I look at some of the accomplishments that I caught on camera this week and smile. Maybe accomplishments isn't the right word. More like our life in pictures.
Yes, this child is "caged". He begged and begged to be put in a cage. See the pillow under his head?The cage is two produce crates. He wasn't happy when I pulled it off to take his picture! I wasn't sure he wasn't going to nap in there. If he had gotten still very long he would have. Might not have been a comfortable nap.
In the mix of this my son ask me Friday if I wanted a baby calf. That really was a DUMB question. Sure! So we have this nice longhorn mix bull calf now. He is doing great. The cow hasn't decided he belongs to her yet, so we are keeping him penned.
More work on the cat walk. Grinding the pieces to weld them. This was all new to D12. MJ has helped a tiny bit before.
I spent several days researching what I wanted. Went to Best Buy and got it. I discovered that it had some "issues". I took it back they kept it three days then called telling me that they would replace it. I was bummed but it happens. We drove in Sat. to get the replacement. They then tell me, "Oh we don't have this one in stock you can choose another similar one or we may can order the same kind." I was less than happy. I ended up getting my $$ back and going back to researching. I think I still want that kind. I am not sure I will get it at Best Buy.
I also decided that a new router might help speed and staying connected here. So I ordered one off Amazon. It was easy to set up and worked wonderful as long as you were 5 feet or less from it. Did I mention it was an extended range router? After a long time chatting with India er tech support it was determined that it was defective. So I ordered a different brand. It worked great, for about 24 hours then wouldn't connect any wireless devices. After visiting with India again we got it up and running. The next day the power blinked, a common occurance here. The router was again not letting wireless surf. After another phone call to India. I was assured, "No worry, It won't do it again." Hummm .... nothing changed, but we again reset the IP address, which was what we had done the day before. She assured me her supervisor said it won't happen again. Looks like I will be sending this router back to Amazon also. Wonder if they have a limit on returns? This is only the 3 return I think in years of shopping.
In my research and looking I do think I am going to buy a router that has the ability to have an external antenna that I mount outside. I have the coax already ran from the back of the computer to the roof. I should (maybe) be able to attach an antenna there and maybe my DIL can even have internet at her house.
We started making vacation plans last night only to put them on hold. We found out many of the parks in New Mexico or closed and may or may not reopen this summer because of the wildfire danger. The parks that we like to go to, including Morphy Lake. We can't decide what we want to do. We could drive further and go into CO where the drought isn't as bad. We could go somewhere else, but where? TX is just as dry. There is no water to play in. So we decided to wait about a month and do more praying for rain, for us and New Mexico, really the whole south and southwest. None of us have any desire to go East. So we will wait and see what happens.