It’s surprising what goes through one’s mind after watching Kathie Lee and Hoda and I mean that in a nice way although I only happened to be watching it today. As I sat there drinking my coffee and munching Oreo’s, yeah I know, not a good breakfast, I missed who won the best curb appeal job because the power went out. My vote went to Kathie by the way, but not only did the TV go out, my computer which is on wifi shut down too and then Windows 10 decided to do a slew of updates when I turned it back on, so I had to wait around for that.
While I was waiting I decided it was a good time to make a phone call because I needed a new lawn mowing service.
I never just make a phone call unless I have a good reason and the timing has to be right because I dread telephones! I fired the second lawn guy yesterday who lasted one month more than the first guy. I just didn’t think it was too much to ask him to use the weed whacker on the few cracks in the driveway where weeds grow and to take 5 minutes to rake the fronds up that were all over the lawn from the Madagascar tree! It was fine with me if he wanted to bill me extra even though he agreed to do those things when I hired him. I guess it was too much extra work though because he got all bent out of shape when I brought it up and now I’m hunting down another crew. He was a crew of one and now I want a crew of two. One will need to rake up the fronds and weed the driveway!
Wednesday 8/26/15: Just an additional note to mention that I hired the guy that I talked to and texted Tuesday. He gave me what I thought was a very reasonable price for what he says he will do in my yard which includes raking up the fronds, weeding the driveway, as well as pulling the weeds in the garden. Yay! When he found a weed in front of my ixora bush and said he would cut that, I figured he knew the difference between foliage plants and weeds. Some lawn guys don’t like the first one who killed all of my coleus plants.
While we were looking at the garden, I spotted the above bloom on my elephant ear plant for the very first time. I didn’t even know they bloomed. Not your regular type bloom but I think it is a flower just the same. My Easter Lily used to bloom like that but not anymore yet a few of my houseplants do.
This brings me to the best thing that was ever invented; the smart phone which I think we all love for browsing online and for texting and okay, for phone calls too!
Unfortunately, when the power went out this morning, so did wifi on my phone which I assume is the reason I could not text, but maybe not. Either way, I kept getting that annoying error code when I tried to send my address to George at the lawn service. He has a thick accent and couldn’t understand where I lived when we talked on the phone so a text usually prevails in those cases. The funny thing is he is the one who left a flyer outside my front door.
When my texts failed to send after 5 or 6 tries, I got to thinking about another time my phone was acting up and I remembered what my phone service people told me; turn the phone off and then on again so things can reset themselves. That worked again today and in a matter of seconds, I was able to send and answer several texts from George. I might not have thought of that had I not been setting up the TV channel for my sister to watch her soap at 1 P.M. and if the power hadn't gone out near the end of Hoda and Kathie Lee’s show which I had gotten interested in.
I still have iPhone 4 because it fits in my pockets but there are some new apps that it can’t handle so I might be forced to get the newer, bigger version...maybe! For today though, for those of you who may not know, if you have trouble at all with your phone, try resetting it by turning it off and then on again after 3 or 4 minutes.