I have NO idea where my week has gone other than just disappearing. I have absolutely nothing accomplished other than this block I worked on in the evenings (not the last 2 nights) on my MODA Christmas SAL embroidery. How depressing!
Just for SnG’s I will let you in on the fun things of the week! We know that last week-end was a non quilting week-end, but I never expected Monday and Tuesday happenings that took me away from fun! I knew Wednesday would be a questionable day and it was. After spending 1 and 1/2 hours at the Hearing Aid place for an adjustment for the new hearing loss, I was blessed (cursed) to be given a Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) IN TRAINING and my Audiologist would pop in and out (she was training the young lady). I should – SHOULD have questioned this, but I did not. Long story short, I kept telling them I could not hear the white noise that covers up the Tinnitus noise. Finally we left, but on the way home I clicked on a Podcast and the volume was so low I could barely hear it. Then about 2 PM when Wanda calls, I definitely knew I had a problem. I could not hear her very well. (Keep in mind on Wednesday I did a 100 mile round trip to the same are for the Mamo and Ear checkup). Thursday was another 100 mile round trip, only to find out that the lovely idiot trainee and the Audiologist screwed me by not doing the setting for the volume in the hearing aid software to match the iPhone!
I cannot describe my reaction when I was told that I would have to go back to clean up their mess. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DO THEIR JOB ANYMORE. The only good thing is that I will now go back to the Hearing Life office that is a 50 mile round trip! BUT I have to wait until Tuesday! Yes I am just thrilled to be able to get in the car and waste another day of my life due to idiots!
Now to provide information to all. We have used PayPal since 2009. When they put out the new policy last week stating that users would be fined $2,500.00 if they stated misinformation, etc. I decided to just wait a few days to see the fall out. Late Thursday afternoon (after the hearing aid “c”, I took that problem on. I called PayPal and had an interesting conversation with a Customer Representative and told them that a large company like PayPal would not have ‘MADE A MISTAKE’. I asked who the new CEO was and politely told them what I thought about their “mistake”. I then took the time to look the CEO up on the Internet – if interested check him out here. HE IS A WOKE LIBERAL and trying to control Americans from speaking their Opinions. Reading his bio was all I needed to realize that his “policy change” was not a “mistake”. We realized that we could have control over SOMETHING in our lives and decided to cancel our accounts with PayPal. I had to go in and delete cards, delete all monthly payments, download data, and then delete the account. Clay’s account to delete was easier. One would think that it would only take a few minutes – no it was 11:00 PM when I completed that chore. Friday I had to go on-line to each business that draws a payment from PayPal and provide a payment method change. WHOOPEE fun and games.
Then we discussed upgrading our iPhones and discovered that Verizon was offering $800.00 off 14 Pro Max iPhones. WOW knocking off $800 of an iPhone upgrade was a great deal. So we spent 2 hours working on that – checking out Verizon and Apple for the best deal. Verizon won because they will eventake damaged phones as a trade in. The catch is that you sign a contract for 3 years with the $800 credit ($22.00 a month for each phone) is spread out over the 3 years. We prefer to pay cash, but they would not offer the $800 unless you did the 3 year payout. The light bulb went off and I realized 2 things. One – this helps individuals who cannot afford to pay cash, much less being able to afford to do an upgrade, locks in business for Verizon for 3 years, and keeps the sticker shock down. Now as a side note, it did not bother us because we have been with Verizon 21 years and the only cell service we can get in our area.
We asked the Verizon Representative to call us back about 3PM to close the deal. By 4:30 no phone call (what did I expect anyway). I placed another call to Verizon and by 6:00PM we headed into the house for late supper, but happy with our deal. For my birthday I upgraded my watch (they offered $180 off, but I have some knicks on the watch face so did not qualify). My watch is covered under the extended warranty so I will take it to the Verizon Store and was advised I would be given a new watch within 2 weeks. Clay will get my Series 6 as an upgrade for him. He does not use the watch as much as I do. So all in all we did well with this acquisition.
It is looking like life will settle down, but I am totally exhausted mentally and physically from the fun and games of this week. Today I am determined to continue on with the 3 remaining sides of the next border for MSQ! Let’s hope the phone doesn’t ring and not issues arise unexpectedly!
Happiness will be in 24 days! Looking forward to a Red Wave Plus Plus to hit the Liberal Democrats. At least it could stop the craziness going on in our Country!
Have a wonderful week-end. I am planning on watching nothing but Gunsmoke, Dateline, and Football tomorrow! Thx for listening if you made it this far!