Rain came in last night. It's settled right over us, and is supposed to keep raining through tomorrow. It's not a storm though, just a "soaking" rain and some wind. My wife is firmly ensconced on the couch upstairs, with a fire in the fireplace, her little dog at her feet, and a nice warm blanket. It's a good day for tv viewing if you like fashion shows on the Evine network, QVC, or QVC two. She has been wanting some kind of hoodie thing she saw, so I told her to go ahead and buy one. That will keep her happy and busy all day. She's not been feeling well lately and I thought she could use a day of being pampered. We all need that, at one time or another.
Here's a song that pretty well covers how this week has gone. Do you remember it? Fortunately, the source of my aggravation has not been marital. It's just been weirdness.
First, the indoor cat scaled a set of shelves, got up on the cardboard box the router and modem were in, and whizzed on them. No more internet. I went to town, bought another router, but couldn't set it up. Called the NetGear tech support, got a "foreign call center" fellow. He couldn't understand me, I couldn't understand him. Two hours later, between the two of us, we got the router working. He kept assuming I knew things about computers that I didn't. If my son had been here, it would have taken him two minutes to get this thing up and running.
Then, there's AT&T. I ordered a new smart phone as a congratulatory present for my son, who has gotten a much coveted promotion at work. I got an Indian lady on the phone. She told me that since I am a Direct TV customer, I could have a free phone identical to the one I bought for my son. I thought, why not?
She said it would cost me $18.75 plus $2.56 tax. I said ok. When I got off the phone, I checked my on line banking account. There was a debit for $2.56 and a debit for $198.27.
Called AT&T back. Got a black lady. She said there was no such thing as a free phone for Direct TV customers. She told me I had to pay for the phone because I had signed the "on line" order authorization. She struck me as being one cut above a rock, intelligence wise, so I asked to speak to her supervisor. The Supervisor came on line, and it was clear immediately that she was a "BLM" type with no time for crackers. She hung up on me.
Called AT&T back, got a white lady. She said my son's phone would not ship because you can't order a phone and have it sent to an address other than your billing address. She said that not only did I have to pay for the "free" phone, but I also had added a fifth line, which would cost me an additional $40.00 a month for the line and an additional $20.00 a month for the "smart phone data fee."
So I waited a day, found someone who actually knew what was going on. My son's phone did ship, I did get the phone I didn't order, I returned it, they dropped the extra line and they SAY I will get my money back when they get the phone back.
AT&T is the absolute worst there is to deal with. But AT&T is the only coverage up here, and I've had AT&T since cell phones came out. I'm not sure I want to cancel my plan and try to find an equivalent which will accept our four phones. "Too hard" category.
The Tao of Sponge Bob.
Life is hard, and then you die....
Everybody has weeks like this. At least, we're starting a new week and surely it will be better!
Remember the "dossier" the British guy came up with, alleging President Trump was guilty of all sorts of perverted behavior? "Somebody" gave it to the FBI, which then gave it to the Clinton's to use in the campaign. Then it turned out to have been completely fictitious? Now it transpires that the Clinton's and the DNC paid to have it fabricated in the first place.
Oh,well. It's the circle of life:
Defending the home and family is an all hand's evolution. Life is not safe, it has never been safe, and people who rely on the sardine defense (there are a lot of people, so maybe nothing bad will ever happen to me) often wind up on the morning news as the latest set of victims.
Women can be just as effective in defending the home as men, if they're given the chance. They need the proper training and equipment, just like a man. Protecting the home and family is a joint responsibility, and if the kids are old enough (and the video below shows they don't have to be teenagers) they need the training and the conditioning to turn to when needed.
Below is a video on why armed citizens are a good thing, and why you can't afford to let the Moon Bats prevent Americans from defending themselves, why citizens shouldn't wind up with empty hands when the door gets kicked in. (13 minutes duration)