Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hey I'm easily impressed!

I have quickly found out that one of the things you give up with 'rural' life is convenience.  Nothing, and I do mean nothing, seems 'convenient' unless maybe it's the views and your horse.  You get used to it and actually expect the worse.

It all takes TIME - time to get the propane, time to run to town to get gasoline or groceries (and in our case water too as our well water is not potable). No home delivery of new appliances, waiting forever for a repairman when one does break down and paying the MILEAGE charges!!!  And of course, since we are so far from town no off the air television either.  And NO local stations available via satellite; just the Denver networks which are about as local as say....Washington D.C.

Being the middle of winter, it's our television watching time.  Not much else to do but feed critters.  And really most of the cable channels (with the exception of maybe Rural RFDTV) caters to our tastes - old-fashioned.  So recently we dropped our movie channels as we are just not into the druggy, coppy, shoot-em up dysfunctional people movies and joined Netflix.  The ad said one day delivery!

Well of course, unless you live in RURAL Wyoming.  So I figured maybe four days to get a shipment.  Pleasant surprise, the first movies were here today!! TWO DAYS.   I'm impressed.

I was also impressed with the selection.  Lots of documentaries which we like, PBS stuff,etc.  One of the first ones we rented was the HBO Documentary "Slave Narratives" which was a wonderful piece of preservation of American history.  The WPA Writer's Project during the Great Depression went out and took the life histories of former slaves from before the civil war.  Some were very elderly at this point.  I highly recommend the DVD to anyone with an interest in history.

So no moving to town for us and more 'convenience'.  Besides how could I give up views like this?

My husband bringing our mares in.

Wyoming Thunderstorm past neighbor's gate

Yeah I'm stayin'


  1. Beautiful Photos! It is nice to meet you! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog! I hope you will visit often!
    So you live in the sticks too..we do too..but you are probably more isolated from the sounds of it. I will have to read some more here to find out what area you live in..but is there anyplace in Wyoming that isn't great..probably not. My brother used to live in Big we have spent a fair amount of time in that area..and camped just about everyplace you could in the entire state:)

  2. I am back,to say I had a great time reading here are a hoot..and perhaps a long lost relative we share many of the same are a seriously funny gal..I hope you keep blogging!! :)