Can you hear me now?
Some readers have inquired why I haven’t posted to the blog for the past six weeks. A move into new digs, while simultaneously renovating the new digs, is part of the reason. The other part is that while we moved our phone around the corner, our Verizon internet service still has not activated after nearly a month.
We’ve now made about a dozen calls to Verizon–each taking somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour or more–trying to learn why we are subjected to this delay. First we were told it was because we upgraded the speed of our service. Then we were told the internet had been installed. Perhaps we should check our computer and modem.
We have now checked every phone jack in the house, rebooted the computer numerous times, tried at least two different modems. Another call to Verizon (1 1/2 hours) today finally revealed that while we’ve been “connected,” in fact the activation of our internet service is snagged in a long backlog. Remember the Verizon strike?
I waited maybe 30 minutes to be passed to a supervisor, who, after himself making additional phone calls while we waited, informed us that he could get us connected September 14. In other words, we will have been six weeks without internet after we notified Verizon we were moving–assuming the new activation actually takes place.
In the meantime, I purchased an IPad to at least maintain some connection to the internet. Until now, I have mostly resisted modern technology. I have to admit the IPad is a lot of fun, although I am loathe to blog from it.
So until we have an internet connection from our computer, I do not intend to blog, even though I have lots to report on. Please bear with me. And feel free to forward this on to your friends at Verizon. It seems that everyone we know has a similar story to tell. So much for modern technology.