It's a sunny day, so I dropped the Trout off at the lake to go fishing and I drove into town, which is about a 25 minute drive. Picked up a few groceries and stopped in a favorite gift store I frequent every summer when I am here. I normally do not shop for myself, but this morning I could not resist. A pair of Montana-designed flip-flops that had been on sale for $26 were marked down to $15. They are called "Marilyn" and the owner of the shop, who was wearing a pair, raved about them. It is too dang cold for me to wear these in Montana, but they certainly will have lots of use, and I bet, comments, when I get to Florida.
Last night turned out to be exciting. At about 8 p.m., I looked out the window and saw a black bear, about 200 pounds worth of bear, walking through our backyard. He was looking for garbage and found some at our neighbors. He was lying on the ground like a dog and chewing away on something. When he saw us, he took off. Watched him get on his hind legs and bat at a bird feeder and then we got in the car and followed some more. He walked onto the deck and to the front door of a house up in the hills. No one was home. He was very brazen and bold and we were just a bother to him. I doubt I'll take many walks near the woods anymore, and as for the little white fluff that lives in our house, BEWARE, little Kippy, BEWARE. This guy was hungry.
We have a Verizon broadband device for our laptop while in Montana. Otherwise, we would have to go to a nearby restaurant or the library to use Wi-Fi. We have 5 GB per month that we can use and we were getting close to the end, so waited until our new month started today. Going over the 5GB, which by the way is a lot, it costs us 25 cents a minute. This broadband is the greatest thing and I thank Lena over at "Tales from Frostbite Falls" that told me all about it last year.