It’s been absolutely beautiful here in North Carolina and I’ve been too busy swimming in the ocean and soaking up the sun to write any posts this week. Other than two trips to the grocery store, (totaling $150), I haven’t spent any money. Our family has been sharing dinner responsibilities with my in-laws, which has kept food costs to a minimum for both families. We’ve eaten some very tasty grub over the past few days.
Unfortunately, we received a very large phone bill from Sprint for long distance calls made from our rental home during the rental season. One week of long distance calls resulted in a phone bill of nearly $280. We use Embarq as our local phone carrier and it’s unclear why our phone was not blocked during the rental season. In retrospect we’re lucky that calls were only made by one set of renters.
The rate for calls ranged from $1.80 to $2.20 per minute. I called Sprint and talked to a representative who kindly altered the bill to a lower rate for us. Within a matter of minutes the bill was reduced from nearly $280 to less than $85. I also called Embarq and made certain a block will prevent all future long distance phone calls.
We’ll be heading home from vacation on Sunday or Monday and after a two week vacation I am not looking forward to heading back to work. For now I’m going to enjoy the last few day or so of sunshine before Tropical Storm Hanna makes her way up the coast.