Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sometimes I Feel Like I'm in the Dark Ages...

This phone company is going to drive me crazy!! I tried to get online this morning and there was a recording that "my call could not be completed as dialed." So I tried to call a neighbor to find our if here phone was giving her fits. Same message. So...I tried a long distance number and it worked. Now that led me to call the phone companies 800 number. They put me on a call back list, wouldn't even let me hang on. After a while they did call back and I reported the problem. I was told they would send a repair person out within 24 hours. At this point I'm setting here having withdrawals from blogging and started to pace the floor. I mean, have you ever had the blog-DT's? They aren't pretty, I can tell you. Within 15 minutes they subsided when I got a call from my phone company again.

Hold on a minute, my boiled eggs are done. Be right back...



Sorry that took so long, I had to stop and eat them while they were hot. Boy, was that ever good. Two semi-hard boiled eggs and a cheese biscuit with a little light butter. YUMMMMM!!

Where was I? Oh, yeah...It seems that they have run out of phone numbers in my state, finally, and they are having to change over some equipment while they get the new area code going. Which means that I have to put my area code in front of any local numbers that I'm calling. That's fine, but I did tell them that it would have been nice to have gotten some kind of notice of this happening. It seems that they did send some mailings out. Of course I didn't get one, go figure.

Now, I'm back to my Internet dial up problem. I'm pretty computer savvy at least with software and can pretty much figure out anything given enough time. But I was afraid the DT's would start again so I bit the bullet and called tech support to get them to work me through changing the telephone number for my dial up. I knew how to do this but I just couldn't remember how to get to that window. With these old brain cells of mine I guess the old saying goes, "If you don't use it you lose it."

As you can tell, it worked!!

Now I can't remember what I was going to blog about this morning. Durn those brain cells.

Hope you have a great weekend, and I hope yours didn't start off as frustrating as mine.

7 comments:

grammy said...

You are so funny. I indeed have old brain cells and a few other issues. Sometimes I think I am just plain dumb (o: Oh well. I thought about having an egg salad sandwich after hearing about you hard boiled eggs. I use FF miracle whip so it is not so bad. I need to go get a baby gift, but here I sit blogging. Have a good day and hope your problems are all solved.

MaryFran said...

Ohhh the fun fun addition of having to dial the area code. Maryland went that route back about 8 years ago or so. At first it was weird because you had to say the area code before you phone number. NOw it's totally crazy when I go to a state that doesn't do it and they give me their phone number...I"m like...."what..that's too short!"

Natalia said...

When we lived in upstate NY we lived in the boonies too! No cable, dial up only and it was sooo slow! Glad to hear that you are up and running.

jinxxxygirl said...

The first thing i was gonna say on my comment was " You are so funny" and look Grammy said it first LOL! I'am not techno savvy at all. Having this blog is a stretch for me. :) My daughter had to talk me thru how to add the weightloss ticker to my blog. :P Thankgoodness i 'am married to a techno guru! Have a great week girl! Jinx

Cammy said...

If I win the lottery tonight, I'm buying you your very own satellite. :)

Jared Maynard said...

Great blog! I'm glad to see a fellow Mountaineer in the blogs I follow.

Jared from 12MillionSteps.com (formerly of Williamson, WV)

Cammy said...

Update: I did not win the lottery, so don't lose that dial-up number. :)