Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cauliflower ear

My left ear should be flat as a pancake. Spent more than two hours on the phone with tech support getting new DSL modem set up. Old one was going bad. Seems all my line filters had gone bad also, which causes errors on line and unstable connection. They're sending new ones. Ah, the joys of modern technology.

Now waiting for plumber to come and replace two water faucets. Both have been leaking for sometime but got worse, I dread to see my next water bill. Ah, the joys of home ownership.

But I am thankful for the blessings of surfing the world via Internet and having running hot and cold water. Among many more blessings, totally undeserved on my part, that God has graciously given me. Not least of which are friends. I do believe I would forego the Internet, with sobs, of course, and hot and cold water even, before friends.

Comment form has been reset, if any reader cares to comment on this syrupy post. I didn't realize what the comment setting was on.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Winter has finally come to East Tennessee with a vengeance. Brr, have to leave a warm house first thing when I get up to take my husband's dog out. Upper elevations have gotten snow but us at lower elevations only got a few flakes. For which I'm glad myself. Grandson wants to see more snow. He'll change his mind when he gets a job. Not having to drive to work in snow and ice was and is one of THE best parts of retirement.