This Blog Post was originally published on the platform "writelier" (formerly "co-writers" and "200wordsaday"). Sadly the blogging platform was discontinued. I downloaded all my blog posts and prepared them to be republish them here.
August is coming to an end. I don't want to write a whole recap of the month right now, as there are still some days to come. But it is Tuesday and somehow inspiration won't strike. :)
I started working today just like every other day. I suspected a call from my Internet Service Provider, as they wanted to come today to set up my cable internet. As always with such providers, the timeframe was set from 7 to 12 morning. Great. Easy to schedule, isn't it?
I got a notification that someone ringed at my door at about 10. I have got a device hooked into the intercom system so I know exactly what is going on and by side effect, I can open the Front Door from my mobile. I am probably going to discuss how I did that in another post. (Hint: Home Automation Collection)
A few seconds later a private number called. I figured it would be the technician, and it was. Interestingly the women who worked on the moving contract at firsthand (probably 1st Level Support from my ISP) didn't tell me that the contract would be hybrid internet (cable and LTE).
Since I need fast and responsive internet sometimes, I can't use hybrid as the latency is sometimes enormous. So I downgraded from my 80mbit contract back to 40mbit. Sure, more than enough and it's cheaper, so almost win-win.
A few sentences later, he knew I wasn't the typical "standard customer", so the formalities were done right over the telephone call and everything was finished within 15 minutes.
Later, my Bank called because my Giro Account was way over the limit. Interestingly it was the first call a received from my bank on that topic. I knew I was way over the limit because a large unexpected expense I had to pay last week. Since my rainy day fund isn't up yet, I was a little bit shocked.
Well, since I'll get my salary this week anyway they said it wouldn't be a large problem, but I have to watch out for such stuff in the future.
I hate when such things happen and it's definitely time to build a rainy day fund which overcomes with such stuff.
So, more a retrospective on my day and not on the month, but oh well, almost 400 words. I'm done. :)