Monday, May 24, 2010

An Isolated Week-End

I hate to admit it...but I've become very
on Time Warner Cable.
I get my TV and my Internet through them.

And...I spent an entire week-end 
cursing this dependency.
I was doing my 'usual' Saturday things...
reading my favorite blogs...
updating Facebook and
and all of the things I usually do every
while also putting sale prices in the items
in my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop.
(something I don't usually do on Saturdays...)
when suddenly I lost my cable TV
and Internet.

When I finally called TWC...I was told
there were 10 homes in my area
who were experiencing an 'outage'...
but since it was ONLY 10 of 90, they'd send someone
out on Monday.

"SERIOUSLY...since there's only 10 homes...we
have to wait until Monday???
Do you realize it's the LOST Series Finale on Sunday?!!!"

Too sad...
despite a couple more calls....I was told
they don't 
work week-ends...
here it is...early Monday afternoon and I am
only JUST back online!
Talk about feeling isolated....I've never
watched so many movies over the course
of a single week-end in my life!!
I watched 6 movies and
the 4 1/2 hour Lost Series Finale...
(I got my son-in-law to record it on VHS for me.)

So...when the cable guy came out today..
he also found that the wind
knocked the cable loose at my home as well.
He had a weird little smile when he told me...
'you know it's really windy out again today'.

now I have a crapton of
catching up to do!


The Words Crafter said...

Ooooohhhhh, I'm so sorry for you!!!! Don't you wonder how we ever lived without internet and cable? Someone should get to work on a cell phone that is capable to serious internet functions, java, flash, etc. They could even price it reasonably because sales would soar out the wazoo!

BlacknickSculpture said...

Stories like that ( and my cable bill )always make me pine for the good old days when rabbit ears ruled ;)