Of course the dsl connection went down again. Why not? It’s the weekend, and it’s raining. God forbid anything should work through such awful conditions. For this, and to save what amounts to a few pennies, I dropped cable? I might just swallow my pride, pay what I owe Brighthouse, and go back on Roadrunner. I never use the telephone except to call tech support people anyway — the rest of the time my number seems to be the sole property of poll groups and people wanting to sell time shares.
I set another appointment with yet another tech person. This time I refused to take off any more work; I told them I’d be here after 5:30 and they’d better be here to meet me by 6pm. With my luck he’ll probably be here early (the latest slot is 4pm to 6pm) and I’ll find another flyer hanging from my doorknob. That’s when I’ll have the pleasure of informing them that I’m going back to cable, and cancelling my phone account. I might as well go cell — everyone else has. (Where I’m going to get the money for all of the above I have no idea.)
Update: dsl’s back on. Let’s see how long this lasts. I’ll use it when I can, because I only get so many hours of dialup per month.