Thursday, June 12, 2008

Whacky Wednesday

Yesterday work went so well and then on the way home, things "fell apart." I usually call Gerard from the bus so he doesn't waste his time waiting long for me at the bus stop but my cell phone didn't work. I just kept getting a stupid message: "Hello, this is Rebel . . . ." We just gave in and got cell phones last Christmas and had problems from the start. It's a good thing it wasn't an emergency! I called customer service as soon as I got home and the problem was fixed in just a few minutes. It turns out, we are supposed to turn our cell phone off now and then. That's all I had to do and when I turned it back on, it worked. I never turned it off since we had the phones because no one told me I should. When the customer service rep told me to try turning it off, I had to ask her to to do it because I forgot what the instruction booklet said (since I never did it). Boy, did I feel stupid!

THEN, when Gerard got back from doing the grocery shopping, he noticed our HD TV cable box and VCR were off. We couldn't figure out what happened. I checked the outlet and we have a extra plug protector that usually has a green and red light lit on it. I didn't see these lights on, so assumed the problem must be with the outlet. We tried unplugging the extra protector and couldn't get it out so gave up and tried calling Handyman Connection. Fortunately, they were closed until 8:00 a.m.

We just watched the basement TV then. Later, when it got darker, Gerard noticed those lights were on after all. It was just such a bright, sunny day that we couldn't see them earlier. So, then I checked the plug and sure enough, somehow it had come loose from the cable box. I plugged it in, the TV reset and bingo, everything was back to normal. All that stewing for nothing! Of course, Gerard blamed it on Spunky Doodle, our cat. She used to go behind the TV stand and walk on the cords so it had fallen out before. Since I baricaded the opening though, she hasn't been back there. Who knows, she may have found a way to cover her tracks. She's a smart little rascal!

I am so grateful that these are our biggest problems we have. Very minor and fixable. Just little bumps in the road.


Tony said...

Psalms 119:67 (ESV)
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.

It is good when the little problems can remind us how fortunate we are.

The Speaker said...

You commented awhile back (June 8) on Artconstellation's blog. ( Your comment wished Jessieh a happy birthday. I am Jessieh. I am not a kitty cat. I am a person so I am very thankful that you wished me a nice birthday and yes I did get treats on my birthday. The cat's name is Lloyd, Dr. Larry Lloyd and he is the magical hunk of kitty cat goodness and I will let you know when his birthday is so you can wish him many treats and warm fuzzy wishes. Thank you.

Many blessings to you and your family.

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