Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The "Catch Up" Post...

So let's see... The things I've been wanting to tell you, and not had the time...

Friday I cancelled my home phone service. I only had this service so I could connect to the internet and so Dad had a line out while watching the kids if there was an emergency. Dad got a cell phone in May and I got broadband internet about 2 weeks ago... hence no futher need. I was using IDT which has $39.95 all-inclusive continental US calling, of course after taxes and fees it ends up being closer to $64 per month. This was my second attempt to cancel btw. I tried calling 3 times on the 19th and spent over40 minutes on hold total -including over 5 minutes on dead silence while "waiting" to be transferred to the cancellation dept... So after a 20 minute phone call which included a rep asking if I'd stay with them if they gave a $5 discount for 3 months and answering an automated questionnaire I FINALLY got it cancelled. The questionnaire asked in at least 3 different ways if I understaood that there woud no signal to my phone - did I know I would not be able to call 911 from the phone - did I really understand this was cancelling ALL service to the line??? I really felt like answering in Spanish just to screw up the survey...

Can any of the bureaucrats explain to me why I can call 911 from any old cell phone with a charged battery - active service or not, but can't from my home line if I don't pay to keep service??? Bet that works really well for some of the poorer families in the country...

I also managed to finish putting the album for myMom's birthday together - 10 days late! LOL And, folded 3 loads of laundry while watching "The Holiday" with Carmen Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law & another woman I can't remember the name of right now. Great movie btw, and sorry, Dawne - I didn't watch "Half Light" in the end 'cause the write up sounded like something that would give me nightmares that late at night!
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Saturday after work, I cleaned all the cobwebs from the ceilings downstairs - well the real ones anyway! LOL Created 2 LOs and my Xmas card. Tried to put up a curtain rod in my bedroom, but found it was about a 1/2 foot too short to put across both windows. I hadn't thought to measure before hand of course! LOL And, moved more of my clothes into our bedroom. There were a few more odds-n-ends, but I can't remember what they were anymore!
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Sunday, I spent 1.5 hours just trying to find a blog template that I liked AND that worked - that was worse than interviewing for a job! I really need to teach myself HTML so I can build my own... There were several I really liked, but when I copied and pasted the code Blogger kept giving errors about the tags or the syntax. I settled with this, but really wanted something where the body was wider. (I hate all the "wasted" space on this page.)

Then I switched the kids email addresses over to Road Runner; hooked up their pc - which will not be internet connected - washed and dried 1 load of laundry before they got home, and tossed another in the washer after they got home; made Sausage with Peppers and Onions for dinner; ordered prints of the Xmas cards; and ran to SuperWalMart for the Xmas cards and to exchange the 1 big curtain rod for 2 smaller ones.
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Now why did I run you through all of this??? 'Cause I spent last night after 7 catching up on my downloads from all my friends' blogs, and this morning catching up my LO uploading so I have no new LOs to share! :(

Oh well! I have finished up all of my temp CT duties so I need to get back to my full time ones tonight. :) Tomorrow... Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

PS - Heather, I did get the email last night!

5 comments:

Fayth said...

Wow, you sure know how to get a lot done in a day!! If I complete one load of laundry I consider it a very succesful day lol!

Dawne said...

Your blog sounds like mine today!!! Just all kinds of stuff going on, not being able to relax!!! I will see you later...oh, I never did watch that movie either (same reason/nightmares) :)
Take care sweetie!

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Busy, busy, busy bee! Isn't CS with phones and internet service a joke. It took me like forever to cancel my AOL. Can't wait to see your new layouts.

Enjoy your day!
diane

Andrea said...

What a busy bee! Your curtain rod incident reminds me of a time when DH sent me out to buy blinds for our horrible trailer in NC when we had to move to Germany, and I brought home a handufll of blinds, all different lengths and sizes. The were all the same width across, but I didn't think to check that they would be the same length when extended. Whatever, I'm good at some things, just not... um the details, I guess! LOL!

Dawn said...

Busy, busy! I just have a cell at my home also...once ya get broadband there is no going back, lol!