(I’m sorry in advance for the whining.) Are people idiots? Seriously. In our 9-unit complex we’ve had the following problems in the past year+: * someone dumped two bags of cement down the drain wherein lies the pump to keep the garage from flooding * someone had been feeding the local cats to ensure our […]Read More Renting Rant
The good: Little Red is all better. He hasn’t had an episode since yesterday morning, has had all normal bodily functions, and is eating solid foods again. I’m so glad. It was hard to see him sick, as he’s ill so rarely. When he first got sick he was screaming; he had no recollection of […]Read More Drowning
Remember how this Saturday was supposed to be different from last Saturday? It is. It’s not even 9:30 am and Paul is already traisping around town with our tower. Last night we thought the video card died, then assumed it was the graphics card. With a new graphics card plugged in the problem persisted so […]Read More Technical Difficulties
We need a new house phone. I think this will be our fifth or sixth phone since we were married. I am so sick of buying a new phone every couple of years. I’m really frustrated that they are clearly designed to have a short life. I don’t care about a lot of special features. […]Read More We Interrupt the Holiday Programming with this special note . . .
The only reason I physically enter a bank anymore is if I have a Canadian cheque, as everything else I can do online or at the ATM. Last week was one such time, and armed with an extra adult (my stepmother) I got in line. She took Little Red to the comfortable chairs and magically […]Read More Deposit Drama
This article in the LA Times last month so aptly describes everything I, and so many others, have been forced to endure because of the deceptive (but enticing) marketing campaign waged by the company in the fall. I laughed and cried through the whole thing, it somehow makes the scars less painful. (Fortunately, I have […]Read More 5 stages of grief, 9 circles of tech hell
It took two weeks after we got our new phone number for my landlords to make the change in our intercom (although they had told me they’d do it that day.) I don’t like the new intercom because it comes in through our telephone and I never know if it’s someone at the door or […]Read More Renting Rant