I'm just home from the pot luck. I'm stuffed and miserable! Since it is Cinco de Mayo, we did Mexican food tonight, and it was marvelous! Damn, we have some good cooks in our
group! We had fajitas, tacos, red chili pork, guacamole, pinto beans, black beans, homemade salad, and a spicy rice salad. Da Boss made sangria, and it was awesome, and we also had margaritas. Topped it all of with watermelon, flan and tarts. Grooooooaaaan. Need sleep. And a diet starting tomorrow!
My day started with a trip to the grocery store for a couple items for the dinner, and while I was in town, I had to go to the bank with Da Boss and A. Almost a year ago when Da Boss was in Europe, he arranged for both A and myself to sign checks on the business account. It was originally meant to be a temporary measure, so they did not have us sign signature cards. When he returned, Da Boss decided that he liked us writing most of the checks, and he simply had us continue to do so. None of us thought about it after that. [I know those of you who are in the banking industry are incredulous right now, huh?? LOL!!]
So today I got a call at home from one of the artists who was at the branch of the bank in Ruidoso, trying to cash her check, and they would not cash it because I'm not signed on the account. Da Boss advised the bank to go ahead and pay the check, then when I got into town we all signed cards for the account. Small towns just run differently than the big city, don't they??
Here's another one for you ... I called a plumber today to ask about an inexpensive alternative to running a water line from the well to an area close to my house (probably about 50 or 60 feet) that would give me access for watering plants near the house without having to drag a hose up the hill and then roll it up afterward. He said that my idea wouldn't work and explained why, but he said he would come out tomorrow and see what it will take to run a line. I told him I can't really afford to do it now, to which he replied, "It's OK. Let's get it in so you can do what you need without hurting yourself, and you pay me whenever you can." Whaaa???
A week ago a friend who is an electrician sent out two of his crew to put in three outside electrical outlets on the deck for me. He didn't charge me the full rate and, also, said to just pay him when I could!! Now I ask you, when is the last time a plumber or electrician said something like that to you? I can tell you it didn't happen when I lived in KC, even at places where we had traded for 20 years! Occasionally I went in to pay the following day, but that was usually with a deposit paid ahead.
I'm telling you .... living in a small town community like this is an experience. It's a good experience!
One more short story. I stopped at the mercantile (yes, this little town still has a mercantile or general store for all those basic needs!) today to buy some bird seed for my wild friends, and just as I got out of the truck a bee stung me! I had a sharp pain under my chin, and when I brushed at it, the stinger was there, and I looked down to find the little bugger sitting on my left shoulder. Let me tell you something .... that hurts like s sunna-gun! He got me right where the
And BTW, I've been hit on the last two times I've gone to the mercantile. A very nice man who works there has made it clearly, obviously, unmistakably known to me that he is interested in me. The thing is, I couldn't be less interested in him. As I said, he is quite nice, but is not even vaguely who I would be interested in having a relationship with. Maybe .... maybe .... as a friend, but even that is iffy. Just not at all my type.
I gotta get to sleep. I have dozed off a couple times!!