The numbers have been a topic around here ever since I got the Fitbit. Tracking how many steps I take each day is fun. Counting how many words I write is interesting and counting how many calories I eat â€” doesnâ€™t happen.
Still, the numbers have been in play this year.
Yesterday we had another number day, but this time we had to give up a great number and settled for an okay new one.
We are changing the utilities from one house to another, so we will have a new phone number in our new house.
It may seem silly, but one of the best things I like about living here is that we have a very cool phone number. I am sad to see our 0888 number go. I begged and begged, â€” and we do not get to take it with us. Deep sigh.
However, I spent quite a bit of time with Amy at the phone company yesterday. We did our best together to figure out â€œbundle dealsâ€ for TV, internet and telephone. So many special rates, that arenâ€™t really special at all â€”especially after all the up-selling they are quite good at. Apparently, I need the cooking channel! 🙂
The hardest part of it all was choosing a new phone number. Amy was great in letting us choose from a list. She spent a lot of time looking up available numbers for us. I told her we had memory problems and would need a very simple number â€” preferably one with three eights starting with a zero! Dang it if she didnâ€™t try to find it for us.
Amy was surprised that most numbers with eights were already taken. She didnâ€™t know eight was considered a lucky number for most Chinese people, and that some of us white folks think so too.
Starting January 22, Ken and I will have a whole series of new numbers that will be used to locate us.
Here are a few for your records in case anyone wants to know.
Beginning January 22, 2015
Our new address will be:
6476 Samron Rd. â€¢ Sechelt, BC V0N 3A7
Our new phone number will be:
We now have four eights in the number, and while 9808 is okay – I really will miss the 0888 number. Still, I guess if Little Productions can give it up, so can we.
I would love to be a fly on the line, when the next lucky person to sign up for telephone on this rock, and someone, maybe even Amy, is able to sayâ€¦ well, 0888 is available.