Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Frustrations of TV, Phone and Internet

Here I am coming upon 80 years of age in a few weeks. I don’t like it at all and can’t do one thing about it. It’s the very same as your utility companies. They can bill you whatever they want to and there it stands. Too bad, Charlie Brown. It’s set in concrete. I stupidly signed up for one of those bundle deals when I decided to change one of the services. Maybe I better not mention the names of the companies because it might be a little detrimental to them before I stop ranting. I will just call them Phone, TV and Internet. When I signed on for the deal I was told I would save $15.00 per month because of a rebate. There were other savings, but this is the one they do not know how to correct. This bundle package is supposed to last for one year. Every month since I signed up for the service and receive the bill, the $15.00 reduction has not been credited. I call the Phone Company because they are the one the bill comes from. Every month they tell me that, "Yes, I do have a rebate and it should have been on the bill, but that part comes from the TV". They put me on hold while they consult with the TV Company. Then they tell me the TV Company needs to set it up on their billing part. I was assured it would be on the next month’s bill with a credit for the month’s that was missed. It didn’t happen the next several months. One month I was told my next bill would credit me with $45.00. It didn’t happen. Every month, when I see their bill in my mailbox I get a sick feeling. Last month I was told that the TV would not be able to send me the missed payments, but would start the service anew and would run for the full year. I didn’t wait for the month to finish and decided to call the TV Company and see if they had the problem corrected yet. She didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. All she could tell me that it had not been corrected and that the Phone Company would need to set it up. I asked her to call the Phone Company and take care of it. No, she couldn’t do that. I told her if the tables were turned I would be charged late fees and the service would be cut off by now. I don't think she cared so I hung up and talked to the Phone Company again. He called the TV Company while I was on hold and came back and said Management was working on it. At least that's a new excuse. While I’m on hold their recording keeps telling me what wonderful products and service they have.
I have talked to Tony, Pat, Patricia, Leslie, Roberta and Rhonda.
Can I turn them over to a collection agency?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Babies and Blankets

I have been busy entering my blankets on Ebay. I have another one started, but it's for somebody special. I haven't tried to sell anything for a long time so I hope somebody will buy them. It's something I enjoy doing so it's kind of a hobby that pays for itself.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Family Visit

Carol, Hollis and Me

I'm back. My sister, husband, granddaughter and her little 2 year old son came to visit from Oklahoma. Our brother, Hollis, lives in Snoqualmie, Wa. He has a big house and plenty of room so they stayed with him. I live a couple hours away. This is not my entire family. I had five brothers and two sister's. I have lost two brothers and one sister. These two are the youngsters in the family.

I am going to send a picture of the three of us. I might be posting more pictures later.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Marriage advice

If you want your marriage to sizzle.

Remember this

When you're wrong, admit it.

When you're right, keep your mouth shut!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Issue of the Tissue


Should it go over the roll?
Or should it go under the roll?
Or Should we take a poll?
It doesn’t really matter at all
Just pull it through the hole!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My Driveway

I feel pretty, oh so pretty
But nobody loves me
My name is Morning Glory
Wild Morning Glory
I grow in your flowerbeds
I grow in your rock gardens
I grow in your lawn
I grow under your house
I grow in your concrete driveway
I will never leave
Never, never, never, never so
Make the best of me.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Six-Word Memoir

I have been tagged by Cora to add a six-word memoir to my blog and to pass it on to five people with blogs. I came up with a six word autobiography or memoir, but coming up with five people that would respond to it would be Zilch. I'm so old all my friends have died.

***This is Me***
Inherited my predecessors lack of wealth.

Links to the Memoir People

Friday, July 4, 2008

Am I a Heelie

Before I got old I was fairly intelligent. Now I run into situations that are just mind-boggling. I was about to enter the Albertson’s store when I saw a large sign posted on the door. It said, "No Heelies allowed". No ifs, ands or buts about it. It just said, "No Heelies allowed". Not sure of my status in that category I thought I would take a chance and just slip on in, maybe nobody would notice. I got away with it. Nobody said a word. I still don’t know if I’m a heelie. If I find out I will let you know.


Be sure and disguise your firecrackers. They are against the law around here. Disguising a firecracker is something like hiding an elephant in your living room.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Hidden Velveeta Cheese

I bought a few groceries today and Velveeta Cheese was on my list. I go through this every time I buy Velveeta cheese. Where do they hide it? I don’t buy it very often so I can never remember where they keep it. Different stores hide it in different places. Up and down the aisles I go. Wouldn't it make good sense to put it near the other cheeses? I know it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but why does it need to be on the opposite end of the store. I finally tripped a store clerk and asked her about it. She knew exactly where it was so I have a suspicious feeling she has looked for Velveeta cheese a few times before . They could make a big sign and post it in the middle of the other cheeses. It could say "Velveeta cheese is located on aisle 2B or wherever they have it".