Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Just a disclaimer...I technically do know how to feed my child without a huge mess. I just don't think it's as cool to document those instances.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
It was kind of hard to feed her and take the shot, so that's why you may notice that the peas going onto her face aren't always her fault. She was so fun as she wanted to feed herself. We are on peas this week. Next week we'll move on to maybe sweet potatoes or green beans. I have bought some organic baby food (I had coupons), and I also have made some homemade baby food. We'll see if she likes her mama's cooking.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Anyway, after the baby was born, I was going to library a lot and just got to the point where it was too much. We needed it here at the house. Brandon told me to do some research and see if we could find a deal (shocker, right?). I did...an unbelievable deal, in fact. High speed internet and basic cable (we did the rabbit ears and got 2 channels somewhat clear) for $19.99/month/12 months.
Awesome. We signed up for it.
How many of you know that it's been two months, and neither of our bills have looks like $19.99?
The first was $105...they added all these charges and craziness to it. Brandon called, talked to someone for 15 minutes and said they took it off. We got another bill a week later $113. What? I called and talked to someone for 25 minutes. I thought that it was taken care of and paid the balance that the rep and I agreed on. I even had a confirmation number. The last bill I got apparently wasn't clued into the fact that WE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF THESE CHARGES! It was $55. The same charges we had worked so hard to get off were still there.
I called. I waited. I took a deep breath.
And then I got a very pleasant woman whom I could not understand. Not a word out of her mouth was easy on my ears.
Now, I love foreign people. Seriously. I just paid something like $50k to learn about other cultures/people groups/languages and how to communicate effectively with them in seminary. But what really takes me to the edge of insanity is that I am trying to take care of issues with someone who isn't even in the same time zone...on the same continent.
I spent 32 minutes on the phone repeating over and over what I wanted. And it was like I was talking to a brick wall. Finally I got to the point that I thought I may be anointed with the gift of cursing. I refrained. I asked to speak with a supervisor. And waited.
Just as she was transferring me and asked me 12 more times if there was anything else she could do for me (WHAT? NO!!!), she went to transfer me and I got a weird busy signal.
I hung up in disbelief. There was no was in you know where that I was going to call back. My cell phone plan depleted, my anger inflated, my time stolen, my baby practically an orphan for 32 minutes....on top of the other two times we'd tried it.
The $3o some dollars just isn't worth it. I'd rather pay it and be done with dealing with it. I think they have a good thing going here....they have figured us out. Just frustrate the crap out of the customers and they will drop it--the fleecing of America.