I hesitate to write this now because it’s an update on things happening here, and those things are still in progress, i.e. the Verizon repairman and truck are still out front. He is rewiring the houses to the pole.
I had set up an appointment to have a repairman come out and try to see why we were getting lots of loud static on our phones lately. I figured it was due to all the wild wet weather we’ve been having.
Rather than wait for hours on the phone with them, I did all the arranging via the computer online. Much easier! Well, they scheduled me for (last) Friday between 1 & 5 pm. I waited around all afternoon and they NEVER CAME!
Then I noticed once that the static was gone on the phone, but then again it came back.
Today, Monday, around 9:30, a Verizon truck pulled up across the street by our telephone pole. He said he would go up and check the connections first (which is free if that’s where the problem is). It costs me money if he has to come inside the house.
We also noticed this morning we had a red light on the phone saying “phone line is in use” when it wasn’t – it was hung up… and we had NO DIAL TONE. I told him that.
He went up the pole and fiddled with stuff and finally my phone rang and it was “Paul the repairman” (not “my” Paul), saying he’d found the problem. The wire to the pole was totally corroded and finally had just broken apart totally.
He rewired it and now our phone is fine.
On the medical front, Paul has been working like mad since getting out of the hospital. Once he stopped feeling the spinning/dizziness, he’s been doing his regular work.
He has an appointment to see his GP at 11:45 this morning. He still has “buzzing/grainy sounds” in one side of his head which I personally don’t think is from the vertigo, but I could be wrong. He does still get the spinning but only when arising from bed.
We did another Epley maneuver on him this morning, regarding the right side of his head this time, but the buzzing did not go away. It’s not the worst thing for him; the spinning was much worse, and he is not getting that now unless he lies down and gets up fast.
He is moving lobster traps now from the landing at the harbor to our driveway. He has to drive down to Gloucester (25 miles one way) and pick up 50 new lobster trap kits he ordered a while ago.
I just want my boring life back. I am sick of diagnosing medical ailments!
So that’s the scoop. Phone problem fixed for now.
Oh, there is one more thing that’s bothering me. On my laptop, the little hinge that holds the screen onto the body portion is “wonky” meaning it’s just not exactly right..a little off kilter (like Paul!!!). I am afraid it’s going to break when I open it or close it sometime soon! I’m tempted to keep it open all the time now. I do not want to lose use of my laptop!
Paul is giving me a tablet (which I’ve already bought and is upstairs in the box) for Xmas and I want to set that up and get it going, but Paul suggested I wait til Xmas as that’s my only gift from him. I may not last that long, especially if anything happens with my laptop.
My question is this: With a tablet, what things can’t it do that a laptop can do? I have no idea how those things work. Can I visit web sites OK? The one I got has a case and a keyboard for it… I guess I’ll find out once I set it up, but I’m quite anxious about all that. I hate setting stuff up. It took my computer guru all afternoon to set my laptop up and now he’s gone so it’s just me.
I wonder what a life without gadgets would be like again?
I have “deleted” my account at Facebook, in case anyone is wondering about that. It wasn’t doing it for me anymore.
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education.”
~~ Charlotte Bronte ~~