I haven’t posted in a week, and I spent the last three days off just taking care of personal business and chilling out. Not very exciting. The big news in Medford, OR, (that’s where my local channels come from) is the opening of the first In-and-Out Burger joint. I’ve never been to one, and I don’t eat out much, so all the excitement is beyond me.
|Tonight’s photos are from last Thursday’s bird survey.|
We did have an interesting visitor to the refuge from the Netherlands last weekend. She came in and insisted that she be given a private canoe tour by a refuge ranger. Really? She had missed the scheduled canoe paddle the day before. Her response was, “But I’m here today, and want a tour!” She wanted the VC to be shut down so her wish could be granted.
That didn’t happen, but she called again the next day, and believe it or not, was given a private tour with the refuge providing the canoe and transportation. I haven’t even been offered one of those tours.
She was staying at a rather ritzy ranch up in Oregon, and I suspect she thought private tours were expected as a service at the ranch. She just didn’t seem to get the idea of a National Wildlife Refuge. She seemed a bit disappointed in the tour, and put not one penny in the donation box for her excursion. Go figure.
The temps dipped down last week, and I think every fly in the county was trying (and succeeding) to find a way into my rig. I just about wore out my flyswatter! Temps have risen again, so I’m having a bit of a reprieve this week.
I read a post by Kevin and Ruth today about photos that folks include in their blogs. He likes to click on photos for a closer look, and sometimes that doesn’t happen. I’ve always thought that if you click on one of my photos, you get a larger version, but I really don’t know for sure. Can one of you let me know if that’s what happens if you click on one?
Last night I decided to update the maps on my Garmin GPS. Little did I know that I would have some problems. I updated about a year and a half ago, and things went just fine. Not last night. First of all, I had to buy this latest update. I thought I had a unit with free updates, but apparently not. Then there were problems with the download. I had to restart it three times before it finally took with the result of it using over 3 GBs of my limited data. That meant I had gone over my limit for the month and had to purchase more GBs so I could make it until the 13th of the month. Uf-dah! Turned out to be a rather expensive evening.
I’ll be working on two new projects tomorrow. I’ll let you know how that goes. Then on Thursday I have a dentist appointment. It’s not my favorite thing, but another chunk of a filling has fallen out. I always dread going to the dentist. Reminds me of the torture I went through as a kid…
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy