The Orkin supervisor visited today – I knew the barn smelled like dead rodents and sure enough there was a very disgusting dead rat in one of the bait traps. A reader wondered if I had considered a professional exterminator – Orkin IS a professional exterminator! I will say no more.
I am sitting on the porch with a beer and my IPad writing to you – it is just perfect out here – no wind, the mourning doves, the woodpeckers, goldfinches, nuthatches, orioles and even a cardinal in the grove are all singing and chirping. This is good for the soul – anyone’s soul but mine in particular.
Our Xerox copier has been on the blink for several days because I needed a toner waste container – the copier gave me that message. I have tried repeatedly to reach Xerox online but I had to tell them my password. I’ve never had to contact them so I didn’t have a password. Our Xerox rep is no longer with the company but nobody told me and I’ve also never had a new rep call on me even though we have a leased copier and a contract. No copier = no patterns. I had our past repairman’s phone number so I called him. He gave me an 800 number for Xerox – it was all automated and my call was dropped twice after being on hold for 12 minutes each time waiting for customer service. Called the repairman again – he can’t place an order unless he is responding to a service call into the company. I can’t make a service call – nobody will answer. When I tried online of course I needed that password – no password ever. I finally came apart at the seams and told the repairman – who was nothing but helpful, I might add – that I was hauling that ———-copier to the landfill for as much good as it’s doing me! We have been a customer in good standing for 40 years. The final word? The repairman ordered the part for me – like he should have done 5 days ago. How much frustration can one person handle?
Had a simple doctor appointment today – she has banned me from taking Ambien anymore – I can’t remember anything- sound familiar? I told her I wondered if I had early onset dementia and she informed she that early onset dementia happened in young people – not people my age. Oh for cryin out loud – hahaha!!!
On this day in 2016 our little dog Faye died. My friend Jane in Michigan also lost her little JRT named Ember the same day. Faye was not old – about 4 when she died of kidney failure and nobody knew why. I can still feel that heartache of losing her – tears in my eyes as I write this.
Bear with me – I’ll get over this rough patch – thanks for letting me vent to all of you. I do appreciate my blog friends so much!