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Bought stuff

September 25th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Bought two items on ebay yesterday. While I can afford some spending on fiesta I have to be very careful not to go crazy. They make it so easy with paypal and how it is connected to your bank account and credit card.

On good news I only bought a coffee out yesterday as I bought my lunch. That's a must if I'm gonna start buying on ebay!

Window Shopping

September 24th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

That's one way to describe surfing Fiestaware on ebay isn't it? So far I've just put items on my wish list and have refrained from buying.

So far so good. I'm pretty good at not getting caught up in buying frenzies so I'm relying on that not to go crazy.

My hair will be clean

September 22nd, 2007 at 08:16 pm

The local store is cleaning out their 250ml Fructus shampoo and conditers for $1.49. I went up there this morning and bought 14 of them. After the buy 2 get $3.00 off coupons I had I got them all for about $3.00 (taxes).

That's what I call nice shopping.

I'm going to keep 2 or 3 "sets" - the rest will go towards an Xmas hamper the local drop in centre.

I have more coupons. I may go up in the morning or later tonight to see if they have more and buy more so I can give it. I know homeless shelters want mostly foodstuffs - but people need to be clean to and this is just a bit I can add to what I give.

Up and Running

September 22nd, 2007 at 08:13 pm

My telephone works (and seems to have call display), my dsl is up and running and my wireless network is allowing me to e where i want to in the apt on the computer.

Life is good.

Life is good!

The saga continues

September 20th, 2007 at 01:56 am

Got a new modem but can't get through to technical support. A 20 minute hold is what they WARN you of - which to my mind means more likely it will be an hour or more. Seems their registration server is down.

I think I'm asking for another credit.

*sigh*.

I'd really prefer to have the services I want with them.

Paper sorting is lucatrive

September 19th, 2007 at 02:45 am

In my paper purging today I have found a number of cheques (totalling about $12 .. a number of free product coupons (at least 3 all still good) and some uncancelled and some unused stamps..

Oh and a $10 bill

Who says purging is a bad thing? I'm finding it nicely lucerative!

Paper purge

September 18th, 2007 at 07:56 pm

I'm in the middle of purging paper. Mail, flyers and coupons soon mean piles of paper everywhere. So far 1 large grocery store bag of shredded paper and about 2 of various paper crap that can go!

Nice to be able to open drawers and such again and not cringe and watch paper fall out. I don't know if I'll get done or not but I've made good inroads.

Procedure

September 18th, 2007 at 07:54 pm

Everything went okay this morning at the hospital. Cost was approx $2 for my share of the antibiotic prescription that I needed and $1 for the parking meter. I was 4 minutes over my time but lucked out as the meter maids weren't nearby!

Glad its done with. Doc talked to me after. I don't need a follow up! Yeah!

Update

September 17th, 2007 at 05:20 pm

Internet troubles continue.

Had a horrible migraine Friday night so spent most of the weekend recouperating. I need to go to the doc's to talk about somethign stronger than IB or Excedrin Migraine to kill the pain. Going to try to see the doctor tonight about that.

Going for a small hospital procedure on Tuesday. In by 7am and they say out by 8:30am. Will likely take the day off as a sick day though I likely won't be too ouchy. Thank god for provincial coverage -no out of pocket cost to me.

Spending under control though I feel like I have a lot of "I wanna's". I'm glad I'm mature enough to know the difference between a need and a "wanna".

Phone Back - Internet gone

September 15th, 2007 at 11:46 am

Got my home phone service back and i think they got the physical line fixed. The phone now works nicely - and am getting better lines than i did before.

Spent endless hours on hold (if I'm so freaking important to you hire more customer service and tech support staff) they decided it was my modem that went. Why? Cause its old. Strange it worked before. So using dial up til i get that.

I owned that modem. They are sending me a new one if I send them back the old one. I don't get it. (Is the new one mine to keep?)
but i'll wait to question until I get the new one and then ask! I'm not too fussed about sending them the old one.. I think I got it in 1999 or 2000 - so not likes it hasn't served me well!

Phone and Interent down

September 12th, 2007 at 03:32 pm

In the process of switching to a new home phone provider it seems I've lost both my phone and internet services. As I'm one of the last in the civilized world without a cell phone this leaves me with way to contact my 75 year old father or to get in touch with emergency services should I need them.

Lots of fruitless calls to the "customer care" centre. They should call it the "holds and plattitudes centre" as they do more of that than helping.

A supervisor is looking into it today for me.

I've told her I'm not impressed by the "seamless transition" their promotional material promised.

fridge happy dance

September 5th, 2007 at 12:10 pm

A while back I had asked if I could get a new fridge. Well today it came! Woo hoo!

It has a separate door for the freezer and is frost free. Technology decades ahead of what I had!

I'm a happy girl!

I won't even discuss the mess under the old one - lets just say it got deal with before the super came ... YUCK. I mop my floor but under there had gotten missed for a longish while, LOL...

ISP Rant

September 5th, 2007 at 03:17 am

Damn Primus who i have my interent with now. I have had great service so i'm moving my home phone to them. To promptly get my dsl cut off while they make the transfer

"sorry lady it takes a week"

&Y#$# @#$#

Yeah right...

Its gonna be a long week

The sales guy assured me they'd be no issues and my service would not be down. The tech and customer support jail that does not allow you out of it to real people assure me I should have been told this and it is 100% necessary and unavoidable.

I so feel like a loved and cherished customer

Finally stopped procrastinating on these

September 1st, 2007 at 11:15 am

I did some things today that have been on my to do list for a long time

* Changed my home phone provider to the same provider as my internet - this should save me some $$

* got the password for my email from my internet provider so i can change my mail set up

* Got new bank card so i can use interac (debit) and not be refused cause the card won't work cause its too old (humiliation is a great motivator)

* ordered cheques from the bank (I have two left)

It feels good to have these taken care of!