Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Caren!

Just got this picture of my great niece, Caren. She had a princess birthday party this last Sunday. Because of a miscommunication, I missed the party, so her grandma sent me these two pictures. The bag is one I got her and filled with swim stuff, new swimsuit, towel, flip flops, and beachball. She's too funny!

Quilt Raffle

I finally set up my quilt frame so I could photograph the quilt our guild is going to raffle off at the next quilt show. Our show is scheduled for October, so we are way ahead of schedule. This quilt is really large. It measures 111" x 111". It almost didn't fit on my frame. Hope you enjoy the quilt.
I did have a picture of a quilt I made for our LQS, but I think I deleted it by mistake. I'll have to check my photo card. If it's still there, I'll try to post it later.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ticketmaster Disaster

Well I still have my cold or whatever it is. It does seem to be better today. My throat is no longer sore, but my head is still full.

I didnt' blog about my ticketmaster disaster when it happened because I thought I needed to calm down a bit and get a more distant perspective of everything. So here goes. You can quit reading here and I won't be offended.

On March 31, I received an email from Sara asking me to please go online on April 1st and make the purchase of her Ohio State football tickets for the the 2009 season. She had classes all day from 7 am til 4:30 pm. Not hard, I had done it before. This year, however, OSU ticket processing was going thru Ticketmaster. So at 10 am I logged onto ticketmaster. Forty five minutes later I am still getting the message " Your wait is 15 minutes or less". So I wait, and wait, and wait. I was finally assigned the tickets. It took me three tries to get the site to actually offer the "Student" tickets. When I go to the history of the tickets purchased, the price doesn't seem right. It's $10 more than it should be. Seriously, they should have paid me the $10 for the inconvenience. I call Sara and tell her she is sitting in "Block O" section. Not good, she doesn't want in Block O, I didn't request Block O and that's why my price was higher. So I call Ticketmaster. Forty five minutes later I am speaking to an actual person. She tells me there is nothing that can be done about it. I call Sara and tell her, she's said don't worry about it. An hour later I get a call from Sara that all her friends are getting regular tickets (not Block O), and why didn't she get them. Ugg. So you guessed it, I called Ticketmaster. This time I get a wonderful woman who has agreed to help me. After an hour and a half and killing the battery on two remote phones, she does get the Block O designation off and it looks like we are in the clear with regular reserve seating. I actually promised to name my first grandchild after her (Katie) if she can get all this mess fixed for me. Sure hope the first one is a girl! So I'm thinking we are done. credit card bill shows up about 6 days later. Not only is the charge for OSU tickets on my statement, but two other charges for OSU tickets for $320.00. Once again, Ticketmaster, here I come. Yep, forty five minutes later, I am talking to a supervisor who explains to me that they have only run my credit card once, not three times. His advice at this point is to dispute the charges. I did, and we are waiting to see what's going to happen. The credit card company said that the two charges that I say I didn't make were made at a ticketmaster location in Indiana face to face. Yeah, I went there two minutes after my original purchase with ticketmaster. Heck I was still on the phone with them when the other two were made. Today we received two new credit cards in the mail. The reason they gave is because of possible fraudulent use of our card.....Do You Think?????

I didn't give Ticketmaster a very good review when I talked to the OSU Athletic department. I don't understand why TM wasn't prepared for the onslot of 50,000 students all trying to get their tickets at the same time. I'm hoping they make some big changes in the way the students get their tickets in 2010. Next time, Sara can call and get her own tickets! I wasted about six hours total on the phone with TM, CC company, OSU Athlete office.

Wow, that was long, sorry. If anyone can top my TM disaster, I'll send you a fat quarter.

Ok, I'm done.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sick of Being Sick

Wow, time really flies when your sick....not! I've managed to acquire the nasty cold that has been swirling around my circle of friends and family. Thanks guys! I've never had anything hit me so fast in my life. One minute I was fine, the next my throat was so sore I could hardly swallow, lucky me the stuffy head and congested sinuses followed. Today, I lost my voice almost completely. Some would consider that a Godsend....(see husband smiling). Enough, hopefully I'll feel better by tomorrow.

Princess Sara called today to tell me about her day at the dental clinic. Apparently they did panoramic view xrays. She hasn't had those since she went to the orthadontist for a retainer. She was laughing cause they told her she has a third molar that hasn't dropped yet. Can't wait for that one to happen (surgery on the horizon). She also still has two baby teeth. Glad she got into the dental profession. Maybe she can get a discount on the work she will need.

The day before they did impressions on each other. She tried to tell her partner that they would need to use the child size equipment, but even the instructor said they could use the adult equipment. Sara was right, after 8 tries at taking the impressions they finally decided to try the kid tray.

On the sewing front, I just started a BQ pattern for the quilt store. The fabric is really pretty. I think it will look really nice together. I have most of the strips put together, just need to subcut and sew it all back together again. I'll try to add a pic later.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Im Back!!!!

Well, it's been an interesting three weeks. My daughter was home for Spring break and she told me that my laptop was not right. So we took it to the "Great Geek Squad" and they sent it away to be fixed. I just got it back this morning. Had to charge the battery before I could test it out, but it looks like they fixed the issues. Yippee.

So in three weeks I've been doing a lot of nothing. At least that's what it seems like to me. I've missed visting all the blogs, and I'm anxious to get caught back up.

I am currently binding the guild quilt that we will sell opportunities on this fall. As soon as I get a picture of it, I'll post it. It's one of the prettiest quilts we've made.

That's it for now.