Haven’t done a Little Letters post since May, which you can read here. Truth be told, I could just recycle a couple of that month’s letters for this edition, Little Letters, 08.2018, and call it a day. Yup, we are still struggling with our pool issues. But what fun would that be?
So, just know that our former attorney is still a real jack wagon and the city inspectors have not yet done anything to help us with a pool that has never passed inspection. And we haven’t heard a word from the pool builder in weeks.
Moving right along. Let’s put that behind us for the time being and jump into this month’s Little Letters.
Little Letters, 08.2018
Dear Google Chrome,
What the what? On Wednesday you and I were plugging along just fine. Until, that is, I tried to log onto Pinterest. All of a sudden, the username and password I entrusted YOU with won’t sign me in. Nor can I use Facebook or Google to get into Pinterest.
I assume it is something with the Pinterest site until the next day, I can’t log onto my bank account. Well, I can log in but when I get to my accounts page, there’s a message saying my “account balances are not available at the moment, try again later.” And I still can’t get into Pinterest.
Friday, I can’t get into Pinterest, my individual and our joint bank accounts. I call the bank to see if they are experiencing some kind of issues or performing maintenance. No such luck. The issue is on my end. I try using the browser Edge to access Pinterest and my bank accounts, and voila, I can sign into both. And…bonus…I can see my bank account balances! Now I know the issue is with you, Chrome. Yes, YOU.
I uninstall and reinstall you, only because I have had issues with Mozilla Firefox, dislike Internet Explorer and don’t want to learn a new browser, Edge. With the uninstall/reinstall I lose all of my stored usernames/passwords, bookmarks, favorite sites. But I can pin again! Life is good. However, this is the only time we will travel down this road together, Chrome. Next time you scare me like that, it’s a permanent parting of the ways for you and me.
And I can verify just how poor I am. Yeah, $19.79. But Friday is payday. And I bought $7 of gas today. So I’m good.
As one of the most widely used forms of social media, users are bound to have occasional hiccups with your site. I have been a faithful pinner, even sharing posts on my blog about pinspired projects I have completed. But when I ran into problems logging into Pinterest last week (see above), the only ‘help’ offered by you to your users is a list of FAQs and an email address for your Help Desk.
Seems to me, Pinterest, a company valued at $12 billion in 2017, could afford to have a live chat help feature, or at the very least, a phone number where users could call for assistance with their accounts. Get on that, will ya?
Dear Casey and Jessica,
Thank you for hiring me at Rio Grande Trade. I am so enjoying the work I am doing everyday. And it feels great to be using my brain for more than laundry and cleaning house. I hope to become faster and more accurate with each day. Thank you for seeing something in me that felt right for the position you had open.
Thank you for showing me the ropes at work. I appreciate your patience with me as I learn the ins and outs of adding new entries to the eBay Seller Hub. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Surely not me!
Dear Kelly and Mariana,
Kelly, your early morning text brightened my day. How sweet that Mariana, the custodian at school, wants to know what perfume I wore when I worked at Moye. I giggled when I read that Mariana thinks I used to smell like bubble gum! Ha! And what a compliment that she wants to buy some of what I wore.
Here’s a picture of the two perfumes I wore most while I was at Moye. Both were given to me by thoughtful friends at school. I was blessed by the kindness of faculty, staff, students and their families while I was there.
Thank you for warming my heart with this cute picture of you saying, “I want to buy this for my Mimi!”
How well you know your Mimi, Cady Coo! I love you for thinking of me when you see a cute cactus.
I am very slowly reading and working my way through It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron. Described by Amazon as:
In It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again, she turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process. Cameron shows readers that retirement can, in fact, be the most rich, fulfilling, and creative time of their lives.
Each chapter comes with assignments. And one of the assignments last week was to write a thank you letter to someone who has made an impact on your life but whom you might not have had opportunity to thank. Beyond just writing the letter, we are supposed to read it, if possible, to its addressee. And if not read it, send it to them to read for themselves. Stay tuned for more on that!
If you were writing a little letter this month, to whom would it be addressed? Do you have a grumble or gratitude to share in a comment below? Be sure to stop by to visit Kristen at Taz and Belly, the mastermind behind these Little Letters posts. Kristen is about to become a mommy for the third time, and her letters this month are really special.
Oh, and P.S. I can’t log into Pinterest or my bank on Chrome again. Guess the issue wasn’t fixed with the reinstall. But have received two emails from Pinterest saying they are aware of the issue (got my smoke signals, did you?) and working to repair it. Maybe I need to write Chrome, too?
Have a great Thursday. I will be back with a Daily Dime post…pictures from my day. Join me?
Hugs and kisses,