Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 266

It sure would have been nice if the Labor Day weekend was a four day holiday. Nothing went very smoothly today. It was a very rainy day for starters. The remnants of hurricane Hermine have finally arrived in Dallas and although it is no longer much of a storm, it is certainly wet. A lot of time was eaten up this morning cleaning wet dogs and sweeping water off the roof. When I finally was able to get down to business, I discovered that my client's missing website still hasn't reappeared. The DNS is pointed at the correct servers now but the site is still missing in action. Everyone seemed missing in action today. Several people left urgent messages on my voicemail while I was walking the dogs, but when I returned their calls, I kept getting those irritating automated systems that won't let you talk to anyone.

I finally got tired of listening to the endless "if you want to talk to someone in human resources press 3, if you want to talk to someone in billing, press 4" messages, so I just got in my car and drove over to the clients offices. Surprisingly, this is often the fastest way to handle something. Isn't technology wonderful?  It's actually easier to drive across town and go see someone in person than it is to get them on the phone.

This plan worked pretty well, so on the way home from my client's office I stopped by one of my doctors to try and resolve an insurance problem the same way. I should have known better. Insurance problems can never be resolved with a simple conversation. You have to send at least twelve letters back and forth and get a third party involved before anything even starts to happen.

I was real proud of myself for finally making an appointment to see the dentist today.  I guess the dogs shamed me into making the call. Their teeth look better than mine do now. Unfortunately, my dental appointment isn't until October. My dentist asked if I was in pain and then proceeded to tell me that it had been so long since my last visit that I was going to have to be treated as a new patient again. The first available appointment for new patients was October 4. I guess it's a good thing I wasn't in pain. Actually, I wasn't all that upset about the long delay because I didn't really want to see the dentist in the first place.

I had a lot easier time making a hair appointment for tomorrow. That's probably because I see Betty every month for a haircut and it's been ten years since I've been to see the dentist.

Dalmatian of the Day

    Watch of the Day

1 comment:

  1. I guess it's good that it hasn't been 10 years since you had a haircut... although it's been about that long for my guy. He has hair that would be the envy of many women his age (well, maybe not the beard!)