I want to take some self-portraits with my new camera.
I want some photos of me with my crew. Hmm . . . . The boulders of the Alabama Hills will make a great backdrop. I put Bridget in place and turn to get Spike. As I walk back with Spike in my arms, Bridget acts like I’m going to hit her, lowers her head, and slinks off.
“C’mon, Bridge! Come back here!” I set Spike down and chase after Bridget. I catch her right before she ducks into her condo. “Okay, back you go. And stop being such a jerk.”
As I’m setting Bridget back in place in front of the rocks, Spike takes off.
“Spike!” He makes a dash for the PTV and scoots under. I crawl under and pull him out. He knows I’m not happy with him. Finally I get my uncooperative crew positioned where I want them in front of the rocks. “Okay, good. Now stay there. STAY.”
The camera is on the hood of the PTV, aimed perfectly.
The timer is set for a ten-second delay. I push the shutter button and race back to join the crew. Off they go! Spike darts to the right and Bridget to the left. Oh, for heaven’s sake. I look at the camera lens and try to put on a face that doesn’t reveal what I’m thinking . . . Would it kill those two to have their picture taken with me!
Sorry to brag, but the Perfect Tow Vehicle is perfect!
As you know, one reason I like a van for a tow vehicle is storage space. Today I made the PTV even better. I need a place to hang up clothes. The little closet in the BLT isn’t wide enough, and I have one of those hanging shoe compartment thingies in there anyway. I’m tired of going around wrinkled all the time! My clothes, I’m talking about my clothes . . . .
The other day while down at the Lone Pine hardware store, I buy a tension clothes rod. My plan is to run it across the back of the PTV. This is going to be great!
I put it up, hang my shirts, and watch it fall down. Then I come up with the bright idea of using drapery hooks in the PTV’s upholstery and a wire to hang the rod. I’ll have to see if it bangs around too much when the PTV is in motion. Why didn’t I do this sooner?
Nina comes by again!
She gives me some print-outs of boondock suggestions. Very thoughtful and very much appreciated by me!
The canines have a good ol’-time together. I love to see Spike playing with another dog. He doesn’t run around like a nutcase the way he used to when he was younger. I miss seeing that. He starts to do a little scampering with Polly.
I wish Bridget were more playful. She takes life too seriously.
I was going to leave today (Sunday). I think I’ll wait until tomorrow morning. With a little luck the ranger won’t show up before then.