New Years resolutions-"stop stressing over what you cannot change" thats the only one I'm making!!
I have all but given up on the verizon mess-its no longer worth my time or energy. But I still wish there was an office where I could go and get in someones face.
Why is there no true customer service in today's world. Remember the days when the grocery store would deliver your phoned in grocery order-and get it all right? And when the milkman delivered your milk-then collected from you once a month? You went to the bank and actually didn't need an appointment to open a bank account and the teller would update your bank book-by hand? You could call any company you wanted and a real person answered the phone? And the customer was 'always' right. Even when they were wrong.
I often reflect on the past and the remember whens. Kids played outside all day, we skated, and went sliding in the winter, drove our bikes and jumped rope and swam in any big puddle or stream we could find, in the summer...the only thing on the TV in the daytime was the test pattern. There was nothing computerized in our house-the fact that the toilet had a handle and flushed when you pushed it was amazing. Heck the fact that the bathroom was even in the house was progress. The closest thing to technology back then was the 'transistor' radio that you got free at the gas station with your stamps book. Some days I would just love to go back to the simplicity of the
Last week we headed down to Ft Myers with friends for some after Christmas shopping and met up with my gorgeous cousin and her darling kids who were in the area for Christmas at her inlaws... it was great to see them and we got our 'kid' fix for the day. We went to lunch and enjoyed a great visit.
|Beautiful babies and mama|
Rick helped our neighbour plant a tree on her lot in memory of her late husband, and we planted some flowers on our lot. (He tends to look for 'outside' distraction when I'm on the phone ranting with verizon-smart man).
|He actually caught me without the apron on|
|wonderful dinner companions|
|surprised you didn't I|
Its a chilly evening again at 49 F..but to me thats just nice sleeping weather. As long as the days are warm I can handle the cool nights.
Tomorrow is the last day of 2012. It has been a good year for us, and we are thankful for all that we have and all we can do. Our neighbour Debbie is graciously sharing her wifi with us ..she has a land line and dsl. Bless her heart! Maybe someday I will get this verizon mess straightened out! Have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve. We are attending a dance right here at the resort which should be a grand time. I see Karen and Steve moved and are currently getting plastered-I just may opt for some plastering myself tomorrow night. Rick will probably hide my cell phone as I tend to want to talk to everyone after the plastering!!
To all our friends and family all the very best of the very best for Health and Happiness in 2013.
Thanks for stopping by,
Rick Tucker and Lilly