Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday 11/9/2011

Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us.  I am taking 3 days off on the week leading up to Christmas, that  weekend and Monday a paid holiday which will give me 6 full days off in a row.  My dad wanted me to come down for Thanksgiving, but I have been taking time off at Thanksgiving for several years running now and nothing off at Christmas.  I'm much more interested some time off at Christmas this year.

I guess the idea of Christmas being here "so soon" is amazing just because summer seems to finally have ended.

I have not contacted the mortgage company again.  I get tired of the bantering.  They have their little game and I don't like playing it.  It takes forever to get through to anyone if you are calling them - which is the ONLY way to get anything done as witnessed by my recent letter and getting a pure-nothing reply.  They then ask you, every single time, a multitude of questions, the same questions.  Then you have to talk to a know-nothing that won't let you through to anyone else until you discuss it with them - or they will hang up on you.  You waste your time talking to them because they cannot answer your questions and they have ability to do anything about the situation, anyway.  This just goes on and on.  It takes me a while to get up the motivation to go through all of that to begin the process.

Meanwhile, my manager at work has a buddy that gets old laptops and re sells them after upgrading them.  I'm going to wait and see what kind of deal, if any, I might be able to get on one of those before diving into the "buy a new one" situation.  My manager has one that he paid $1,200 for a year and a half ago - but I don't have as much money as he wants for it available right now.  Not that I have to have one right now, anyway.

The wall papering is coming right along, but we are almost out of wall paper.  I was hopeful  that 3 double-rolls would take care of it - it did not and I ordered 3 more double rolls which definitely should do the job.

Ummm, I am off to work early - emergency order that has to go out as early as possible today.




Anonymous said...

Christmas is more than a month and a half off!!!

IMO it is DISGUSTING to see the decorations up so far before Thanksgiving.

I would love to see customers simply boycott stores that are so greedy they can't wait till December.


BenB said...

I COMPLETELY agree! Christmas ornaments and trees up in stores in OCTOBER? You'd have to ban most stores, they ALL have that stuff out there already!

BenB said...

Do you know if that gadget that Bethany has will play Cafe World? A flash player game over the internet.

Anonymous said...

Not familiar with that particular game, but she says it has and runs flash. It is an Acer Tablet in case you want to research it.

Article I just read in a flying mag says these tablets are becomming 'indespensable' for small plane jockeys. She now uses hers for skype, making it quite portable and fun.

BenB said...

Okay, so it's a tablet. I have only just begun to look into those. My home computer serves the needs for - a home computer in terms of Word and all the junk you want on a desk top, something moving around with me doesn't need much more than the ability to surf the net/read the news and have a notepad on it or something that I can write things, save it and then send it to my email account to then download onto my home computer to do what I want with it.

I have an absolutely horrible headache. But I'll get to that in  a moment. After discussing today with "people in the know", ...