Tuesday, August 5, 2008

cingular floods

A weird thing. For the second time in a few short months our land line has gone kaput. Nothing. No dial tone. No phone, except the wireless, but more importantly No DSL. NADA. Same symptoms as before. A growing amount of static on the line, jumpy, disconnected/disconnecting Internet service and then -- line dead. This means more dreaded calls to the black hole of Cingular customer service, but we think we may have learned our lesson about taking the day off from work. Probably not needed since the issue is somewhere besides the line to my house. We were thinking that the previous problem may have had something to do with water levels, but when the repairman showed me the two splices in the line, and after he replaced the line and the phone worked like a dream, well now we're not so sure.

What does that mean for you, dear reader? Well, visual aides are a problem since we're forceed to type things out on our one laptop per child notebook which means that we type like a second-grader. Typing is slow. Research is slow. Posts are going to take a backseat for awhile until we get things restored or until the government says, "don't worry, everythings back to normal!"

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