For more than eight years, I’ve used Alternative Resources out of Sioux Falls, SD, as my mailing service and permanent residential address. Recently, the company changed hands and the new owner wants to make improvements. First off, they changed the name to Dakota Post, and you had to sign up again to verify your email. Okay, I can deal with that.
Found a leopard frog, but didn’t find any purple loosestrife on Wednesday.
Then today, an email came with a list of changes that will be coming in the near future. Several of them, I like very much. Mail forwarding rates will be going down. (I can’t think of much of anything that has gone down in price in the last eight years.) New name and website (yadda yadda). Soon I’ll be able to visually see the front of each piece of mail online to determine if I want it sent immediately. (I really like this option.)
Showy goldenrod with a bug.
Dakota Post saved the kicker for last. They are moving to a new location in Sioux Falls, which means the address etched into my memory is going to change. Uf-dah! I’m not crazy about that development. I’ll have to start making a list of every address I have to change… bank, checks, credit cards, medical, driver’s license, etc., etc., etc. What a pain in the kiester! (spell check doesn’t like the word kiester, but I think you know what I mean.) I really don’t want to move my address, but at least they’ve given plenty of time to do it.
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While Bridget and I were out looking for loosestrife this week in the middle of nowhere, surprisingly my phone rang. The call was from a refuge in Colorado that I had expressed an interest in about a month ago.
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge is located in a glacial valley surrounded by three mountain ranges in northern Colorado. Wouldn’t this be nice if it was the view out my front window next summer?
I got these pictures off of their website, but couldn’t figure out how to enlarge the moose shot. Anyway, we chatted a couple of times, and it looks like that’s where I’ll be heading for three months or so in 2015. I’m pretty pumped about this new journey. Can’t wait to see some moose. I’m just hoping I’ll be able to breathe at 8000’ elevation.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy