Wednesday, April 9, 2008

AZ Update

Well. I have been in Arizona for one week now. I love it. Except for one thing. I love the smell (that sounds kinda weird, huh). I love the view. I love that the word "traffic" has no meaning here. I love that my backyard consists of hundreds of square miles of state forest. Even the elevation is fine- and I have ALWAYS had pretty severe altitude sickness, but not this time (!). I don't even mind that the only place to buy beer is two miles away, well, if you're not down for bud or miller, yuck. I am in heaven.

Except.

Today the phone guy came out, HALLELUJAH INTERNET!! I AM FIENDING. Oh, what's that?
"Your phone line is working, you will have DSL within a month."

What.

WHAT????

CRY.

So, I'm on my Mom's internet connection right now... and I, apparently, am a snob. Because if it ain't DSL, it ain't internet. :(

Anyway, I HAVE been doing a lot of hiking, which is where I found the elk skeleton, complete with record breaking (well, almost) rack. I rule. I carried this thing about a third a mile, and MAN did it get heavy!!!! I also had the most gigantic grin on my face the whole, sweat dripping walk back. I haven't gotten altitude sickness, but I DO get winded right quick. Anywho, can you believe this find??!!??????????

Twelve points on the sucker! I found it down in a ravine, where I saw the antlers gleaming white. I thought at first it was just some bleached branches, because there's a lot of dead trees, fallen and standing, from the fire, and they bleach quick here. But when I investigated, I could not believe it. There was no way I was leaving that skull. And so, four days here, and I'm already a native. Heehee.

We staked out the foundation of my cabin today. As soon as I get the gol durn internet happenin, I will give y'all some updates! Okay, I COULD steal my mom's computer again soon. But I think that would just make her fiend instead of me. Well, the pace of life here is gloriously slow, so I guess I can just chill.

Eek.

Arrrrrrgh.

Wait, I mean...

Zen.

4 comments:

jill said...

I'm gonna come and see you one of these days!! You're a mere two hours away. That skull rocks!! Twelve points!! I never find cool stuff like that. Ahem...welcome to Arizona.

Amber said...

Awesome new home! And awesome new skull, too.

:)

Anonymous said...

omg, how amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
congratulations on you find. and so glad it's going well there.
love you, granny

Robert said...

Way to go Hermitgirl. Somehow, I thought you'd settle right in. Your Elk story has made it to the folks in PA and FL, bringing chuckles and amazement all around. We're all so happy for you.