I never expected that a moving company would contribute to my downsizing, but they did…by nine boxes and one trough. All but two of the bowling balls that I decorate for yard art were destroyed…
The bowling balls left my house in Washington safely in a trough and arrived in Arizona in a cardboard box. Who knows where the trough is. I've been pretty upset about what happened to them. It appears to me that someone didn't give a rip and threw them into the box without a care. I could be wrong but that's how it feels to me.
Since my “plans” have changed so dramatically, i.e, I’m in an RV park instead of a rental house, I had to rent a storage area. Three men delivered my belongings and they appeared to be in a hurry and were rude. My outdoor solar lights were in a plastic bucket and the man carrying the bucket swung it just as he was walking into the storage area and one of the lights fell out and broke. He said they should have been packed better so it wasn’t his fault. I guess it was probably the foreman, spent the whole time complaining about how things were packed and it should never have been put on the truck the way it was.
I have three pole lamps and they left Washington intact, meaning the shades were on. When they arrived in Arizona the shades were in a box and broken. Fortunately, the one I like the most wasn’t damaged. But still.
I was so frustrated and irritated when they were unloading the truck. I called and complained about their treatment of my stuff and about the trough. The next day, in 94 degrees, I moved everything in storage and went down the inventory to see if everything had arrived. They had other people’s things mixed in with mine so who knows where mine have ended up.
I called yesterday to inform them about what’s missing and she wanted to know how I determined it. I thought it was a rather strange question. I mean how else would I know unless I went through the inventory? She was supposed to call me back yesterday and didn’t, so I’ll be on the phone right after they open this morning.
This is for my Washington friends…sorry…but I’m sitting outside in the sunshine, waving to all the people walking by with their dogs, as I type this post. Right now it’s in the high 60s but will get to the high 80s later today. No more 90s…what a relief.
Somebody that I’ve met here at the Voyager referred to being here as “Adult Day Camp” and I think I agree with her. Since I didn’t go to camp when I was a kid, I think I’m going to really enjoy it here.
I went to my first activity last night…Mah Jongg. Boy is it different than what I’ve been playing on the computer. My brain is reeling from all the new information it’s trying to hold onto. I think I’m going to enjoy it.
Beginning Line dancing starts in a week and I’m excited about that. I hope my two left feet won’t hamper me too much.
I downloaded the first book, Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, for the book discussion group I’m thinking about attending and I’m having trouble getting into it. It hasn’t grabbed me yet, but I’ll try it again and maybe I’ll have better luck next time. I downloaded it to my iPad and it was so easy. What’s nice about a book on the iPad is that when it gets dark I can still stay outside and read!!! It gets dark fairly early here…6:30 or so. With the 90+ degree weather we’ve been having, that’s about the time to be outside so being able to read is a real plus for me. There’s also a lending library here so I can still read the old traditional way.
This is so cool. I just watched a military plane take off from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, while behind me a plane from Tucson International took off. I don’t have a problem with airplane noise, it’s the yappy little dogs I’m surrounded by that drive me crazy. If it weren’t for my dog, I wouldn’t be in the pet section!!!
I just found out that there’s a photography group that meets twice a week, once off-site for photo sessions and the other for information exchange.
Olivia is getting smaller every day. I’m thinking of other options to increase my living space…slowly. I don’t want to do anything in too big of a hurry so I’m thinking about other options. That sounds like another post.
Loving the sunshine,