So Sunday night I go to sit down and plug in my laptop – but wait, there is no laptop cord. I have 2 rolls of duct tape, like 4 phone cords, every tank top I own, literally 20 pens and I forgot the power cord for my laptop. I turned to the www and luckily, there was a computer store not far from where I am staying and was able to venture out Monday morning, with the help of my navigation system, get a new cord and find my way home, so I’m back in business. I mean seriously. I brought my yoga mat.
I have a new puppy friend that is quite something else. Her name is Kuma. She is kind of easily frightened and it take a moment to warm up to me, but now when I come down in the morning, she is all wagging her tail at me. It also may have helped that I’ve been slipping her snacks.
Other than a trip to the computer store, Monday was just a regular day of working. I was served a local delicacy for dinner, Skyline Chili. It has notes of nutmeg and cinnamon and is served over noodles with cheese. It was pretty good. I might pick up a few cans before I leave the area to bring home as souvenirs.
When bedtime rolled around Monday, I did not mess a round. I opened the Netflix on my laptop and watched/slept to Friends until the laptop died. I was a glorious night’s sleep.
Tuesday morning Kuma and I had a visitor at the window. She was not a fan and tried to tell the little guy to go away. He stood his ground – ballsy little fellow! She was not pleased. On a side note – later in the day, the top of this window served as the location of a suicide attempt by a local bird. I say attempt because according to Charlie, it was not that loud of a thud, so there was a 50/50 chance the bird who slammed into the window might live.
Tuesday brought more work but I moved my office to a more “open office”. See the ceiling picture below. I was careful how long I was outside and although I did get some color, I am proud to say, I do not look like a lobster. I’m finally learning.
I am having serious thoughts about re-routing the Grand Canyon portion of my trip. The extreme heat that they are having this week is causing me great concern because any one who knows me at all knows that contrary to what my mother might tell you, the heat does bother me. I have a solid week to figure it out so for now, I haven’t ruled it out, but am open to suggestions for alternatives that are awesome to visit between Florida and Colorado.
So that’s pretty much everything as of the end of day four. Oh and if you’re keeping track at home – there was some hormone related crying today- that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.