Saturday, May 23, 2015

Raindrops kept falling on our heads...

Raindrops kept falling on our heads ... nearly all day long.  It stopped around 2 pm, but now (at 5 pm) it looks like it's going to start again.  I didn't have a chance to work outside today at all.  Maybe tomorrow morning.

Debbie and I took a drive up to Hardware Ranch today, and a few miles beyond.   We saw a male Lazuli Bunting, a gorgeous male meadowlark, and – best of all – a pair of Sandhill Cranes with two chicks, much like the photo at right (which isn't mine).  We sat and watched the four of them for quite a while, enjoying the show.

We picked up the mail on the way home, and in there had quite a surprise.  Just a week ago Wednesday, Debbie and I got our cars registered in Utah.  Debbie ordered a custom plate for her truck, and the clerk there told us it would take 6 to 8 weeks for them to arrive, along with her new registration (the standard plates they just handed us on the spot).  Then they issued us a temporary registration good until July 31st.  Well, her new plates showed up today.  That's ridiculously fast – just nine calendar days, and seven working days since we ordered them.  And that includes delivery by U.S. Post Office, which may well have eaten up half of that!

We love living here!  It's like the exact opposite of the dysfunctional California DMV.  Anyone who lives there can tell you that to get your custom plates there is going to take a lot longer than that – and you'll be lucky if they don't screw it up...

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