Saturday, September 19, 2020
Apologies, my chuckaboos. As you’ve gathered, The Delta Pearl is not here today.
I’m worried about many of you because of the terrible fires, particularly the ones along the Pacific coast states and provinces. Also, for everyone, I pray that each of you are safe, well, and happy, no matter where you are or what is happening in your life.
If I didn’t waste so much time trying to reconnect to my pathetic Internet (thanks a lot [insert raspberry] TDS Telecom), I might be able to get something done. A few tidbits were all I could manage to pull together.
Eliza commented as she held the cartouche to the light. “I believe the hieroglyphs mean emerald.”
Then Émeraude said, “Whomever or whatever left this cartouche must have something to do with that cloud,” I interjected. “But I still don’t understand what it means. I feel like I’m being sent a message, but I don’t understand.”
Next time, Garnet Redford, the Chief Porter comes back. We also get glimpses of Blue John Boulton, Coral, Amethyst, and Onyx.
Garnet and I exchanged a puzzled look. We bent for a closer look at the object. Inside the cage was a yellow enameled bird figure. It adorned a rectangular wooden box that had curling silver shapes at the corners. There was a tiny handle on the side.
So stay tuned, my chuckaboos. The Delta Pearl will be back next weekend with an all new episode.
Be well, be happy, my chuckaboos.
This serial is made possible in spite of (not because of) the deplorable lack of Internet service from TDS Telecom. They are even worse than the government about claiming no problem exists in the face of failure. TDS Telecom meets every complaint and service call by saying they find no problem. Their technicians come to my home and refuse to do any work or replace equipment, even when their offsite managers have instructed them to do so. They brought equipment that they openly state does not work properly. They refuse to let me talk to a manager. They refuse to promise to send someone other than the previous do-nothing tech. They refuse to make sure the technicians have working hardware with them. My letters, emails, and tweets go unanswered. Dear readers, please do not comment here in response to this paragraph. Just be aware of my awful experience with this so called provider.
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