Friday, February 6, 2009

$%#* &^$# &%$# and piffle-snot-boogers-crap...

Those were a few choice words I YELLED after the satellite Internet guys just left. I haven't gotten on-line all day waiting for their call to get directions on how to find me. They were supposed to be here between noon and 5:00. They finally called at 4:45 and were here by 5:30. They told me when they called to get directions, that it would take 4-5 hours to do the installation. I informed them that was fine with me. So after they got here they discovered that I live in a log home and the dish can not be mounted on a round surface. So they are going to have to dig a hole and put the dish on a pole behind the house. To do this they have to call some company called "Dig Safe" to get permission to dig and this company has to come out and survey the ground to make sure it is safe to dig. GOOD GRIEF! I told them that we built the cabin and I know where every electrical, phone or gas line is and where all the plumbing lines are. But he wouldn't accept that. So it is rescheduled for next Friday between 8:00 AM and noon. I decided I wanted the early time this time. Watch it snow a big one next week and they won't be able to get up the mountain. At least it will be the same guys and they already know how to get here.

I weighed myself this morning and haven't gained or lost. Woohoo! So that means that the maintenance is working.

I did remember to put the HRM on the other day and burned 358 calories in 15 minutes. That's a good burn! Didn't do any formal exercise yesterday because I was deep cleaning my living room and moving all the furniture to different places. I had forgotten how heavy my coffee table was. After lugging all the furniture around I felt that I had gotten enough. And my arms and legs are sore today from it. :o)

Have a great weekend.


JC said...

Be careful moving furniture around, get yourself some of those slider things. I ordered some from QVC or Home shopping years ago. The kit came with a little jack to use to lift the furniture so you can place the slider under the legs. I've loved having them.

Sorry about the satellite thing. Hopefully, weather will not prevent them from doing what they need to do next week. I know you are disappointed to still be using dial up for another week.

Yea on calories burned. I must get one of those things. Did you get it at walmart? What did you look for? I know how dumb I must sound.

grammy said...

Your back must be in much better shape than mine. I always have back problems after moving furniture. Be careful. Sorry about the whole dish ordeal. what a pain that was. Hope it all works out.

Tena said...

That's just about my luck. Nothing is ever simple. Keeping my fingers crossed for good weather next week so you can get all hooked up!

A big Woo Hoo! for maintaining. Whatever you're doing is working for ya!

Have a great weekend!

BigBootyJudy said...

How frustrating! We had the run-around getting our satellite TV up and running and we live in a new housing estate, so go figure. Good job on the maintenance!

MaryFran said...

I feel your pain with the internet guys! I'm rooting for a positive outcome next week!

You should have worn your HRM while moving furniture!

VeeGettingHealthy said...

I absolutely hate waiting for maintenance or installation people. They are almost NEVER on time. Unbelievable. And remember, moving furniture is definitely exercise! Good goin! Vee at

Shelley said...

Oh man, as soon as I saw the title of your post I knew they had screwed up on the internet installation. What a PITA! Hope the weather holds and they get it right next Friday!

Big congrats on the maintenance!!!! That is awesome - I hear (and hope to experience someday) that maintenance is harder than losing weight - so you are doing great!

Donna said...

Grr! We had drama trying to get our satellite TV installed, too! You'd think after a while, they'd get more efficient, but no... just more complicated.

Great job on maintaining! As always, you're an awesome possum!