Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Getting Back on Track

A very productive day folks! 

I still don't have an Internet connection (I'm using my neighbor Barbara's WIFI to post this blog) but I talked Comcast into sending over a service technician tomorrow morning to check why I don't have an Internet connect.  I am mightily curious as to why I don't have one. I haven't don't anything weird. This is what frustrates me, I color between the lines and yet all too often something goes awry and I have to waste a lot of time figuring out why. I guess this is the price we have to pay for living in this all too convenient digital age.  That and having to deal with all those passwords.

I also called my insurance agent this morning and was relived to have him tell me I am covered for water damage inside our house. I read the letter I received yesterday from my claims adjuster which said basically I wasn't covered for ANY water damage, inside or out.  I can understand not being covered by floods or "ground water", as was the source of my basement media room damage, but ANY water damage?  This after my neighbor having her WHOLE floor replaced on the first floor of her house and her whole basement carpet. And I remember housesitting in 2005 for two women who vacation in Florida whose house was flooded the year before because of a malfunctioned hose to their washing machine.  My insurance agent assured me I was covered, less a $1,000 deductible.

Got that problem solved.  Then the next problem was I didn't received my personalized Christmas card envelopes for my expensive Christmas cards from Shutterfly.  I called Shutterfly and they couldn't figure out why UPS didn't deliver those envelopes to me even though they said they did. Maybe somebody stole the box of envelopes off my front porch.  Fortunately for me "Josh" who I was talking too at Shutterfly said they would send me another fifty personalized envelopes at no cost to me.  So to those of you who are on my Christmas card mailing list and wondering why you haven't received a Christmas card from me and Bill, there's my excuse.  Hold on, I'll get those cards out as soon as I receive the envelope.

There is some good news that is coming out of my damaged media room.  Bill is removing the wall to wall carpet and painting the floor.  It looks like he has the leak plugged up.  Cleaning out my media/storage room has forced me to go through everything. And guess what?  I found those two years books I misplaced eight years ago and my friend Lar's yearbook which I promised him.  His was damaged by water from a previous house he and his wife lived in.  I am so glad I found his yearbook and my missing two yearbooks!  I also found my "yearbook" from my Army basic training. Maybe some of this good luck will rub off on my blogger friend Jon and some of his missing items from his move from Texas to Tennessee shows up, especially his diaries that he's kept since he was ten years old.

I'm in such a good mood now I think I'll make a carrot cake tomorrow!  I had a piece of carrot cake when we were in Philly.  I paid $7.95 for that single piece from the bakery right around the corner from where we were staying in Philly. It was worth it because it was delicious!  

My big toe is a lot better now but still looking ugly (I'll lose that toenail) but I can walk again.  Tomorrow I'll resume my early morning walk through our development here where we live.  

I am looking forward to getting back into my regular routine. I don't need any more drama for the rest of the year, at least.


Harry Hamid said...

It's funny how that happens, isn't it? You try and keep things simple and it's endless bureaucracy to resolve anything when it arises. Cards and internet should not be that time-consuming to set right.

I can't imagine the headaches connected to water damage, though. I hope you get them resolved soon.

Ron said...

Our water damage wasn't a gushing flood but a slow drip that accumulated into a puddle which seeped under the dry wall into our wall to wall expensive carpeted media room. Bill's painting the floor now. We will get another wall to wall carpet on that floor. It was so comfortable i that room with the wall to wall carpet. I want to replicate that without the water.

Ur-spo said...

I am amazed to hear Bill doing it himself. I would think it would be easier on the old bones to have some youngster do all the dirty work.