|Every fall before we leave for the south, I call our phone company BELL ALIANT to get our phone subscription put on vacation suspension. Every year, I stress that we wish to expect the same bundle with the same calling features AND THE INTERNET put back in place after our return. And last year it actually worked out. But not the year before and not this year. |
When I called yesterday to let them know we are back home they did manage to connect the BASIC phone line but forgot the calling features of the bundle and the internet. Well, they told us to wait 24hrs. for full service.
Today, waiting time was over and no internet and no calling features were back.
So we called them.
At least 5-6 times.
We went through the entire modem, we changed this and that, hardwired the laptop, unplugged again, changed the network name and the password and finally we were back in business with the internet. Yet, there was still no caller ID, nor was there any voice mail service. When the caller ID was back on track we called again requesting the voice mail setup. The d**** thing did not accept the password and it turned out they had erased my greeting and oh my… we started it all over again. The last calls were made by Bea as my own patience was running extremely thin and I was risking being a “little antsy”.
So, at the end of the day it all came back together. By the way, my previous posting was done from the public library as I knew you would all be waiting for the update.
Let me add, we are having no running water in the house yet. King winter let some water freeze in the main line running from our well pump. I have spent hours in the basement, armed with a heat gun and firing up both our furnace and the wood burning stove. So far – NOTHING. Well, a few droplets made it up to the bathroom.
Fortunately, we do have a 2. old well inside the basement where we can scoop up water with a bucket. It’s not drinking water, but good enough for other purposes.
So here again, my patience is requested…..
We had a sunny day and the frozen surface of the snow softened a bit so I could use the new shovel some more.
Did also some wood chopping and actually enjoyed it.
We also did an afternoon drive and walk-about at Herring Cove Beach. We noticed that the winter storms had re-deposited a lot of fine sand along the beach.
Molly is the happiest dog and enjoys the area and the cool temps. It is amazing to watch how she delights in this place. Old habits, like doing a walk after supper, have re-surfaced with her and she even climbed the stairs last night to sleep in our bedroom just like she used to do.
So I guess, for a few days the excitement is over. We are just relaxing when there is nothing to do and our nights are quiet and we sleep like we have been up for a week on end.
Don’t expect too much from here over the next days, may a water story…Oh well we’ll see.
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