That’s what they say about trouble. In my case it’s more like inconveniences and not really trouble. It all started about a week ago when our water was shut off. There was a tag left on the door stating that it was cut off for non-payment. No way I thought, as I always pay our bills on time. Then I read the tag a little closer. It was not my address and not my name! The water cut off order was for a different home owner at a different address. Now I understand mistakes happen, but to not even match the name and address was a bit much. Our house number is large and prominent on the front porch. The person that did this was either randomly cutting off water or couldn’t read. I immediately called our small-town water department and explained the situation. The lady I spoke with was very understanding and promised it would be corrected as soon as possible. She did seem more than slightly aggravated with the man that did it and I sensed this was not his first mistake. Our water was cut back on in less than an hour so no harm was done.
The second of the three was a few days later when I received our charge card bill. We just use it for online purchases and I usually pay it off every month. As I was checking over the bill I found one $40 payment made to Apple. We do not use Apple products at all so I knew that charge was not made by us. I called the charge card company and explained the situation. They said it was a fraud charge and canceled that card number so it would not happen again. The $40 was refunded to our account and they sent us new cards with a new number. So, thanks to our card company no harm was done. However, that card was listed with multiple companies for automatic payments. You know, companies like Netflix, AAA Auto, and things like that. I spent one afternoon changing the card number with a whole list of companies online. Not a terrible thing, but an inconvenience.
The third of the three was just a couple of days ago when suddenly my main email account stopped sending and receiving email. I have a gmail account associated with Blogger but my main account is what I use with all our bills and anyone we do business with in addition to family. This has been really aggravating as I still have not been able to completely get it corrected. I updated the account with the service provider and finally got it working on their website mail program and on my phone. I can send and receive mail now. The problem I’m having is that I can not get it to work with the Outlook email program. Outlook is the program I have always preferred to use for email. I’ve spent two days on it and I’m so frustrated I’m just going to leave it alone for now and use the web mail. Hopefully I will eventually figure it out. I know I must sound like I’m complaining, but overall I am grateful to only have these types of inconveniences and nothing really serious.
I do have one piece of good news. Tom and I have appointments to get our first Covid vaccines this Wednesday. I had us signed up on three different vaccine lists and just this evening I received an email offering us an appointment this week. I was able to schedule it online tonight. This is what they are calling a “mass vaccination event” so there is no telling how many people will be there or how long we will have to wait. Whatever the situation, I am so glad we will finally be able to get the first shots.
I hope everyone is well and happy. I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I posted. I’ve got to do better than this! I’ve just had nothing to write about. I’m going to work on that. Take care everyone – Spring is coming!