Friday was an odd day. I had 2 deliveries that came right to my door. NO one delivers to your door anymore. They leave things at the office because it’s just easier. It was a real blessing to get my packages delivered right to my door.
Also, I had an issue with the cable company. If you’re new, then Frontier and most cable companies will give you a very special deal. But if you’ve been a customer for 5 or 6 years, there’s NO DEAL FOR YOU! They charge you $200 a month for the same services my neighbor is getting for $85 per month.
This year, I’ve grown tired of being used by politicians, social media sites, big companies and organizations etc. I think Americans have to stop putting up with so much SHIT, pure-dee old shit from big companies, political groups, advertisers…I mean, these past few years, it’s been Open Season on Consumers.
People are just too comfortable with “going along” with whatever some insane politician comes up with. We are not good anymore at standing up for what’s right. So I canceled my cable. The only thing I’m paying for is Internet and I’m trying to talk my neighbor into sharing her internet with me. Since it’s Wi-Fi, I can easily pick up her signal. All I need is her log-in info.
I can also get Hulu directly on my television because I have a Smart TV. You probably have one too. Check out all those little icons and see for yourself. You can watch all the YouTube videos you want. I watch lots of Hillsong but also Flea Market Flip, Price is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, House Hunters…etc.
I am watching these programs for free—NOT for $200 per month. I also have CBS All Access. This costs $6.48 per month with the tax. You can watch every Star Trek show ever made. I just finished watching the ones with Scott Bakula. I had forgotten how good those shows were.
I also get the new Star Trek Discovery, the Good Fight, Survivor, Big Brother, Big Bang and all other CBS shows.
If you know someone who has Dish Anywhere, you can get their log-in info and watch any programs on Dish for free as well.
In their struggle to make everything so convenient and easy for consumers, it is now very easy to use someone else’s account. My daughter allows everyone in her family to use her Amazon Prime. She also has several family members using her Netflix.
If you have plenty of money, then don’t even worry about this. But if you’re on a fixed income or have just lost your job or you’re trying to save money for something, then this is a good way to save a few hundred dollars per month.
The most important thing is to start thinking outside the box. Stop going along with all the nonsense!
There are plenty of ways to get hundreds of entertaining shows and movies for practically nothing. The only thing is that, I don’t really believe that our current society could survive if there were a big depression or a world war. People are so soft and spoiled. They need to drive everywhere.
When I was 20 or 30 years old, I walked everywhere. I loved walking. My legs were strong then. It was so enjoyable to just walk to a store or restaurant. It’s like, there’s another level of accomplishment. Anyway, I was always a non-conformist. My husband and I believed that some catastrophic event would hit our planet in our lifetime and that we had to be ready. We always kept an “End of World” pack.
There are quite a few Survivalists nowadays. They’ve taken what we were doing to a new level. You can buy 20 gallon tubs of freeze dried food. You can store water and water treatment pills. Most people have quite a few guns in their survival stash.
My husband and I felt that more traditional weapons would serve you better. We had weapons like a bow and arrow, slingshot (Goliath was killed with a slingshot), and knives. We did own guns. Most people in Texas have guns. We would go to the gun range with our friends each month to make sure we kept our shooting skills honed.
I was always the better shot. That’s the way it is at my daughter’s house. Her and her husband go deer hunting each year and she is a much better shot. She usually gets a deer and some turkeys.
I haven’t eaten deer in years. My sister’s dad (who lived in Houston) always made deer for us anytime we came to visit. He thought of it as a delicacy, only for special guests.
Anyway, it was late Friday afternoon and I was soooo stressed due to the cable company, some phone issues and the electricity being out for several hours (big wreck on Bush Turnpike where a car plowed through a transformer on the side of the highway). I was looking for the tranquilizer darts. Someone knocked on the door around 6:30pm. It was a delivery man.
“I’ve already gotten 2 deliveries today so I’m not expecting anything else,” I told the delivery guy.
He doubled checked the name and address. “Is this you?”
“Yeah, it’s me.”
“You have to sign for it.”
So he hands me the little gadget and I sign and take the package. I went immediately to find scissors/razor blade to open the package and see what it was.
It was a hard drive. So I called my daughter. “Did you send me a hard drive?” (She has a degree in Information Technology)
“No, why would I?”
“Someone sent me a hard drive.”
“Who would do that?”
I shrugged, but she couldn’t see me cause she was on the phone in Minnesota, Virginia or someplace like that. “What should I do?”
“Plug it in and see what’s on it,” she says.
“Plug it into what? I am not risking putting a virus on my new computer by looking at what’s on this hard drive.”
“What are you gonna do with it then?”
I shrugged again. “Guess I’ll just keep it. Someday, maybe someone will contact me about it.”
She said she thought that was a good idea, so I’m saving it.
That was my Friday. How was yours?