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red-bellies, red-heads

2012-06-10 - 9:33 a.m.

Visitor of the week is the fledgling Red-Bellied Woodpecker who keeps using the feeder. But where oh where are the young Red-Heads? It's raining like heck. Cute to see the determined Red-Belly baby feeding in the rain.

Our grinding wheel is really taking potshots at us, and most of Saturday was lost when DH almost donated a fingertip to the project. Sigh. Then the horrible people in the waiting room wanted to talk in loud, ringing voices about "cauterizing wounds." I went outside for awhile but, hello, it was pouring down rain. I finally had to ask them to STFU. I didn't phrase it quite that way, but honestly. What's the matter with people? The woman later explained that she didn't have a smart phone, but you know, there is another option if you can't text every stupid thought that enters your mind. That option is SILENCIO!

In Saturday's mail, I got a check for $7 from Delta, as a result of having kindly informed them that if DL 182 KIX-JFK is coded as a domestic flight, they owe me some miles. And if DL 182 KIX-JFK is an international flight, then I need to get my $7 coupon back for my Woodford Reserve on the SEA-JFK portion of that flight, since I was seated in Economy Comfort, where I'm supposed to get free drinks. I actually just expected them to send me a replacement coupon, although I would have been delighted if instead they had credited me with the extra miles. In the event, they did neither, choosing to send me a check for $7. OK, cool. I have upgraded a HOV coupon into cash. If only I could do that in real life.

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