Friday, March 16, 2007

Still struggling

I'm still wheezing away, the doctor doubled my prednisone yesterday to 120 mg a day for 3 days, then start tapering again. I still slowly sink into the yellow (trouble) zone about every 4-5 hours. This is NOT fun. I will slog on through, but it has stopped my exercising. I tried, it seems to make the situation worse.

We were due for new cell phones on our plan, and they arrived yesterday. Serena's was popped aboard UPS, Mom's is all ready to go (phone book on it and all settings done except activation), I'll wait until Monday and send hers off. That way she can still talk on the phone all weekend. Last night I spent over an hour on the phone with tech support, it sounds as if we have a bad batch of phones -- they work for calling, but can't do web updates. I am going to wait until Serena has a chance to receive her phone, activate it, and find out if hers has the same problem. If so, they are going to replace 3 phones, but not Mom's. Mom isn't going to do web updates anyway. I am going to make them send Serena's to HER, instead of sending it here, and making me pay shipping to her place. I am not amused. That was a LONG time on the phone with them, to not the best results.

Speaking of customer service, at least in a roundabout way, remember the sock yarn that didn't match? The company sent 2 replacement skeins (even though I bought 4 originally -- they said that this way I'd have enough for a pair of socks that matched.) When the package came, much to my chagrin I found the same problem with THOSE two skeins, one was muted and one was bright. Sigh. So I have 3 skeins that are muted and 3 skeins that are bright. Neither set is enough for a pair of knee socks. I called to express my opinion, and was told that is normal variation in a variegated yarn. I don't think so. For heaven's sake, muted to bright is NOT normal variegation. If one entire skein is muted, the others in the dye lot should be as well. If the entire skein is bright, they ALL should be. I have pretty much sworn off buying sock yarn from that company. Too bad, that used to be quite a reputable place.


Crow Calling Woman said...

Hummm is this cell company called Cingular? Since merging with ATT *SPIT* they have sucked big time. I hate ATT and SBC and Ameritech and any other name they shall call themselves in the future. They are the same company, and the same company that allowed accounts opened in my name IN ANTOHER STATE. *SPIT-CURSE-FEEEEEEEN*

hUMMM, Is the yarn company Cherry Tree? I keep hearing new crap about them everywhere and they are indeed not what they used to be.

Pr3tty* Knitty~ said...

I hope you are feeling much better now. Poor Mary, the asthma must be torturing you very much!!! I got the knitting book last Monday and I love it very much. Thats a great book.
Thanks!!! =)