH PAST NORTH RANCH WHERE MIKE & PAT LIVE
We are definitely back in the land of barking dogs. Being in our quiet Bayfield neighborhood all summer we had forgot about the barking dog problem here in our Congress neighborhood. Seems everyone on our block has a dog or six & nobody ever makes any kind of effort to shush their barking. A new family beside the gate where we enter the desert has two dogs that now rush the fence sending up a terribly fierce racket. So much so we have avoided our morning walk the past couple days. It’s the hazards of having neighbors…………….
By 8 this morning I had a bunch of Mesquite & Palo Verde trees trimmed up & by 8:30 Kelly & I were on our way to Wickenburg for groceries. Some big bargoons going on at Basha’s so that is where we headed. By the time we left there I was hanging off the grocery cart & just wanting to get back to Congress & collapse in my comfy recliner. And that’s what I did soon as we arrived home. For some reason I felt totally drained & remained that way for the rest of the day. As a matter of fact Kelly felt the same way. We even called the Congress Garage to re-schedule the Jeep’s headlights replacement till Monday. Guess we’re just not over our tedious 2 week trip down here yet. It seems we just don’t quite bounce back from things as quick as we once did…………:((
Quite a fracas going on now that Verizon has bought out Millenicom. We were with Verizon for about 7 years before switching to Millenicom last winter. No complaints with Verizon except with their higher pricing for less Gigabytes. We & countless others made the switch to Millenicom who offered lower prices for more Gigabytes. A perfectly logical move. Now that Verizon pretty much has the monopoly on this type of service it will be interesting to see if their former thinking pattern will again come into their new price structure or will they take a page from Millenicom’s book & set their prices fairly & accordingly. Come on Verizon, this is your opportunity to step up to the plate & hit a financially feasible Gigabyte home run plan for all of us this time……………..
THIS IS GHOST TOWN ROAD & OUR HOUSE IS ABOUT HALF A MILE STRAIGHT AHEAD ON THE LEFT
And here is the short terse email we received from Millenicom this afternoon…….."This is to correct an earlier email that was sent to you regarding your service. Verizon Wireless, the carrier providing your wireless service, may be contacting you about options for your ongoing service. Going forward your relationship will be directly with Verizon Wireless. Millenicom will no longer have any role concerning your account and Millenicom does not now or will have any relationship with Verizon Wireless. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience this notice may cause”. Now how’s them apples for ya………
OTHER THAN SLIGHTLY UNDEREXPOSING THIS PHOTO THERE HAS BEEN NO COLOR ENHANCEMENT…FROM OUR BACK YARD TONIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Getting away from their high-stress jobs, a couple spends relaxing weekends in their motor home. When they found their peace and quiet disturbed by well-meaning, but unwelcome, visits from other campers, they devised a plan to assure themselves some privacy. Now, when they set up camp, they place this sign on the door of their RV: "Insurance agent. Ask about our term-life package."
I got the same email, so I went to my Millenicom account page and asked them 1) why I did not get first email, and 2) is "V" going to charge me next month even though I have not contracted with them. Reply only addressed #2, no, "V" does not have my credit card info and won't charge me automatically. Dave (GoingRvWay.com)ReplyDelete
We have been thinking about your Jeep headlight problem. Not so sure it is rock from the road. You might consider vandalism. On a night stop in Oregon last year, someone took the pin from the trailer hitch and the trailer did come away from the hitch and was weaving all over the road until John could get the coach stopped. Just a thought.ReplyDelete
If anyone thinks they can outsmart any internet / telephone / cable service they really need to re-think things. They have hundreds ...if not thousands...smarter than us people working in their behalf. They promise over the moon and back....and it might work for a while.ReplyDelete
Now I know someone who actually covered a hole with the animal inside. I had been warned many times, not to do this.ReplyDelete
Now I really know why they advise against that. Hope the Casa airs out well. Great pics.
Good luck with the house, car and internet issues, we a4e still with Verizon never bothered to change, it will be interesting to see what happens.ReplyDelete
"ball of paste" - I am so tired of feeling like this. Everything is damp all the time and both the rig and truck smell musty from the humidity. I can hardly wait to get west to the desert. And all the rain we've had sure doesn't help. Sorry about your skunk. We had one let it go under our house when I was a teenager. I refused to go anywhere until we smelt better.ReplyDelete
Oh my..."pee-yew". We absolutely hate that smell.!ReplyDelete
Good luck with Verizon. We have it. We take the bad with the good.
Hi Al I meant to ask you about the gas prices was it down??ReplyDelete
Ah, great to see you're back in AZ! Well, we're experiencing the sticky pasty humidity and looking forward to the southwest later this year!ReplyDelete
Seems I was overly optimistic about your critters :-( Hope this cooling trend continues - it's so nice to get outside and be comfortable in the middle of the day. The acquisition of Millenicom does not seem to be a friendly one, and at the same time as the big data deal it will be interesting to see how Verizon handles it all :-)ReplyDelete
While Verizon might give you a lower "introductory" price, you should expect it to go up in the future.ReplyDelete
For the month of October Verizon offers twice the data for the same price for data over 15 GB. You can read the details on the wheelinit blog. It a deal for big data users!ReplyDelete
Did you have a visit 4 corners this Year ?ReplyDelete
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Dogs are pack animals , they crave companionship. Why get a dog(s) to segregate them outside? If folks brought their dogs inside, there would be no constant barking. And chaining is the worse, no exercise, living in their own waste, so sad. I will stop now K~ReplyDelete
According to Technomadia Millenicom has not handed over the credit card information to Verizon. Thus they can't charge for November.ReplyDelete
I would seriously think of taking advantage of the Verizon Double Data offer before 10/31 when it expires.