Spectrum won’t work with customers, that have been with the company they bought out, for 30 years.

Has anyone else had their cable company change in the past year or so?  We did, and were paying under $100.  Our basic, and standard cable television is included in our H.O.A. maintenance fee.  I felt this was high for the H.D. channels, as we didn’t have H.B.O., or any of the Premier stations, Internet, and home phone.

When our year was up with the Brighthouse account, Spectrum put our bill up another $40.  This is when the Social Security pay rise barely paid for the Part D medical increase.

I have spent several months trying to get a better price, and the best they could do was $128.  I was still not happy with that.

We are now waiting for Spectrum to come, and take away some of our equipment, we are going to the basic, and standard, that we have to keep with them, and getting rid of the rest.  We will still have to pay $8 for the ‘box’, otherwise we wouldn’t get all of the 150 approximate channels.  This will bring our bill down by $36, taking back under $100.

However, next week we are taking away our landline, and Internet, and putting them with another coming.  Spectrum will only be getting $8 + taxes from us.

I am so happy about it.  I hate that smaller companies are being bought out all the time, and then they monopolize the product that you can’t do without.

Has this happened to you?

Eating free food is so good. Thank you Ruby Tuesdays.

Yesterday I wrote about the B.O.G.O.F. at Ruby Tuesdays restaurants.  We had planned on doing an early lunch, but my husband’s follow up visit to check on his cataract surgery was another two hour wait, we came home.  I knew that at 12.30 the restaurant would be jamming.

I had my boxing training at 2.30 p.m., so picked up my husband just after 3, and went to the restaurant.  It was still busy at 3.20 p.m., but easy to get a seat, and order.  We both ordered the full rack of baby back ribs, which are the best in town.  As one of my side I had the 58 item salad bar, for an extra $1.99.

The salad bar is so fresh, and a great variety.  I had spinach, beets, tomatoes, onions, black beans, black olives, cheddar cheese, feta cheese, chopped boiled egg, diced ham, candied walnuts, dried cranberries, wasabi peas, artichoke hearts, and probably more.  I choose 2 dressings, and added a small amount.

After I had eaten the plate of salad, and 2 ribs, I went back for grapes, and mandarin orange slices.  These are just a few of the items on the salad 20180419_160023  bar.  So you can see that having the salad bar as one of your sides, is amazing value.

Hubby ate 4 ribs, his sides, and boxed the rest for tomorrow.  We will have a second day of great ribs.  Our total came to $21.98 + sales tax, and tip.

We left around 4.15, and every table, and booth was occupied.  I can see there being lines all evening.  So pleased we found the perfect time to go.  Hope you like the photos of my food.


B.O.G.O.F. tomorrow at Ruby Tuesday!

If you are on the Ruby Tuesday email list, then this is what should be in your email today.  Buy One Adult Entrée and get a Second Entrée Free (of equal or lesser value).

You will have your own personal code, and is only good on April 19th.

Mine was in my promotional mail, so be sure to check that out, and even the Spam one.

We love their ribs, at $19.99, so will both get them.  I will add the amazing salad bar for $1.99.  There is so much variety that I will eat sufficient, and bring a full rack of ribs home.

They only do this deal 3 or 4 times a year.  If you have missed out this time, don’t forget to sign up, for next time.

Led Hat, Easily Adjustable Light Up Baseball Cap Flashing Bright Women/ Men Sport Hat

I do a lot of walking, as well as working out, so was really interested in the LED Hat.  I figured it is a fun product, as well as being a safety product, if I am walking when it is dark.

It is black, and comes with blue, red, or green lights.  You can have them off, on, and flashing, slow or fast.  There is a more expensive version that can be charged up.  This one has a

CR2016 lithium battery in the brim of the hat.  You know where it is by the blue dot on the side.

The hat is suitable for older children, and adults, as it is adjustable at the back.

I like it, as I have long hair, and usually have it up.  My ponytail goes through the hole at the back.

I chose to write a review on this hat, and was not asked to do so, as per Amazon’s TOS.  I am not writing it on Amazon, but on my blog that I personally pay for, and do not have any paid advertisements on it.  The reason I am writing this is that, I do not want Amazon to close my account again, and say that I have violated their terms.


Second cataract done, but…..

I am so pleased that it is now Monday afternoon.  This morning I was awake at 4.30 a.m. waiting for the alarm to go off.  Len had cataract surgery at 6.45.  He didn’t feel good going into it, having a mini heart attack just beforehand.  The nitro took the pain away, as he gets these often.  However, we didn’t want to cancel, as he had already started taking the drops.

I completed his paperwork, and an employee held his arm, and walked him into the surgical area.  There was another really nice couple in the waiting room, and the lady and I went off to breakfast together.  She didn’t want to wait for 5 hours on her own, and I was happy to take her.  We only went to Dunkin, as she didn’t like Starbucks, but it was great for both of us having company.

It was less than an hour after getting back, when I got the phone call, to collect my husband from the other door.

