Wednesday, February 4, 2009

BL and Highspeed...

I was setting here watching Biggest Loser last night and the local (well, not so local because it's over 200 miles away) news started running crawls across the top of the screen warning of a winter storm warning in my area. They kept saying "stay tuned." So I did, even though I was droopy eyed and really wanted my pillow. They were saying that there was going to be an additional 8 inches by 6:00 this morning. With the 4 that fell yesterday I wasn't looking forward to having a foot on the ground. So I get up this morning and trudge down the stairs and glance out the window to an almost clear driveway. WHAT? The 4 inches is down to a dusting. I must have really slept hard last night because for that to happen we had to have had one heck of a wind storm last night. So the sun is out again and the weather service says another 2 inches today and one tonight. Yea, right. I think they are crying wolf and if they keep it up we won't listen to them when one really hits.

Well, I've gotten my hopes up again. Sure hope this time I'm not disappointed. I got a solicitation call yesterday telling me that satellite Internet is now available in my area. They identified themselves as being with my satellite company. I said, "heck yes, sign me up." Then he started getting my info and when he asked me for my credit card number my doubts began to surface. Mainly because my satellite company has my credit card on file because that's how I pay my bill. So I tell this guy that I'm not going to do that and that I'll be checking him and his company out and get back to him. I call my provider and after talking to them for a while find out that this guy is from their main competitor. So I'm told during the conversation that yes indeed high speed Internet is now available in my area, (and it's cheaper than what the other guy quoted me) and proceed to sign up for it. They are supposed to come Friday between noon and 5:00. Cross your fingers that they will show up this time and get me hooked up. Then I'll be able to watch MizFits videos, yay!

Eating was good yesterday but no exercise. Gotta do it today.

Yay, hump day is here!

7 comments:

JC said...

Hey YEA on the possibility of getting DSL. I hate dial up when I had it. It is 17 degrees here and only to warm up to 34 today but no snow just a lot of wind. Stay warm.

Tena said...

Glad you didn't fall for that loser guys song and dance!

Hope no storms hit so you can get all hooked up! That's exciting!

I would love to see more of your mountain. Can you share a few pics?

Vee said...

I've gotten suspicious of anyone who calls to "offer" anything. We have more bills than what we can afford anyway, and have cut to the bare bones. Good for you for being saavy!

We live near Denver, Colorado, and the news and so-called weather forecasters very rarely get weather predicting accurate. Amazing, isn't it!

Vee at www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

grammy said...

Crazy snow news... Crazy phone solicitation. Glad you figured that out. I am working on 2 pesky pounds that I put on over the holidays. OK, doesn't sound like a big deal, but it scares me. That is how you slowly put on a few more, then a few more. yesterday I went to the pool and walked to get my hair cut. Ate good too. hope I can keep up this trend (o:

Cammy said...

Hooray for high-speed internet! I'll keep my fingers crossed that it works out for you!

Sparky said...

very excited for your high speed! :)

MaryFran said...

Good girl for recognizing the 'scam' that the competitor was trying to pull!

On the other hand...WOOO HOOO For highspeed!