Growing up in Burrwood

Friday, January 21, 2011

How do you like this background?

Beth and I were talking the other day about what nice backgrounds and layouts that Scrappin'Blogs website has and how pretty they are. While looking through all the choice and categories there we saw that they had sports and football layouts BUT they didn't have the important ones. How can you have a football category and not have a Packers one or Beth's favorite teams right? Well, Beth emailed them and asked them if they could make me a Packer's one and a Wisconsin Badger's one and her Atlanta Braves layout and by golly they did. Wasn't that nice of them! It was just a few days ago that we were talking about and she emailed them asking if they could make those for us and were we ever surprised that they did it so fast. I love it, don't you? I thought that was so nice of them to make them so fast and so nice of Beth to ask them for both of us. Thanks Beth :)

Do you watch American  Idol? I love that show and to be honest I was a bit worried about it now that Randy is the only original judge on there now, but I think Steve Tyler and Jennifer are going to be just fine. I will miss Simon though. They really do need someone to be downright honest with them. Maybe not as brutal as Simon could be but they have to hear the truth, good and bad. I liked Paula better then Kara and missed her last year. I don't dislike Kara, I just like Paula better. I do think Jennifer Lopez will be the nice soft one of the group kind of like Paula was so it's all good. So far though none of them have been as brutal as Simon  and that is OK as long as they let them know how good or bad they really are and I'm sure they will.

Well it's late and my computer is getting tired and wants to go to sleep so I better tuck it in for the night. Hope all of you are having sugar plum dreams with flowers and unicorns all around. See ya in the morning!
Good night

Sunday, January 16, 2011

They tried to scam me.

Way back several years ago when we got our first cell phones we got them through the union where Bill worked. It was and is a great deal as we only pay $8.00 a month per phone and only 9 cents a minute. We don’t use our phones a lot so I’ve never seen any reason to change to a different plan. The people at the phone store tells us we have a great plan every time we got to get new phones so I’m sticking with it. Our monthly bill is seldom more then $25.00 for both phones so you can see what I won’t change. If we used our phones a lot then I would probably change to plans that have unlimited minutes, texting and things like that but we don’t and those plans are usually about double for one phone then what we pay for two.

Anyway… Bill wanted a new phone so about a month ago we went to the store so he could pick it out . He had internet and texting put on it as do I but it’s on a pay per use method as we don’t do that much either. The reason he wanted internet was because he wanted to download reveille for a ring tone. Ok, I got on the internet and downloaded it for him and all was good.  The phone he got is a touch screen and he sometimes hits the internet app by accident and when he does that and it connects we get charged so he decided he didn’t want internet anymore. So, the other day I called our carrier and told them to take texting and internet off of Bills phone. Because we got the phone through the union the name of the union is always on our bill so it’s classified as a business plan. When I gave the representative all the info she told me that I’d have to get permission from the union before she could take those off his phone. I told her that we didn’t have to get permission to put it on there so why should we need it to take it off. She said there was nothing she could do about it as that’s out of her hands. I told her that doesn’t make any sense and to me that’s nothing more then a scam. If you don’t need permission to put it on you shouldn’t need it to take it off right?  Well I wasn’t about to accept that so I told her that I wanted to talk to a supervisor where she promptly told me that the super would tell me the same thing. I told her that I’ll find that out for myself and to please put me through. After a few minutes the super came on the line, asked me what I wanted then proceeded to do what I asked with no argument. Now does that make sense to you?

It’s obvious they just tell their reps to tell people that to try to keep them from removing things off of their plan but it makes it so much harder for every one involved. It’s a scam pure and simple and I’m sure some people will just take their word for it and leave it as is. Why do they do that? I was nice during the call but the more the rep tried to tell me I couldn’t the more frustrated I was getting and that’s when I asked to speak to a super. Then to only have the super do what I wanted with no argument seems so ridiculous to me. They shouldn’t put their reps through that in my opinion.

On a happier note…HOW BOUT THEM PACKERS Smile

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Now that I have a minute

I thought I would surprise you all and write a blog.
We had a little scare yesterday. This time it was Bill instead of William. He was outside and Devan happen to  look out the window, turned around and yelled, “Grandpa fell down, he’s laying on the ground!” Deanna and I ran out side just as he was getting up and she helped him back inside. He said all of a sudden he felt dizzy and light headed and the next thing he knew he woke up on the ground. We took his blood sugar but that was fine, 120. I took him to the ER and they ran all kinds of tests. You know the usual, ekg, cat scan, blood and urine etc. but found nothing wrong. He hasn’t been sick or anything either so we have no idea why he did that. At one time in the hospital his blood pressure when up to 180/77 but then it went back to where it should be. I don’t know if it dropped all of a sudden when he was outside that caused that or what but it’s a mystery. He did cut his head when he fell and got a couple of staples put in but nothing else was hurt from the fall. What he liked the most at the hospital was that every nurse that came in couldn’t believe that he is 70 years old. I bet he was told that at least 5 times yesterday lol. Of course he ate that right up. Anyway, nothing showed up on any of the tests and he seems fine today. I just hope it never happens again, I/we don’t need a scare like that ever again.
Brody keeps me pretty busy. He’s such a 2 year old lol. Terrible two’s is a perfect description for him. One day he got a hold of a black marker somehow and wrote all over my kitchen wall. Thank God I was able to get it off as it wasn’t one of those erasable kind. Since our oldest son is out of town we also have his dog here and neither one of them likes the other sitting on my lap. Snuff is a Chihuahua and a needy dog. He follows me around constantly and if I’m sitting down he’s on my lap. If I go in another room he’s right behind me. Brody and him both have to be on my lap so that makes it hard to be on the computer lol.
William seems to be doing well on the meds the doctor gave him and has had no problems since. When his dad gets home, which will be today sometime, he’ll get in touch with the doctors in Madison and decide what to do. I think William would prefer to stay on the medication and he is 18 so that makes it his decision so we’ll see. I just want him to be okay and not have anymore problems for many many many years. Thank you all for keeping him in your prayers. I can’t tell you how much that means to me!
I’m sure I have more to tell you but nothing else comes to mind right now. When something happens I think “I need to blog about that” but then I get distracted or busy and the chance is gone. The kids are gone right now so I’m taking the opportunity to do some catching up and let you know a little of what’s going on around here.
I hope you all are (NOT) behaving yourselves and hope the new year started off good for you. It’s time for me to start dinner so I better feed the animals here before they start growling but after I’ll be around to see as many of you as I can before I get distracted again. Supper should be ready by the time they get back so they can eat and I can visit lol. See ya soon!