Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14

Bighorn sheep herd 05/26/14
There were about a dozen bighorn sheep this date 052614 up on Highway 74, above Palm Desert, CA, and right above Deep Canyon.

Friday, January 10, 2014


Yesterday didn't start well.  PERIOD.  First, I was going to go to my credit union to have them print me out a new debit card.  I had them cancel my old one, since I'd used it at Target during the security breach time.  It had been 10 days and I had NOT received it yet and by yesterday I was fed up waiting and waiting for it to arrive in the mail (I STILL have NOT received it...)

So, I grabbed my keys, locked the house, locked the front gate, and hit the car button to unlock it...NOTHING. NO response...hmmmm...I tried it 3x before I realized that I  had grabbed hubby's set of car keys (no house keys on them).  And, I was locked out of the yard.

Fortunately, the workers arrived across the street.  They are tearing up the beautiful tiles and putting in wood laminate flooring, so I figured they might have a screwdriver and I could unscrew the screws on the front gate latch.  Nope.  The latch covered the way.  So, back I went to ask one of them and bring a crowbar to pry off the latch, which he graciously did.  I was able to get into the house, grab my keys, and get to the bank to have them print me out a new debit card.  And, I had an extra gate latch, which I was able to install myself   :-)


  1. I have this "Jack Benny's vault" style of a way of getting back into the house if I lock myself out. Just have to know where to look, and which key opens which door. Best not to be needing to go to the washroom though, 'cause it involves a few steps.
    Had to drive a neighbour to his wife's place of work a few weeks ago as he had locked himself out. Good way to get to know the neighbour a bit.