John’s New Phone Adventure

10/4/16 (Tuesday) in Pena Blanca, NM (Tetilla Peak Recreation Area-COE)

This morning we both tackled a number of household projects. Our gray tank was at 2/3rd (John hadn’t emptied it before we got here), so he used buckets and the car to take the contents to the dump station while I finally got our reservations with Sky City Casino. I also tried more My Passport solutions and asked the camp host to check into our pedestal voltage. We also tried another cord to connect our I-Pod in the car and that worked. It sure feels good when you get this minor things taken care of.

Knowing it would take an hour to get to Albuquerque we left around 10. Due to all those projects we weren’t so early.  Plus at the last minute I was trying to get My Passport working. It failed to backup all the files back on 9/29, I’d sent a question to WD so I was trying out their suggestions. Anyway, we’d gone about 7 miles down the pothole road on our way when John realized he needed a couple passwords that he didn’t remember. So we drove back home. By then it was 11, so we just stayed for lunch. Armed with the passwords, we headed to a Costco in Albuquerque. This time, as we neared downtown Albuquerque, John disagreed with the exit the GPS was giving us. After he took “his” exit he realized he couldn’t see Costco and was basically lost. I suggested starting up Waze, or stopping somewhere and setting his GPS for the other Costco. We exchanged words, I got Waze set for another Costco he’d marked in our Costco addresses book. It was even more miles away than the one already set on his GPS, so we continued back to where that GPS was trying to direct us. Apparently the Costco that he had been thinking of was a third choice not mentioned in our discussions. Meanwhile we both noticed how low our gas gauge was getting. We arrived on fumes, as John said. Range reading said 8 miles. Then in the store, the Verizon person spent a really long time helping another customer. A couple got disgusted and left before she could help them. I enjoyed lots of samples, checked out the clothing and books while John waited. Eventually, she could help him and he got his new phone! Next, shopping at Smith’s, then home, in time for supper. I crashed reading my book while John was entertained getting his phone back to normal.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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