My cable-modem went out Tuesday morning. It seemed to be no problem when I called the cable company: someone would be here Tuesday afternoon.
I knew I was in trouble when the man called for directions and said, "I don't know if I can help; I don't know much about Internet."
I already knew the modem had died, because they checked that from Georgia, on the phone. The man did bring a modem along, but he had no software to install it. In fact, he didn't even know software was needed.
When I called the cable company yesterday, Wednesday, I was told someone would come to correct the problem. Around 7 PM I called to tell them nobody had showed up, and I was told, "Oh, they're still open; they work until dark."
"That would be in about ten minutes," I snarled. Of course, nobody came.
This morning, ready to do battle, I called again, telling them I was tired of being lied to. The sweet-voiced lady assured me she'd call the man and have him call me. Nobody had called yet at noon. This time she called him and then called me back herself, saying he should be here by 5 PM. Yeah, right.
Well, he did get here; the "new"modem the other guy left was faulty. Obviously, I'm back to normal now.
Thanks for my on-line (and in person) friend Lona, who was worried enough by my absence that she called me last night, just to see if anything was wrong.
I watched at least half-a-dozen movies, and finished a book I had barely started before this lack of Internet. I actually learned how to watch television again!
I watched some DVDs I hadn't seen in awhile: "All In The Family, the First Season", Apocalypse Now (the longer version) and Casablanca (which I could easily sit and watch again tonight).
Let's see... oh, Cliff and I had a little tiff about the cabin: He feels I should allow five boys, ages 13 through 16, to have full access to it any time they please. I don't. He thinks I'm "messed up" in my thinking, but he did put a lock on the door.
I deleted lots of mail, mostly new entry alerts. Someone had left links to porn sites in one of my comment sections, so I got rid of that.
Now, I'm going to catch up on my favorite journals!