Thursday, February 25, 2010
Spring Ragtime Festivals
April 21-25: Zehnder’s Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI. Jeff Barnhart, Bob Milne, Pete Devine, Kerri Price, Don Burns, Judy Carmichael, Adam Swanson, (Info: 800-863-7999)
On The Home Front
It started out to be such a good day! We were finally out of the Verizon Fios TV contract, and Dish was coming to get us set up with them. It's a really long story, but they installed the wrong equipment, disconnected 2 TVs from the sound equipment, and one TV isn't working at all. Six hours of phone calls to Dish have gotten us nowhere. They're argumentative, sarcastic, and not even close to helpful. Don did get direct phone numbers to a supervisor and a technician who had been slightly helpful. When he tried to call them back just now . . . he got a recording that the numbers had been disconnected. Customer Service (ha!) now says they'll be back tomorrow morning. I'm not holding my breath!
The sad part of all this is that we had Dish for about 10 years before switching to Verizon and loved it. We only switched to Verizon to save a few dollars, but it's true that you get what you pay for, so we were anxious to get back to Dish.
The Seaside Shawl that I started Sunday will have to wait. The charts are not difficult, but for some reason I have trouble getting through a row without creating extra stitches. That makes it not-so-good for a road trip project. And I do have a pair of socks to finish, too.