I thought it would be fun to post a slideshow of photos taken during my Nebraska trip of Courthouse, Jail, Castle and Chimney Rocks. Flickr has a new slideshow application that I wanted to try.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
- Contacted an online vendor of wheelchairs and walkers and asked for information about a walker for my mother who broke her hip last February. I completed a form on their website.
- Contacted a gas contractor about installing and testing my natural gas BBQ grill. I completed a form on their website.
- Contacted a local coin dealer about the steps to grade and certify a coin. I clicked a link that opened my e-mail client.
To date, none of these companies have contacted me back. The online vendor lost any business as I bought a walked from a local retail store. That was probably better anyway as I got a chance to compare walkers.
The gas contractor bothers me as I do want to get my grill installed. I bought it at Lowe’s right before Father’s Day and I had it hooked up free by someone I know. Unfortunately, you get what you pay for and the grill apparently wasn’t installed properly. I’m willing to pay a professional to come out and install it correctly and test it to make sure there isn’t a problem with the grill itself. I [foolishly] thought by completing the form and giving them my problem and my location, I would at least get an estimate to come out for the service work.
The coin dealer is a minor irritant. I’ve been to the dealer’s store before and it’s a pretty good shop. I’m very surprised they did not contact me back. Since I moved last fall, the store is now out of my way and I don’t feel the urgency to go to him. Hopefully I’ll locate another dealer closer to me.
I realize these are all minor rants, but it’s still irritating…especially when they say the “best way” to reach them is by completing a form.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here’s the newest member of our family. He’s a Yorkshire Terrier – Chihuahua mix puppy named Wrigley. He is Lisa’s dog (hence the name!) and she promises to take care of him. His joining the family was completely unexpected!
For this picture, I held him in my left hand and took the picture with the digital camera in my right hand. He’s so small that I could hold him with one hand. Of course, I had to set my camera to it’s close-up setting. It’s the only way to keep him from moving!