It's been a while since I had to deal with a slimy company (it was when I needed to cancel my AOL account...it used to be quite a pain)
Why Freepolls Sucks
Freepolls.com allows you to set up free polls on your website, such as this one.
Over a year ago, I decided I wanted to do more extensive polls, so I purchased an upgraded account for US$20. I used the account once, and then figured it was worth the price, and I would just let it lapse. Worried that I might be on auto-renew, I made sure that the credit card I gave them was about to expire.
I just got notified that they made up a new expiration date, charged my card another US$20 for another year of service. I went to their web site to check to see if they really did and then checked my credit card to find out it had been charged to my account. Figuring an internet company would allow cancellation/refund on-line, I tried to do that, but found I had to call during their working hours to cancel.
I got some annoyed-sounding man name John, who told me there is a $20 cancellation fee, or he could just set my account to non-renew and use the account for the rest of the year. I asked him to waive the fee and refund my money, and he wouldn't. I then asked him to set my account to non-renew and I would deal directly with my credit card company.
My credit card company has removed the charge. I will let you know if anything more comes of it.
I made a lot of progress on the red lace tea cloth.
This shows me up to round 60, I think. I've obviously had to switch to nine double pointed needles to hold all the stitches. I have ordered two US1/32" circular needles, and will transfer the lace to them when I get them.
Based on Marilyn mentioning the glove pattern in the latest Spin-Off Magazine, I picked up a copy in my not-so-local grocery store.
It's a very good magazine, and I enjoy reading a lot of the articles, both those of a technical nature and those of a story-like nature. The glove patterns look promising as well, although I don't think I'll be making more gloves anytime soon.
Regarding the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat, first of all, I'm thrilled Dr. Mel and David will be able to be there...for some reason I thought they may not be able to attend due to their upcoming wedding.
Also about the retreat, Barb B. asks, "Are you doing "prizes" type thing at your retreat?"
Since this is the first of what I hope will be an annual event, we haven't put together a formal itinerary for the retreat. Ted and I have discussed various workshops or activities we could do, but nothing has been formalized. If any of the activities require a prize, I will definitely let you know!
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