We have been without a phone since last Friday night. The night of Abrams birthday party we had a bunch of guests come up, which also meant using our washed out driveway. I am sure you all remember how our driveway had eroded away from the snow melting and pond overflowing. It was, and is, a huge mess. So the driveway was so mushy and tore up that one of our friends' boys got his truck stuck in the mud, off to the side of it. He got in pretty deep and his truck tore up our phone lines as we were trying to pull him out. It could have been any one of us with that sludge. They dont bury those phone lines very deep, don't ya know? So anyway, we noticed that the phone stopped working at that time.
So we called for a phone guy to come and check it out to see what they could do to solve the problem. We were told they wouldn't be able to send someone until Wednesday. Uggghhh. So he showed up yesterday, and sure enough he said that the phone line was tore apart. He also said that the mud was too soupy there and that he wanted to wait for it to dry out before they fixed it. Hello...dry out? I'd like a phone again before Summer. The end result was that they would come back in a few days with a backhoe and redig and fix the line. Not sure WHEN exactly though.
Luckily it wont cost us a dime, and we have cell phones to get us by. I also have sattellite internet, so life is pretty good. I dont feel like I have much to complain about really. However, you sure miss something once its gone.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Posted by Trina at 11:40 AM