WELL JACKIE INTERNET
Andy and i managed to successfully move, more or less, as planned at the beginning of July. The packers packed up all our crap on the 3rd. On the 5th, the movers moved all our crap out of Rivendell into the new place.
Since then? NO INTERNET. We suspected we’d have to wait a few days, maybe a week, until our ISP got things transferred over. Since we needed to still stop by the old place to pick up things we hadn’t wanted the movers to deal with, we just did interneting there. No big — i mean, that 1st week we were mostly focusing on unpacking and settling into the new place anyway.
Then there was week 2. Where it became apparent that our ISP was going to be super slow about switching the internet. And also the phone company wasn’t being speedy about transferring our landline, which we need for our DSL.
Then there was week 3. Where we began to suspect that our ISP was incompetent.
And then, in week 4, we finally fired our old ISP and just went with the phone company for DSL. The phone company managed to tell us exactly when our modem would arrive, when service would get switched on, et cetera. So! Good job, CenturyLink! And a hearty FUCK YOU to MegaPath. God, i miss Speakeasy. So sorry they got bought out by a bunch of incompetents.
It didn’t help that it had become apparent by the time we were moving that the wireless on my laptop had died. And here i thought the Concourse’s wifi during WisCon just sucked!! But, no, the wifi on my laptop also did not work during our end-of-June trip to Portland. By the Sunday of moving weekend, it was obvious both (a) our new place wasn’t going to have internet for a week or so, and (b) if i wanted internet at all i’d need a wifi-enabled device so i could pick up wifi signals in the neighborhood (e.g., coffee shops). SO. Thank god for steady paychecks, because i just walked into University Bookstore and bought myself a tablet.
Yeah. Everything i’ve done during the entire month of July internet-wise was done on a tiny little tablet. I hate working on tiny screens like that. Makes me feel claustrophobic.
We have internet at the new place as of last night. THANK GOD
Anyway. Otherwise the new place is pretty great. Gonna call it Cobweb Cottage, i think. Yeah, sorry, friends who are arachnophobic.