Lunchtime I went to Costco to see about getting my old number on my new phone, but there was only one worker in the kiosk, and he was single-tasking a customer who was still comparing phones, and would not be done for an hour. So I drove to the Verizon store about a mile away, and though they had 7 people working there, two were just there to take names and look pretty. About 15 minutes later someone came up to help me, but he couldn't. He said that since I'd bought the new phone at Costco, he could not switch my old number to it. Completely silly, because the math goes like this:
Terminate old phone contract $310. New phone at Costco cost $250 = $560
What he wanted was for me to return the new phone to Costco, and buy it from him at full price. $560.
The money goes to Verizon either way.
So I'll return the new phone tomorrow. I may or may not get the new phone from V. Three days after I got the new phone, Verizon updated the software in the old one, maybe it fixed the reception issue.
Ended the day running one of those tests which takes hours to set up, and a minute to test. To make life more interesting, the way the test was written it could not be done. The engineer said skipping that part would still give us a valid test.
Straight home after work, fish sticks & veggies for dinner. Pumpkin tried to grab some from my plate. I gave him a little piece of fish, but he couldn't eat it. He jumped off my lap, jumped up onto the cat tree, and got up on his hind legs and started to snag the dry food bowl which I'd put up there for Domino. Had to put that on top of the piano and gather up the spilled kibble before he tried to chomp it. Hopefully this part of the ordeal will be over tomorrow, and he can have food he likes.
Started doing laundry, then back to the livingroom and surfed to the NFL channel, just in time for a promo about a documentary on Tom Landry.
Plans for tomorrow:
Pumpkin the the vet at 8
Home, drop off Pumpkin