Filling In

July 13, 2012

There is so much to do that I am paralyzed.  I’m trying to get the office ready to be moved at the same time we’re preparing the new space to be moved into.  I’m also trying to keep up with my clients’ legal needs.  Fortunately the dogs don’t do damage if they are not constantly entertained.  Speaking of which, we’ve now missed two straight weeks of agility class.  The class was canceled on July 3rd because of fireworks and family get-togethers.  Last night Chase and I were driving to the building and saw a black cloud settle over the area in which it is located.  Then we saw lightning.  We drove into the parking lot at a couple of minutes after 7:00 and received a call that class was canceled.  Since it’s outside, I understand the reasoning, but we could have gone home at 5:00 instead of hanging out at the office until 7:00.

Chase had a wonderful day yesterday.  He was so happy to go to work for starters.  When we arrived, I lifted him to the ground — he was too fast for me.  Our conference center was in use with the door open.  Chase was off like a shot, galloped into the meeting to say hi to all the international visitors being oriented by the City’s International Visitor Division.  The man that was running the meeting was outraged, but all the visitors made a big deal over Chase.  Of course, that made it very difficult to get him out of there.  Finally I said, “Chase, front!” in my God voice and he did a perfect front, wagging the entire time.  Whoo hoo, sez Chase — let’s party!  At lunch time, there were children in the Courtyard so he played with them (and the Arby’s lady gave him a curly fry), and when we left to go to the Club for agility class, there were more kids outside.  My office mates always greet him like a long-lost friend.  Yep.  The Chaseman had a great day even without our agility class.

Today I am picking up the flooring and the new blinds for my new office space.  John-across-the-street will spend the weekend measuring twice and cutting once.  When the flooring is down, he’ll replace the freshly painted baseboards — and we’re ready to go.  My friend Doug (who has moved my office and my house every time they’ve been moved), will come take all the stuff down to Los Lunas the last weekend of July.

The Comcast service is already installed.  That’s a story!  Did you know that if you are getting a new phone number, Comcast will not give you that number until the day of installation.  This is the “Business Class” service.  My fax number could not be moved because it is out of the “rate area”.  I need new stationary, envelopes, business cards, but couldn’t order them until I had the fax number.  I must notify half the world that I will have a new address and fax number.  After much wrangling, I ordered installation almost a month early — just to get the phone number.  Last week, someone called to see if my service was working satisfactorily.  I said “I wouldn’t know because I have not moved into the space.”  Then I told them what a ridiculous situation their “Business Class” policy regarding phone numbers created.  The caller hung up on me.  Perhaps today (since it is Friday the 13th), I will have time to call my sales rep and tell him about the caller — or maybe not.

Hopefully I will report on Monday that the space is ready.  Someone out there have some fun for us this weekend.


  1. Cheryl says:

    Good grief! What a lot of nonsense you have to go through to move an office! It will be totally worth it once it’s over, however.

    I’m SURE the Chaseman had a GREAT time at the office! I can just see him running from person to person in that meeting telling each and every one of them that he just KNEW they were there to see HIM!

  2. Janet says:

    Sounds like a Comcast tactic to get people to pay for an additional month up front. When I dropped them in favor of Verizon, they “couldn’t” come out to do the disconnect for almost a month. They refused to end the billing when I made the request to, and continued to bill me for another month, even though I was totally hooked up to Verizon and not using Comcast services at all during that month. Hours on the phone complaining did no good. This kind of thing really should be illegal. Thanks for giving me the chance to rant about my most hated company!

  3. Maryk says:

    Typical Comcast. How arrogant. Their cable service isn’t any better. That’s why I have DirecTV.

  4. jean from NM says:

    Has anyone written the CEO of Comcast to complain? When I got a bad Apple computer some years ago (amazing — a bad Apple), I couldn’t get satisfaction from anyone, and ended up writing to Steve Jobs. It took over a year, but I finally got a brand new excellent computer.