One hassle fixed

First – yes, I did get the issues with USAA resolved. But it took turning on my phone, accepting the AT&T charge and having to spend time wading through the automated menus, speaking with a poor woman in Texas in the middle of her night shift, and explaining that the world doesn’t live on smartphones.  Frankly it feels like a decade or so ago when I made a trip to the US and needed to get to a hotel from the airport.

Anyone else old enough to remember those banks of hotel information right outside baggage claim with the ugly plastic handset attached? The one where you could make courtesy calls so that the hotel van would come and rescue you? That trip, those facilities were absent. A lovely person at the Information Desk let me use their phone to call after explaining that I had just arrived from overseas and didn’t have US dialing access on my phone.  Today – even if you can txt or call the hotel – they rarely have courtesy pick-ups. Uber & Lyft have taken that expense off their bottom line.

Never mind…. Since the card issues were resolved, I finished making my arrangements for the Adelaide->Lisbon leg of the trip in between spending time on the Halloween Countdown.

The end might just be in sight… or not. I certainly would like to have it done…

 

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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