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May 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm 1 comment

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Today I drove to Lowe’s only to find that all their paint was made by Valspar, my current arch-enemy of paint.

I may drive to Home Depot tomorrow, just for the sport.  I have not yet found the paint we like best, which appears to have been an incorrect mixing on one of the samples. 

I may have to try to color match the bad sample to get it.  Though, we don’t like Valspar, and Porters matches seem to turn out darker.  I’ll have to branch out to do that.

I just bought a new battery for my old phone online.  After reading many reviews, it seems that all the extra “computer-digital-music” equipment they are adding to phones DRAINS life from the batteries.  They’d rather keep the phone lightweight instead of adding a better battery.  Having more screens lit all the time on the outside of the phone=battery drain also.  People love the features, but complain about the charge issues. 

I just want a phone with few features so the battery lasts:  speakerphone, good ring volume, decent size, durable cover, text 3 times a year.  It is not at all uncommon to hear on reviews people to say they make less than average phone calls a day and text 2-3 times a day and have to charge the phone twice a day to keep it operational. THAT is crazy.  Phone companies are chasing people in a hurry for the newest which equals poor quality.  We are so un-earth friendly. 

I want a dependable, well-charged PHONE. LESS technology=battery life.  

I found a sale (YES!) today on my battery, original to the phone for $11.00 online today.  Sale on accessories for my phone today, too.  I got a cover and ultra reception booster to try  for 2 bucks.  80% off for my model…why not?  The whole thing for $25.00, a phone I already know and love…except that the vibration doesn’t seem to work on it (perhaps battery life, I hope).  Crossing my fingers and glad to not have to learn a new phone at the moment.  My life is complex enough. 

One store locally say Samsungs get the worst reception in this area, otherwise, I would have me a cool slide-phone right now.  Often, The Hub needs to use my phone for business if he forgets his–so we need good reception and battery life without all the drainers.

I hope this works!

I’m off to plant some seeds my daughter got me for Easter!


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  • 1. Stacey  |  May 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I just glanced at my paint from Lowe’s and it is Olympic. I can’t find Valspar anywhere on it.

    I’m sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for!

    Mag: It was up on the signs small on the wall of the chip displays. Even the Martha Stewart line was made by Valspar. They did have Eddie Bauer, didn’t see colors I liked, and Laura Ashley (have that here). I don’t remember seeing an “olympic” brand for chips–if there was one, apparently it didn’t have a green I liked any better than what I had. I was bummed.

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