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Enquiring minds want to know…

What did we have for dinner?

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.  Sounds kind of plain doesn’t it… but I jazzed it up a bit.

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic

Meatloaf stuffed with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and fresh garlic based off of this Betty Crocker recipe.

Cell phone ***RANT***

***rant on***

I know people who live on their cell phones… I don’t .  Often I don’t use 100 minutes a month, so I decided to drop my contract with Verizon a few months back and went with Net-10.  For less than $20 (thanks to website www.retailmenot.com), I got a basic reconditioned phone and 500 minutes that expired in 90 days. “Porting” my number from Verizon to Net-10 didn’t go off without a hitch, but once it was done, I enjoyed three months of useful service.    And now, with my unused minutes and service about to expire, I had the option of buying 150 minutes with 30 days of service for $15 -or- upgrading my phone and getting another 500 minutes/90 days of service for less than $20.  I foolishly choose to upgrade my phone. 

Got the new reconditioned phone a few days ago, activated it and even got my phone number switched to it.  It wasn’t easy, but it all seemed to go just fine.  Then I started getting the message “Emergency Only”, when calling from inside the house.

Which brings us up to now.  I have been on the phone with Net-10 for over an hour.  I know exactly what the problem is (the internet is a wonderful thing: http://howardforums.com/showthread.php/1418230-Net10-and-LG300G-quot-Emergency-Only-quot-issue). And I have told them that I received a SIM card for Tmobile and that Tmobile has terrible coverage in my neighborhood.  What I need is a SIM card for ATT… But the tech department has a play list of questions and diagnostic steps that must be completed, before they can conclude why I get the message “Emergency Only” when I try to make a call from my house. 

Finally, they agree that I need a SIM card for ATT service, which is what I told them over an hour ago!   Just 3-7 more days until I get my new SIM card and I get to do the activation process all over again, then maybe I can use my new phone at my house.

***rant off***

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