Can you even remember life before the internet? I can but I have to think hard. And, I don’t want to think about it. I don’t want to live without the internet . . not even for an hour!
After we tried Magic Jack for a while and decided it would work for us, we scheduled to have the home phone turned off. Since we had internet (DSL) through AT&T, and part of our home phone line, that all had to be switched over. Our understanding was that the internet would be “fixed” so it would run without the home phone, and then the home phone would be turned off. Monday (yesterday) was the big day. Do you think it went like we thought it would? NO!
When I got up at 5:30 a.m., I realized we had no phone and no internet. Thank goodness I wondered if everything would go according to plan and late last night scheduled a few blog posts to show up. But, I needed to make bread and my recipe was on my blog; I needed to mail a quilt to a lady and couldn’t sign on to my UPS account; I needed to check mileage to where I was doing a trunk show last night and couldn’t get onto mapquest.
By 5 p.m., I had given up hope of having the phone company show up and guess who drove up!
There was hope I would have internet before the day was over.
Quit looking around, buddy, and get my internet working! I’ve been 12 hours without it and things could get ugly quickly! 🙂 Seriously, he was a very nice guy. He fixed my internet! We got the new “U-Verse” which is a whole lot faster than our regular DSL so I’m happy again. The repairman left with an ice cold Dr. Pepper and warm, fresh from the oven, focaccia bread. No one leaves my house hungry!
And do you want to hear my sad tale for today? The air conditioner crew will be here at 8 a.m. to change out our air conditioner system. I asked them “when will you turn off the air conditioner?” and they said . . 8:01! It’s going to be a long, hot day at my house. I was afraid to ask them what time they guess they’ll have it finished and cool air flowing through the vents again. You can bet there won’t be any cooking or canning going on around here today.