Tag Archives: Connect Card

2012-08-13

A bit has happened today. It would seem as if my appointment was 1 hour later than what they told me. This became a waste of time. It was even more of waste of time. On some other news, I was able to activate my connect card as well.

First, I tried to make a call with rescheduling an appointment. This didn’t work out, and seemed to have called them too early. I also spent too much time on the phone trying to activate the card. I eventually went to the service center, but they told me I had to activate it before I could add funds, and I had to call them to activate it.

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2012-08-02

Not much happened today. I made a couple of phone calls, and took the dogs out for two walks. I also was expecting someone to deposit money into my account in the morning so I could fill the Connect Card I have, but she decided to wait until as late as possible. In turn, I have to wait until tomorrow to put funds on it. The landlord also came by to fix the sink that had a leak.

As for plans for tomorrow, not much planned. I will have to go to add funds to my Connect Card. This is important as it will prevent the need to have to buy things to break change. I will also need to pull money out to pay for my prescriptions, and a jitney for when I have to go grocery shopping in about a week.

2012-07-31

Not much happened today, including no Connect Card. This will mean I will have to break change everywhere I go, and make my life a little more uncomfortable. I will have to leave early considering that I also have a doctor’s appointment. After that, I will have to go and get weight lifting gloves for when I will have to rely on a wheelchair (when the route 4 is terminated).

I will have a few other things that will need to be addressed as well. It would mean that I will be gone most of the day, and this is something I can’t trust the dogs with as of now – so they will have to  be contained in one room.

2012-07-26

Today was not much that went on. I didn’t get the Connect Card which for me to have it would have made life easier. I found out that one of the two banks in the area will not allow non-customers in. The other bank allowed non customers in only after being buzzed in. In other words, getting change around here is becoming impossible.

I went to East Ohio street to grab a few things. I also wanted to get the dogs for a walk, but couldn’t since it started to rain hard. As for plans for tomorrow, I have to take the garbage out, and will be in most of the day otherwise. I will also expect a bill to be paid through, but it may end up being late.

2012-07-20

Not much happened today. I did some work on my site, walked the dogs in the evening since it rain most of the day. I also did some work on a new website I have been working on.

I was hoping to get my Connect Card by now, but so far – hadn’t received it yet. I will probably call tomorrow if I don’t see it. Malak is paying for his stupidity the day before. Something he ate hasn’t agreed with him, and he vomited a couple of times. I have no poisons, and anything that maybe toxic to dogs are in cupboards, or the refrigerator.

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2012-07-16

A bit has happened today. I had to go and take care of a few errands. Of course the dogs got their walk and some exercise before hand and they got their evening workout too. However, a few hours in the day, I was gone.

I had to first go to the bank, and make a deposit in the bank. Once I did  that, I needed to go to Petco to get a new feces scooper. I decided to instead spend the money on a shovel type rather than the mechanical one with a gripper that ended up breaking in a few months. While I was at the Waterworks Mall, I spent about $5 to get a backpack since mine was starting to fray at the shoulder straps. It’s not much of a backpack. It has a notebook pocket, a main pocket, and a smaller pocket for things such as cash, and cards. Needless to say, this will take a lot of getting used to, but I am hoping it will only be until I can replace it with a better backpack.

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Connect Card–Maybe

I received an email noting that I qualify to be one of the first ones of the general public for the Connect Card from the local bus system. In other words, they are doing something they should have done 10 years ago. I filled out the form for the address for them to send it, and should get it sometime this week. This card will essentially replace my need for cash, and hopefully replace the need for me to carry the half fare card. I will continue to keep the half fare card (unless it is to be relinquished) in case I loose the Connect Card, but rather than me depositing money in to the really terrible new fare boxes, I will simply tap the reader and funds will be deducted from my prepaid account.

This card will make my life easier, especially if funds can be added online. As noted, I will not have to carry cash to pay the fare box. In addition, I will not have to break change which typically means I will have to buy something. And when the first of the month comes, and I have no cash, I will not have to spend $4.00 in ATM fees plus buy something so I can have the needed bus fare – although in September, I won’t have to do that any how. My goal will be to eventually add funds by the month, or quarter (3 months) and use the card once the driver sets the correct fare. There are few things that will be of concern.

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