Friday, October 21, 2005

Slight hiccough in Operation Eliminate Comcast

The DirecTV guys got here around noonish yesterday. They were lost.

When they came in they looked at the setup and asked if they could just use the current cable connection for the satellite system. Me, being the brain I am, said "Sure! Go ahead! The cable tv is over with when y'all leave." I was giddy. I started doing the "Goodbye to Comcast" dance with the baby. Life was good.

When the installers were finished, I had a plate on my roof looking south (I think - I suck at directions) and two TVs with 155 channels of "lord knows what".

So I merrily skipped over to the laptop to blog on how phase two was complete.

Then the horror sank in.

Oh crap.

I told the guys to use the cable connection. That was my internet.

A few seconds of silence and then a rather loud *ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!*

"I KILLED THE INTERNET!!! GEO IS GONNA KILL ME!!"

I scared the poor baby. She thought I was yelling at her. It took about two minutes to convince her that the only person who deserved to be yelled at was me. And it was about to happen. Because I had to call Geo to tell him the wonderful news.

Oh boy.

I was terrified. I called him and he was not in a pleasant mood. I said, "Well, babe, I got good news and bad news."

"What's the bad news? What did you do?" he asked.

I told him and I cringed for the inevitable yelling.

"Is AOL still active?" he inquired

"Um, yeah." I replied

"We can still dial-up?"

"Um, yeah."

"So I can get my e-mail?"

"Um, yeah." I was in broken record loop mode.

"And the DSL will be here in two weeks?"

"Uh, yeah."

"Okay, no big."

WHEW!

So I am using my blazing fast 56K modem now. Ooooo. Dial-up sucks.

So, the blogging will have to wait until I get back to work. Have a great weekend all.

6 comments:

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Yay! I'm first!

We'll enjoy the weekend on our 8meg connection.

Is this a good point to mention that we'll have a nice shiny speedy 24meg connection in a couple of weeks?

Sangroncito said...

Dial-up is hell!!!!
Have a great weekend.

Tony said...

Now, see here, missy! I have dial up and STILL continue to blog. I expect the same from you. Even if it's JUST to blog, "Tony is my man-bitch!"

Now get on it!

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Blimey, so many neanderthals all on dial-up in one place!

*shocked*

Thank gawd we're in the future.

Rowan said...

wow, could never survive with dialup again! Been years for us, and we'll never go back to a record high 3mb/second...yuck!

Maidink said...

P and T - i hate you.

Sangron - yes it is. Viva la High Speed (sorry, don't know French for High Speed).

Tony - just for you, that's the next post.

P and T - I still hate you. :P xoxoxo

Rowan - dial-up is too archaic. I'd rather use two tin cans, some string, and a stone slate with a chisel.