So, if you haven't noticed, my internet has not been in service for a full week. Don't even get me started about how extremely frustrating it has been working with our service provider. They haven't believed me in the past that the internet goes down whenever we have high winds. (And, if you are a fellow Cedar City-ite, then you know this is more often than not.) After any such storm I'd have to reinstall the drivers to the "device" that makes our internet work to get it to come back.
Well, last Friday morning we had super high winds. Internet went down, like clockwork. Couldn't get it to come back up, even with driver reinstallation. Found the "device" (all I know is that's what the computer calls it) had pooped out completely. Company sent me a new one. It arrived on Monday afternoon. Internet still wouldn't load with the new "device." Called customer service again and was told to reboot my computer (as IF I hadn't done that already 5 times!) and if it didn't work they'd send someone out Thursday. Yep, Thursday. I had to wait 3 more days.
Thursday rolls around. The guy was supposed to be there around 9:30 am. Nothing. I call. We are not even on their list to be seen. I freaked out. They said they'd call me back. Three hours later I hadn't heard anything so I called again. Finally was told the guy would be there at 4:00 pm. He showed up at 7:00 pm.
The good news is he fixed it. The better news is that I was right. The wind had totally blown our receptor dish thingamajig (I can't even call it a device...I have no idea) over and it disconnected itself. He reconnected in a different place on the roof and said we should have no problems now. Phewsh.
So I'm good to go. I did learn how much time I waste on the computer and I will be working on that. Hopefully, though, me and technology will start getting along nicely again.
Except, this morning, my cell phone has started turning itself on and off randomly. Sigh.