Monday, February 9, 2015

Mommy Goes Postal - February 9, 2014

Mom pulled the plug on our DirecTV when we hit the road 2 ½ years ago.  So now we can only access over the air television stations with our rabbit ears antenna.  Since our arrival to Quartzsite 4 weeks ago, we’ve had access to only 2 stations—unfortunately, no hablo espanol!  I’m suffering withdrawals!!!  (I’ve been so desperate, I’ve been watching Stewey and Dewey swim in their fish tank to entertain me)! 

Stewey and Dewey, our Fish

We subscribe to Amazon Prime and usually just stream movies if we encounter this problem.  But because there is no public WIFI in the BLM area, we are relying on our MIFI for all our internet needs, resulting in us nearly exceeding our plan’s 10 gigs of data.  Daddy to the rescue!!! He suggested we re-watch our DVDs of the “Breaking Bad” series.  So we have immersed ourselves into the World of Walter White, meth maker extraordinaire!  Can’t wait until Amazon has the prequel series, “Better Call Saul” available!

Daddy’s bladder burst today!  No, not his body organ but his fresh water bladder!  Yup, the “indestructible” material that can supposedly withstand a 200 pound man jumping on it could not escape a puncture in Daddy’s truck.  Can urethane save the day?  Daddy sure hopes so.

And now for something completely different!  We drove some 38 miles to Parker, AZ, to go to the movies to see “American Sniper”.  Parker is also the nearest big town with a full service supermarket (complete with a Starbucks).  The area is home to the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT).  Well look at what we saw “parked” in the lot outside the Safeway Supermarket.

Look Who's "Parked" in Safeway Supermarket Lot
Maybe Tonto and his squaw stopped for a latte!  We saw this goat and horse a second time, tied outside of McDonalds!  Not a very good advertisement for the fast food joint!

Speaking of Parker, we are not big fans of their post office!  We inquired two weeks ago at the Parker Post Office about general delivery service so we can get our mail forwarded.  The clerk handed Mommy a form and told her a completed form and proper I.D. would be required to pick up mail.   Simple process, end of discussion.  So today we go to pick up our mail.  We checked the website for the hours of operation before making the long trek back to Parker.  When we reached the front of the line at 12:20 p.m., we were told that general delivery pickup can only be done between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.  WHAT!!!  Mommy went right into Perry Mason interrogation mode—let the grilling begin!  Is this posted on their website?  NO!   Is there a sign/notice within the post office building telling you this?  NO!  Is this information noted on the general delivery request form?  OF COURSE NOT!   I don’t have to tell you that Mommy was successful in receiving our mail today.  Case closed—Perry’s won again!

Have a nice day!  Talk to you soon!

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