Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

Phone line? We don't need no stinkin' phone line...

Due to my schedule change last week, I had two weekends practically back to back, with just one day of work sandwiched between. I spent most of Friday working in the garden. I now have my watermelon, herbs, and the last of the beans planted. I'm pretty excited to watch flowers appearing on the beans that I planted back in April.

Saturday I cleaned a bit in preparation for mangaroo coming over for a visit. We played my game prototype, had some potato soup for lunch, and then finished off with a game of Dragon's Hoard. It's a relatively cheap game that's practically worth it for the art alone; the fact that it's fun to play is a huge bonus.

Monday I had a bit of an adventure; I switched internet/TV provider from Comcast to AT&T. When the worker showed up for the installation, he asked me where my phone jack was. I showed him where the co-ax cable came up for my internet service, but he insisted he needed a phone jack, and that there must be one somewhere. I told him that I didn't have one, and he didn't believe me. He searched all over the living room, to no avail, and was about to search the kitchen, but I told him that the kitchen had been completely renovated and assured him there was no phone jack. He checked the garage next, and then the spot where the electricity was hooked up to the outside of the garage. No phone line.

He was stymied for a while, but he finally located the phone line connected to the opposite end of the house. It wasn't actually being used; the line was just attached to the outside of the house and left to dangle there. At first he wanted to connect the line through the wall to the guest bedroom, across the guest bedroom, through the wall to the living room, and then through the living room to the opposite wall where my TV and computer are located. I wasn't having any of that, and I convinced him to run the line along the outside of the house to come in through the garage like all the other wires.

It took a while, but he finally got that done, and now I have my new service all set up. I'm still getting used to some of the differences in the way the DVR displays menus and records programs, but it's not bad so far. I'm not noticing any significant difference in internet speed at this point.

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