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So, did my internet get fixed yesterday or was I stood up once again?
If you're reading this, I was stood up.
Maybe I was able to get them to reschedule for today, maybe not.
I'm hoping more people have power restored and roads are cleared so life can stabilize along the East Coast.
We had a bit of a cold front come through - just a bit. Sunny and 70's, so not unpleasant at all. I am probably mowing today. And waiting for internet at home. I pay $75 a month for this?
EDITED TO ADD: They came, finally. Turned into a major production, too, and they had to go get more help. The ice storm we had last winter that knocked the internet out apparently damaged the cable lines which is why I've been having crap reception, especially on windy days (which, in Oklahoma, is almost every day).
They ended up replacing the cable lines all the way from the house to the pole in my back yard, and then down the line each direction for I don't know how far. Then they upgraded the intake box outside my house, then, for grins and giggles, because it was so old (15 years old), they replaced the modem inside my house.
Hopefully, this lasts as long as I live here.