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Minimal spending, grandson time, and phone troubles

July 14th, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Just put in a $1.50 load of laundry. Yesterday, I spent $4 on snacks at the baseball game.

Today I'm going to pick up one of my grandsons at noon and I'm going to keep him until tomorrow morning. Parents are meeting some obligations today and going out to dinner tonight. My other grandson will be with C., so each boy will get one-on-one grandma time.

I'm going to do my best not to spend, but I have promised GS that I will buy a certain book for him, and I do keep my promises. (This is a long-standing promise -- we have had to wait for the book to be published!)

Hoping I can keep him happy with time at the park (weather is lovely), DVD's from the library, and I'm going to take him on errands with me.

I've had a lot of trouble getting service on my phone lately. I have a Moto G smartphone, first generation, and my service is StraightTalk. Lately, it seems I never have "bars" when I am at home, unless I go out to the landing. I don't know enough to know what is wrong. Here is what I have done: power down and power up, unplug and replug the router, shake the phone (!), and check my settings (everything seems okay). I know I am getting to where I need a new phone, but would a new phone solve this problem? When I am outdoors, everything seems fine. I would assume it's something with the building, but I've been here four years without a problem. Is it a router problem? I believe my router is part of the xfinity box; should I call a Comcast technician? As I said, I'm just too ignorant of how things work.

4 Responses to “Minimal spending, grandson time, and phone troubles”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I don't know either ( I'm really a phone kindergartener) but it might be worth calling Straightalk?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Have you Googled your phone and looked for problems? Or even your router? And as English Castle said, I would call StraightTalk as well.

    Glad your weather is lovely. It cooled down a bit downstate and the humidity isn't as high.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Sigh. I know. It's just so hard to call a company and get a real person, who can really help.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:


    You might also look into a cell phone extender. (I think that's what it's called.)

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