It pays to complain, nicely.

I'm so sick of seeing our bills go up for no reason whatsoever.
Our comcast internet bill went from $39, to $79 to $55.
The trick?
Call "retention." I just called them saying that I'm interested in other
companies now, because of my rates. They quickly said we'll see what
we can do. 4 minutes later I had a new rate of $36, instead of $55.

So I got on a roll.
I called PSE because they decided to charge me again for another deposit.
Every time I have moved, I get charged about $250. I think it's stupid.
I was very nice, and she simply removed it and gave me a credit of $45 on
top of it. Very nice.

I called Sprint.
Asked for retention.
I asked why my service discounts have suddenly disappeared, and why am I
paying $15 more than other months with no overcharges?
They said I am sorry for this, and gave me a discount of $15 per month and free

random thoughts

Some people express themselves through shoes, some through art, some through sports or whatever. I express myself through home decor.
For sometime now, I've had this thing in my head that says, "what if Nate Berkus came to my door today, what would he say about the house? " Well now that I'm addicted to watching "Flipping Out" I ask myself what would Jeff Lewis think? Like today, I had a random thought while I was wiping down the floorboards and vacuuming under rugs etc. I thought, Jeff Lewis would be proud. He's such a freak about details and I so appreciate that. I'm working SO hard not to get in bad habits around the leaving dishes out, or just not picking up right away. One huge rule I have is that I do not want to have any box or closet in the house with just "random stuff" that I dont know what to do with. I am normal, and have a junk drawer. But only one. I'm constantly recycling things. If I'm over a blanket, or picture frame, I sell it, and get a new one straight up. I usually always sell something for more than I bought it for, because I got it on sale in the first place. So I'm always on top. I am constantly changing...but I'm always eclectic.
Just sharing random thoughts.

The new console

Here's a pic of the console/buffet that I bought ( posted below about the deal )