Unexpected Life Experiences: Good and Bad
I'd heard different versions of what happens when your first year of Yahoo DSL ends. You get it for $19.95 for a year ( I think they're offering for $14.95 now) and then it goes to the "standard" rate. I couldn't seem to get the right info on what the standard rate was even calling their 800 number.
So, earlier this summer, my introductory rate ended. I didn't even notice until I got my phone bill and it was close to $60.00. Yipes! That's a bit much for me. Turned out my DSL went from $19.95 to $49.95. What to do.
I kept telling myself I'd have to call up AT&T and dicker with them. I know you can do that with credit card companies. If that didn't work, I didn't have a problem with going back to Humboldt Internet, as they offer DSL and it was cheaper than AT&T was charging. Thing is, I didn't wan't to have to change my e- mail address again.
Kept putting it off and then noticed last month's phone bill dropped considerably. They were only charging me like $34.95 for DSL. Just got an e-mail explaining they'd dropped their rates, although they didn't say exactly why. Sure is nice when something nice happens out of the blue like that.
Go out to the garage to load up my equipment this morning and my garage door won't open. Wasn't totally surprised because I heard a weird noise when I closed the garage door yesterday. I couldn't figure out what the noise was and blew it off.
Turned out it was the counterbalance spring at the top of the door breaking. I guess you can't open the door at all if that goes south on you, which was a surprise. If you disconnect it from the chain drive, when it's working right, it rolls right up. With the counterbalance broke, it was all I could do to open it one foot. I'm stuck!
All my equipment is in the garage and there's no way to get it out. Called the Overhead Door Company in Eureka and have yet to have them return my call. Hey, any excuse for a day off is fine for me, but this is a bit much. I already lose too much time as it is.
Aside from losing money not working, how much is this gonna cost to get fixed? I'll bet hundreds of dollars minimum.
It's always something, isn't it?