Yeaaaaaaaaah We have internet again, but not without difficulty.
Yesterday we woke up to on working internet. It is a good thing that we had a car for Jared to destroy or the poor kid would not have survived.
After my morning
I spent a hour on the phone with AT&T to no avail. They scheduled an appointment for Friday morning for a service tech to come out.
I went out to supervise his destruction. Since he didn't appear to be tearing the Windstar up fast enough I hopped on the Hemorrhoid and dragged a 10 foot long telephone pole in the middle of the field then took my trailer ramps and propped them up on it to make him a little ramp. He had a ball jumping over it.
After a few jumps he decided to drive it down the embankment and he hit a tree. The BlueOx was called upon to extract it.
If the phone and the computer can play nice for a while I will post a video.
At dark he had completely destroyed it and couldn’t get it to start again.
Then he was extremely bored the rest of the night because he couldn’t play online.
Then this morning in the middle of my
This guy who looked like he was kin to the Incredible Hulk knocked on the door. He was the service tech. He checked it all out and found nothing wrong, but the red light on the modem went out and so he left.
10 minutes later it went red again. He had left me his cell number so I called him and he asked how old the modem was. I said 5 years. He said that was unbelievable because that type of modem usually only lasts a year. He came back about an hour later and dropped off a brand new modem and left again.
I hooked it up and nothing. I called him back and he said it would be later this evening before he could get back up here.
Then we all went outside and started to tear the Windturd apart. Graham brought his MTD over for me to look at tomorrow.
We shoved some misc steel in the Windturd then headed for the scrap yard. We barely made it in time. I was drenched in sweat.
On the way home we stopped at the gas station and pulled up behind a newer Chevy pickup, sent Jared in to pay for gas, and waited. The guy pumped his gas and got back in his truck and sat there. I tried to be patient. About 5 minutes later Jared came out of the gas station and when he got int eh truck he said the guy was doing something but he couldn't tell what.
After a couple of minutes I finally got out and walked up and said politely, “can you pull up so I can pump my gas?”
The guy was frantically trying to turn the key and it wouldn't turn. He said he was getting ready to come back and apologize. SO I tried to get the key to trun and it wouldn't Finally I asked him to see his keyring. It had 2 ignition keys on it. I stuck the other key in and it started right up. He asked how I did it and I said magic and walked back to my truck.
Finally got gas then went stopped to pick up some hamburgers at a little grill for supper.
While I was waiting for the food Steph called and said the monster had returned to work on the internet. He unplugged the modem and plugged it back in (which I had done 30 times) and it started working. Maybe I have a different kind of magic.
So now I am in dry clothes, sitting in my recliner, munching on a double bacon cheese burger and some fried mushrooms.