I haven’t posted since Monday. When I got home Monday afternoon, the internet was down and Comcast said someone would be out to work on it Tuesday morning. Of course they confirm the appointment over the internet with an email so I didn’t realize they copied the phone number down wrong. Because we didn’t answer the wrong number, they cancelled the service call. I called them again and they rescheduled the service guy for later in the day. They then had a widespread problem in our area and cancelled our service call when they fixed the overall problem!! Called them again and they scheduled another guy to come out. He finally arrived yesterday afternoon and spent over two hours here. He changed out the wires from outside, fixed something at the cable box on the street, finally changed out the modem, talked to Comcast on the phone for a long time and it started working. He had no idea why it didn’t work and why it does work now. Gives me a great deal of confidence in Comcast (sarcasm intended).
AT&T now has fiber optics in the neighborhood so next time this happens, I am going to switch to AT&T U-verse for TV and internet. I switched from them to Comcast several years ago because they were unreliable but hopefully with fiber optics that has improved. It is such a paid to change email addresses but I do have both a gmail account and a yahoo one so will use them instead. At least that way, if I change again, it won’t be so painful.
Last night was Beginning Machine Piecing and we worked on friendship star blocks. Here are a few of the log cabin from last week’s homework and a couple of friendship stars from last night.
The night ended quickly with a call from Bill. He had a blow out of his back right tire on his way to bowling – right on 75, one of the busiest interstates around. Of course, he and his brother, while working on his truck a couple of weeks ago had messed with the spare tire and when they went to put it back up under the truck, found that the cable was damaged that holds it. So, of course, being a typical man, he put the spare tire and the jack in the garage, not in the back seat of the truck where any sensible person would have put it.
So, off I go to 75, pull over to the right in traffic and pick him up, leaving the truck pitiful and flashing it’s hazard lights on the side of the road. We come back home, pick up the spare tire and jack and head back to 75. I pull over behind the truck and stay in the car, with the lights, hazard lights and everything on while he changes the tire. Off he goes and we head back home. At the next off ramp, we get off to turn around and I see him pulled over to the side of the northbound on ramp. Once again, I stop behind him and he gets out to tell me he lost his cell phone. It turns out it is on the floor of my car! Not a good night but we both make it home safely in spite of the adventure. By the way, it was his birthday yesterday! Good thing for him or I might have just left him on the highway. After work today, he is headed off to buy two new tires.
I need a nap!