Monday, July 7, 2008

Another break

I'm taking another break from "the move." I'm at my parents house using their computer to pay bills and check mail. We're having problems with our DSL connection at our house. Well, actually, we're having problems with our phone in general. There are beeping noises and frequent static issues. I called for tech support yesterday about the computer, and wouldn't you know it, the Internet connection was working perfectly the entire time I was on the phone--about 20 minutes. As soon as I got off the phone, I lost the Internet connection. We discovered that being on the phone allowed us to have an on and off again Internet connection.We called them back; they didn't seem to have any answers so they told us to call the phone department. They checked our line via the "air" and confirmed that there is a, really!? They were supposed to have sent someone out to our house between yesterday afternoon and today....hasn't happened yet.
This was after having the issues hooking up our DISH. When they came out the first time, they couldn't get a signal because of the trees (I LOVE our trees!) The only option was to put it out by the end of the driveway (not) or have one of the trees trimmed. Unbelievably, we called someone to trim one of the trees. We then set up an appointment to have the DISH people to come back out---on the fourth of July. They were supposed to come out between noon and 5. Throughout the day, we called them, they called us, and they kept pushing the time back. Now remember, Kyle was waiting very patiently to get his Boomerang channel. The guy ended showing up about 8:30 and didn't leave until a little after 10:00. One of the high points of living where we live now is that we are near our park (the big one). This is where they have the fireworks display. We were able to see the majority of them. Some of the lower ones were hidden a little behind some trees (not in our yard), but overall, it's a good view. Kyle, who usually goes to bed at 9:00, sometimes 9:30 if he's pulling a late nighter, was actually up to after 11:00! When the DISH guy left, Kyle shook his hand and said "thank you for my Boomerang channel." He wouldn't look at the guy, but hey, he did shake his hand.


Kristiem10 said...

Whew! I am glad he got his Boomerang channel. And that is cool that he shook the guy's hand and thanked him. Even if he couldn't look him in the eye.

Anonymous said...

How cool that he shook his hand. What did the guy do??

Jen said...

He was a really nice guy. I felt badly because throughout the evening, his wife called a few times...their youngest is 4 years old and it was the 4th of July!
He knew how much this channel meant to Kyle; he said, with a smile, something like, "Hey, you're welcome man. Enjoy."