Sadie: "The legs are still a little wobbly since Maggie snapped them off. But Daddy screwed them back on?"
Me: "Yup. Daddy screwed them back on. And it's working."
Sadie: "Why did Maggie do that?"
Me: "Maggie did it back when she was two and really liked to climb."
Sadie: "Maggie still really likes to climb."
Me: "Yes. Yes she does."
Sadie: "Why is the front like that?" (the metal of the base is actually caved in)
Me: "Maggie climbing."
Sadie: "You can say that again."
Oh I'm sure that I will. Many, many times.
|Climbing everything she can reach since
remember the NoMoreRack.com post from last week?
They'd really, really like to talk to me about it. In fact, they'd really like to give me my money back now. They'd like to fix what went wrong so much that they called me every two hours, are calling from different numbers in different area codes and are emailing me about it, with frequent messages mentioning that blog post.
And no, I'm not talking to them. Because here's the thing.
I emailed over and over and over again and the response I got over and over and over again was basically: well it's too bad your unhappy, but we hope that now you'll be happy, even though we haven't done anything and have lied to you repeatedly about what we're going to do next.
I wanted someone to listen to what I had to say back in November... At this point I know what the company is (there's even a facebook page dedicated to horror stories), and I'm done talking with them. Besides, it's not as if they were at all interested in doing anything when I was communicating with them, other than telling me they'd solve the problem later.
However now that I have a blog post up that is fairly high in the "nomorerack review" google rankings, everyone is falling all over themselves to help and make sure I had a good experience and fix what went wrong.
It doesn't escape me that, if I hadn't had an established blog to write on, they would have likely gone on ignoring me forever and I still wouldn't even have a store credit (which the threat of a blog post at least got me).
How they treated me before my blog post is how they treat their customers. And I will happily let them keep my refund and keep my post up, so that other people can be kept from making the same mistake that I made.
|Patrick's thoughts on NoMoreRack wanting to fix things at this point...
And I widened the margins and changed things around a bit while I was at it, so that the blog is a little more spread out and not quite so crowded. I have a few other ideas that I hope to get around to do doing one of these days...
And then the snow started to drift down from the sky.
I totally made the wrong wish.
I wish it would melt. I wish it all would melt.
Is it spring yet?
|At least it's not this cold right now.
20-something is downright balmy.
And then a "high of twenty that feels like ten degrees" doesn't seem all that bad.
I need my seasons.
|Because this is Christmas Day.
And it was 80 degrees.
I still feel like Cabrini is a win. We purchased her in 2011 for $3000. As I drove home the window motor broke and we had to return to have it fixed and I had the sudden feeling that I'd made a very, very bad decision.
However, considering that we've driven from Florida to California to Michigan to Florida to Michigan to Montana to Michigan to Massachusetts and back to Michigan again, plus the day to day wear and tear of driving on the roads here in Michigan (think pot holes that eat cars), I'd say that the van has definitely been worth the purchase price. It's needed a few repairs, a few belts and pumps, and a fan motor, and it leaks from somewhere around the windshield (despite being repaired twice) but it's still puttering along, and the cost of repairs are still, after all this driving, below the cost of buying the car.
And after the repairs last week it was like driving a totally different car. I'm just hoping it keeps running for a few more years!
Do you remember last month when there was that whole "target's credit card numbers were stolen" debacle going on? I was incredibly thankful that by some fluke we hadn't shopped during that period of time.
I just got an email from Target.com saying: "Late last week, as part of our ongoing investigation, we learned that additional information, including name, mailing address, phone number or email address, was also taken. I am writing to make you aware that your name, mailing address, phone number or email address may have been taken during the intrusion."
I guess it must be because I have a online account with them. I'm hoping it's just that information and not anything additional like credit or debit card numbers...
So.... those of us who didn't go into the store (and I haven't bought anything online from them in a very long time either) pay not have dodged the information theft bullet.
Edited to Add: It looks like that email was a fake... so, as someone pointed out in the comment section, if you get one of the fake Target emails don't open the links and put your information in!
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