Thanks for all of the positive feedback and love you showed towards yesterday's cactus flower bud.
This That bud's for you!
This was truly a busy and bizarre day.
I had an appointment with my shoulder surgeon. I drove like a maniac to get there only to realize I had arrived an hour early. The good news was that they took me in right away and my shoulder is doing so well I don't need anymore followups. I have been waiting until now to get a replacement ankle brace because the Velcro is shot. I have been told repeatedly that I had to wait a year. I went into the brace shop and the guy told me that Medicare (yeah, let's get that Medicare for All *snigger*) considers the "useful life" to be 5 years. If I want one, I have to pay for it.
Still, just barely bizarre.
I still had an appointment on the other side of Tucson and plenty of time to stop at Panera Bread for lunch. But first, I brought my broken camera to Tucson Camera Repair to see if I could get a repair estimate. Take a look at the camera used to take this photograph. It is the "broken" 7D Mark II. No, he did not fix it on the spot. He stuck in a battery, SD card and lens and took a picture of his wife. Not a thing wrong with it!
I have a working theory on what happened. This thing was absolutely, positively non-operational when I sent it to Canon. My theory is that a repair tech actually fixed it before I refused the repair estimate and asked for it to be returned to me. That is truly the only thing I can think of.
Got all of that accomplished and was headed home at about 1:00 pm. From the moment I got on the Freeway that traffic came to a halt. When the overhead sign tells you that the exit fives miles away will take 45 minutes to reach, you know there's a problem.
Made it to Green Valley with just enough time to spend another 20 minutes to sprint to Madera Canyon for this quickie of a bridled titmouse.
By the time I got home the garage was FINISHED!!! All painted and shiny and mold free. It's the first night my car gets to sleep in it's home since 5 February. YAY!!!!
Last bit of bizarro: I received the $2100 check to pay the restoration company. But I received another separate check from the insurance company for over $3000. What to do? What to do? I think I'll put it in the bank. I won't spend it for a year or two just in case they discover their mistake. (Or maybe I'll use it to pay my taxes.)
Shhh...it's our secret :-)