Even in my uncaffeinated state, I managed to remember a picture of the black orange this morning. I think it is delicious. Tim says that it is okay, but he does not believe it is as juicy as a regular orange.
Also, for the record, I'm not worrying about the trip at all. I am worried about the possibility of not being able to take the trip. And it is just a minor, niggling worry wrapped up the knowledge that Murphy's law is a real thing.
Despite the death of our tenant, covid numbers have dropped dramatically here, so that is reassuring, but it is the only thing that could stop the trip in its tracks. (
Well, other than unruly passengers, blown tires, or snakes in the light...)
So, I am not really worried. Much.
Something that has absolutely got me fired up is our phone and internet. We've been trying to sort this out since I retired and discovered we even had a problem. I called to cancel the landline, but was told that recalculating the package would result in higher prices, not lower prices. I questioned how that was even fair, because really the reason for the change is on their end, not ours. I also pointed out that whether we were going to even keep the internet was highly debatable. Long story short, three transfers later, I found myself on the phone with someone who worked for nearly 2 hours, assured me that my complaint was escalated, that it was not just me, it was a system glitch that affected others, got a phone number that guaranteed getting directly through to him and that he always returned the calls. I also was told that a district manager/supervisor/whatever would be calling within 24 hours. I hung up feeling as if I'd spoken to the person I needed to be speaking with.
Did you know that you can check your internet? ismyinternetworking.com. Every 15 seconds, it checks your connection. You will get a green 'yes' or a red 'no'. After hanging up with 'Chris' I was having the same problems with my internet, but my connection was consistently a green yes. I couldn't understand it, until I took it down to being checked every 5 seconds. You could very plainly see it flickering between red and green.
I texted my new friend back. Twice. No response.
The following day, I called him and left a message. Twice. No response.
I also have not received the promised call from the district manager/supervisor/imaginary position. That really irked me.
I was on facebook with my dodgy connection flickering on and off. I was trying to message Cara to call me. I can't call her on my cell, and the landline wasn't working at all. Long story short, a Breezeline blurb came up with all their promises of wonderful service, and there were literally hundreds of complaints just like mine. I added my comment and submitted it a dozen times before it took. The reply came back that I should PM "Sue" who would be glad to help me. I commented that if they were serious about keeping their customers THEY should start calling people back as they promised. Today I saw that they have deleted both comments.
Yesterday, I planted 6 mortgage lifter tomato seeds. I decided against planting everything before I go. Tim and I have always had an arrangement. He brings home the meat, and I tend to the vegetables. Starting 50 seed pots and then taking off seemed a little unfair, both to him and the seedlings. Still, I needed to soothe my grumpy self so I started those six tomatoes.
My sister was on call for the second night in a row. Sitting around visiting with her and Tim for the evening also helped.
I'm off for the day tending to tick some of the last minute things before the trip. Hard to believe that I'm leaving next Friday.
If I don't get covid.