Time I’ll never get back – My email went wonky this week. I couldn’t access it on any device so that had to be a cable provider issue. As one who hates phone calls (long queues, hard to understand accents, etc.) I looked for the chat feature. The website was full of marketing stuff. Buy this, buy that. Finally at the bottom right corner (where you would not notice it) I found the chat icon. It was maybe a half inch square while all the marketing stuff was billboard size. I clicked. It said I was 3rd in line with a 2-to-5-minute wait. Ok, not too bad. Four minutes later it asked if I was still there. I said yes and it updated me to 4th in line (I’m not sure how that works?) and a 5-minute wait. Overall, it took about 12 minutes and I got Eon. I told him what was happening and what I had done (multiple reboots, turning off, yada, yada, yada). He said that someone probably hacked my email account; was sending spam from it; and it was frozen. I had to CALL to reset my password. I don’t know why I had to call because it’s not like they could see that it was really me any more than he could. I called. There were multiple public service messages. If you are poor, you can get internet access free if you are willing to jump through hoops. They have new offers I may be interested in. Just give me a bypass number to circumvent this! Finally, I got a person. She took my info and said she was transferring me to the “email division.” Yeowza, email has its own division. Cool! I got there and explained (for the third time) what was going on. I also said the first guy said I needed a password change. She said no, they were having issues with email. (They need to tell Eon that.) She filled out a work order and said they’d call in 24 to 48 hours. They didn’t call but the next morning my email was working. Overall time spent, an hour (which wasn’t as bad as other calls but still…). I wish Eon had just said wait until tomorrow morning to see if the issue cleared out. BTW the beloved husband (same account) had no issues.
What’s up with that? – After a very productive week or two, I’ve sunk back in the “no energy” zone. I don’t know how it happens. One day I’m all energizer bunny and the next, I’m a dead rabbit. I know I complain about this a lot, but it hits me like a sack of potatoes and I can’t figure out the root cause. It couldn’t possibly be aging.
Nostalgia – This is the time of the year we would be planning our beach trip. We haven’t been there in a few years. I’m no longer a fan of sand in my private parts and paying inflated prices for an ice cream cone but the best part was always that I could read almost continuously. There wasn’t a weed that needed to be pulled or a bathroom to clean. Just sit and read. I miss that. I also miss the “right off the boat” seafood. Maybe one of these years we’ll make another trip. We used to go with our siblings, but they have all aged out of the trip. The drive is overwhelming and so are the health issues. I’m so glad we did it while we could.
So how was your week?