I've gotten email from a long-lost childhood friend (now a mall housekeeper in Missouri) and separately from that, received three stories, fascinating and relevant. It's been a good day for email.
And yesterday I got a phone call: the hot tub cover has arrived. So we'll have a real one for the next DHP, unless something goes randomly wrong. My electric bills are thrilled to hear it :-)
Wow. It's been for-freaking-ever since I posted about something other than DHPs or Brezsny. Sorry, work's been busy, and that's what I've taken the time to post with. Random musings and events just haven't been written down much.
This morning the long-distance company deactivated my service. Apparently last time I was paying bills I looked at the wrong one and thought I owed them nothing. I frequently pay them between $30 and $50 and then ignore the bill for a couple of months, mainly because I very rarely have a monthly long-distance bill over ten bucks.
But their $7.15 was late, and apparently they're mad as hell and they're not gonna take it any more. I paid them $40, which covers the $7.15 I owe, the $4 and change for the following month, and enough more that I can ignore them for several more months. The nice lady cheerfully reactivated me.
For the record, TTI has generally been quite a good carrier, so I'm not gonna hold this against them. They are also owned by neither AT&T nor Sprint (last I checked) which is why I started using them. The whole situation was funny more than anything else, though if I'd really needed to make a call it would have been less funny.