I really want to like all this new stuff but I spend so much of my time frustrated by it that I’d love to just throw it all out the window.
On Tuesday we went to the Verizon store to make me the primary account holder on our phones. Sounds easy enough. Just transfer our account from Jim’s name to mine. Wrong. It took the guys at Verizon over two (TWO) hours to get the job done. Normally, I would just say forget it but with my name as primary on the account we qualify for a discount. Being a retired Federal employee is the qualifier for us. But I have to be primary. We finally got that finished and then I had to come home and set up a whole new account on line.
That’s when I had my next issue – our wifi has not been working well at all since we got back to Apache Junction. We just got it when we were in Gillette in September and on our way south I used mainly campgrounds wifi. When I tried to get the new Verizon account set up, I kept getting knocked off and then got the message “Server Not Found”. I really do hate those words.
Back to Verizon Friday with the wifi. Guess there’s an update that they need to do. It’s going to take over an hour so we left the device with them and headed out to try and fix my next problem.
I bought a Nook e-reader. I was so excited to get home and start downloading books. Guess what. Can’t get anything to download. I tried for two days to get it work. Jeri tried to help me with it and we didn’t get anywhere. So after dropping off the wifi we headed back to Barnes and Noble. Seems the guy who sold it to me forgot to tell me a couple of very important steps, i.e. Refresh, and that I could actually shop directly from the Nook. Sounds so simple but when you’re as technically challenged as I am, not simple. Just frustrating.
Went back to Verizon, picked up the wifi and came home and downloaded books. Finally.