Life is all about choices, and sometimes making those choices is a real juggling act. Every time we come to Arizona, we have so many friends and family members we want to see that there is never enough time. Especially when we make a quick unplanned trip like this one.
Yesterday we drove down to Eloy to see our dear friends Butch and Jodi Spiller, a wonderful couple we met when we were all fulltime RVers. Like us, they hung up the keys a while back and now have a beautiful home in a place called Robson Ranch.
Whenever we get together with Butch and Jodi, all four of us are talking at once. Butch is a techie kind of guy who is into flying remote-control airplanes, and Jodi is an amazing quilter. Her creations are beyond beautiful.
After we visited for a while at their house, we went to a restaurant called the Ranch Grill for a delicious lunch and more good conversation. All too soon it was time to part company. We look forward to getting together with Butch and Jodi again one of these days.
Today we are supposed to get together with Terry’s sister Dani, if she can arrange her schedule to make it happen, and tomorrow (Friday) with her sister Lisa and her husband Jim. We also have an early lunch scheduled Friday with Scarlett Braden and her husband Ron. In addition to being a fine author herself, Scarlett formats my books for me. We are looking forward to meeting up with them.
I also found time to check out one of the local antique malls, where I picked up three more badges for my collection. The two on the right are recent issue, but from what I have been able to find out, the railroad guard badge dates way back.
I mentioned above that our friend Butch is a techie guy. Somebody who is not a techie guy is the flake I talked to at a local Verizon store the other day. My Motorola MotoZ smart phone, which is a little over a year old, has become very slow, locks up all the time, and apps will not open or else just disappear completely. I took it to a Verizon factory store (as opposed to a franchised dealer), and after twiddling my thumbs for about 90 minutes to get waited on, the first dweeb told me smart phones have a 12 to 18 month lifespan and I needed to buy a new one. Uh, I don’t think so.
So I stood on my hind legs and raised a bit of a ruckus about how as a 15+ year customer, I wanted to talk to someone who could help me, not just try to sell me something new. Right away a “manager” showed up and looked at my phone for a minute or less and told me the problem was that I had added apps to the phone besides the factory installed apps. According to him, you should never install any apps on a smart phone, because they will kill it every time. Really? Who knew?
He did offer to give me 10% off on a new phone because I am such a loyal customer. I took the phone back from him and said thanks but no thanks. When we get home I will change companies and no longer be a “loyal” Verizon customer.
Thought For The Day – True love is spending one day getting married and the rest of your life feeling glad you did.