Oct 29, 2008

A good way to end the night...

You know, there is one other reason for not posting every day that I had forgotten about completely... How about the times when you cannot connect to the Internet. Wednesday night, everything seemed okay with the connection at the house. It was getting beyond the house that the problems started. So, after some basic troubleshooting, I decided to call Centurytel to see what was going on. Before I could even talk to a human, the recorded voice said, "As of 6:50 pm Central time on Wednesday, October 29, the entire state of Arkansas and Branson, Missouri, have no connectivity with DSL or dial-up. Technicians are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it."

Ummm, did they just say, "the entire state of Arkansas?" I would love to know what happened that causes a phone company to lose Internet access for an entire STATE! I thought maybe it was a fiber cut somewhere, which makes a little sense, but then again, our telephone service was still good, so that is highly unlikely. I would then have to assume that all of the state's Centurytel internet comes through one main box and that box died at a very inopportune time... That's just a guess.

No matter the "why" of it, the fact that it happened at all seriously stinks.

It is 8:45pm Central Time as I am writing this and it is still not resolved.

As I am typing, the Phillies just won the World Series... We had to wait two days because of weather, and about an hour after the game picked back up again, it's over.

Congratulations to the Phillies....

Shan and I watched "Biggest Loser" from the other night, and I have to say it was very touching to see the 20-year anniversary present between Phil and his wife (Amy?). And, at some time this evening (Wednesday), the Internet came back up again... That's a good way to end the evening...

Oh, and my submission for "Halloween-themed" baseball card came in second in a blog contest!! How cool is that!? I'll have to post the pictures of the card tomorrow. if you can't wait, you can see it here: Thorzul Will Rule

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