September 13, 2009

A busy weekend

So many things going on here this weekend it is hard to know what to tell first.
A couple of very sad things to note.Our friend Dave's brother Doug passed away from the most hateful disease. cancer.To say it is hard to lose a brother doesn't seem quite enough.Doug you will be missed so very much.

The other very troubling thing, a boy of 11 who, is the son of our daughters best friend found out he has the hateful disease.At times like this I have to wonder why bad things happen to really good people.

If you are so inclined pray for God's miracle for Seth.He will be going through some very hard times in the months to come.

We harvested tomatoes,green peppers and potatoes today.I have 14 jars of green beans in the canners as I write this.

Yesterday we attended an outdoor wedding.It was a absolutely beautiful day.It was in the late afternoon.It was not a formal affair but very nice.
Much happiness Joe and Maria.

Our daughter and Cameron came for a visit and it is always a joy to see them.He does not like to have his picture taken.I take one each time before they go home.I tell him it is so I can see him until he comes back for another visit.They grow up so fast.He is the youngest of the six grands and he is now 7.

And now for the last but not least weekend tale.Actually it started months ago.I finally had had enough.Do you all have Dish tv?
I am not a big tv watcher.(I am looking at blogs instead).

In fact the Duggers and the Roloffs are about the only thing I watch on a weekly basis.When I watch tv I want it to work and for months my tv has gotten an ATTENTION box off and on through the shows I am trying to watch.I have to tell you if it had been Mr. T's tv that was on the fritz it would have been repaired right away.

This picture is not the same box but gives you the idea.
On Friday I had it and called the dish network no. for help.Do you know our American tv tec support is in India?The first tec. I spoke to was Gem.Yup you got it like a diamond!She talked me though the process.I am not hard of hearing but it was almost impossible to understand anything she said.The back ground noise was awful.

Well that worked until I hung up.I called back and got MARIO!!
By this time I just want my tv fixed.I did not want to talk to a tec in another country.I wanted an American tec support person to fix an American made tv.
Wishes--------------------- Not going to happen.
You know what they say about wishes and horses.

The polititians need to do something about that but that is for another days topic!

Ok back to Mario.He was much easier to understand.He was very polite and asked if he could call me judy. "Sure Mario(did you ever think an Indian would have a name like Mario?) not a problem"He starts going through the problem with me and at one point he said"I am going to have you do something with the remote."I replied"how about I throw it out the door!!"
At that point the guy lost it and was laughing so hard he had to stop talking and excused himself off the phone.You really had to be there but it was the funnest tec support person I ever talked to.He was still laughing when he came back on the line and said to me"OOOHHHH Miss Judy You make a my day.!"

Well the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing with Dish network.I had 3 phone calls to confirm the time the repair person was to be here.1st call asked that I be home between 8 a.m. and noon.Then 2nd call different guy named James. Could they change the time the repair guy was coming from Cedar Rapids(2 1/2 hours).Could we change it just in case the repair guy wanted to put me at the end of the day but *maybe* it would be at 8 a.m.James did not have a clue.
3rd call was one of the prerecorded ones telling me he would be here at 8 and someone over the age of 18 should plan to be at home.

The repair guy got here at 2:30 p.m. and when I asked if he had a lot more stops before he started back to Ceder Rapids he replied
" No more stops but I am from Buckeye"(15 min. from here).
wires broken the remote did not work and he had to replace the receiver.It is a wonder I could watch anything at all.

Oh I forgot to mention I thought maybe it was the tv that was faulty so we went and bought a new flat screen.Yikes am I in trouble with Mr. T.
He will get over it.*THEN* I will ask him to hook my computer up to the big screen.

Our old tv sat in the living room for a week.Mr. T. would not move it until I found a place for it.It went home with DD.I'm so glad it is out of the living room.
So much for the last few days.
Hope you all have a good week.

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