Time to pay the end-of-month bills, or at least the ones that get paid on physical paper. Cellphone bill is due before the actual end of the month, so today is When.
...Wait. Where's the cellphone bill? Should be stacked on top of the mortgage statement, 'cause it's due a couple of days earlier. Not there. Will I have to go into one of the storefronts to pay?
Check e-mail archive for phone-related things. Find notification of bill. There's a pay-on-line option: good. Needs a password: maybe not good; I don't remember it. Go for a password reset: your number is not signed up for MyVerizon. Sign up: your number is already signed up for MyVerizon. Back to the password reset; select the option to have the message sent to my e-mail. Wait. Wait some more. Write a check to the mortgage company. Surf the net.
Verizon doesn't in fact appear to be sending me an e-mail with the temporary password, or whatever it's supposed to be. Gotta run some errands soon; if there's still no e-mail from Verizon by the time I'll get back, I'll try the SMS option. Or maybe try a couple of different passwords.
Oh, and also for the Murphy file: the little portable electric heater croaked yesterday (fan bearings wore out, and it was designed for non-repairability). At least it waited until after I fixed the furnace. I've ordered a replacement from Amazon, for delivery today, Just In Case.
Did I mention the cold is still hanging on?
But at least I don't have my entire on-line presence hosted in a datacenter that had a failure cascade Monday afternoon and still isn't back together; those people are having a really bad week.
Hm. Cellphone bill didn't show up in the mail. Was that about the same time a check didn't show up in the mail? I gotta make inquiries; could be the check was sent in a timely fashion, then got lost.