Wednesday, May 30, 2007

live blogging a call with comcast...

Start 6:41

"This call may be monitored or recorded for quality service"

just got told i hit the wrong number to disconnect....

recalling, 6:43

real person 6:44

done 6:55

story follows...

So, first I called, and my finger must have slipped, cuz the person said I had the wrong department, even though I was in billing.

So I called back. The person in billing told me the wrong key presses, but! guess what I can listen, and picked the right place to go.

So the girl picks up, rattles her name (decided not to post it... ). I had found the right place. She tells me that the next time they can come by is June 25th to disconnect. I was like... WTF. JUNE 25th!. Thats almost a month from now. Next year, I bet it will take two months to disconnect. At least they aren't silly enough to try and get me to pay for it. I was clear about that.

Previously, I had paid until 6/10/07. They send out a bill that makes you pay for the next month of service before you get it. Much to my surprise, I am promptly notified that I owe 29.57 on my bill for the period until 6/10/07. She keep acting like I was retarded and couldn't read the bill. I got out my credit card statement, the comcast statement, and explained that based on when I received the bill and when I paid, the bill was paid in full. Turns out, either she messed up (just censored myself!) or it is company policy. End result, I am owed $2.11.

The only rub is that I have to make sure they get their cable modem back, or I have to pay for it. I do believe that I don't actually have to give it back, as I don't pay rent on it and never signed an agreement that said I rented it. It came from a previous house owner. I wouldn't mind letting them take it though. I'll get my agents in the ATL to help me with that on JUNE 25TH.

More posts to follow. I have a post about the trip up here, the first week, Memorial Day weekend, and probably this weekend (it will be that long until I write them... )

COMMENT! my comment jar is empty :-(

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Zombies and Microsoft

Zombies on a plane! you heard it here first!

Microsoft is being a dick again. Today I got this:

I have owned this computer since August 2002. WHAT. THE. !@#$.

I bought Office, so I am not worried, but it is wrong that something like this would pop up 5 years into ownership.

Friday, May 04, 2007

lazy, lazy Josh

Oh yeah. Josh never updates his blog. So the link to his blog has been removed and replaced with a link to Emma's blog. Check it out.

Garden Update

So, I haven't been giving garden updates lately because most of my garden disappeared. My radishes and other stuff in the big pots were stolen. The theory I like to repeat so that I believe it is that the pots were taken because they were near the trash and someone thought I wanted to get rid of them. (that way I am less pissed off I suppose?)

Anyway, on to good news. The radishes should be ready to harvest soon. I only have three radishes. The biggest one is growing above ground.

You can see one of the other radishes and two small carrots. The beans are also doing well, I might transplant one of them to another pot. I think I am going to go with the cheap buckets as pots now, they have less chance of being stolen, and are big enough for most things. The bigger bean plant had some yellowing at the end of the leaves, I don't think I was watering them enough. RAIN! is coming, or so they say, so they should be taken care of.

I need to decide what I am going to do with the bean plants. Beans are neat to grow because they grow quickly and they get decent sized. The flowers are cool (none yet) and the beans are tasty. I still don't know if I like radishes. Supposedly you can eat the leaves. I bought pesticides, but have not had to use them. The other pot is doing ok.
The only things to note in this bucket are the two carrot plants (biggest one on the bottom), the three tomato plants (of the cherry variety), and the radish. I am surprised that the tomato plants have not grown bigger yet. I might have over crowded them? I don't see how they could know that though, they are very small... maybe they have big roots?

My soil might be too compacted? I was thinking about finding some earth worms and throwing them in.