Monday, July 26, 2010


I talked to them for over an hour. They said they do not have to notify customers of any costs or changes or prices. IF you catch them they only have to adjust you for 2 months. If they want to. If they agree to. So they will give me $20 worth of credit. total. That will mean I get to use my now 5 email accounts for 4 months for free. As they should have only been costing me $5 a month anyway. I am only receiving mail at one address. My son uses one. that means i still have 3 dead no email addresses assigned to me but they dont cost me extra.
I say for someone that has been a customer for over ten years, and all my family was on earthlink from Houston, Washington State, Baton Rouge etc. all of us.
boy do i feel like a dummy.
I just hope any and all earthlink customers give their representatives a call and discuss your billing. If you are not using dial up quit paying for it. If you only use one or two addresses I think it is like $3 a month, for 5 addresses it is $5 and watch out for that sixth one WHACK it will cost ya an extra $5 just for it.

I almost never complain about stuff. I just dont buy it or use it. But to find out this sneaky company is doing it right now to all of their customers made me so mad. I asked them if they are going to notify their customers?
NOPE. IF you ask, if you catch them, then they will do a change or adjustment.
I say just be aware. be careful.

Right now I am going to hold still and continue using my email address for the $5 a month charge. I pay for what i get. But paying for nothing sure makes me mad.

added note. I am not saying quit them. I am staying. Just be really aware of your billing and what you are being charged for!! I trusted them, but truthfully they are a business first, out to make money.

Earthlink users maybe you should read this?

I am an Earthlink customer and i just found out they had been overcharging me for years. I have been with earthlink for ten years.

Many years ago i discarded home phone ATT for cell phone only Sprint service. I have 7 kids all grown now and all 7 have a sprint phone.

because i no longer had a home phone my sons upgraded our internet to comcast cable as we already had cable tv. Earthlink told me when i called in they had two packages.
dial up, or limited dial up.
$20 a month or $10 a month.
for twenty$$ you can dial up and connect. ok with no phone?
so i picked limited dial up and kept my unlimited number of email addresses.
not true.
you are allowed five email addresses for $5. then number six email address costs you $5 a month extra.
earthlink is the one that set up the sixth email address for me. it has never ever been used. never. but they continued charging me $10 a month now for years and years and years.

so my sister said hey i only pay $3 for ONE email addy why do you pay so much? I called earthlink and asked them. and yep they charged me $5 a month for a unused, extra, number six email address THEY set up and said oops!
i said OOPS? so they deleted the extra expensive unused account. NOT the billling just the account.

IF YOU use earthlink. call them. 1-800-EARTHLINK and talk to a representative. if you are not using those services they can charge you until you catch them. also if you are an AARP member they are supposed to have an AARP discount monthly off of your bill.

I can't get my money back. but if i can save any of you current earthlink customers on your next month bill then i will count it as money well spent.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Needle Hook

No I don't make and sell them. Picture for reference only.

Home Made Amazing Needle Type Hook

I made some double ended crochet hooks and then made some of these too. I used dowels from michaels crafts although the Home Depot had some even in hard woods like walnut I sure want to try. I have a dremel tool for the cutting and sanding. I used candle was on a buffer attachement to polish it smooth. I cant find my extra cord that I ordered years ago so substituted crochet cotten until i can hunt up my cord.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

More double ended crochet hook pics

taking off stitches and
putting them back on again

Double Ended Crochet Hook Samples

the above pic has a sun glare. you can see one side of the fabric is mostly dark brown and the other side is mostly cream color.

notice the light yarn starts on one end. when i work with it i work over then back and it always ends up on the same end that it's starting tail is showing at the beginning of the piece.
the same is for the darker brown end of this piece.