Terlingua Dreams

Monday, February 6, 2017

Telephone, Tires, Laundromat

Went online and made an appointment to have Frontier (telephone company) come to fix mother's landline using their chat feature.  I was offered a morning appointment which I rejected as we are not morning people.  I was told they would come out between 12:00 and 5:00 p.m. to which I agreed.

While I have my cheap Tracfone it costs me money to use it, so I seldom turn it on.  To be on the safe side I turned it on that morning and it rang as soon as I did. It was the technician letting me know he was on his way. I told him I had specifically scheduled an afternoon appointment but even if I had not there was no access to our street as the water company had come to scatter asphalt where they had excavated to fix the water main break.  He told me he would call me around noon.

As is the case with most trades and service technicians, noon came and went and I was still waiting on him.  It only took two hours to repair the street so that was no longer an issue.  Called him around 3:30 p.m. and he said he was still tied up and might not be able to get to me.

In the meantime, I was trying to get in touch with Toyota to see if my tires had finally arrived and no one returned my calls!!!

I had secured Pedrito to the tree in front of the house as he tends to over do it in the barking department when he sees strangers.  I am in the kitchen when I see a guy walking in the backyard.  It was the telephone guy but not the one who was supposed to come, he had sent a replacement.  I go around front to find Pedrito sound asleep...some watch dog!

Tammie and Oscar were asleep by the kitchen door and if I had not awakened them when I opened the door, they would have kept right on sleeping.  More amazing, Tammie was not afraid of him and even went up to him wagging her tail. I have been feeding her for two years and she won't even let me pet her...what is wrong with this picture?

Mother was happy she can call her friends again and I headed to Toyota to see what was up with my tires. The lady told me she had called me several times but no one answered even though I had told her our telephone did not work and had given her the cellphone number...oh well, at least "Midnight" has new shoes.

I finally made it to the laundromat as I was tired of looking at the two large bundles of towels in the trunk. I really hate to go wash but this place is always decorated according to the holidays and has a lot of greenery (plants) that it almost makes you forget you are doing a chore.  It was nicely decorated for Valentine's Day.

While I presume most people watched the Super Bowl, I enjoyed binge watching Texas Flip and Move.  It amazes me how they have the vision to convert run-down properties into beautiful homes.

I got up early this morning 5:57 a.m. (very early for me) to answer comments and make a post but for some reason, Blogger was not allowing me to do so.  Anyone else have this problem today?

Here is where I would normally say "Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams" but being that it is morning...just have a Great Day!


  1. I'm glad it all worked out & I've no idea about your dogs but it sounds like there is hope.
    You missed a good superbowl...

    1. I still can not wrap my head around the idea that they are "my dogs"...they probably think of me as "their human"...:D

      Heard it was a great second half and probably the best Super Bowl to date. It has been a long time since I followed football.

      My friends always have a big Super Bowl party, I miss the comradery :(

  2. My son had a superbowl gathering at his house, but I didn't go. I used to love football until TV ruined the game, with stopping the clock after every play. Soccer is much more interesting because the TV networks haven't figured out a way to stop the clock constantly for commercial breaks, etc.

    Who can figure out some dogs - she goes up friendly to a stranger, and won't even let the hand that feeds her come near.

    1. To me it is a lot more fun to watch the Super Bowl amongst a group of people and even more interesting if I was in a football pot.

      I did not know that about soccer, I tried to watch a game years ago but I did not understand it or why the clock was backwards so I turned it off.

      Maybe that young man reminded Tammie of someone who was kind to her at one time.

  3. Not a good start for the Rodeo Road Trip, Ss.

  4. At least everything ended well. That tech must be a real animal lover who gives off some great vibes that made the doges so relaxed.

    1. Yes, fortunately it all ended well. Wish this young man could help me catch Tammie so I could finally have her fixed.


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