Every year, without fail - I swear, every single year, in the spring, our landscaping company manages to CUT our cable line. Well, not just myour cable line - but the phone line and the internet line that run into our home.
Every year it is reburied. Every year they manage to hit it. And you know it wouldn't be so bad if someone, either Comcast or the landscape company, would fix the dang thing in a timely fashion AND rebury it correctly - but nooooooooo! We ultimately sit and wait while they argue over who's responsibility it is.
Now I can live without TV all day, week, month long. I can even forgo my own internet line as I have a very gracious neighbor that shares when things like this happen - but I refuse to go without a telephone line; not because I love to talk on the phone [I don't really***] but I am confined to this house/my bed 24/7 and if I fall or something happens I need the phone. And tadpoles Comcast just isn't getting THAT little bit of information through their thick skulls.
We were told to purchase a cellphone for me to use while they resolve this problem. Buwha?!?! I pay Comcast good money to provide me with phone service and now I have to spend additional money so I can have an additional phone [I will never need again] while they straighten this out?
I do not think so.
I should've known they were going to annoy me anyway. When we called yesterday to tell them the cord had been cut by the landscapers they set up an appointment for between 8 am and evening [wide gap, eh?] so Pooldad had to wait until they showed up [thus missing work] and when the idiot repairman arrived he checked all the connections INSIDE the house, informed us it was an OUTSIDE problem [um, DUH?] and we had to call Comcast back and reschedule. Again - Buwah?
So we are entering our third day without cable, internet and phone and they should be out at their convenience. BAH! Unfortunately our only other choice is Verizon and they are even worse than Comcast.
On a better note - it did rain all day on Tuesday and since it was so warm and cozy inside [and quiet!] I slept from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm with only periodic awakenings to toddle off to the bathroom [I drink a LOT of water :D] It was bliss. It actually works out kind of nice because if I sleep all day I am awake when the kids are home until bedtime and then I stay up all night on the 'net [and right now I am watching Harry Potter] and be awake for their breakfast and off to school in the morning before I go back to bed. Bonus.
Who says I can't find a silver lining? :D
***The exceptions to this are NMM, Georgia Peach and Pooldad