A friend’s arriving tomorrow to stay for a week, so I probably won’t get anything posted here in that time. Today was more frantic than it needed to be…I had a full morning planned, but first on the list was paying my credit card bill so I didn’t have to worry…and instead of being able to log in easily…I couldn’t. Nor could I change my password. I tried with the AI phone thingie, and then got a live person, and tried twice with the first person, and was eventually passed on to the next person, and…it was shortly before noon that I was *finally* able to log on to their site, and go through the rigmarole necessary to pay the bill. Yes, it’s easier than sending a check (with the way the USPS has been damaged) but altogether it ate my morning and exhausted my brain (I think I had to make up four new unique passwords, or maybe five, before finally, FINALLY having the process work as it’s supposed to.
Many thanks due to the two live people who tried to help, who were friendly, patient, and willing to stick with me and the problem until it finally unkinked and let me in.
But by then, tired, brain-fried, and so on, I still had the morning’s stuff to do plus the afternoon’s stuff. I wanted to be in bed by 9 tonight, but it’s right on 10pm now, and several errands got skipped.
I do strongly recommend, for anyone interested in a heartwarming story about a young equestrian I watch a lot on You Tube, this video of her ride at Badminton Grassroots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQEHg5uc92s Plus several previous posts if you’re really into horses: the two of Millie’s newfoal, one at about 12 hours and one when the foal was (I think) 10 days old., and the pre-Badminton one on “how to ride a clean cross-country at Badminton” with a 5-star, Olympian, World Champion eventer, Ginny Elliott, explaining to Meg what to look at, how to assess the course and plan a good trip. The results are in that link up front.
My posting brain will return when Karen’s gone back to Oswego, NY. For one week the other stuff going on will, we both hope, be out of mind so we can talk of family stuff, writing stuff, personal stuff, horse stuff.