Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We had a nice rain yesterday afternoon. We were beginning to think we weren't gonna get any. It seemed to split and go around us. But an outflow storm formed from the one that split and we ended up getting another 1.5" in the rain bucket.
John's got plenty of food to eat. I spent the better part of yesterday making Dolomates and chicken pasta salad. Also made him some Edamame. That's soy bean pods. You boil them in salted water and eat them like boiled peanuts. We love 'em. I bought a watermelon and cut up for him. He's got 2 types of plums and grapes. Hot dogs and pizzas in the freezer. He was making fun of me yesterday. Said I didn't think he could take care of himself. @@ He's such a man!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
My friend Debbie's father-in-law passed away this past Sunday night. Today is his funeral. Deb, you, JP and Evan are in my thoughts.
I figured out all myself how to program the DVR! And re-play! I DVR'd Deadliest Catch for John the other night. We got hooked (haaa!) on it the very first season.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, John and I were at the mall. We'd been kicking the idea of DVR around and lo...there was the Verizon kisok. The God's had spoken! So we go to the kiosk and the very helpful young men tell us that they can't schedule a tech to come out and install a new box. We have to call our Personal Assistant Manager (PAM!) to schedule any upgrades or changes. This is to "streamline" the ordering process. They give us a card with Cory's name and phone number. I call Cory when I get home. He doesn't answer his phone. He screens his calls. Forty-five minutes later he calls me back. I tell him what I want and he tells me he will "get the ball rolling" and call me to let me know when someone will be here to install the new DVR. He does not call me the next day. I call him. And leave a message. Because he doesn't answer his phone. At 5:45 PM. Oh, didn't I tell you, he says, it can take up to 48 hrs for the order to process. Ummm, no Cory, you sure didn't. Now before they had PAM's you were told when you called or placed the order when someone would be at your house. So their theory behind "streamlining" is out the window as far as I'm concerned. Cory calls me Wed morning and tells me the DVR will be delivered to my home via Courier on Tue July 29. So then I ask him when they will be here to install it. Oh, you wanted it installed he says. Grrrrrrrrr! Yes, I tell him. Neither my husband or myself is qualified to install YOUR equipment. If we install it wrong, you are then going to charge us to come and fix our mistake. I thought I made myself clear when I talked to you on Monday about this. Ohhhh, well, I don't know what I have to do about getting someone there to install it. I'll have to call someone and see what to do. Fine Cory, you do that. Oh, and by the way, I will be leaving for a week on the 29th, so they will have to come after the 5th of Aug to install it. So he calls me back about a half hour later. He's got a very nice lady on the phone that he thinks can help me. She can't. She cannot get her system to let her schedule a tech because of the way that Cory wrote up the order. So she transfers me to a very nice young man. Who also can't change the order. So he overrides it, tells me a tech will be here with a DVR box between 1-4 Thursday. He will install the DVR box, take our old Set Top Box with him. When I get back from Orlando, I am to call the Courier service that delivers the DVR that Cory ordered to come and pick it up. Fine. Problem solved.
Not so fast! Four o'clock comes and goes yesterday. 4:30, I call the 1.888 number for Verizon. Frankly Scarlett, I'm done with Cody! All he's managed to do is screw everything up. I talk to another nice young man. Who says there is no record of anyone supposed to be here to install the DVR. And he can't change the order that Cory placed either. So he gives me to a Supervisor. So for the eleventybillionth time, I have to 'splain the whole sordid story again. She finally determines that the DVR was shipped on the 15th. From Pennsylvania. And it's not gonna make it to Florida til the 29th?????!!!!! I could walk to PA in a week and a half. And I don't walk fast! She does not know if the Courier service requires a signature to leave the package. I sure as hell hope so, because if they just leave it on the doorstep, I'm sure not gonna be responsible for it. So what she finally determined she would do is, call me on the morning of Aug 5. IF they left the DVR and IF no-one stole it off my doorstep, the nice Verizon tech that she will schedule to come install a completely different DVR will take the boxed DVR AND my old Set Top Box with him when he leaves. And when he will be here is anyone's guess. I am sooooo unbelievably pissed at Verizon. I'm just about ready to tell them to rip their equipment out and we'll go back to DirectTV. All I can say is, this DVR better be the best thing since sliced white bread once it is finally installed.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
10 Years Ago: I was slaving...err...working for Winn Dixie.
5 Things on today's to-do list: Most are already completed! House is vacuumed. Laundry is going. I've been to the PO to mail back swaps. The Verizon guy is supposed to be here between 1-4 to install the new DVR. As soon as I finish this, I'm heading to the (s)crap table to create something!
Snacks I enjoy: Chocolate, dry cereal (Cheerios and Rice Chex) right out of the box, Chili Cheese Fritos, Puffed Cheetos.
Places I've Lived: Florida. My whole life. No-place else!
I'm not tagging anybody. If you're reading and feel like playing, have fun!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
John took the motorcycle to the shop yesterday. The guy told him last week that he thought it was the battery, so it's been on the charger here at home for a week. John tried to start it yesterday, no go. So he loaded it up on the trailer and took it to the shop. Turns out it is the starter, just like John thought. So it will be next week before he can get it back. He doesn't get home in time to go get it if they get it fixed before next Monday.
We are gonna upgrade to DVR with Verizon. I'm tired of taping! That's soooo 20th Century!! We called yesterday and they are supposed to call me today to let me know when they will be here to install the new converter box.
Two weeks from today, I am heading to Orlando for Convention! I'm in "pile" mode now. Making piles of things as I think of them so I don't forget anything!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
We had a maple tree die in the front yard and it was pretty close to the power lines. So we decided we needed to take it down before the wind did and it took lines with it. John got the chain saw out this morning and while he took it down and cut it up into manageable pieces, I started mowing. Once he got the tree cut up, I hooked up the trailer and we hauled all of the little stuff back to our burn pile. The bigger stuff, our friend Charlie will come pick up to burn in his fireplace. There were a couple of sand pines that had fallen across the back fence, so while John cut them up, I finished mowing. The yard always looks sooo good when it's freshly mowed.
He's off now getting his hairs cut and hopefully finding a place where he can take the motorcycle to get the starter fixed. The shop he generally uses is closed on Sun & Mon and he doesn't get home in time to take it any other time. I won't pull the trailer with the bike on it. Won't take that responsibility! The bike is his baby and I don't need it getting damaged on my watch!
My new CTMH Keynotes magazine came today, so I'm fixing to go read it cover to cover! We can read it online, but there is just nothing like having it in my hot little hands!
Everybody have a great week!