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I have been getting strange “hang up” calls for about a month or so now. Today I called the number back (813-283-0568). Found out it was some company called “LDG Financial Services.”
I gave them my number and asked why they kept calling me. They looked up my record and said they were a collection agency and that I owed Reliant Energy $22.94. I thought that was interesting since I have never used that company. We have been with Green Mountain Energy for many years.
We finally figured out it was for my son from when he lived at the apartments on FM 1960. Apparently there had been some small leftover charge from when his electric service had been cancelled when he went into the Army.
Interestingly, I had never received notification of that amount. The person I spoke with at LDG (Tristan) couldn’t tell me anything.
I called Reliant Energy (713-207-7777). I spoke with Evette. I happened to have Gordy Jr.’s account information on my computer and she was able to verify this small remaining balance.
I went ahead and paid it for him and asked her why I was not notified. She looked up the forwarding address on the account and it was wrong.
This better not cause any kind of blip on Gordy Jr.’s credit or mine.
Well it’s that time of year again when Houston is just going to continue to get hotter for a while. That reminded me that I should schedule the regular A/C maintenance check. I contacted Airtronics (281-855-8714) and spoke with Courtney. She was very nice. She scheduled a technician to come out to the house today between 10:00 and 12:00. I had them call me on my mobile phone when the tech was on his way since our office is so close to the house.
The fellow to came out was named Israel. He’s young, but seemed competent. The system checked out OK. Freon levels were good. I told him that it seemed like the compressor made more noise than it should when starting. He checked the current draw of the compressor, which was fine. He installed a “hard start kit” for $225.00. I had to pay that out of pocket, but he told me that if it ever failed it would be covered by the American Home Shield warranty.
Here is Isreal checking the compressor:
A little while later I got a call from Hootie. She will be working for Apple Computer doing iPhone tech support. How cool is that??
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I’ll be riding in the Hotter than Hell Century on August 25, 2006. The event web site is here. This is up in Wichita Falls, which is about a 6 hour drive from Humble, so I’ll probably go up Friday afternoon and spend the night in a local hotel.
If anyone from the area wants to participate they are welcome to drive up with me.
John and his wife and daughter and I are going for a short ride this Saturday. I estimate it is no more than 20 to 25 miles. We will be leaving from the parking lot of the Krogers in Porter.
We will leave at about 06:15 and head west on FM 1314. We will ride probably a bit past where FM 1314 crosses 242 and back.
Drove down to Corpus Christi Saturday evening to see my folks on Father’s Day. Took the opportunity to test out my new Fuji Aloha 1.0 on a ride early Sunday morning. Left my folk’s house and rode down to the Laguna Madre via a back rode then cut over to the causeway that goes across to Padre Island. Then rode down Padre as far as the paved rode took me. On the way back I stayed on the causeway until I got to Enis Joslin rode. Took that up to Ocean Drive, then down Dodridge/Weber road and back to my parent’s house.
Was a very pretty ride. I unfortunately forgot my camera, but did have the Treo and took a few pictures along the way.
Got a call from Gordy Jr. at about 10:35 this morning! It was a fairly decent connection, although it did drop once and he had to call me back. Gordy is doing well. He is receiving letters and packages. He even received a letter from his Grandma in CC that had been mailed to Fort Benning about 3 months ago and was forwarded to him.
He said the temperature during the day is anywhere from 130 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (yikes!), but cools down to about 90 at night. They don’t have any A/C in their sleeping tents. But they recently got a new chow hall that is a real building rather than a tent and it has A/C.
Gordy still expects to be able to come home for a couple weeks in October, so we are all really looking forward to that. He did received his birthday present, a fabulous fixed blade knife from Chris Reeves knives
All his Army buddies are jealous!
I asked what kind of stuff I could send him and the only thing he could come up with was an old pair of tennis shoes. He said he left his in the showers last night and when he remembered and went back to look for them today they were gone.. Needless to say, he will have a pair going out tonight!