Welcome 2015, let's hope better than 2014.
Filled out my tax forms as I have with Turbotax the past 15 years. Two forms were not available. Why do I need them? Called, lasted 55 minutes on the phone with a gal that promissed to get a tax professional on the phone. Probably 7 times she told me she had someon on the line. After 55 minutes she screwed up the phone and it disconnected. Probably saved me another hour on the phone but in the end I never got taken care of. On the plus side, the forms did become available several days later but I still contend I didn't need them.
Rants: Traeger Grills
Sales technique at Costco. If you buy this grill we'll give all these cookbooks free (don't tell costco because they don't like giveaways). Two months later, still no books. Contacted Traeger and they said they aren't sure what they can do. Know what I can do?? I can return to Costco and let them know "why". Perhap Traeger won't be selling in Costco any more...
Rants: Seattle Times
I removed the link to the Seattle Times from my domain due to requiring subscriptions to view their articles. I suggest using the internet for local news coverage via Yahoo and Google. The Everett Herald is also pulling this stunt but at this time they are only locking mobile devices. They too will be pulled once they switch.
Rants: Wells Fargo
How anyone can stomach such a pathetic company. Predatory lending practices, purchasing up contracts and prohibiting refi's from happening.
Trying: Frontier Communications
For years having had fiber optic internet but Directv we chose to try Frontier TV. By the time we got done, our internet bill skyrocketed and our bill for Frontier was higher than Directv. It was not what we were quoted. Nothing frontier can do to fix the problem. On the plus side is a gal from Indiana that has been attempting to monitor my bill each month and provide a discount to make up for the mess.
Good attempt at customer service. Why won't frontier just fix the problem instead of bandaiding my account each month?
Another Seattle path to the superbowl! Go Hawks!!!
Ignorance: The Washington State Governor
Allows Boeing to reap billions of tax free dollars in exchange to "build" the 777X. Boeing then goes through loopholes to offload all the work. Nice job....
Upcoming Challenges: Home repairs (roof, floors, back lawn, garage door)... Yikes. Refi is in order this year so we can pull money to fix.
2015 is already an "odd" year....