Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Cabin Home

I WISH!!! I found this on Facebook, thought I would share, this house is simply amazing. One can dream right?

a cabin

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Comcast – Brilliant At Sales, Not So Much At Fixing Their Chit

We have the “Triple Play” package, Internet, Phone and TV. Awesome right? Call them to add a service and you get through on one call right away, they can do everything on that call and they are so friendly and so prepared.

You want to get something fixed? Like a sudden loss of internet connection, loss of phone and tv? Well, that works a little bit differently, you call and get an IVR, that IVR bounces you around a bit, then after you’re done bouncing they get you in line for a minimum of 20 minutes and then somebody who can barely form an English sentence comes on the line and you now try to explain the problem.

The prepared straight from the script answer “Your modem is bad” to which I respond everything is down, not just the internet connection, tv is down as well. “Your modem is bad”, we go back and forth and he sends me to another department where I explain this all over again and then click, the transfer “hang up”.

I get back to “support” and end up with the “Your modem is bad” and they schedule a visit to my house. I try to explain that Comcast was outside burying my neighbors cable, is it possible they cut my line? NO.

Comcast shows up the next day “we accidentally cut your line”, I gathered that so they lay line number 3 down on top of the lawn, see, they have done this before so now I have yet another line to be buried.

AT&T is worse, I could explain how while down at my Dad’s house last week his U-Verse box decided it belonged somewhere else so deactivated itself. That was another call to support hell.

Now Comcast is merging with yet another large company, you think they’ll get better as a larger monopoly? Of course not but being a monopoly we are stuck with them….

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Toy

Just got a new to me 1995 Yamaha Virago 1100 it’s awesome, my legs hurt and I ate a zillion bugs on the way home. No longer hungry, oy vey.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

D-Day June 6th, 1944

It’s impossible to say how many died on D-Day, estimates say between 2,500 to more than 5,000 allied dead and 6,036 American casualties including wounded and missing. The Heritage Foundation in Washington estimates 4,900 dead. It’s hard to wrap your mind around that many dying and even to this day they still find the occasional body but consider the whole picture.

19,000 civilians died in Normandy before and after D-Day to soften up German defenses, Allied air forces lost nearly 12,000 men in April and May 1944 in operations ahead of the invasion. 160,000 men invaded Nazi occupied France in the first wave, the invasion fleet had more than 5,000 ships and landing craft. Winston Churchill said to his wife he was afraid more than 20,000 would be dead by the time they woke up.

More than 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing the D-Day museum says. The American cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach has the remains of 9,383 servicemen and four women.

War has a terrible cost, the cost of not fighting one can be far worse.

Check out the US Army’s webpage for D-Day 

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American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944. They will reinforce fighting units that secured the Norman beachhead and spread north toward Cherbourg.





Sunday, June 1, 2014

Power Washing The Deck

The old deck we purchased was getting covered in moss and grime and it was time to try and clean it up. I removed the center section so we could sit on the deck and see out into the campground while sitting on the deck. Here it is from two weeks back.


Here is what it looked like as I started to power wash. Unfortunately the campground water pressure isn’t the best so it took 4 hours to complete.


Finally, it’s done!