Monday, May 18, 2009

INTERNET WITHDRAWAL

I haven’t had a stable Internet signal since Friday morning. I had it for about half an hour on Saturday morning, ten minutes on Sunday morning, and then NOTHING.

Of course, our Internet access is tied in with our Cable TV. Guess what? We do have cable, but it’s unwatchable. And so we called on Sunday to report it, and were told they might be able to reset it from the office. Guess what? They couldn’t. We were told there was no signal getting through. But, they’d put us on the list for repair on Monday. We were to expect repair some time after 8 a.m.

Well, that’s kind of open ended, isn’t it?

Also, they said they would call us before they’d send a repair guy. Eight o’clock went by, then nine. Then ten. Finally, at 10:15 the guy shows up. (It must be miserable to have to visit all these cranky people--but it seems cable is more important to most people than Internet access.)

Meanwhile, I’m used to doing my Internet business from about 6:30 to 9. (In between I get breakfast for us and the cats.) Today, still no Internet. So I decided to do some vacuuming. Then laundry. Then tidying. I sorted tons of digital pictures, putting them in files (and even did some cropping.) I wanted to go plant my new hollyhocks by the mailbox, but we wouldn’t leave the house because we had to wait for them to call.

Surfing the internet Did I miss anything vital during my Internet inaccessibility? Yes. But I’d just be boring you tell all. Suffice to say, I’m glad I’m back. And BAH! to windstorms that take out access.