I have once again been without telephone service, which is why you may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been around to visit. (crying now)Since November my phone has gone out at least once a week, each time seeming to fix itself within 24 hours. For the past week the phone hasn't worked for a continuous 24 hours. I would have a connection for an hour or so in the AM then none for the remainder of the day. Since Monday morning I have had no phone at all. Verizon first told me they would be here by 6PM that day. They Didn't show up. Then I was told my phone would definitely be repaired by 11PM yesterday. They didn’t show up. I called this morning to complain again and I was told the line was repaired and the case was marked “completed” WTF! I was then told no one could come until tomorrow! UGH! Can you tell I was extremely upset by now. I asked to speak with a supervisor and finally did. After I informed her what had happened, and asked if it was OK that the tech marked my phone as fixed, when in fact it was not! She informed me that a tech would come by 5PM tonight(Wednesday). So I sit here for the second time this week drafting a blog in Word. The other to be published another time.
I have to say that this whole thing has been very upsetting to me on many levels. First, it is horrible how Verizon apparently treats its customers. Making them wait and wait and wait, and then not showing up, saying that they repaired a phone, when in fact they did not. Causing me to call over and over and over and each time having to go through the ten minute automated robot answering service first, which never understands what the hell you are telling it, only to end up with a different live agent who you have to explain your problem to AGAIN!
The other part that I found disturbing has nothing to do with Verizon, but to do with me and how much I rely on the Internet in my daily life. And by that I mean mostly of course blogging, not to mention news, weather, music etc. But especially blogging and email. It has been only 2 ½ days (so far) and I miss you guys. I feel like my brain function is on hold while I wait for the Verizon people to fix my phone. I miss reading about your lives, your kids, your work, your WHATEVER! I miss you! And I also especially miss what you give back to me MY SANITY! It may seem sad to say but some days the fact that people visit my blog and especially those who come back, makes my entire day brighter! It makes me feel so good that even one person out there might be interested in what I have to say. I haven’t found it easy to meet “real life” friends around here and having blogging friends makes me feel connected to the world and a whole lot less lonely. I feel lonely today, I know it’s silly, but I do. I should look at the bright side; I know my hus is; I finished painting the living room, dusted the house, caught up on laundry, finished another book and spent some time drowning my sorrows with cheap wine last night. Heh heh!
So I guess it is time to get a laptop. At least then if my phone is not working I can drive to town and steal someone’s wireless service! Can you say “that sounds like a great 40Th birthday present “ for me!? My birthday isn't until February, but I must start working on the hus with my womanly wiles to encourage him to also believe it really would be a good present. I will let you know.
I hope I can post this tonight, otherwise I might just have to post a smaller one from work tomorrow evening.
Thanks for all of your support.
Yeah, I took a nap and when I woke up, DIAL TONE!