Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Tale Of Woe...

So I moved. Yes, it is a pain in the arse, but you know how it goes. Oh well, that is the least, VERY least of my problems.

I called the phone company here to get my phone connected after having to hunt down the physical address at the borough's office. The landlord had forgotten, bless the man. :) Our phone got connected, we had (so we thought) internet! Woohoo!

Alas, we were first told there was an outage in our area with no scheduled repair date. Really?? Then I called back, wondering if I could find out the repair date only to be told that there was no DSL available in our area and we were on a long waiting list.

WTF?

Then I called to see what my other options were. Well dial-up or MiFi. Hmm... MiFi sounding doable at the time until I walked into the local phone office here in town and was told I had to pay a $250 deposit up front, on top of the already expensive little box I could slip into my back pocket.

Pshaw...I don't think so.

So while I sit and wait for information on either satellite or cable, I will have to bide my time, contemplate my navel and work on my edit of LoBR. Joy.

I'm missing all of you terribly and will at least keep you all posted when I drive into town and stop off at the library to get my internet fix. ;)

Have a great weekend everyone, and a great coming week as well!

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Well that sucks!! Hope you find a solution.
Miss you Mel.

Al said...

That really sucks, I can Identify.
The roll out of broadband across Oz is pretty patchy still.
There are areas in our cities that still don't have broadband at all.
It makes it so painful.

Beth Zimmerman said...

That really stinks! Hope you find a solution soon! We miss you! :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

You are very much missed, hope things return to normal soon.
Yvonne.

Mary McDonald said...

Aw, Mel, what a disappointment for you. I would be lost. I hope it all gets straightened out soon.

Vicki Rocho said...

What a pain! I feel for you. I hope you find a solution so you can be back online soon.

Caledonia Lass said...

Yep, to have a waiting list for broadband is sort of silly. You would think they would invest the monies into the service to keep their customers satisfied, but that simply is not the case. Oh well, what can you do?
I miss all of you just as much, trust me. I cannot wait to get back online and share the revisions I have made. At least I am getting some work done, right? :P

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