LeRoy and I have both been active Christians for all our married lives and while we’ve attended churches of different denominations when we lived in various places across several states, we’re members of the Friends Church. Unlike the Baptist or United Methodist Church, Friends Churches are not found in just every town. When we were traveling, we chose churches that were evangelical and convenient for us to attend. Now that we’re settled in one spot for a few weeks, we were hoping to find a church where we can not only worship on Sunday but also be an active part of their community. The church we attended this morning had good praise and worship music, even a hymn, and the pastor gave a challenging message on stewardship. We had attended the church several years ago when we visited in the area and remembered it as a very friendly congregation. BUT only two people spoke to us without us speaking first and one of those was in passing. So now we’re uncertain. Do we go back next week and attend a different service or try another church? Decisions, decisions!
Another source of disappointment is our DirecTV satellite service. When we signed up, we were told that our protection plan would cover any problems we might have. So when we have trouble finding satellite signal, what do we do? We call technical support…and wade through their automated system. We finally succeeded in talking to a real human this week, but were told that since we aren’t “at home”, the protection plan doesn’t apply and the “modest fee” is somewhat less than modest in our estimation! So today LeRoy worked at it longer, and I tried again on the phone, thinking we might have someone who could talk us through to a solution. I’m not sure what made the difference, but the young man today was very helpful and even set us up an appointment for a tech to some out this week. Believe me, we told him we appreciated his excellent attitude and help.
Another puzzling thing is fitness. How do we access a Y or community fitness center without a long term contract? We can walk in the RV park, but does the mall allow walkers before the stores open? More things to check out tomorrow.