Tuesday, July 20, 2021

As If.

My mom says if I get any chubbier, I won't be able to fit on the cat tree at all.
And I say the way to fix that is to get a bigger cat tree!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Hi All!

So we finally got our service back, thanks to a tech with a working brain who 1.) came to the correct address* and 2.) did what our mom needed to have done, despite the "order" he was working from**. Not only did it take Mom a million years to catch up on stuff, we had no idea how much we depend on the interwebs, too! We can finally start visiting again*** without having to try to type on Mom's tiny cell phone.

In the meantime, I saw what I think is a Swallowtail butterfly in our tree yesterday! Even though I couldn't tell what kind she was, she sure was fun to watch.
That on top of seeing my tortie girlfriend earlier really made my day!

* * * * * * *

Connectivity saga in a very large nutshell, condensed by our mom (boring stuff ahead, friends!):
*Placed an order for an internet upgrade. Provider cancelled that without warning and whimsically redid the order as a move. Phone and internet service was terminated almost on contact per that "order." Techs were sent to three separate and strange addresses three different times and then kept rescheduling because they found I didn't came to the door.
**Smart tech who finally came to the right address reinstated service despite provider still showing yet another upgrade (unauthorized at that point, since they had upped the prices in the meantime and I refused to agree).
***Used the wifi in the parking lot of the closest library so I could address some work issues but little else (I still do consulting). Anyone on the earth could have seen what I was doing (except for the old men with their tablets who seemed otherwise occupied), since I was caught flatfooted with the interruption vis-a-vis having a VPN set up. All this and in excess of explaining from the beginning
over 25 times in phone calls and chat sessions to this provider trying to straighten it out and never getting a direct answer or the truth once. Yes, this kind of crap is the exact reason why I don't own a gun.

In doing some background to report this to our attorney general, I learned that this provider has expanded well beyond the mountain states and is now in 39 of them. Some of you may even use their service for landlines or broadband. If so, you have my sympathies if you ever need something from them. It is only due to the smart tech who showed up that I'm not a new customer with Xfinity right now.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

News From The Front.

Our phone/ISP provider decided to stop our service after mucking up a simple upgrade order. It's been 13 days with no phone or internet access but we really are still here. Hopefully this will be resolved soon (Mom is posting this from a parking lot with wifi access.)

We'll be back for real any month now!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Put A Fork In It.

You know it's been hot in the west for forever now. Hot outside and hot inside too. We've all been pretty cranky with this excessive heat business. We are done.
After weeks of nothing but fans, we're finally getting a new cooler installed tomorrow to replace our dead one. Not a moment too soon, because we're about to go mental...well, we would if we had the energy.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

It's June In ABQ.

Well, you know what happens. The weather gets hot hot hot and we get smoky skies from wildfires farther west in our state and in Arizona. This pattern is supposed to continue through the week.

The advice we get when this happens is to close the windows, shut down the cooler and make do, I guess. So here I am, under the couch, where it stays pretty cool.

I just thank cod my mom can't fit under here!

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

What Day Is It?

Even though my mom is retired, give her a Monday holiday and she loses all sense of things. Like forgetting that today is Tuesday and it's my turn to post!
Get with it, Mom!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Izzy Report.

I was going to tell you all about my recent inspection duties in making sure no cat toys were put in this trash bag by mistake. You may not see all the results, but I did a very good job at perforating checking the bag.
Thankfully there were none, but even more important to report is our very very dry weather. The humidity is so low that every time our mom pets us, we all get shocked! Somebody around here needs a grounding strap.
Wait. Where does that clip go?!?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

On The Other Side Of The Door.

My mom doesn't know the stealthy way to watch our hummingbird pals when they visit the feeder. From where I sit, they are not bothered at all. But she sits outside on the balcony, and some of them get all wound up when they see her.
And do you know what? The other day one of them zoomed by her and peed right on her! MOL!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

My Favorite Time.

(Well, next to dinner, that is!)
Only...with Mom on the floor to brush me, I just hope she doesn't notice that yakked up furball I left under the couch.