Last time I went in, and helped him with his orange juice, and sugar free cookies.  It was great.  He came out, with a lady helping him to walk, and I literally put him in the vehicle.  He was sweating, and looked like he was having a sugar low.  He told me that they gave him V8, and a sweet pastry that he wouldn’t eat, or drink.  So he had, had nothing by mouth, and they hadn’t told me.

I pulled up in Wendy’s parking lot, and left him in the vehicle, and went in and got him a drink, and something to eat.  I made sure he had some of both before driving home.  He has been stumbling around, and just not good.  So different from the first time, when I sat with him, and he ate, and drank before we left.

He is now sleeping, and I am so pleased.  Surgeries cost a fortune, and patients should be taken care of from start, to finish.  I feel that they really let him down this time.

Why didn’t I get a smart T.V. when they first came out.

Because of the Amazon glitch/hack/breach, I have been waiting to order a smart television for my husband.  After it had been back for a week, I thought I would take a chance.  I had heard that putting your credit card details back in, may not be a good thing, as some accounts had charges on them.  I used my Amazon credit card, and only my transaction went through.

The television came yesterday, and as it’s a 55 inch, we had a friend take the one off the wall, and put up the new one for us.  Then came the fun time setting everything up.

I have to say that although it has taken us 5 hours, it’s been worth it.  Yes, we were cut off from technical support on the phone twice, but managed to get enough help from them to continue on ourselves.

We have our cable television working, wireless HDMI, so that we don’t have to plug the HDMI cable into our laptops.  I have already added my Amazon Prime account, and Britbox.

I love going up to a 55 inch television, and how bright, and clear it is.  I will be reviewing the TCL 55S405 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV in a few days, when I have checked out a lot more.


Zumba, flipping tires, and boxing today.

I so love being retired.  I get to go to the gym every day, and change up my routine.  Today I had a 10 a.m. Zumba class, dropped my husband back home, and then back to the gym.

Infinity is the only gym close to me that has a boxing room.  I will be pleased when they take out some old equipment stored in there, so that we can get to the speed bag, without climbing over stuff.

Anyway, I enjoyed my boxing routine, and then went into a huge back room they have.  Here are the 3 sizes of tires that you can work with.  After about a month, I am now on the medium size one, and keep eyeing up the large one.  At 110 lbs., I can’t imagine ever being able to move that colossal one.

I still have some pain from my core workout on Thursday, but only the tops of my legs.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get up, and not feel that my legs won’t work.

Have a fun day, including a workout, if possible.

Boxing turned into an ab workout yesterday.

My trainer was busy yesterday afternoon, so he planned an abs workout with a fellow trainer.  This guy was a third of my age, and said that I would be doing the same routine, as he had just completed.

I laid on the mat, and crossed one leg over the other one, and did crunches, then the other leg.  From here he held my foot, that was at a 90 degree angle, and I lifted the other one.  Then changed sides.  The killer was the Russian twists, with a fairly heavy ball, and feet in the air.  Finally he placed three hand weights in front of me, and I had to have my feet up, and go between the weights.  The final one was my feet going over them.

First time was easy, second time more difficult, and the 3rd time a killer.  He said that my abdomen would feel it today.  No, it was the crease at the tops of my legs, and groin area.  I struggled to get up this morning.

Oh, I forgot to say before the workout yesterday, I had been at the gym for 1 hr. 45 minutes, with a Zumba class included in that.  Also last night we had gone dancing, and I did around an hour and a hour.

I walk with my girlfriend on a Friday morning, so we went to the Nature Park, and I walked it with her 3 times.  Came home, and hubby wanted to go to the gym, so have been back doing upper body.  Tonight?  Dancing, of course.

70 is a number.  I don’t think I will ever slow down.

Jovan Musk For Men. Aftershave Cologne 8 Ounces

It’s funny how my lack of writing reviews has come to a standstill, since all the problems with Amazon.

My husband has been wearing Jovan Musk since I bought it for him, and it could now be 30 years or more.  You know how a fragrance is just you, well that’s how it is with him.  I have actually been using my same perfume for 49 years.

Other years before places like K-Mart closed down, I would buy up all their boxes of Jovan Musk after Christmas, when they were half price.  Now I have to pay full retail, so checked around, and found that the cheapest price was on Amazon.  I got this big 8 ounce bottle for $15.12.  It was at least $20 everywhere else I checked.

It is a real manly smell, and many lady friends of ours tell him how good it smells, on him.

There are smaller bottles, as well as spray bottles, but this one works out cheapest per fluid ounce.

I bought this on March 26th, and only just got the enthusiasm to write about it.

Free shopping at Walgreens drugstore.

I have a Walgreen’s loyalty card, and use it for prescriptions, my shopping in the store, and also for ‘healthy choices, which allows you to add your exercise, weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure readings, as well as the amount of sleep you get.  All these give you Balance points.

I have been collecting them for almost 2 years, and today I had $35 to spend in the store.  With Easter chocolate being 90% off, I made a killing.  Especially the big box full of Russell Stover sugar free eggs for my husband.

Everything else was on sale, B.O.G.O.F. or B.O.G.O. half off, so I ended up getting almost $100 worth of products, and paying the balance of $8.  Just love it when things come together like this.

Doe’s anyone else save in similar ways?