Monday, August 26, 2019

I took the lesser evil to reach the higher goal

My subscription with Direct TV/AT&T expired after two years and my reward was to have my bill increase by $74 a stay on.

Cable bills are high as they are and I went ballistic.

So, I called Infinity/Comcast and they quoted me a nice price.  I set up the appointment for them to come out and set me up.

Then, I called AT&T to cancel.

My. My.  They offered me such a deal and adjusted the monthly fee -- significantly.

When I added in the $ to have Comcast come out and set up the service.  And when I considered having to get accustomed to a new set of channels.  And when I thought about the uncertainty of this new service, I caved.

I decided to stay with the devil I knew -- or the lesser of two evils.

The good thing is that it will only be for a year and that will give me time to master all of the nuances, and get used to a new set of systems (hulu....ruka and etc.) so I can cut the cord.

And, that is the ultimate goal.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sometimes it just works out

I was going to book my trip to Thailand today but, within 24 hours, the price had gone up.  I appealed to the planners to go back to the original price.

They wouldn't budge.

Then, a trip to South Africa came across my thread.  I've always wanted to go there and to see the prison where Mandela "lived" for so long.

It was a better deal and less expensive and less time away.

BINGO!  I am happy with my purchase and look forward to going to the motherland.