And I was a lot better off.
I have been fighting computer connectivity issues for 3 days. At first it was just Facebook not opening without multiple tries. And sometimes shutting back down in the middle of something. VERY annoying.
Today it has been more of that, PLUS the internet connection coming and going. It's enough to make me want to throw the whole thing out the window.
On top of that, for some reason my cell phone bill...(You know--the ATT plan that is 89.00/month, which never costs less then 145.00/month) --is suddenly 200.00 this month. And I can't find out why. Haven't actually called the customer service people yet, but looked at my account online, and it's all a bunch of BS about data usage being delayed..blah, blah, blah.
And I am ready to start fresh in the new year...with NO cell phone, no computer and nothing electronic. I'll become a Luddite and live out here on Honeysuckle Hill, waiting patiently for the mailman to come and bring any communication that anyone needs to have with me.
Does anyone else ever get this frustrated with these things? Or is it just me--am I so addicted to this life that I cannot function when things go awry, as things will do? I swear--I am half serious about all this. Because we live out in the coountry, we are held hostage by a phone company whose headquarters are in NY, whose service is atrocious, and there are no options. We can't just choose another provider. So my house phone and computer access are what I have. Unless I go back to satellite again (which I won't) because every timne the wind blows the connection goes out. I tried that for 2 years with Wild Blue. ATT is the onlt cell phone service we have out here. There is a new one that might work, and I will never get a phone with a data package again. I just need something to talk on and maybe text from time to time. This smart phone is all well and good, but I don't need it. I use probably 10% of it's capabililties. It's ridiculous.
I'm just too old for all this. LOL
I want to scream and yell and throw a temper tantrum.
Well, the weather here has been insanely warm. It hit 60 today and is supposed to do the same tomorrow. I got outside for a bit and ripped out the dead clematis (which still had some green on it AND a couple of flowers!!!!) and I got the rest of the garland put up on the porch railing. It looks very pretty. The house is coming together too. I have a couple of long lists of things to do and bake and buy before Friday. I have no doubt that I will get them all done and we will have a grand time on Friday night. The weather is supposed to stay warmer than normal, and I hope dry. It rained last night a bit this morning, so the dogs have made a mess of my (as yet) uncleaned carpet. Also, the front porch is a muddy mess, of course and the area of yard in front of the porch looks like a motocross pit. Hopefully it will dry out nicely and all be well.
Today I seasoned my cast iron skillets. That was an ordeal. And the house still smells like hot grease and cast iron, lol, and I opened all the doors and turned the ceiling fan on high. (I remember now why my mom and grandma always did this outside over the burning barrel.)
The tragedy of the shootings in the elementary school are weighing heavy on everyone. I don't watch much news coverage, so get my information in bits and dribbles on the computer. Tell me again why everyone is against gun control. I am rendered speechless by it all.
My son and his girlfriend are off to his company Christmas party tonight. The company throws a big bash and puts them all up in a nice hotel for the night, so that no one has to drive anywhere. They'll be back tomorrow sometime, and then he will go to his dad's family Christmas celebration. I was surprised they are doing it so early, but I guess there are so many families involved now that it's difficult to make it work for everyone. My ex had 3 children and has a young one at home and his wife has 3 as well. Fun. lol
My nephew is coming up to spend the holiday with us and my husband and son will be here. It will be a cozy day of non-stop eating, I'm sure. We're not buying much in the way of gifts...probably a little here and there. My son says he wants nothing, that he's got everything he wants. lol MY husband says he wants a vacation in Fiji. LOL I can't think of anything I want either. We are really blessed.
We went to the movies to see The Hobbit last night. In 3D. Woohoo. I had never seen a movie in 3D and now I've seen 2 in 3 weeks. lol They did a pretty good job with the movie, directed by Peter Jackson, so how bad could it be? It was a nice evening out with my honey.
Well...I should sign off and see if I can get this to post before the connection goes out again. It has gone out and come back at least 4 times since I started writing.
Happy Saturday night, y'all. I'm going to make it an early sleep....maybe. lol