Saturday, November 18, 2006



LOL...yep that looks just like me.  Keeping my fingers double crossed that my DSL woes are gone and forgotten.  My guy from Embarq was here by 8:00.  He installed the splitter and put a phone jack right beside my computer and hooked it straight into the line outside.  If this doesn't work, the PC line techs need to come and do a complete wire investigation.  It's definitely not my PC.  My gift from Embarq is the installation of the jack by the computer, which is not part of the line protection.  I knew this because the guy last winter was going to give me a "bargain" and do it for $90 instead of $150.  It was done for nothing today and all further work will be done for nothing if this fix isn't a lasting one.  The last guy also told me my basement was "ripe" which did me in.  I was prepared today to tell whomever to do their jobs and keep their mouths shut.  Of course, my basement is 90 years old and damp.  But I'm feeling feisty today.  The house is a bit cluttered but clean so leave the judgments at the door.  The guy today was very nice and very thorough, and Grizzly loved him which is a very good sign.  Anybody that Grizzly loves immediately usually does very good work for me.

Megan is home for the week for Thanksgiving.  We are doing lunch today, which may end up being an early dinner before she goes to work.  She is ill with some infection again.  I know her thyroid is off because she is exhausted.  She says her one roommate will not allow them to keep the furnace above 50 degrees.  She said the last gas bill was only 40 some dollars.  Lord, have mercy, this child is going to wither away and die in those temps.  A natural gas bill that low is unheard of this time of year.

She is in good spirits, otherwise.  She said for once I actually picked out a decent car.  Coming from Megan, that is a huge compliment.  Uh oh....I really would prefer she didn't drive it much because she racks on the miles.

My SIL called about Thanksgiving today which will have to be a whole other entry.  We are going because of my mother....period.  Big brother will be in for the shock of his life if I pull up in that car.  ROFL...I might just have my camera ready and waiting to snap the look on his face.

Well, I'm off to enjoy my Saturday.  I might try one last ditch effort to unclog my bathtub and then give my handy dandy Randy, the plumber, a call.



seraphoflove9001 said...

Glad to hear you got the dsl fixed and your daughter likes your new car! :o)

jeanno43 said...

Hope it all works well for you now. I would not have liked someone making a remark about my place. Your basement has a right to be damp at 90 years old, I expect I shall be the same lol

jeadie05 said...

Cheeky devil making comments about your basement ,(I laughed at Jeannettes comment here )Hope you are all up and running now ,enjoy the week with Megan Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Hope everything goes well for you now ~ nice to know everything will be free if it dosn't work properly this time ~ cheek of that man making a remark about your basement ~ make sure you have that camera ready so you can get a picture of your brothers face when he sees the car lol ~ Ally

siennastarr said...

How rude of that guy!  It isn't his business to be saying anything about any part of your house's anatomy! :/  What a jerk!
I hope that whatever the guy did to fix it... worked!  Time will tell, right??  
That's nice that you and Megan will be going out for lunch today!  I love when I get the opportunity to do that with one or all of my kids!

I hope you have a great day, Chris!

Love you

lisa41076 said...

Chris, I sure hope your computer will be ok, what a rude jerk that guy was to make a remark about your basement, glad Megan likes her car, Hugs Lisa

chevyz71gurl74 said...

OMG i think i would have told Mr. "Ripe" Ass a few things on my mind...GRRR...people have nerve don't they!  I hope all your computer/wire problems are fixed now.
Have a great time out to dinner with Megan today, poor thing having to stay in temps 50 degrees...hope she has a heating blanket....have a good weekend

mrsm711 said...

Puters getting fixed is so NICE!  Daughter loving your car is nice as long as she doesn't love it too much.  LOL.  If you take a pic of your brother when you drive up in your car, please share it.  I would live to see that.  (I can't believe you haven't told him about it)   :)     Tracy

astoriasand said...

Oh! I am so happy to read you have had the pooter fixed and all so far is well.Hope it continues and so it should be free the trouble you have had and what you have had to put up with.Grrrr.I would have locked that guy in the basement had it been me LOL!! Or set Grizzly on him. Cheek of him to say such a thing.Hope Megan soon feels better.Don't forget to let us see the wonderful face of your Brother LOL!!The graphic here is beautiful.Take care.Have a lovely weekend.

queeniemart said...

Pretty soon you will be certified to start your own Handyman business....hell you can paint, clean toilets, rewire, fix AC's, fix cars, shampoo the damn dog, and wash clothes. You are worth a million.
Megan is always in my thoughts. That damn roommate better turn up the heat!
love ya,

xxroxymamaxx said...

Congrats on getting your puter fixed Chris.  and have fun with Megan. : )  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

jckfrstross said...

have a good weekend:) i do hope that they fixed your puter line problem:)


penniepooh said...

I`m glad Megan is home. Maybe she can get warm. Geesh....50 degrees? That `s a bit chilly, even by my standards! I hope the two of you had a nice lunch. Corey won`t be home til next week.
lol, I remember reading your journal last year about your brother. I would love to see the look on his face when you pull up in that new ride of yours. :)
Hugs xo

helloimkara said...

I can't believe the rude basement comment!  Im glad they are finally getting their act together and fixing your lines!!!

Kara :)

chat2missie said...

I sure hope the dsl keeps working this time.  We had problems with our comcast cable line last year.  Our internet kept going on and off.  They ended up replacing the whole neighborhoods wiring.  Have a good Sunday.

lanurseprn said...

I hope your computer works now.  I can't believe that guy said that to you about your basement.  Tell him his ass is ripe!!  Sorry ....that was crass LOL!  
Enjoy your week with Megan.  Have a good Sunday.

pippa1116 said...

glad to see you are back and with fewer problems.  
take care

jlocorriere05 said...

Let's hopw your computer is fixed for good now Chris. Funny, I can always tell if I'm gonna lkike someone depending if my cats take to them! Poor Megan's gonna freeze! Have a good week with her home. Jeannette xx  

imgr8phil said...

Hopefully your woes are gone forever with that dsl line.  Hope you have had a nice weekend.  Take care.


shayshaydc said...

Get you one of those things called a snake (it's a plumbers tool) and take the drain cover off and put that snake in and waaaa laaaaa..... drain clear!!!!!! Good luck!!!! And Happy Thanksgiving if I don't make it back this way before then!!!!

oxobagladyoxo said...

My goodness hun Megan will be sick before the end of winter with that tempature. I hope she has a good electric blanket.  I do hope ya connection don't go in and out on ya again.


dwhee70041 said...

Sound like the fix should work this time.  If Griz liked him, he must have been OK, dog know!  Give Megan a big hug for us.  David

princesssaurora said...

I hope your clog unclogs, and your dsl works great and that you have a fabulous Thanksgiving because you deserve it!

be well,

zoepaul6968 said...

Hi hun happy thanksgiving for the fourthcoming festivities,I hope you get everything sorted soon,it sounds like my house lol xxzoexx

cayasm said...

Handy Randy Andy is he really a plummber?

shermeen0621 said...

Honestly, why is it the case that if its not one thing, its another? I hope that you get everything sorted out soon!
I do think its a little rude that someone would come to your home and start making comments like that!

I hope that you manage to enjoy your thanksgiving, i'm sure having Megan home will make all the difference!

Shermeen xx

demandnlilchit said...

My retort to the "basement is Ripe" guy would of been.........."must be all the dead bodies!!!' lmaoooo but then again I'm sucha stinka! lol lol lol