While on our vacation in Montana, we were driving on a road that was part of open ranch. Two freezers full of steaks and six smaller milk trucks were blocking the road. I was amused by a young couple going the opposite direction on the road, holding the camera outside their open car window, taking photos. I guess they've never seen livestock.
I got another summons for jury duty in my city. This is traffic court, folks, and my city actually has bored officers and no convenient donut shops so plenty of speeding citations are issued. I was just called for duty back in May so I called my city to see if they would reschedule me. I've done this before (at least I thought I had) so I didn't think it would be that big of a deal. Apparently, it was. I was asked to fax in the affidavit with my reasons for the request. The court clerk wasn't rude but she wasn't overly pleasant about it.
It occurred to me that I live on the wrong side of the tracks. If I lived in the sub-division with the rocket scientists, brain surgeons, and ex-football stars, maybe I would have been treated differently?
Fax? Yeah, right. I don't have a fax machine and time was a factor so I couldn't wait to send it to work with Hubby the next day. I live 10 minutes from the court. I drove it over there.
While I was waiting to see a clerk, a man was yelling at the clerk I spoke with on the phone. YIKES! If this is her life, maybe it explains her mood. He had obviously requested a trial and was furious about his citations. I think most of the issue was his inability to prepare his case for trial in a timely manner and he was trying to pass the blame to the court clerk. I tried not to listen and stare but I wanted to make sure he didn't pop a blood vessel. If he did, I didn't want to get hit by spewing liquids.
Mom had her shoulder surgery. She is doing ok but is not very comfortable, as expected. I've been driving her to her doctor visits. Yesterday, her surgeon's office felt like a morgue. We waited at least an hour in the cold room with putrid lighting to see the doctor. I kept leaving the room to walk around looking to see if the doctor was really there. He was but we found out that he was on call and had to squeeze in several ER patients. I'm sure these folks broke bones just to inconvenience us, right?
We had a near flood last week. Fortunately, I did not have water in the house. My garden is in heaven with a few late summer blooms:
Everything's just peachy.
That little hole under the overgrown shrub is the door to the
lizard community. I'm afraid to trim these shrubs.
I don't want to disturb the slithering critters.
Hibiscus and Lantanas: Hummingbird snacking area.
Have a wonderful weekend!