Thursday, April 29, 2010

I have been up to no good!

Well not really!
I have just been busy!!!!
First, I have been taking riding lesson's so Sissy and I can have some fun.
Last weekend was really the first time I rode her comfortably 
in our own pasture!
I don't have pics, as hubby just does not think to get the camera
and I have way to much to concentrate on while riding.

At my lesson, I had a big confidence boost.
We have been doing a lot of trotting,
and PISSY SISSY does not like to do that much.
It is work to her.
But, I MADE her continue! 
We worked through it!
YEAH! 
I know now, that the most I am going to get from her is a lot of head tossing
rather than being tossed on the ground. 

So we saddled up.
Went into the pasture.
Walked her up to an over turned feeder.
And got on!

I had left the gate open!
Big test!

She wanted to go out the gate!
I did not.
I WON!
With a lot of head tossing
and volunteer side passing,
I made her stay in the pasture.
We walked all over.
She exerted more energy trying to be the boss.
Finally after about 45 minutes, she GAVE IN!
She let ME take her where "I" wanted to go!
No Arguments!

The weather has been pretty crappy since then.
WIND! WIND! and MORE WIND!

So I have not rode in the pasture since.
But believe me.
Nothing is holding me back now!
Every nice day that we have we will be riding!
I need the exercise, and Sissy needs the miles.

We are both novices.
She knows all the ques!
She is awesome with leg ques.
I just need to learn how to use them!

So on the cruddy days, I just go hang out with her.
I am down to one horse again, 
because I wanted to concentrate on just Sissy this summer.
I am determined to be able to ride her out on trails,
which I know she LOVES, and I do too, but
she has to get to where she will listen to me
and not want to be the boss.

Hence the lessons.

So when I hang out with her, this is what we do:
Better to see the new grass growing!
I think she is near sighted. Does not need glasses for distance.

Bet if she had a book she could learn to read! LOL

Tonight we took a walk around the place. 
Had to walk on the road to get to the neighbors driveway to make a loop.
Then walking up the drive, there was 6 horses on one side of us,
charging the fence,
and two on the other side wanting to say hello.
Sissy did some snorting, 
but she 'listened' to me!
I was on the ground. Not in the saddle.
She listens well to me on the ground.
I just have to get it that way in the saddle.



Friday, April 9, 2010

POSTAL SERVICE has never heard of CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Ok, this is going to be my 
FIRST
RANT!

On March 26th I ordered some CD's from AMAZON.
I love to order from them.
BUT.....

When you put in your shipping address
there are two lines.
So...
I use our PO BOX on the top line
and my street address on the 2nd line.
BECAUSE....
I don't know how they are going to ship it.
 AND the FIRST line should be the default line?
RIGHT?
WRONG!

ALSO if you order from Amazon, and use FREE SHIPPING,
it will go by way of the POST OFFICE!
If you pay for shipping, or have your item shipped to you in 2-3 days,
It goes by UPS or FEDEX.
Well HOW WAS I TO KNOW?
It does not say ANYWHERE On their website 
HOW THE F'in they are going ship your items!

If it goes by way of Post Office they need to use the PO BOX.
If it goes by way of UPS or FEDEX 
you need your STREET address!

My order arrived at the Umatilla Post Office on April 2nd.
By the 9th I thought I better check the tracking because I am thinking it is taking a heck of a long time.
On April 6th the PO sent it back.
BAD ADDRESS was the reason given.

I just came from the PO and am more pissed off than when I walked in.
They tell me that if it has:
"ADDRESS SERVICE REQUIRED"
on the label, they have to send it back.

I explained a month ago I got an order from AMAZON and they
had written in large letters on the box, 
PO?
So what is up with this shipment?

I was given the response that
"IT WAS A COURTESY TO ME"

WTF?
(They have done it numerous times for me in the past!)

I also called Amazon to tell them to take that off the shipping label because it is causing HUGE ISSUES!

Today I was told if I have a receptical at my street address they would of delivered it.
I TOLD THEM, that when I set the PO BOX up, that I COULD NOT
get mail at both address's!
I got the deer in the headlight stare!

and an explanition that I could get mail delivered any where I wanted to:
Both places.
Another town, ect.
THAT IS NOT WHAT I WAS TOLD!

Next Amazon does not TAKE THE FIRST LINE of the address!
OH NO!
They take the Freekin' SECOND ADDRESS LINE!

Again: WTF?!?!
Now my order is being returned to 
AMAZON
I have already PAID for it!
I will get a refund as soon as it hits their warehouse,
(so they say)
Provided it is not a "BAD" address, 
and I have had to REORDER my items!

When Ordering from AMAZON, I find that going through
third parties is NICE!
I KNOW they will ship via the post office,
AND I get my items a lot quicker!
AND, usually cheaper too.
I should of done that to begin with!

As far as the POST OFFICE IN UMATILLA goes,
I am sick and tired of all the different stories I get,
It is not like we have just moved to the area!
We have been here for
30 FREEKIN' YEARS!

It WOULD NOT Hurt my feelings if the POST OFFICE WENT out of business!
Their customer service Stinks!
AND the town of Hermiston is not any better!
You walk in there, and NO ONE SMILES!
Only one gentleman is kind, and friendly.
The rest of the counter people act like they are DEAD!
NO EMOTIONS! 
NOT EVEN A SMILE!
NOTHING!
They act like ZOMBIES!

I wish UPS would set up a MAIL DELIVERY service for LETTERS!
Because you know what?
I WOULD USE THEM!

Can't tell I am terribly upset can ya?