This is kind of a miscellaneous post since none of these things alone are enough for their own post. Of course, like all of my random things posts, there will be cat (and other) pictures sprinkled throughout.
I’m trying to reply to all of the comments now. I’ve posted about it before, and the opinions seemed fairly mixed. I replied to comments when I first started blogging, way back in 2012, but just stopped somewhere along the way. I’ve decided to try it again for now. I can always stop if no one seems to read them, or if I don’t really have anything to say. I haven’t responded to some of the comments on my photography post because they were really long when I started to, and I’ve decided to just write a post instead. I’m hoping to have that finished soon.
My best piece of random news is that my dad got his first dose of vaccine last week. My parents live in South Carolina, so my dad got vaccinated shortly after they opened up appointments for people 65 and over. They’ve lowered the age limit now, so my mom has an appointment scheduled for next week.
We’ve had almost a week of wonderfully nice, warm weather, even getting up to 70 degrees. The daffodils are starting to bloom I’ve been wishing the tree hadn’t destroyed the hammocks when it fell! Today is the last of the good weather. It gets rainy and colder, even going down to highs in the 50s for all of the 10 day forecast. I hope that will be the last of the colder weather, but I’m not counting on it. March tends to lose its ever loving mind every year and torments us with another bout of cold weather.
The company, Corel, that owns WordPerfect has absolutely terrible customer service. We’ve been trying to contact them for over two weeks about an issue with the program. They take a few days to respond to every email, and it feels like they’ve been deliberately dragging it out. Nick sent them all of the information they might need in the first email, but they’ve been emailing and asking for the same information he already sent, one thing at a time. Email on Monday asking how many systems it’s installed on, email a few days later asking for a screen shot of the error, etc.
Their latest response is that we have a pirated copy of the program and need to buy a new one. We most certainly do not! We bought it brand new, from Best Buy. It’s old, but it’s not pirated or stolen. When we first started having problems with it, I was mostly prepared to buy the new version of it since ours is old. It seemed worth checking to see if we could get a little more life out of ours first, though. I really, really like WordPerfect, a lot more than Word, so I wasn’t opposed to replacing the program. Now that they’ve been so obnoxious, I’m less inclined to buy their product. Bad customer service is bad enough, but I really don’t like being accused of stealing, which I feel is what they did when they said our program is pirated. I use Word every day on my work computer and if the Corel people want to be jerks, I can certainly use Word on my personal computer.
I’m making mask adapters again. One of my coworkers asked for one for his wife. She works in retail, and had one of the ones I made early on, but it disappeared at work. I made a few for her, and some extras for her to take to work as well. I was really happy that someone asked for them. I’ve been telling people to let me know whenever they need them, and I’m glad someone finally did. My sister has handed out all of the ones I sent to her a few weeks ago, so I’m working on another batch to mail to her.
I found a new chiropractor that I’m extremely happy with. I hadn’t been since before the pandemic. The chiropractor I had been going to has been open, but I won’t be going back there, ever, because of their COVID behavior. I kept putting off finding a new one, but persistent headaches are a good motivator. I Googled “chiropractors in my town” and then looked for Facebook pages to see what their practice was like. I had never realized how helpful a business’s Facebook page could be! I eliminated two from my list immediately, and found what looked like a solid first choice and a decent second choice. I called the first choice to ask about their mask policy and ended up making an appointment for the next day. They are awesome!!! The practice reminds me a lot of the one I absolutely loved when I lived in SC. I’ve been going weekly and feel so much better.
Dogs make people smile. Especially friendly, happy three-legged dogs. Since almost everything is curbside or drive-thru now, I’ve been taking Duke with me almost every time I go anywhere. He loves going for rides, and I think he misses seeing other people and going places. He’s always so happy when I get his leash out. And people are always happy to see him. Everyone just seems much happier when I have Duke with me.