Monday, July 30, 2012
It has been a frustrating summer...
More than half of the time our phone has not worked, so we finally just cancelled the service and are just using our cell phones...
Our internet service has also been atrocious. We lost service for a couple of weeks, so I am behind on everything I was trying to keep up with on SP. I feel bad about not being able to read and respond to blogs as I usually do. I have determined it would take to many hours to catch up on tracking all of my food and fitness online, so I have decided just to forget about the missed days and start anew.
We tried to get a different internet company. No one seems to want our business. I was calling to compare prices. I found that every time I would call a company, they would quote me a different price, even if I had received a quote the previous day. Didn't give me much confidence. After several weeks, we finally got a company to come out. We DO live in town. ALL of our neighbors have internet service. Almost every house in our subdivision is less than 20 years old. After 45 minutes of complaining that our house was "crazy" and that it was "too much work to be worth what it pays" the technician determined that the work order was wrong and he did not have the proper equipment on his truck. We had cancelled all our plans, and stayed home the entire day waiting on him, (he was 4 hours late) just to be told we had to reschedule and that they didn't have another opening for 2 weeks. Needless to say, we started the search again. Now our internet works, sort of, most of the time. We are still hoping to find better.
I have not mowed our yard since May, and it has not needed it. It is deader than dead, and our trees have no leaves left. I cannot remember the last time it rained here, and our outdoor thermometer has read over 100 every day since the middle of June. I have not been able to walk outdoors or bike ride without getting heat exhaustion. All my exercise has been in the pool, which limits the hours of availability.
It seems like all we are doing for entertainment is eat, eat, eat, because of the heat. Instead of losing weight this summer, I'm gaining, which totally sucks. I am looking forward to school starting, only because it will get me back in some sort of a routine, and food and drink will not be readily available!
There. Now my whiney butt rant is over, and I'm ready to move on. Time to kick some bad habits and excuses to the curb and start anew!