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Things going wrong this week has become so absurd that all I can do is laugh about it. I did tell a friend that, if we had a lottery here in Alabama, then I would buy a lottery ticket and then give it away, so that my bad luck could at least benefit somebody :) On the bright side, AT&T fixed the phones since I wrote the last post, so I am 1 for 7 on turning this ship around. Hopefully, the new modem will come in the mail tomorrow, so we will be back online as well.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My mom (the boys’ Nanna), came into town for a few days to help out while Marcus was out of town. Sadly, in the chaos of our electronic degeneration, I never took the camera out, so I don’t have any pics to post. While Nanna was here, we went to the library, church, the
I was happy to see that Nanna's health is better than it has been in years. She doesn't use a wheel chair or a cane anymore, and her walking is just a little slower than the average person's. She's weaned herself from most of the drugs she used to take for MS, and she says she has more energy than she's had in years. She is still working full time as a school counselor, and this is the first year that she finished the year with enough energy that she was sure she could return to work again at the end of the summer. Even the gastroparesis she was diagnosed with over a year ago has improved a lot: she can eat a lot more variety and in greater quantities without adverse effects. I am very glad she is doing so much better physically.
The boys didn't want to take Nanna back to the airport early Wednesday morning, but I assured them that Christmas would come quicker than they thought :)
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Two mornings later, I noticed that the cordless phone in the kitchen was blinking “Line In Use” (which of course it wasn’t). So I checked out the phones and found they all had busy signals. I called AT&T to let them know that our land line was not working, and they reassured me that they could send someone out within the next 7 to 10 business days. Wow, that is what I call customer service. Maybe the phones will be working before Marcus gets home from his 9-day vacation.
Next, our Roku box went caput. The Roku is an electronic device that routes video from the computer to the TV. We frequently watch movies/TV shows from Netflix instant streaming on our TV using this box. I was looking forward to catching up on a couple of shows that Marcus doesn’t care for while he was out of town, but the Roku decided to throw in the towel.
The final straw happened this morning. The modem died. It’s been working sketchily (is that a word) for a while now, but now it won’t come on at all. So I am without my #1 while-the-kids-are-asleep pastime, the internet. I called AT&T, and, in true form, they will have a new modem out to me in 5-7 days, for the nominal fee of $74.
Now I have no shower, no TV, no phone and no internet. Thankfully, I’ve got family in town to keep me company while my house falls apart. But, if my car dies or the power goes out, I’m moving in with a friend. (By the way, I posted this at the library.)