Monday, March 29
I'm not usually this stupid
I'll admit it, I kind of consider myself a little bit of a nerd.
I understand technical stuff a little bit more than most people. My parents stuck me into computer classes when I was 7, and this is back when Commodores meant more than that band
that Lionel Richie was in. I could also program a VCR when it was still referred to as "the VHS player".
The cable/phone/internet service at home has been sketchy over the last few weeks. We have one of them there "package deals" the cable companies are all peddling around. Until a few weeks ago, everything had been zippity-doo-da, no complaints with this setup. Then... The Rainstorms From Hell. All three services were out for days at a time. It was a very difficult period at home -- I just wanted to get to work all the time just to get internet access. Yes. How desperate.
This weekend, it did it again. Except it was on and off. More off than on. And of course all the info I needed to call up the cable co (from my cell phone of course) was available online. Grrr.
So, this morning, get to work, look up their number, call them.
Sit on hold for a while... ............... ....
Service guy checks into it.......
And then he says, "There's no problem with service in your area..."
WAIT FOR IT.
"... you should probably check the power on your modem. Maybe make sure it's plugged into the wall."
ME. Of all people. I was ready to re-route the router. Or reconfigure the config. Or webding the ding-dong. You know. The usual.
No. I should probably just turn it on and off.
... Says Toni Ryan