Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Slow Internet and Elliptical Shopping
That happened to me years ago with my copier. I worked at home in a bedroom office in those days, and I had a full size copier in it. I don't remember what it did now, but it was broken. The company I bought it from had sent out several repair techs, and none of them had any idea what was wrong. They each suggested something different that might be the cause, and the fix was going to cost more than the machine. The Manager even came to my house and tried to fix it, but couldn't.
One day, this darling guy named David showed up to see if he could fix the copier. He wasn't assigned to my geographical area, but I guess they sent him since everybody else had already been there and had failed to fix the problem.
David was a young man -- nice looking -- very friendly -- and he looked me in the eye when he talked to me and he actually LISTENED when I spoke to him. We ended up being good friends. Anyway, David walked in my office. He tried to make a copy, and whatever was broken did its thing. He said, "Let me run out to my truck." He came back in the house with a tiny little part. He opened up the machine -- put in the tiny little part -- and it worked perfectly! I don't think he even charged me for whatever the part was because it was so cheap, and he just had it in his truck. From that point on, I NEVER let anyone come fix my machine but him. He came to our store for years until he went to work for some other company, and they transferred him far away.
So what did I do today? I met Phylly for lunch at our favorite hang-out: TGI Friday's. We are "known" there, if you know what I mean. We get special treatment, and we like that. The only bad part about meeting Phylly for lunch is she always has to go back to work -- and she did. I decided to go check out Ellipticals. I am not able to walk on my very nice treadmills because they cause lower back pain. A Chiropractor told me years ago not to walk on them, but after the pain goes away, I always try again. The pain comes back, and I have to quit. AARRGGHH!!! So I decided that maybe an Elliptical -- which I have never used and didn't like at any of the spas I used to belong to -- might be the solution.
Any time I am going to invest in an expensive something, I always do internet research. That is one really great thing about the internet. It appears that a brand called "Sole" is suppose to be the latest and the greatest. Sears sells them, so that is where I headed. Zachary waited on me. I asked him about the NordicTracks. He said they hardly ever sell them because everyone wants the Sole after he shows them the reviews on the Ipad he carries with him. So I tried out all the Sole's they had on the floor. At first, I thought my legs were going to break as it was such an uncomfortable movement for me, but my legs adjusted after a while. I got on every one they had, and I decided that the Sole probably was the most smooth and comfortable. ONLY they are soooooooooooo big! Bigger than a treadmill. I don't have that much space unless I get rid of my longarm, and that isn't going to happen any time soon. I decided to put the idea of buying an Elliptical aside for now, and I came back home.
It was very cloudy all day long, and I just couldn't get excited about doing anything after that. My sister, Judy, called twice today, and we talked. That was nice. Janice emailed and said she enjoyed the blog pics from yesterday. Hopefully, I will wake up to SUNSHINE in the morning, and will feel like sewing something. I really am motivated by sunshine. Cloudy days make me sleepy and lethargic. VERY unusual for me.