Monday, April 06, 2009

Opening Our Beach House Soon!

I gave Maddie and London the exciting news last night... we're headed down to Bay Head to open our beach house in less than two weeks. Maddie got a big grin on her face and started planning out her seashell sales for the season. While the weather here in the Roxiticus Valley threatens to be a washout for the rest of spring break, we had a perfect afternoon and evening with the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives, husbands and children yesterday. Mary Alice and her family are back from Southern California for a visit, and it was great to catch up with all of our friends over Rex's amazing tequila shrimp and frozen margaritas.

Mary Alice is hooked on Twilight -- both the books and the movie -- but I haven't been able to find the time to keep up on my favorite shows or start a new book. Something about Googling her high school boyfriends to find out if they were vampires? Down in Bay Head, it may be another season without television thanks to the evil Comcast cable overlords. However, Charter Communications is trying to do things a little differently due to the negative reactions customers like me are giving their cable companies. Charter is offering a highly attractive alternative to meet the demand for HD programming. Right now, Charter is offering customers who order services at a chance to win a 22” flat screen HDTV, which would fit perfectly in our living room at the beach, every day through the month of April. Charter is also offering an opportunity to win a grand prize package that includes a 52 inch LCD flat screen HDTV, a home theatre system, and one year of free Charter Digital Cable® service with HD programming. The contest is part of Charter's easy to use web site, where you can build the service bundle that meets your needs. If a current or new customer orders cable, high speed Internet access, or telephone service, during the month of April, you'll automatically be entered to win upon installation of the Charter service(s) of your choice.

In addition to the fun contests, Charter is also branching out into Twitter (@chartercom) and launching new ways to connect with their customers and create better customer care around their products. So maybe you'll find Roxy reconnected at the beach this year!