Terrible television troubles
NO TELEVISION When you are used to picking up the remote and turning on the television, it is mighty disconcerting when the darn TV doesn’t come on right.
This happened Sunday as I wanted to see the Ravens game, but I must have hit a wrong button on the remote and my troubles started. Thank goodness, we were able to go across the street to Ruth’s sister Evelyn’s house to watch the great game that we won. But back to the house and calls to Atlantic Broadband, had a lot of trouble getting through.
Finally, I spent a futile half-hour or more with a technician who said he was out in Western Mar yland, but was doing the best he could to get me back on schedule with the remote. He had me pushing the buttons, but none would work properly and the TV failed to work properly. He said he would get a technician to come and I said I was near Grasonville’s office and maybe they could send someone. He said it would be Wednesday before we could get someone.
When you are used to having the TV on daily for favorite shows, you can imagine how we were feeling. Anyway, we were informed Monday that someone would be here Tuesday, so I’ll hope for the best and let you know how we made out.
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TV ON THANKSGIVING
We did get to see the New York Macy’s big Thanksgiving Parade before all our trouble with the TV. I am sure many of my reader-friends spend time on Thanksgiving morning watching the colorful parade. It seemed to be more colorful and longer than usual. A lot of high school bands from all over the nation, but I don’t recall seeing any from Maryland.
The big parade was followed by the national dog show in Philly, and it was fun to watch. Mar yland’s own Chesapeake Bay Retriever won first place in the Sporting Group; while a Pembroke Welsh Corgi won tops in the Herding Group. We had a wonderful Welsh Corgi many years ago. A real beauty. You could not ask for a finer dog as a pet. • • •
I am sure most of my reader-friends get those same robocalls we continue to get almost daily from the people that want to reduce the interest rate on your credit card.
It is an automated voice and we usually hang right up, but I finally got a human being on the phone one day and told them we did not need to have our interest rate reduced as we never let our bill go over a month and we pay it on time. I said please take our phone number off the calling list, but apparently that is easier said than done as the calls keep coming.
Do any of my reader-friends have a better idea to stop those calls?
••• HISTORIC HOME TOUR
I sure hope it will be a nice day on Dec. 8 when they hold the Holiday Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes in Centreville.
It will begin on Courthouse Square, according to what I read, at 1 p.m. and goes through
6 p.m. You can go to www.qaclf.org for tickets, or call 410-671-5317 for more information.
I am sure the old homes will be decorated beautifully for the Christmas season.
RAVENS ON A ROLL
This football nut is especially hopeful the TV is working Sunday to be able to see the Ravens as they head for the playoffs. It is tough to have Joe Flacco out with an injury, but this youngster, Lamar Jackson, is certainly doing the job as Joe’s backup quarterback. He cannot pass as accurately as Joe, but he can do a heckuva lot more running than Joe. And Edwards, another youngster, is doing a great job of getting the running game underway. I’ll cheer them on to win the remainder of the schedule.
I am glad I am able to call Sonny Schulz a good friend. He was one of our county’s leading citizens with all the extra time he spent on organizations outside of his restaurant. Every time Ruth and I had dinner at Fisheran’s Inn, Sonny would always stop by the table years ago.
He will be missed by the many groups he was involved with over the years. My sincere thoughts go out to Jody, Andy and Tracy and the rest of his family. RIP, my friend.