I went to bed early last night, hoping to catch up on some zz's
It didn't work out that way....first the HOT phone kept jumping around all night, lept off once during the night. But, equally annoying was that the cloister bell was sounding on my computer in my living room.
As it was, I don't think any of those sites went down (though I've been having issues lately with this site....) Turned out part of my WiFi network had failed. I've been thinking of replacing parts of it with HomePlug network adapters....but if I were to implement the plan...it was to span the large distance of my living room to my 'computer' room. And, not the opposite corners of my living room....
But, I guess I might have to rethink my plans....
I just remembered that I was going to pull the plug on my dialup account by the end of last month. So, I just went and canceled it.
We'll see if that was soon enough to avoid getting charged for this month. Otherwise, I suppose I might get an angry email, because the info they have on my card gives last month as the expiration date.
Well, looking around at accessories and doing some reading....it appears that while the new C-S2 batteries of the 87xx will work in the older 71xx phones...the older C-S1 batteries from those won't work in the 87xx devices.
And, since the price is more reasonable....I think I paid ~$100 for the extra C-S1....~$25 for a C-S2....I decided to get one....in addition to the other accessories I did decide to order today.
Well, its true....when they announced that this would be available on October 1st....it did show up on their website today, available for order.
At first I was just going to look around, but in chatting with an online sales rep....I decided to go for it. He assured me that I would get a local phone number (unlike T-Mobile).
I don't know if I'll keep the old Blackberry 7100t or not....I got it unlocked yesterday...so it either makes it easy to sell, or makes it possible to use a different SIM card should the need arise.
At one time, I had considered travelling the Europe and therefore having a use for the capability...but it seems unlikely that there'll be any overseas travel in my near future.... The darn terrorists are winning....
Anyways...in somewhat haste to complete the order, I forgot to browse for accessories....though about the only thing I might be looking at is an extra battery (which I don't need right away) and maybe a different style case...which probably won't come from Sprint (or Blackberry).
Just found an email, that Radio Shack has the HomePlug speaker transmitters in stock again.
It was because it was out of stock, that I started thinking of skipping the process and see about saving up for a Yamaha YSP-1000.
But, I'm a long way off from reaching that goal...and the HomePlug stuff is relatively cheaper....of course, that assumes that it'll work.
The lack of good sound is really impairing my HT enjoyment...and has impacted my NetFlix subscription...in that there hasn't been any activity on my account since I've moved....
Guess, it was a false notification....their site still shows it as out of stock.
Well, this morning I saw the monthly charge from Vonage hit my card....and it occurred to me that it was time to hurry up and cancel my Lingo account.
I plan to cancel both eventually....but Lingo first....because all I ever get weird calls that must be from exempt telemarketers that don't understand that asking to speak to someone who doesn't exist....when they get my voicemail and then asking again, and then saying they are sorry and good bye....isn't very useful.
They should just not call at all. (or perhaps leave a meaningful message.)
Otherwise, my call volume on the line has been dropping for a long time...the main reason I had it was that Western Europe is part of its 'local' calling area....but my cousin in London is moving to California. And, even then I have only called a few times....mainly use our gmail accounts to keep in touch.
So, I cancelled it. And, it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be.
Wonder how it'll go when I decide that it is time to drop Vonage.
And, there's a blood drive coming up next week at the University
However, I just called 1-800-GIVE-LIFE, twice....and both time they connected me to Massachusetts, which won't schedule appointments for Manhattan, KS. And, I have never been able to schedule appointments using their website.
For Manhattan, KS...the drives never show up, so I can't even try. And, back when I was in Dublin, OH....I would schedule, and then they would later email me that the drive has been cancelled and so has my appointment. But, later I'll find out that the drive still took place. And, if they hadn't told me not to show up...I could've given blood.
But, now that classes are in session....I suspect it'll be much harder to just walk in to give blood during my lunch break....it already took a long time when I gave blood the last time.
What am I to do?
In addition to the 3 (or 4, or 5) rather definite big ticket items in my purchase plans....
- New prescription eyewear (x2)
- Blackberry 8703e
- A suitable all season bicycle
- this home that I'm living in...
- a Mac Mini
There's now a pile of other stuff that I'm thinking that I want to get. The latest is this 12-Drive RAID box. Might just be in the price range that I can rationally accept. Sure its not a true 12 drive array, but at least it is step in the 'right' direction.
Just as I was thinking that I would have to give in and go with the 7130e, word has come out that the 8703e will be available from Sprint.
Now the question is should I wait until my birthday to get it or not
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