Monday, March 2, 2015
Bessie Anne and I took advantage of the magic of DVR and instant replay to take a couple of breaks and go outside to enjoy what turned out to be a gorgeous day. The rain had washed everything clean and the forsythia in full bloom was especially bright.
Close to sundown, I answered a call from my niece Michelle who had just bought a new cellphone and was trying to figure out how it worked; I was a test case. I could definitely commiserate as, and Deb will attest, until I learned how to operate my new phone I really wanted to throw the thing against the wall. I'm getting better at not hanging up on Linda now, but she generally sends me a text first to tell me she's going to call (oh, she of little faith). There were a couple of glitches on Michelle's end, but we were talking as I walked out and down to the barn. Daylight was fading and we all know what that means. As the goats were starting to go in, I lost contact with Michelle. I figured she'd pushed a wrong button. "Hello? Hello?" With the phone in my hand, I heard the text message tone coming from my pocket. Huh?! Turns out I'd left the house while talking on the wireless house phone. Now I know what the wireless range is. Dang these new toys.