When I was setting up my utilities for moving to this house, I was offered a "bundle" from the phone company which included all the phone goodies including unlimited long distance, DSL, and satellite TV with 200 channels. I am not real big on TV, so 200 channels sounded excessive. But was a good deal, and to have fewer channels was just a few dollars less, so I figured, "Why not?"
If you have a similar selection you probably know that part of those 200 channels are music. I didn't pay much attention at first, but then when I bought the new truck it included Sirius Satellite Radio. That is a godsend here, because in the mountains, it is often a challenge picking up a radio station and keeping it for more than a few miles. I was/am loving it, and I alternate between several stations/types of music while driving. I'm sold on satellite radio.
Then a week or two ago it dawned on me that I have some of those same stations on the TV. Since I haven't set up my music system here (I won't until after I have the carpet and tiles laid, cause I'll just have more stuff to move out of their way), I've been enjoying satellite radio on the TV a lot. OK, the sound isn't the greatest, because I'm using the TV speakers rather than the better quality ones, but it is so fun to have music while I'm unpacking and putting away. My favorite is Sirius Gold which plays '50s & '60s hits. And I'm finding myself dancing around the house while I'm working. Good exercise!! Tonight is a Doo Wop program. I've been having a ball!
The weather today was considerably different from yesterday. It was cooler, something around 60 degrees. That isn't bad, but the wind was horrible! I heard that we had gusts up here around 52 miles per hour! Sheesh! Several times the wind rattled the metal roof as if it were going to pull it right off! I've never been under a metal roof during a wind storm before, and wow, can it be loud! I had to run a couple errands, and I was once again please with how the pickup handled on the road with those winds.
Tonight Allan and I went out to dinner at our favorite place, and ran into a friend, the owner of the art gallery. We had dinner with her, and really enjoyed it. She and I talked again about the creative writing class, and I think we will start it up in about May. I'm getting excited about it. I hope it is as much fun as I anticipate. I'll enjoy meeting people if nothing else.
Tomorrow, I'll be driving to Alamogordo to have my oil changed, then pick up my window dressings at Lowe's. I have a few other things to get, too, not a lot but some essentials. I love shopping at Lowe's! Even buying molly bolts is fun there!
While I'm there, I'm also going to stop at Penney's. I get to buy a couple more pairs of jeans, 'cause I dropped another size! YAY!!
One last thing. I was Internet surfing last night for several items, and I ordered one thing. In MO they still use two license plates, so having one of those fun, novelty ones on the front of a vehicle hasn't been possible. Well, possible, but not legal! So I've been looking forward to having one on my truck. As I meandered through web sites that offer them, I found a couple possibilities, but wasn't really impressed with anything in particular. Then ... oh, yeah, I found the perfect one. Do you remember the color of the truck? If not, you can see it here. Now, look at the plate that should be here by early next week:
Oh, yeah! If I'd designed it, it couldn't be more perfect! Well, it could say Mariposa, the name of my place, but other than that ....
Life is good. Life is beautiful!