Gold Canyon, Arizona
I usually write these posts sometime during the day before they appear on the Internet. I pretend I’m writing it at one in the morning and talking about yesterday…
It’s important to note that for today’s post because I’m going to come across as cranky. And I certainly am cranky, but I don’t want you to think that I’m this cranky early in the morning. I’m not. It takes a while to get to this level.
Yesterday we got up early and went for a walk/hike just after dawn. (None of the pictures in this post are my own photos.)
Later that morning, we went to a resort-wide meeting about the switch from MediaCom to DISH for television and Internet. There’s nothing like going through a mass technological change with a group of retired people who are change averse.
We left the meeting early after listening to a canuck state he couldn’t go with Internet for even an hour because his alarm system at home couldn’t let him know his pipes were frozen.
Rich and I then went to Costco where all the other snowbirds in the area shop. I have a difficult time with what I call ‘solitary shoppers’–shoppers who stand in the middle of the aisle and refuse to acknowledge that they aren’t the only person in the store shopping. (I told you I was cranky!)
While we were eating a yummy Costco hotdog, I guessed that 40% of the shoppers were retired. Rich guessed at least 75%. That tells me that he was held up in aisles by ‘solitary shoppers’ more than I was. So now he’s crankier than I am. 🙂
Same situation at Wal-Mart a bit later in the day.
By now you’re probably wondering what the heck this has to do with Q-tips…
Mike, our new neighbor, told Rich that snowbirds in Florida are called Q-tips by those younger than them because all you can see in their cars as they are driving down the road is their white hair.
I think we will go on Friday when the conversion from MediaCom to DISH is scheduled. So look forward to a less cranky post on Saturday full of pictures of mountains, cacti, and birds. 🙂