Tuesday, December 30, 2014
When She Needs It
Before we decided to move to Guam, Rylee and I snooped around on the internet for horse ranches. We found a few.
Lesson #1 about Guam. People do not utilize the internet. Two of the three ranches have been closed for nobody knows how long. Don't search for a business and trust what you find. Even if you find an address and type it into Google. You could be totally led astray.
If you want to find, say, a place that rents out moving vans because you only own a tiny car and need to buy furniture and the soonest date that the store you buy it from can deliver is in FEBruAry (?!?!?!) you don't go find a phone book or fire up Google. You call your wife's cousin who tells you that there's Home Depot or East West Rentals up north.
Obviously, you first try Home Depot because you and Home Depot are like old friends, right? So you waddle through the heat and talk to two different ppl to find out that the only two flatbed trucks they have are both rented out and they have nothing else. As you walk back towards the heated outdoors, the lazier (smarter, more efficient) spouse will suggest that you call East West to gather info before driving all the way up there. Good thing you agree, because they want like $150 for a day with their flatbed. Then, you come up with a great idea of your own. Rent a pickup truck from Thrifty. Wonderful. For $80 you got your new living furniture home and had a second car for 24 hours.
Who needs a truck??? This is how we got our dining tables home. Yes two. It was cheaper than one.
But this post is about horses! We tried to find the Rock n Rail ranch on our own based on ---you guessed it--- the info Google gave us. One flat tire and two trips later, we finally called the number and spoke with an old artist friend of Auntie Judy's.
This is Jenny, she is a Naval nurse and comes here to ride and help with chores about four days a week.