Friday, July 20, 2007

ACK...

Yup - 15 days later, and we're still not back on "teh internets".

I wish I could say that I'm developing a sense of humor about it. But I haven't.

I wish I had something cute and fun to say - but spending several hours (and for once I'm not exaggerating for comic effect here!) a day -- EVERY day -- on hold and then dealing with ineffectual customer service reps? Well, let's just say it drains all the cute and fun right out of a girl...

Who would have thunk that you could go two whole weeks without accessing email, without reading blogs, etc?* It's like living in the past again, and I - for one - am not all that enamored of it...

Ah well, think of all the lovely catching up I'll get to do!

DEPRESSING BUT INTERESTING SIDE NOTE: Last night, at about midnight after holding for more than 45 minutes, Bubba spoke with some very high-level service tech - who told him that Earthlink is having hideous problems in the Atlanta area. According to the tech, they don't know why it's happening, there's no apparent cause; and they don't seem to be able to fix it; it's very sporadic with no rhyme or reason - but that some people have been without access for over a month!!! Aw - hell to the no to that!

So - going to try to research this some today - (of course, ironically, how do you blog about not having access if you don't have access???) This is the first story of this kind that we've heard from them - and believe me, at this point, we've heard pretty much every story imaginable about why it's not working. Sad part is that if this guy is not lying to us, then every other person we've dealt with has. And, if his story's the true one - well, it doesn't sound like it has a very happy ending...

I hope that you are all off having wonderful adventures! I'll read about them someday, I hope!


xo
lla



*Occasionally, when there's something that I just *have* to do, I'll borrow a laptop and then go somewhere and borrow internet access too. But the laptop is very slow, and I feel very clumsy with it. And it's tough to juggle it all with a very bored Schecky - so I've really only been getting online for the necessities. And the occasional whinging post about how I don't have Internet access....

6 comments:

laeroport said...

But Cookie! I miiiiissssssss you!

autum said...

What a pain! You are missed very much. Tell those earthlink folks you have fans who need to hear from you and they need to get their act together. Now!

Rebecca said...

still no internet? that's bad. but, you could visit your public library for access and that would likely entertain schecky for a while.

Sarah and Jack said...

Time for a new provider perhaps?

beki said...

*sigh*

Debbie said...

Noooooooooooooo!


I need Bad Fortune Cookie back!