Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Last Day Of The Year
My furnace did not come on this morning. I have it set to come on at 6:00 am if it is below 72° in the house. I hoping it's just the thermostat gone bad. We had a new furnace installed last December (2010) so I wouldn't think the furnace would have gone out already. I called the company that installed the furnace because their ad says they work weekends and holidays. The guy who owns the company works out of his home. His wife told me that they had decided to take this weekend off for New Years so they cannot come out to check it for me until Monday sometime. Thank goodness it has not be quite as cold as it was a week or so ago. Not a good way to start out the new year. Before Christmas, I decided I wanted to start doing jigsaw puzzles again. I went and bought some right after Christmas and just opened one of those today to start on. I have not worked jigsaw puzzles in about 20 years and I must say, they do not make the puzzle pieces as strong as they used too. A lot of them are also not completely cut all the way through. Well already the New Year is not working out good and it hasn't even started yet. Not only is my furnace not working, I got a letter in the mail today from Time Warner telling me that as of January 30th they are no longer going to provide Internet service to my gated community. I've had Internet with them for years and the letter does not even explain why they are dropping the Internet. They are also dropping their phone service here, but I don't have my phone through them. The only thing they are leaving is the cable TV, but since I'm going to have to go with someone else, I'm going to cancel their TV service. I called AT&T and I've signed up for their U-Verse Bundle Package. It will give me high speed Internet, their phone service which will include long distance, caller ID, etc. which I do not have now and I'll also get their HD television service which will include over 300 channels plus a DVR, which I do not have now, and it will be hooked up to all 3 of my TVs. Right now only my big TV has digital service and my other two TVs just have basic cable. They cannot get a technician here until January 11 and they tell me it may take him up to 4 hours to install everything. So after they set me up, I'll be sending everyone my new email address. I cannot believe that Time Warner dropped this on us the last day of the year and ONLY gave us 30 days to get new service with someone else. It appears that Hiker is the ONLY good thing that happened to me this year and I am so thankful for her. I don't know what I would do without her. I probably won't stay up for the New Year tonight, but I wish you all a Happy One.