How many posts have I started or ended with the words "I love this town?" That would be a bunch. I haven't lost my ardor, but I now realize my love has a
flaw, my ISP. Computer service here is at best, iffy. That I could live with, it is the denial and cover ups that kind of stick in my craw.
First there was the fact that when I called about losing connection, they blamed my modem and sent a service man out to sell me a new one for $100.00. This is a first time that has happened. They used to replace them with no charge.
Everything worked fine for half a day, then it stated up again. I called and they said there was no problem on their end. So I bundled up my computer and drove into town to my computer guy.
My computer guy doesn't work on Wednesdays so as not to waste the trip, I stopped by the phone company. "Oh yes the girl told me, we are having troubles and it should be fixed by tomorrow." So I waited for tomorrow.
Tomorrow brought the same run around. Denial of a problem, then admitting a problem, then nothing. I had reached the hair pulling stage by now and while I have a back up computer, I was too frazzled to use it.
Ok, I agree, just saying that the computer ate my post would have been simpler.
As of Sunday, everything is running and all toes, eyes and fingers are crossed. I really do still love this town, I just discovered it has one annoying aspect.
Below are some sights I saw while I was computerless. Below is the saddest thing and something I have never seen. In my drive way I found this poor dead Hummingbird. It was so tiny and light with out any sign of trauma. The wings were just like that--straight out.
Any palm readers out there, feel free to read my palm, just only tell me the good stuff.
My hummers are mostly gone these days though I leave my feeder up for those passing through while migrating to a better clime. But that doesn't mean the feeder is quiet. The other day I found this free loader saying grace. I didn't think they ate any thing but their mates. I moved him-or-her to a safer place for it was wigging out the few hummers I have left.
Then I got to harvest my sweet potatoes. I got these from just three little plants. Now that was a good investment and my they are so good.
Ok, that is all for today. Want to thank everyone for their concern for my fall and can report that all wounds are healing nicely and fall induced aches are gone ( I still have my pet ones.)
However I am looking into that airbag vest Marylee suggested.