Welcome to my world!

My life's been crazy since my Daddy moved in with me immediately after my mother's death in October 2010. My one and only kiddo headed to college at Carolina at the end of August. So...I lived on my own, for the first time in my life, for a total of a blissful six weeks. Then, I started the parenting gig with my dad. He's a combination of a grouchy old man, a surly teenager and a temperamental toddler. Needless to say, I get very close to the brink of insanity sometimes. I get through life by finding the humor in difficult circumstances. And for some reason, I wind up in the weirdest situations. I couldn't make this stuff up. So I wind up having lots and lots crazy adventures which make great stories to share with my friends. Writing about my life is so therapeutic. My ramblings range from funny to sad to angry (full of cuss words) to sweet. While my focus is dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a parent to my Daddy, I have lots of random, totally unrelated posts. Whatever's on my mind. I love to make people laugh, and I'm happy to think my readers will get my strange sense of humor. And maybe, people who are in my situation will be encouraged. That's all I can hope for...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Squeaky Wheels...

...get the grease.

Yesterday, I was on the brink of Comcast-induced insanity. I threatened a technician. Said I'd cut his jugular with my loppers (in a joking way, of course) if he didn't get my service connected. Called the prez, Brian Roberts, @ HQ in PA. He's the only reason I had someone to threaten. Not just Carl (the sweet guy who actually DID something, and did it right), but his boss, Brad and a backup guy, Chad.

So here I sit. Amazed. I have HGTV-HD going in my den. I can Google. And when I pick up my phone, I get a dial tone. Good thing, because I have to figure out how to call in to the pacemaker people to check The D's rhythm. I just happened upon some kind of secret spy decoder device while I was packing for the move, and realized that I was supposed to do the pacemaker phone check thing. They've called three times. We were scheduled Thursday, but we didn't have phone service then, and cell phones won't work. Hopefully today.

In the meantime, I'm going to take a deep, cleansing breath. And think about getting my other computers and printers moved. I hope my wireless will work, but it's nice to know I can plug this computer into the wall if it doesn't.

It helps to have a backup plan. With everything...

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