Friday, July 8, 2011

UPDATE!!! When I said you never talk to the same person twice, not true, I was lucky enough to get the same person that told me it would have to be returned to the "locator's department" and this person was a little put out with me that I called back. That didn't work so I tried another avenue....nope that one didn't work either! Pretty much told the same thing, just by another person and no you cannot talk to anyone with any authority above the person you are talking with. So after 3 solid weeks of calling & online chatting every other day, I am still in the same place I was 2 months ago, no answers and a TV that isn't working correctly. I now have to wait another 3 to 5 business days for someone to get back with me as to the status of this claim...........I have spent a total of 3 hours and 4 minutes on the phone (over the last 3 days)at this point, with countless time online chatting with the service department. I so hope this company does the right thing and takes care of this problem......SOON!!!
For the last 2 months I have been trying without success to get a LCD 55" TV warrantied through the LG company.....this has been the most frustrating experience I have ever had with any company concerning warranty!!!!! We live pretty much in the middle of nowhereville, which must fascinate people in big cities because they simply cannot understand how there are no qualified service technicians in our "city" (which in fact is so not a "city" and barely qualifies for a town) and while I realize the people I am getting on the other line at LG must have a strict guideline to follow that includes exhausting all avenues (including a repair service center in Florida) just how long does it take for them to understand there is NO qualified service technician within 200 miles of us and we are not near FLORIDA????? The last two days I have spend a total of 1 hour and 22 minutes on the phone (mostly on hold, I might add) trying to get this resolved. I received a phone call from the company in Florida, they told me they don't have a service tech in our area. Hummm....really? So, I turned around and called LG (you NEVER speak to the same person and cannot even request to speak to the same person) this time the lady told me the claim would be returned to the department that looks for service technicians.....exactly how many times will the claim return to this department? I am thinking the "guidelines" these service people follow must try to extend this process so long the customer finally gives up. Well, they don't know me very well.....I am now on a mission to get this TV replaced, I mean come on! This TV cost almost $2000 and was a big splurge! I'm not throwing away $1700! If LG can't provide service to warranty their products, then don't sell the products in nowhereville!! the soapbox and back to the phone lines to try one more time to contact ______ (name withheld to protect identity & possible keep me outta hot water)!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

This is our beloved Bandit with our grand baby just a week ago. Bandit died yesterday after having a convulsion that he just couldn't recover from. Of course it had to happen on a Sunday, but I was able to phone our vet. The vet said it was a convulsion and because he hadn't had any before, he felt like he would recover if we just kept him cool and let him rest. That wasn't the case though, his old body just couldn't come out of it. It is pretty sad around our house, we had Bandit for 15 years and he was such a big part of our family! His buddy, Gus is having a hard time adjusting to not having his constant companion. Bandit brought us so much joy over the years....I don't really think he thought he was a dog, he was just a part of the family! Little Miss Tenley loves dogs and we were surprised that Bandit went right over and sat down next to her and let her tug and pull on him. Wonder if he knew his time was short and she needed to get to know him a little. There are countless stories about Bandit and I am so thankful he belonged to our family, as bad as the hurt is right now there are so many good memories of him with our family!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Update on the wandering (errr trespassing) incident. The "neighbor" was in fact on the phone with the owner of the property and also called the cops on me. Thankfully the Owner had no concerns about me wandering (or trespassing) and figured I was in fact taking pictures.....whew! While the cop surely wanted to at least come and talk with me, the property owner said there was no reason.....thank you!!!! Said owner even said they would call me when the next mare had her foal! Woo Hoo!!!! Maybe I'll get some awesome pictures!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Silly Girl!

A friend & I went out to check out our neighbors horses last night and this gal put on a show for us! Her name is Exotic Dancer, but they call her Lollipop....she was really interested in showing us her gums and teeth!! Every time we would tickle her chin she did this! Sometimes for an extended time too. Our neighbor has many many horses....(thinking there are 15 on this place) 2 new babies and 6 more waiting to foal! Not to mention the yearlings, one girl that is "resting" after a little injury and a beautiful stud. I'll probably visit again....hopefully getting lots of pictures of all the sweet babies!

Hummm….something doesn’t belong



I got a new camera for Christmas!  I have the most awesome daughter in the world that suggests gifts for her dad to get me!  It’s not like I “suggest” anything)…..haha

Anyway I’ve been really wanting to not only understand this dang complicated far above my photographic ability gizmo, so I wandered around our little town looking for interesting subjects.  On the edge of town there is this set of several pens that always have horses and cattle.  Me being an animal lover couldn’t help but wander (ok, technically trespass) into said pens.  As I walked down into the pens of cattle I came across this…..he came around the round bale as if to say…..”Yeah, I’m a llama..what of it?”.  It’s pretty well know in our little town that unusual animals sometimes appear at these pens.  They even had a camel one time, which there is a pretty traumatic story of said camel chomping on the owner, but I won’t go into the details.  At any rate, you just never know what you might see in these pens! 

I wandered (err trespassed) around snapping shots of horses, loved on several horses (there is one blue-eyed paint that really liked me) and as I was getting into my pickup to leave I noticed a neighbor standing on her front porch talking on the phone….she was probably calling the police or maybe even the owners of these animals.  That’s sort of a good thing, neighbors looking out for each other.  Life in a small country town is great….we all know everyone, heck most of the time we actually know the names of everyone’s dogs!  But, sometimes there are the “nosey” ones (you know the kind) that just know a little too much information!  Anyway…..I got away without any incident.  Not that the police or owners couldn’t find me because like I said we know everybody! 

Gotta love life in a small country town!!     

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Can I just get off this "ride" now??? PLEASE

I never dreamed an empty nest could still be so dang hectic! How in the world did I ever get everything done when my kids were home??? No kids to follow around to various sporting & school events and I still don't have enough time to get everything done much less actually spend any amount of time visiting with some really important people in my life! CrAzY dang life....I guess if I didn't have this compulsion to think I have to do it all (& I admit in a VERY big way.....I seem to always go way over the top in everything) maybe I wouldn't feel so far behind! Oh well, tomorrow is yet another day and nope it's not Friday yet! Too many projects...too little time!