Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Again

Another Friday -- another week has come and gone. This week has seemed exceptionally long for some reason. I got alot accomplished, though. Two quilts are done, two more are ready to pin, and two more are in process. Two weeks from today, DH and I will be going to the York Train Meet in York PA. We have been preparing our wish list, and I hope to visit a couple fabric shops while we're there.

This morning I'm having a problem with my phone service. The static is so bad you can't hear whose on the line. I called the repair service yesterday and they told me that they can have someone here on April 12. April 12 !!! Exactly where do they have their heads???Now today the line is worse. It will only let me call out when it thinks it's necessary. I had to dial repair service 5 times before it finally connected. So again I call repair service, and when I finally get to speak to a real live person, she tells me to call back after 8 o'clock and speak to a supervisor. Bubby has a seizure disorder and I'm diabetic. How am I supposed to call an ambulance in case of a medical emergency, I ask her. She tells me very matter of factly that it's not her problem. Not her problem!!!!! What happened to the days when customer service meant good service from real live people, not recordings? OK, now I'm done venting. Breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth. OK.

Carolyn, I also made myself a thread catcher, and you're right -- it is a good gadget. I also loved Mary's comment about the phone being her favorite kitchen gadget. The twins live just up over the hill from us. They share a house, and money is tight so most nights they have dinner with us. We provide the food, and they do most of the cooking. It works for us. Some days when they call and ask what's for dinner I tell them whatever they bring in. Last night we had gyros from our local Greek restaurant. Mmmmm, good. Tonight we're having scrapple and mush that we brought back from Bird-in-Hand last weekend. I just love it with homemade apple butter on it. My dad's grandfather migrated from Germany and settled in the Lancaster area before moving on to Western PA. Guess that's where I got my love of sausages, scrapple, chow-chow and other PA Dutch specialities.

And now on to the sewing machine. Have a good weekend, all. Linda


Nancy said...

Customer service has certainly gone down the tubes....

Have a great sewing day!!

Quilting Cindy said...

I continue to be amazed at the rudness of people, especially customer service. Hope the phone is soon working properly. Happy sewing.

Pat (Riker) said...

At LEAST the phone company should be giving you total credit for the # of days between when you report the outage until they get to fix it. If THAT was the policy, I bet they'd get out there a lot sooner, knowing you'd be paying nothing for phone service for all the days in between. It is disgusting as we now pay more and get LESS. *sigh*