Friday, May 11, 2012
This newfangled technology is pretty cool, but sure is difficult to try to keep up with! How about you?
So, we have Direct TV at home (satellite, one on the RV too, which is why we switched to it last year or so)...anyway, called them a few days ago (ask for their "retainment" center...actually with ANY cable, internet or phone or whatever...those are the people who will move mountains IF they want to keep you as a customer) because I thought the bill was way too high (it was) for what we were getting. Long story short, got a BIG chunk knocked off the bill without losing any services and they sent a couple guys out Wednesday to upgrade the receivers (for FREE) and the guys hooked up another little gizmo, can't remember what it's called now (SWIM?), but they told me and showed me that I can play the radio on the TV and SEE telephone calls!, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., etc.,etc. Goodness gracious! Technology is moving along MUCH faster than my old brain can keep up with it!...but I'm giving it a good try! LOL! How about YOU?- Mary Ann
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Took me longer to post the ad on Craigslist than it did to sell both bikes! The phone was ringing within SECONDS of posting the ad (I think we didn't ask anywhere near enough for them, but my heart went to mush when I saw the college age kids that bought them for their regular transportation to get to work because they cannot afford cars or fuel in this f****** up economy...(makes me SO angry!) William wants to buy a couple of folding bicycles to save on space (in the RV)....there ARE some really nice ones out there....I'm a bit skeptical, but definitely game....and my bike was difficult to ride. William has had his Schwinn since the early 1970's and got a LOT of use out of it....and as you can see, it still looks (and rides) great. Mine was a "whim" purchase a few years ago, but never "knocked my socks off"...and due to fairly recent health issues, I haven't ridden it much anyway (but, I WANT to). Anyway...the bikes went to good homes for a song and we're both happy about it. I'll post pictures of the new bikes when we get them (SOON).
Meanwhile, Dad is still at home (thank God!)....and thank you all again for your kind thoughts, prayers and words. I'll fill you in more, soon enough. - Mary Ann