Do any of you remember our Sandhill Crane experience up in Anchorage this past June 2023?

Fun huh?

If fun is what you want, just exit here! It is now going to get a little intense.

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Immediately under the Date and the Title of each and every post here on dotnet, are various descriptive names.

Girl Scouts, Singapore Rice Noodles, Slot Machines, Wonder Woman and Rocky Balboa at H.L.

My “Nickname” for them is Subtitles.

Jaguars, You Want Crazy .. Here It Is

However, their “Official Proper Name” is Categories (Not Subtitles).

Groundhog Day, Guest Contributor(s), Gullible

You “Get It”.

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Here on dotnet, as of today, I have nine hundred and eighty eight (988) Categories.

One of the Categories is Anger.


Up until this moment, dating from August 16, 2011, covering 2,467 Posts,  I have only used the Category Anger one (1) time.

Here is the letter D  

IF you place the letter 

In front of the word ANGER what have you?


When I feel Anger coming upon me, I instantly think DANGER! ..

Because for me (I cannot speak for any of YOU) ANGER IS DANGER!

And when this feeling hits me, I immediately “Go To Work” to attempt to defuse my anger. I would say that at my age and with my life experience, it is seldom that I really get angry. I am not an angry person by nature. I don’t want it, I don’t need it. Some people “Feed Upon Anger”. I am not one of them.  Over our past 32 years together, Patti would agree, that seldom has she seen me angry. 


Self Directed ANGER !  Being angry at yourself !

And yesterday, Tuesday February the 6th, I got REALLY ANGRY AT MYSELF !


For the past week I have been “Eagerly Looking For and Expecting an Amazon Order”. It was overdue. Finally, yesterday afternoon I went into our local Post Office and asked if perhaps they had my packages and had not notified me of them being ready to be picked up. No they did not have any packages for me. I went home and got online (yet again) and found that..

I had mistakenly had them sent North to Anchorage, Alaska!

I did this to myself.

Amazon does not help. I have been ordering from Amazon since year 2002. They “default” to one primary address in your address book. Rightfully so, my number one primary address IS Anchorage, BUT all you have to do is change the primary address they immediately default to. It just slipped past me. I forgot to change the shipping address to Arizona. It IS all on me.

By The Way. I have totally changed my Amazon Address List. Now I only have our Arizona addresses listed. When we get back to Anchorage, I will only have Anchorage addresses listed.

On a zero to ten life emotional barometer, this mere blip in life should rate “maybe” a minus -20. It is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! to get upset about.

But maybe finally, after years of long, grinding, Covid Fatigue and other symptoms along with Covid Depression and a very, VERY, challenging and stressful past several days..


After (it wasn’t too long, maybe 20 minutes) I did what I know to do. A personal inventory. A long talk (thank God for Patti) with Patti. A few phone calls to friends. I lay down and slept for almost a full hour. I enjoyed a nice dinner with Patti and drank a lot of healthy liquids.

AND !!

Writing THIS POST is a form of catharsis and it has also helped a  lot .. 

I am, more or less, back to normal.


It even one of you reading this can relate, and say to yourself, Gee I am not alone with my mood crashes, I will be happy.

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Cap and Patti


  1. Kit Raye

    Nope, you are not alone. I found out recently my 27 year old son sent my Christmas gift to his father’s address. (We don’t live anywhere near each other.) Oh well, and call it another day. So frustrating to be human sometimes.
    I love Sandhill cranes and saw a huge flock at their stop in the Big Horns west of here last year. Amazing birds, especially a large population.
    This week I’ve been watching bald eagles. Lots of pairs, and very cool to observe.
    So glad to read your posts, and to see your pictures of Chinese food. My favorite restaurant is closed for the month as my owner friend went to China for Lunar New Year.
    Be well, and keep enjoying all there is to do. Hi to Patti!

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Those Sandhill Cranes, at least the ones who visited us up in Anchorage last June, sure are “Characters” Kit. Interesting you saw a huge flock West of you. And Bald Eagles too! Nice you enjoy our Posts. Yes we too love Chinese food and have a good restaurant here in Lake Havasu City. Patti sends a HI Kit back to you. Cap and Patti

  2. Gullible

    Been there, done that, but without the anger. I just shake my head and laugh at myself. That’s how I handle it. By the way, it is easy to forget to change the various addresses you have to give Amazon. Don’t be so hard on yourself.

  3. Kathleen Brady

    I too have done that. I ordered a pair of boots from Kohls and they were delivered to my niece who lives near Phoenix. I was so looking forward to those boots (I am hard to fit and frequently have to order shoes online.) Fortunately, she was able to return them for me. I was definitely disgruntled for a bit. However, there have been other times that resulted my some pretty severe self-anger. A poor decision (I didn’t have all the facts at the time) that affected me financially for a couple of years. It took some time but I finally forgave myself and reverted to my favorite saying, “Suck it up, Buttercup.” I probably shared it with my sponsor and a close friend, too. Adulting is hard! When we were kids, we wanted to be grown-ups so we could do whatever we wanted. It isn’t nearly as much fun as I thought it would be. As a child, I planned to have M&Ms in every kitchen cupboard. Now, it’s pretty rare to have them in my house as I know they are unhealthy and my chocolate addiction would rage. Again, not as much fun as I thought it would be.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Kathleen I have not ever (that I can remember) heard the phrase .. Taa – Daa .. “Suck It Up Buttercup!”. Not so for Patti who has heard it, so maybe it’s more of a feminine phrase. Like the psychiatrist who walks over to his patient on the couch and slaps him saying “Get Over It!” The grass is always greener in the pasture off in the distance. So Children have a skewed idea of what being a adult is. You see my event was so pitifully minor. All that happened was our friend, who checks our mail at our Post Office Box in Anchorage, had to deal with a large box (but not too heavy) and it will quietly await our return in the late Spring. I simply will reorder the items and have them shipped here in Arizona. A small road bump. Why I flipped out probably has to do with this long haul covid fatigue and depression. At least I “owned it 100% and did not lash out at Patti. Too bad your Niece didn’t just send the boots to you Kathleen. Smiles and thanks for another great comment Kathleen. Cap

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