Monday November 23, 2015 Most Recent Post:
Bahia Honda State Park We Should Definitely Get Points for Determination AKA
Big Pine Key, Florida Dodging the Weather: Neither Rain nor Wind nor ……..
It was a longer story about our rain dodging Sunday but a fun day. If you want to read about it, the link is at the top of this page. Today it’s a short story about my irritating Monday.
The clouds are black at sunrise this morning but there is some color. Maybe these black clouds should have warned me.
I thought there would be a visible sun up but the clouds all pile on to cover it up. Just a rim of orange glow at the top edge of the mountain of clouds.
With a repeat of yesterday’s rainy windy forecast for today, I decide to head over to the Verizon Store in Marathon, 20 miles away but the closest one, to get the activation of my phone finished.
Here it is, the store in Marathon where they tell me “oh yes, they can move my contacts and get my pictures and find my favorites” However, if I didn’t buy my phone from them, it will be $30 please.
Are you kidding? The woman from Verizon left me in the lurch and then sent me somewhere to pay $30 to do what she should have done in the first place. I don’t think so. I am NOT a happy camper. Worst service I’ve had from Verizon Wireless in nearly 6 years.
At one time, in a former life, I was the manager for IT systems in a Division of the hospital at UVA. When I left that job I lost all interest in electronics and have not kept up with what is going on. But today I’m going to have to get interested again since I definitely do not want to allow Verizon to screw this up any more than it already is by trying to deactivate and then reactivate anything. So I move the contacts by Bluetooth, 10 at a time. Take a look at your contacts and imagine how long that takes. Moving the pictures is a snap but finding my Chrome favorites through the hunt on the non intuitive settings seems to take forever.
FINALLY at least those things are accomplished and I have my daughter Carrie in her Tiger Halloween Costume as the home screen on my Samsung Galaxy 5 with the inferior antenna for which I paid far too much money even though it was about 40% off since it is not their newest model which I read is even worse..
Every single time I get new electronics it ends up being a serious pain in the neck and I swear it will be YEARS before I do it again and so I hang on for a long time before caving. My laptop is a 7 year old Dell.
I was also thinking about asking for a Kindle Fire HD7 from Santa but then I read that a lot of folks say don’t bother it’s slow and apps are limited and the older ones are better. Older is better in lots of ways me thinks. <grin>
Walking out to catch the sunset I see this pair of interesting 4X4 RVs parked in one site. Not sure if they were both using the site since their tops were up but they are definitely interesting. Bet you could find some really fine boondocking with these rigs.
Tonight’s lovely sunset makes me smile and forget my irritations at least for awhile.