Saturday, December 08, 2007
Due to increasing pressure from Comcast, our cable TV, Internet Provider and phone company, we finally relented and had our telephone service switched over to digital. (It should be noted that it had to be done eventually because all analog service will be terminated by March of 2008.) It was do it now for free installation, or to wait until after the first of the year and pay $49.50. Since our cable and Internet were already digital, it only made since to have it done. All future bills for these services will all be on the same statement - one bill, one check.
It was a no-brainer, right? One would think so, wouldn't one? Murphy's Law: If something can go wrong, it will!
It seems that the router we were using was not of Comcast issue. The installer was able to make the switch of phone to digital with no problem. Since our Internet also goes through the same fiber optic lines as the phone, it was necessary for him to reprogram the modem. It would have been a simple task if he only had the password for the computer and thus access to the router. With the password in my head, which had accompanied the rest of my body to work that day (Friday), he was unable to do so.
The absence of a Friday 12-7 post here is the result. The oversight of not having the password available for the installer was - no Internet access on Friday and most of Saturday. Fortunately, our daughter just happens to be married to a Comcast technician. This afternoon he dropped by and got us up and running again.
I only had to endure one night of Internet withdrawal. What could be worse, no Internet, running out of coffee or running out of cigarettes? I'm pleased to say there were no DT's. I simply put on the TV, tuned into one of the must-see programs and promptly fell asleep!
We Pay A Lot Of Money
(sung to the tune of:
We pay a lot of money for the gifts we give
On a bright shiny new credit card,
Spending all our money we need to live
The interest will hit us hard.
Then we know after Christmas the rates will be high,
And month after month we pay all the while we cry.
We spend a lot of money, an expensive way
To say "Merry Christmas to you."
We pay a lot of money for the gifts sent your way
Just so you return them the very next day.
We hope that we don't meet at the return window,
Coz we don't want the giver to know.
Then we know after Christmas the rates will be high
And month to month we pay and we wonder why
We send a lot of money to the creditors
Who say, "Merry Christmas to you,
And remember the interest too."
"And very, very merry interest to us."
Santa Will Be De-Layed
It's Christmas Eve and Santa arrives at this beautiful young woman's apartment. She takes one look at Santa and decides that she needs to make love to Santa.
She says “Oh Santa, won't you stay the night?"
Santa replies, “HO, HO, HO, Gotta go! Gotta Go! Gotta deliver those toys, you know."
The young woman tries to tempt Santa again by letting down her long silky hair and begs, “Oh Santa, now won't you stay?"
Santa again replies, “HO, HO, HO, Gotta go! Gotta Go! Gotta deliver those toys, you know."
The young woman tries one last time. This time she opens her house robe and reveals her beautiful body. She then asks, “Oh Santa, won't you please stay?"
Santa, now becoming aroused, replies, “Hey, Hey, Hey, Gotta Stay! Gotta Stay! Won't fit up the chimney THIS way!"
Curmudgeon responsible for this post: Hale McKay at 7:53 PM