September 26, 2011

I have a bone to pick with all of you...

So, my lovely readers...

Tyler posted last night as my guest blogger and guess what happened to my traffic?  It almost doubled!  His Mr. Mommy post was by far the most read since I've started this little blog.  I know I'm boring, but really?  Talk about a blow to the ego!  Tyler tried making me feel better by saying it was just because it was a Sunday night and nobody had anything to do.   I'm not buying it...

I had a great day yesterday and as you know, took the day off from blogging.  I love weekends, but I especially love them because Tyler lets me sleep in and gets up and takes care of Kyla.  A lot of times I will get up with her the first time and when she goes down for a nap, I go back to bed.  Then Tyler gets up with her when she wakes up again.  But Tyler is the type of person that can't really sleep in (weirdo) so he often just gets up with her right away.  Me, on the other hand, well I can sleep anytime, except at night when I'm supposed to.

So I slept in and then got ready to go shopping with my mom.  We had a great time.  We only went for some work pants for my mom, but of course we came home with much more.  I got some Fall decorations, a dress for Kyla for my cousin's wedding in October and some jeans and a sweater.  Success!  Thanks, Mom!  We should maybe do that every weekend!  The one thing I forgot to get was some soap from Bath & Body.  I'm obsessed with the foam soap.  Bummer, I guess Kyla and I have to go to the mall this week ;)

I also did some online shopping lately and got a nice, beautiful box from Carter's on our doorstep today.  They had a huge sale on baby stuff and my cousin sent me a $10 online coupon.  Thanks Erica!  I got all this for $65.  Kyla is set!

Sorry the pictures stink.  I forgot my camera at my mom's on Saturday (at least I hope so because I can't find it) so these are with my phone and I was taking them as fast as I could because my little stinker was making a mad dash for them and putting them in her mouth.

Our basement is finally ready for paint!  I'm so excited!  Except I have no idea when we're actually going to be able to do it.  This weekend is the big Badger game and hopefully Brewer playoff game.  Sunday we were going to go to the pumpkin patch for my birthday.  I really want to take Kyla, but I'm wondering if we should skip it and paint all day.  And the following weekend we have plans too.  We could get a little bit done at night when Tyler gets home from work, but I don't see that working out too well (especially because it seems like he has meetings every night, grrr).  This is why I wanted to be able to paint this past weekend because we had no plans so could have got it all done.  Oh well.

So now that I just got off the phone with my good ole friends at Charter, you all get to hear my newest rant.  Remember when I told you that our DVR in our bedroom doesn't work?  Well, I hadn't called yet because I was waiting to get our bill so I could a) make sure we were actually getting charged extra and b) I needed our account number in order to call them.  Well, we're definitely getting charged $7 extra for the secondary DVR that has never worked.  So I call today and the lady has me turn the box on, off again, and back on.  Does it work now?  No, you idiot!  Can you unplug it and wait 30 seconds to plug it back in?  Oh, my pleasure!  Does it work now?  Wow, crazy...NO!  She then tells me that there are some outages in the area (which I do believe because we lost power here for about 20 minutes) that could be affecting our DVR box.  I then tell her that it has NEVER worked so I'm pretty sure it's not because of the outage.  She says Oh, can I put you on hold?  She comes back and says here's what we're going to do...I'm going to transfer you over to the outage call back list and you will get a phone call when the outage is over and then you can try it again.  If it still doesn't work, please call us back.  At this point, I laughed at her.  I'm usually very nice, but it was comical.  I reminded her that it clearly has nothing to do with the outage, but she said this is all she could do for me.

So now...when it doesn't work after this "outage" and I call it worth the hassle to have a secondary DVR or should I tell them to forget it and remove it from our bill and also remove last month's $7 since it didn't work then either?  I can't decide...I do love laying in bed watching my shows, but I'm not sure I can handle any more of their "troubleshooting".

I really do apologize if any of my readers work for Charter and for all of you for having to deal with my rants, but it helps me release my frustrations.

Don't worry, I will *probably* forgive you all for liking Tyler's post more than mine and post my Thirty-One giveaway next Monday!  Just don't let it happen again ;)


  1. Don't feel bad about the up in your views... the only time mine gets super high is when it's about something bad... like pre term labor, looking anorexic, having heart surgery or having tubes put in. It's like the public craves drama... my everyday life isn't good enough. ha!

  2. I went through the same hassle with CenturyTel! After restarting it several times, they finally decided it was the DVR box and just to send a technician out to give us a new one. It's annoying.

  3. Tyler got more reads, because I had to look twice to make sure he really did write "fart" You never say fart.

    Cute outfits!

  4. Tyler did a great job :-) It was probably wives showing their husbands the entry and saying " now why don't YOU say nice things like that about me?!" hehe...I bet he's not very popular amongst other husbands right now :-P

    Love the clothes!!


  5. I agree with Shawna!
    Love the clothes, I love carters...that's where I get most of the girls clothes

    Sweet N Sassy Girls

  6. If it makes you feel any better I never got to reading his post but here I am reading yours ;)
    Cute outfits!