Sunday, October 14, 2007

Good News & etc.

I would like to introduce you to my grandbaby, not the best pic since she's still in the womb & only weighs a bit over one pound, but there she is! We found out during this ultrasound that she's a girl, yea! Nothing against boys, but I was really hoping for a girl. This will be my first grandbaby so it's doubly exciting, it's kind of strange to anticipate the arrival of a person who's going to be so important in your life. I've had three children, but when I was pregnant I was in the middle of it all, this is a whole different thing. She's going to be born about February 10, that will break up the ucky season very nicely.

We're still not getting much color on the trees, it's weird. Some years the maple in our front yard is so bright that it lights up the inside of the house, this year everything is yucky, most of what's turning is just turning brown. What a drag, I so look forward to fall. I keep holding out hope that we'll still get some colors yet, but it's not looking promising.

In between calling Nextel I've actually been making some good progress on my Courthouse Steps quilt. I didn't plan to do that much hand quilting around the border, but it didn't look right when I just had quilting around the flowers. My shoulder is not happy, but I love the look of this. I bought gold fabric for the border. I'm more than 3/4 done with the border quilting so hopefully I'll have it done within the week. Then I can start quilting...........

....the first quilt for my new grandbaby! I'm sure I'll be making a pink one, too, but Taiya likes the neutral baby colors and this fabric was just too adorable to pass up. I made the pattern really simple on purpose so that the design wouldn't draw away from the fabrics, the designs are just too cute. It took me a couple of months just to figure out how to put it together. I knew if I just looked at the fabric once and a while eventually I'd figure it out.

This fabric is Grounded in Love by J. Wecker-Frisch (Licensed to SSI) in case anyone wants to know.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nextel- can they possibly be this inept??

Someday we'll look back at this and laugh, right? RIGHT?? my last blog I told about the huge hassle we've been through with Nextel/Sprint over a BlackBerry they sent that we never ordered. After almost a month of many phone calls and a couple of e-mails I finally received the packaging to return it to them. Then I had to call AGAIN to tell them that I sent it and give them a tracking number. I had to call twice and ended up talking to three different people again, but they finally said they received it and would take the charge off my bill ~within 90 days! What the heck, it only took them 3 days to get it to me and charge me for it.
So today my husband tried to use his cell phone and it didn't work, but mine was working. He called Nextel (you can guess this next part already, can't you?) and they said that since we sent back the BlackBerry they cancelled his account. And then they PUT A $250 CHARGE ON MY BILL FOR CANCELLING OUR PHONE SERVICE EARLY! ARGHHHHHH! Now I've got over $450 on my account for no reason.

But I'm sure they'll get it straightened out right away......