Today Joey was scheduled to leave at 12:30. He travels on standby, because his dad is a Southwest employee. But standby is standby, and today he did not get on. Fortunately I opted out of the trip to the airport as well, because otherwise I would still be there now. The three of them are hanging around the terminal, looking in the shops, having coffee, until the 6:30 flight, which looks good for standbys. But again, who knows?
I have been napping, having snacks, reading. And I spent an hour in chat with an Earthlink customer rep. I have been paying full price for dialup service with earthlink since 1999...$21.99 a month. Yet these days I never use the dialup. However, I liked having the email and especially I wanted Mary to have a consistent email address. So I asked the rep if I could just pay for emails instead of the whole thing.
Over the course of an hour the rep downgraded my account but said there is no way to get a refund on what I already paid for this month, which I think is crap. I had asked to make the changes effective march so I could complete the month but this person, A Felton, doesn't read. I have it in writing, this chat session, so I can point to where I said that, not once but twice. But A Felton just had a mission and completed it in a speedy hour. I asked if I could just do this myself but A Felton didn't seem to hear that either. I am sure I could have done it and gotten my money's worth. I really hate live chat help most of the time. It's a lot like telephone help and I tend to get the same kind of results. Techs who do not read or do not listen.
But anyway! The end result is that I am now about to save about $19 a month. So it was worth it. Little trickles here and there are going to help me pay down my debt and make the payments on my new house - if I ever get it.
As for New York! I do have some fun stuff planned. Next Monday E & E and I are going to see Stephen Colbert live, assuming we get in. I have the tickets but they are not guaranteed. We have to get in line long before the show and it's first-come-first-served. On Valentine's day I'll be at Symphony Space, enjoying a Selected Shorts program. On Feb 26 E & E and I will see Jon Stewart - the Daily Show. Other than these things I figure I'll take in what I feel up for. So far my knees are not doing particularly well. But I will keep up with the arthritis exercises and the supplements and try to stick to the diet as best I can, and maybe I will see some improvement over the time I am here. Speaking of which, it is time to take the pup for a walk...