Sunday, May 21, 2017

Rain, rain and more rain

Enough already.  It has rained off and on all day after having storms last night.  Does this look like enough?
My dry creek was dry when I went to bed last night.  Now?  Not so much.
My peonies are all in bud and ants are enjoying them, but they are truly water-logged.
This is the sky just a few minutes ago.  Maybe it will pass me by.
I guess if there is anything to be said for the rain is that little boys love it.  We all had a good laugh. Enjoy this video.
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A Sunday Garden in the Rain












Tuesday, May 9, 2017

No More Robocalls?

No more robocalls.  Doesn't that sound like a dream come true?  Earlier today I filed an FCC complaint about a company that keeps trying to give me/sell me a back brace.  I mentioned them in a blog post here.

It seems like I had no sooner filed the complaint, than my phone rang with a number bearing a 799 area code.  799?  Where exactly is that?  Well, it's nowhere as the area code is not assigned.  At least according to Google.
When the phone rang again a few minutes later, I went online to my Xfinity account and was going to block the number.  Lo and behold, cue the music, there was a notice that Xfinity participates in Nomorobo and all I had to do was go to their site and register my phone.  YES!!!  YES!!!  YES!!!

I had no sooner registered the home phone that the phone rang once and then stopped.  Since 1:00 this afternoon this same number has called not once, not twice, but thirteen times.  When I Googled the number, callers said it was either someone telling them they were from the IRS and needed to collect money before they were arrested, or it was Microsoft Windows telling them their computer was sending out viral messages and was infected.

More recently I received a phone call telling me my Windows licence was expired and I would have to pay them to renew it before I could use my computer.  Do you really think I am that stupid?  Is anyone that stupid?

So, if you have a landline or cell phone and are tired of these calls, just go to   https://www.nomorobo.com/ .  You can check to see if carrier participates.  I am sure there is a downside, like maybe someone is trying to call me to tell me I won the lottery (not), but if it means no more annoying calls that I have to ignore, I am all for it.  I hate talking on the phone anyway.  But I will have to find someone else to scream at when I am feeling nasty, lol.