All H-E-B employees get 10% off H-E-B branded products, but Partners (employees) receive their Valued Partner Perks card only after 90 days. Mine arrived a few hours ago, so new that I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. The card will definitely save me some money as I go to H-E-B and Central Market nearly every day.
Saturday morning I got up early, had pancakes and fruit from Kerbey Lane Cafe then headed downtown to ask a question about my new apartment complex. (The question was about AT&T Fiber. The apartment doesn’t have Google Fiber.) As I traveled down I-35 in downtown Austin and on to E 11th St. to talk to management, I came across something most non-vegans adore: Franklin’s Barbecue. Being vegan, I have no desire to go to Franklin’s. However, many people here in Austin disagree with me. In fact, there were about 50-60 people waiting outside Franklin’s waiting to get in. My apartment is next door to Franklin’s. Nuts.
Here at Regency Park Apartments for the past two years, I’ve used Google Fiber, which hasn’t given me any problems. I consistently get super-fast internet even though my MacBook Pro goes through wireless. If I were wired, I could probably get even faster speeds. I never wanted to buy a 25′ Ethernet cable, so I stuck to wireless. But about an hour ago, I opened the Google Fiber box that was shipped to me nearly two years ago to find a long ethernet cable. I could have used it all along. Free.
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