Yesterday morning I got up too early because I couldn't go back to sleep. I spent time on my computer playing with iTunes and my iPod, removing the Christmas music and building some new play lists.
Then I was really ready for a hot shower. Alas, there was no hot water!
The hot water tank was acting up recently, but now it had quit. It was still under warranty, so we called for service and the truck arrived promptly a little after 9:00.
The service man replaced the thermostat and fixed a small leak, and was on his way, no charge! And I was back in hot water. That's a good thing.
When I started on my weight loss plan almost a year ago, I had to approximate subtle weight changes, because we still had an old analog scale.
I knew it wasn't entirely accurate because I always weighed more at the Dr. office.
Well, I will be going back to counting calories again soon, and I decided to upgrade my scale. Yesterday I bought this.
So of course this morning I was almost ten pounds heavier!
But I still have the same 45 pound weight loss. I might just have to move my ultimate target a bit farther. No problem. I can do it, once I get rid of all of the holiday food and cookies and candy. I am starting to ration what I have, and the last three days I've done ten miles on the stationary bide or walked 3.5 miles, depending on the weather.
Last week a young man came to our door with information on our Comcast/Xfinity billing, and said he could get us a better deal. We listened. The plan was to drop the account in Tom's name and open a new account in my name, thus getting a much better "new account" rate. We would have to change our phone number. We signed up.
Today the installer came.
Rodney was a sweet guy, and he convinced us to stay with our account but call in for a better deal. That was what I was hoping for anyway, and now I had the ammunition of having gone through this process.
I called Comcast, explained that we were ready to drop our account and open a new one, but we really thought they should just give us a better deal. We could keep our phone number, and they could avoid all of the costly time for the change over.
It worked. Starting today we will be saving about $70 a month. While it's good for just one year, I guess I can call again next year and see what I can do then.
It makes no sense to me to reward new customers, but punish old and faithful customers. Good grief!
Beside my Comcast negotiations and my 3.5 mile walk today, I'm making turkey soup and home baked bread sticks. Jill and the kids will be here for dinner before Jill and Irene go downtown to see a stage production of Cinderella. Isaac will spend the evening with us.
While I work in the kitchen I can now listen to my iPod music on my new docking clock radio, a Christmas gift from Jill and Corey.
It's time to go check my bread dough.
I guess with that new scale I' better be careful of how many of those bread sticks I eat!