Monday, May 01, 2006


...was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night...

Ok ok ok... Enough of that... So I'm in north carolina and so far I have to say it's been pretty good over all. Thus far over the past week I have managed to:
1). Find walmart and a huge shopping area with help from the new roomy (Nikki)
2). Find the local grocery store with the help of Western Union.Com and mapquest
3). Write bunches of code
4). Decide my insurace company is evil.

Over all not bad, only real stick in the situation is progressive. I called about switching over my policy to NC. They gave me what was actually an awesome quote, but unfortunately by the time I got the quote I had basically spent just about my entire checking account, and didn't have the $$$ till my roomy could pay me back for the move in costs. Well, I finally got some of that money back, the $364.00 in cash that I x-fered bover p-pal to the roomie to pay for the room. Turned out paypal was too slow so I had to put in on the credit card. Anyway, back to the main story... I was told by progressive that if I called back by the 28th and gave them my quote number they would guarantee the rate they quoted me. Well, on the 28th I had the dough so I called them up to go ahead with transfering over my policy to NC. Well, wouldn't you know it. Progressive decided to screw with my rate... Interestingly they only increased the rate ever so slightly, but what really got me is they seriously increased my down payment (to the point where I could, again, no longer afford it) just so they could every so slighly decrease my monthly payment. I spent about 3 hours on the phone arguing with the guy about my rate. In the end the guy could only say that he did not doubt that what I told him was accurate but that the rate he was giving me was also accurate. At this point I decided to drop Progressive, I worked out a deal with them where I paid them a partial pmt on my MI policy for 13 days of coverage durring which time I will (hopefully get paid) and find another provider.

Best part... Just to put icing on the cake I logged into the progressive website to be greeted by a prompt telling me my account was cancelled. I called them to ask why this was as I had the partial payment, at first the moron on the phone started goinjg on about how I needed to pay half the policy to activate it. I got pretty agry at this point and explained that there was no way I was paying that much because I was canceling them because they seem to have trouble keeping their word. I told her that I was informed the payment I "sent in" was supposed to be good enough for 13 days. The lady went to go speak with her manager and came back saying that yeah it's supposed to be good for 13 days and that I should be able to log in tomorrow. Then she has the nerve to ask if I wanted to make a payment on the policy... Hmmmmmmmmmm.....



Anyway, sorry for going on about progressive for so long. I actually just got off the phone with that last lady not too long ago so the experience is still quite fresh in my mind. This move to NC, while being one of the craziest I've ever done (it terms of corrdinating stuff and such) has also been about the best ever! Rooming with Nikki should be great, for those of you not familiar with my NC gang, I've known these girls (Nikki/Kathy/Melly/et. al) for about 10 years now and I've kind of always wanted to move here. So I'm really looking forward to eventually getting to hang with everyone and have a grand old time :) Things are also just starting to come together after the move... I just got digital cable with DVR and a cable modem set up, I can't tell you how good it is to finally be on the 'net again after a week! I've also got almost all of my show's set back up on the DVR, though it's been a bit more difficult than with the TIVO. The cable DVR seems to only like pulling up listings for that particular day, not all listings for the show you're typing in. Oh well, I have a DVR, that's what counts. Besides, I'm going to build my own Mythbox as soon as I'm back into the swing of things here (probably after buying a queen size bed for super cheap at the local matress factory)! Well, I guess that is all for now.. I will leave you with the following words of wisdom, Jenn will understand I'm sure....

If you're blue and you don't know where to go to why don't you go where fashion sits, Puttin' on the ritz.
Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes and cutaway coat, perfect fits, Puttin' on the ritz.
Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)

Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or "umberellas" in their mitts, Puttin' on the ritz.
Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air High hats and Arrow collars white spats and lots of dollars Spending every dime for a wonderful time
If you're blue and you don't know where to go to why don't you go where fashion sits, Puttin' on the ritz. Puttin' on the ritz. Puttin' on the ritz.......


Anonymous glittermom said...

Thats about the longest blog I have ever seen....Wow....anyway glad your getting settled in...You never said how your car turned out....Oviousely you got it fixed and on the road....Keep us posted on how NC is treating you...How close to the ocean are you?

8:53 PM  
Blogger Carlo said...

Yes, it did turn out a bit on the long side. Blam the people at progressive, I was still a little ticked at the time.

Car ended up alright, the insurance company for the Minike shop had the money aspect taken care of quickly. Body shop people took their sweet time though, but the work was very well done. So I'm happy.

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Anonymous Alessia said...

That puttin'on the ritz thing was hilarious!

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