Tuesday, May 01, 2012

the downward side of the curve

While my chest and head still feel stuffed, I seem to have managed to drag myself away from whatever beast had seized and throttled me at the start of last week. No more crackling in my lungs when I wake up, and no more bloody phlegm. Energy seems to have returned to my limbs and focus to my brain. Good signs, all.

Since I failed to get the laundry done yesterday, it's on my list of to-dos for today, along with getting an emissions inspection for my car. Laundry, car inspection, proofing, tutoring of the goddaughter, and one last bout of medicine-shopping. All in a day's work.

I'm also trying to cancel my land-line phone service, but Century Link has me on hold. It's been fifteen minutes already; I suspect they're either ignoring me deliberately or they're all at a staff-wide orgy in the next room with no one manning the phones.


UPDATE: Whoa. The lady picked up thirty seconds after I published this post, and now the dirty deed is done. By the close of business today, I'll no longer have a land line, which means I can save $60 a month. Sehr gut.



John from Daejeon said...

As long as you have high speed Internet, you can have a psuedo land-line anywhere in the world thanks to Google voice. The only catch is that you must sign up in the U.S. Oh yeah, you can forward your google voice numnber to other phones and even keep your existing phone number if you want to.

John said...

Yeah, landlines are so 20th century anyway...

Charles said...

I haven't had a landline for the past four years and change. Haven't missed it, except when having to fill out archaic forms in Korea that require you to enter your home phone number.