September 1, 2016
I love that The Weather Channel apps for the iPhone and the iPad give me different information for the same city when they are sitting next to each other. Why? Is it because IBM owns The Weather Channel? And, neither is right.
I hate my new RV park in Durango. I might hate is less if I were in a better spot (dusty, no trees, little personal space, highway noise) which they have. Or, if one of my sewer hoses hadn't come apart and I needed both to hook-up. Or, if the old crank at the front desk knew anything about the hospitality industry when I asked to be moved because my hose broke and I hate my spot. Or, if I hadn't realized before driving here that I can't ride my bike to town without dying. Or, if Walgreen's hadn't told me that they don't have a relationship with my new Obama insurance provider, so they'd have to transfer my script to Rite-Aid. Or, if I didn't have to wait a half an hour at Rite-Aid to get one-third of my prescription because retail pharmacies won't give 90-days. Why? Is is a concession by the insurance company to drive traffic into the retail pharmacies on a monthly basis? Why is my medicine do much cheaper at CVS? Why do Rite-Aid pharmacies all look like they were last remodeled in the 1970s? And, their employees are so sad. I love CVS. I hate Rite-Aid. Now, I hate Walgreen's, too. Or, is it because I was so looking forward to shopping at an Albertson's again until I walked into the one in Durango which was old, and sad, and tired, and had no hip food, and the people were scary, and the check-out had those circular belts from the fucking 1970s!
I almost bawled. I probably have PMS, but I don't know it because I don’t have a fucking uterus (which also means I have nothing else to blame).
Enterprise better deliver my car, and bring me back to my fucking RV park on Saturday. I'm going to call tomorrow and confirm the service. I'll ride my bike there and back if I have to, death notwithstanding. I can't be trapped here for a week. Besides, I've prepaid for a round-trip ride on the Durango-Silverton RR: the primary reason I'm here.
My trip to the RV park office yielded a visit from an employee who fixed my sewer hose. I had arrived in Durango at 12:30, but I didn’t get to my site until 15:30: Walgreen's, a tailor, Rite-Aid, and Albertson's (including lunch in the parking lot) consumed the three hours. Two hours later, BOB was set up outside and inside, his face was washed, and the dogs were walked twice. Then I fed them, took a shower, and started to feel human again. The drive today was beautiful and that should not diminished by poor retail service, poor hospitality, and insurance carriers, but it's amazing how easily beauty can be erased by life if you let it.
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Siobhan M. Knox
In May 2016, I bought a five ton, 25’ long Class C motorhome because I like to drive, I like to travel, and it’s more fun and less expensive than living in a hotel. No prior RV experience was required, and I had none: perfect. I’m writing a book about my adventures which will come to an end when I get a job. The dogs will be sad.