Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
Would the people who have been praying for snow and rain please stop. I think we’ve had enough for awhile. Mother Nature has said its time for spring.
On Saturday I had a phone call that the caller ID said ATT. I thought maybe they were calling to get me back. I was all set to give them my two cents worth of complaints about their customer service. I answered but there was no one there so I hung up. I turned on the computer to work on a post. I clicked on google browser but it went to something called turnvailing.com and then said no internet connection. I had never heard of turnvailing before. Google always says google.com when opening. Nothing I could do would change it. I was beginning to wonder if ATT had done something with that call.
I decided to call for advice from Spectrum. No phone. Its dead. This was around 9 am. I had an appointment with Spectrum set for 8 am Sunday so I didn’t worry too much about getting it repaired. I kept checking throughout the day until about 7 pm but I still had no phone or internet. I used a neighbor’s phone to call about service. I was told there was an outage in this area and they were working on it. The phone and internet started working sometime during the night.
The technician showed up right on time. I was very pleased with this visit. The young man was very patient and answered all my questions. He explained the previous person had wired everything wrong at the pole which was causing issues with the wifi. The previous person apparently didn’t register the modems either. Without registration it might work but usually doesn’t. He helped set up the wifi properly and took the time to be sure everything worked. He even gave me his personal phone number just in case I had trouble after he left. He told me the long outage yesterday was due to them working to update to a faster speed service in this area. More people are using more wifi things within houses and it was requiring faster service. I do understand that because my daughter and her family use several things at once. Two or three tvs, ipad things, cell phones, game systems, and so forth might all be going at the same time.
My daughter is on a very strong antibiotic medication for the skin graft on her leg. She was told to not move her toes or try flexing her foot at all as it might damage the tendon under the graft. She is supposed to remain setting or laying with her foot elevated unless going to the bathroom. The kids, even the youngest, is being very helpful fetching things mommie can’t reach. A visiting nurse visits regularly to change the bandages and check for signs of trouble. I have faith that everything will turn out ok for her.
I have a question. Does anyone do sprouting or micro greens? Can you suggest a good reference book? I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for at the library. I’ve heard there is a danger of salmonella when eating them and that’s why they aren’t sold in the grocery anymore. Does anyone know if this is true? I can’t actually eat sprouts or micro greens without teeth but I would like to read and study in order to be ready when I do get my teeth.
I remember Grandma Mama used to grow herbs on a window sill but my memory has faded about what she grew except for chives in pots and mustard and watercress in saucers. I’m going to do my best to grow something this year even if its only an herb or two by a window. Of course my plan is to grow several things in pots on the back patio or along the front of my house. I used to have a fairly nice square foot garden when I was younger.
I have a problem with groundhogs. At first I had thought about getting an artificial owl to scare them away until I seen one in a yard with bird poo all over it. On the other hand one of those motion activated dancing Halloween witches might do the trick. When suddenly activated it scares me, dogs, cats, babies, unsuspecting strangers, and most likely groundhogs half to death. 🙂