|My second desk downstairs - computer desk, really.|
WARNING TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE IN BLOGLAND
This is an addition to my normal post added this evening. We have just had another phone call which seems to be another scam. It was a telephone call from someone trying to sell us insurance for our new Sony TV. We never do business like this over the phone anyway, and choked him off eventually (he was persistent), then did a 1471 to see if there was a number. It came up with 0002071839757. Having checked it out on the internet, it seems to be an extension of a previous scam to get money from Sky customers. Put the number into a Google search and see for yourself. The main thing is to check every caller out before you do anything. Be careful. .Today, I am so late posting after missing last week completely. My excuse/reason,truth is all down to technology. After buying me my fantastic Silhouette for Christmas, my wonderful husband decided that he needed to get more up to date with his phone. That decision coincided with a call from Virgin offering a better deal on our home phone together with a contract phone at a very good price, so we decided to go with it. The phone arrived the following morning early and I go the job of setting it up for him as it is similar to mine. Similar - yes, but different enough to bring on a nervous breakdown. Finally sorted that one, then mine needed a software update. What a mistake! The update was fine, but then I found how to download apps for it, and my credit vanished in a puff of hot smoke!
So this morning was a rush uptown to the local Orange shop for help. As usual with techie things, we chose the youngest assistant, who immediately stopped my money haemorrhage, and explained it clearly to me, and showed me slowly and carefully how to avoid the problem in the future. We then discussed tariffs and what I needed and wanted, and came away two hours later with that sorted out and also a new dongle to allow me to use the laptop on holiday.
The afternoon was taken up with registering the SIM's and then creating two quiz rounds on a musical theme for our friends for Christmas day. Sounds easy, but takes forever to remove all identification from each one of the tracks before recording them. Still, it is now done, and it is just down to cooking and present wrapping.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I am sure you will enjoy going round a few more desks thanks to the wonderful Julia. Have fun and see you after Christmas.