Wednesday Weirdness #317

I spoke with a customer service agent today who was very helpful. They understood exactly what my issue was and why the standard repair kit was not suitable for my situation. That shouldn’t be noteworthy; but, for me, is a rare experience. Especially when the resolution requires a full replacement of the affected item.

Wednesday Weirdness #316

I had to reprogram all the garage remotes again. I know that is the way of things; but, it’s still somewhat frustrating. I don’t know if they make operators that can connect with a computer over Wi-Fi; but, I’m going to find out. I see no reason to be stuck in the 90’s technology-wise if I can avoid it.

Wednesday Weirdness #315

Its only Wednesday and my email inbox is over flowing with Thanksgiving Day sales. I do read them in case someone has a good price on something we plan to purchase. I don’t understand some of the advertised sales. It’s very, very, unlikely that we will be buying pool equipment or supplies in late November. Sending an email is technically free. But, most companies still pay someone else to send to the addresses on their email lists.

Wednesday Weirdness #314

We have the maximum number of remotes for our garage door openers which is actually a gigantic PIA. I always end up totally clearing the openers and re-learning ALL the remotes since the openers always delete the oldest device learned which is never the one that need to re-added. Who designs devices that can’t clear memory positions independently? And why is it always cold and blustery outside when I need to fix things.

Wednesday Weirdness #313

The USB charging cables for our both our phones broke when we were on the road this past weekend. Of course, all the stores were closed when we plugged our phones in to charge overnight. Fortunately, they still worked if you carefully connected them in a certain position. What are the chances of them both dying on the same trip?

Wednesday Weirdness #312

A driver that was going the wrong way down the street got mad that I yelled ” Wrong way! Wrong way! Wrong way!” at him after I jumped out of the way of his car. I try to be careful in downtown crosswalks. But, it’s difficult to stay out of the way when cars turn from any direction, even ones they aren’t supposed to.

Wednesday Weirdness #311

It appears the plugin that pops up photos and videos is one thing that is broken. Now, I’ll have to fix it or find another plugin. All of the pictures and moves are still there. Unfortunately, the lightbox overlay effect is lost and everything now appears in a separate window. I know that plugin works fine in very similar configurations. Just not the specific one on this blog. If its not one thing, its another.

Wednesday Weirdness #310

I accidentally dropped a $5 bill walking out of the store on Monday. I typically am careful to put all the bills I receive as change away so it happens only rarely. However, since I still use cash, it likely won’t be the last time. And, it’s always rather annoying whenever it happens.

Wednesday Weirdness #309

When we were crossing the street on Sunday, a driver got angry at the driver of the car in front of her that was turning left because he didn’t chase us out of the cross walk so she could proceed. Long loud angry beeps on the horn. Screaming out the window. We were crossing with the traffic signal. So, yielding to pedestrians was proper. And, it doesn’t take that long to cross the street. It was an ugly and unsettling display of road rage on an otherwise quiet morning.

Wednesday Weirdness #308

I received an amazing number of “Now that your back, has [a certain task] been completed yet” within the first few hours that I was back online. Of course, they just added to the clutter that I had to sort through. Some days it seems like I spend more time sending status updates than actually getting work done.