A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, February 26, 2021

In Lockdown

Hey Dad!  Why isn’t this thing on? 
Well Beans, because it isn’t cold in here.  Just outside it is.

 A few days ago the wind was really whipping.  Although it was sunny the wind was a cold one and we were pretty much confined indoors all day.  Now tomorrow Sunday we are scheduled for another high wind day.  Being stuck inside all day is a real test of my patience.  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining.  Well okay, maybe I am a little bit.  Let’s just say I am whining a lot.  I know many people have it much worse everywhere else right now.

On a somewhat related note, I had an experience much like winning the lottery.  I never have wifi and use my cell phone data for most everything I do online.  All these years I had a plan with AT&T that gave me 20GB of data each month.  Usually that was sufficient.  Being stationary for as long as we are in the winter there is a tendency to go over budget and then things move along at dial-up speed if you remember those days.  Getting an unlimited data plan would be at an astronomical price and so I never did.  The other day I got frustrated for as much as I tried I was still projected to run out a few days early.  I got on the AT&T site and checked the “change plan” option and for the first time ever there stood staring me in the face two unlimited data plan options at HALF the price I was currently paying for 20GB!  Unbelievable!  There must be some mistake.  I’m reading this right?  I got on a chat with an agent and it was as I saw.  I switched over as fast as I could.  So this has been a wonderful new aspect of my nomad life on days like these when I am in a weather induced lockdown. 
Oh happy days, even though I’d much rather be outside right now.


1 comment:

Toc said...

Verizon ran a similar special we found when we were in Elko. Our phone bill dropped quite a bit lower than what we'd been paying for very limited data. When I had to switch out a phone, the guy back in California was shocked at the deal we'd gotten and told us never to be talked out of giving it up! I love these little feel good stories!