May 25, 2005

Electronic Hell

Is it just me or has life gotten too complicated? I feel like my husband and I need a technology consultant to come over and analyze our personal technology, and make some recommendations.

Do we have the right cell phone plan?
Why does my computer have a phone line all its own...with its own call notes? And do I have the right Internet provider?
Cable or Satellite?
My husband had to reconfigure our garage door opener because there's a new device that reads your code and then opens your door. He realized this when he discovered the edger and weed whacker were gone.
The TV/VCR/DVD/Satellite remote control situation is completely out of CONTROL!
The water sprinkler's on a timer, the pool's on a timer, but we finally purposely broke the timer on the oven because it buzzed whenever it felt like it.
We have to unplug the smoke detector when we we eat out.
We got a new built-in microwave and use the old built-in microwave to hold saucepans for storage.
I was charged a $25 late fee because I can't pay my Target bill online because I have a Mac.
With online billpay why don't the check companies realize we need more deposit slips and less checks now?
We changed banks recently because we wanted FREE everything like everyone else was getting. Now, how do I coordinate changing the direct desposit of my payroll check with the direct withdrawal of my house payment?
I suggested we go ahead and get a divorce since we have 2 bank accounts now. It might be easier. Of course, he wants the free one.

There's one little device that makes the rest of my electronic hell worth it...The Toll Tag...God I love that little thing. (That reminds me, I need to call and update the toll tag to the new car, and the toll tag charge to the new debit card. Ahhhhhhhhh!)


Robin said...

Hi Karyn! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed this post. The deposit slip/check comment made me cry out "YESSS!!!".

And to answer your question, yes my husband has requested that certain things do not get blogged but they are things I wouldn't blog anyway!

Karyn Lyndon said...

Thanks, Robin! It makes me want to cry to know I'm not alone in electronic hell...

Feel free to blog about any of those forbidden subjects over here.


Bill said...

Don't even get me started on technology... it, for the most part, sucks. The problem is, they create new 'stuff' faster than we can really learn to 'utilize' the stuff we had!

Great post.. another...

Cable/Satellite internet? Cable simple and it works when it's raining!

Michelle said...

I bought a Palm Pilot and do you think I can fathom out how to get things from my computer to my Palm and vice versa? I need a bloody degree to fathom it out. So I use it as an address book and to remind me to do things but then I forget to look at the things which I needed reminding. My cellphone is a simple little Nokia which has not bells and whistles - its a great alarm clock *lol*

Karyn Lyndon said...

I feel your pain, Michelle. I LOVED my Nokia. Now I have one of those digital camera flip phones that does WAY more than I need it to. And It's so small I need a miner's hat to dig it out of my purse...

Karyn Lyndon said...

Bill...but we already have satellite for TV...I'm so confused...

Robin said...

Karyn, about blogging forbidden things here, I don't think so!

You'll just have to use your imagination and be satisfied with that! ;)