F 1 D 0 -- 02 09 18 at 23 15 S+T goes sour. You've all been listening to me say I've done things for S+T. Well, you've heard it here: they're making excuses instead of payment. Sad, really. I really liked Paul Sanderson. He told me that their firm spent three thousand dollars when they got DSL to get connected. I thought that was so curious. Why? Well, I suggested they get an internet router which included 4 wired and sixteen wireless remotes. Easy Easy Easy. Plug it in. Plug the cable modem in one side. Plug each wired station in the other side. Plug the radio internet into each un-wired station. These Internet Routers are entirely self configuring, but can be manually made more complex. You can add encryption, passwords, special routing, forbidden sites, everything. I left it alone, so all that was really needed when things went wrong was to give the router a long reset, and it would just connect. What could be better? Well, their new tech wouldn't call me. Or maybe they just decided he shouldn't talk to me, lest I remind the new guy that this firm takes a long time to pay. I was wrong. In my case they take a long time, then have a heated chat, suggesting after five months that the work was unsatisfactory. That they have the means to launch a counter claim. To their credit I'll say this: these people work very very hard for their customers. If you are a musician who needs representation, a contract, or are about to start a serious career in Canada or USA, nobody else knows the law as well as this team. They wrote the book on it. But if you are looking to provide a service or a product to this firm, I suggest Cash With Order. This was a time when getting 800.00 from Sanderson Taylor would have been a godsend. I would have taken 400.00, and absorbed my rescue time for Paul Irvine's computer, another 250.00 - Friends and family (like my folks) have suggested that I only work on a cash in advance basis. Hell!, this firm only works that way. I'm surprised that I wasn't able to do that for myself. They did write a cheque for their hardware, thinking that they were buying some of my time in advance. So the only losses for me was the travel and living expenses. But that was a major reason for that trip, as I recall. Other news. Cindy got a squirrel from Golan. It fell from a tree, and now there is a pristine new cage in their living room with the little furry rehabilitating. More news as I get it. I don't have a name for it yet. I fell from my bicycle today. I thought I was getting a bee sting in the eye. That made me lose my judgement and balance. I tried to brush it off! It brushed. And it returned!! But when I fell, I saw that it was a pretty but oversized spotted ladybug. I landed well. I caught a lot of weight on my right hand, and rolled onto the curb. But I'm not as young as I'd like. My right leg, the outside quadriceps, it has become so firm, so hard. So sore! The worst symptom is when I'm sitting down. When I'm an inch from the chair or sofa, I'll fall the last way. So far there is no strength in that position. Tomorrow. I don't expect it to be as busy. That will be a good thing. Friday. Maybe I'll get together with someone for lunch. Today. I was in a sandwich mood, making peanut butter and jam for morning, and sliced meat, pickle, and sliced cheese sandwiches for lunch. I'm working with frozen bread. That's such a good thing! It defrosts during the day, providing perfect food when I finally get around to it. That's all I know.