Last Monday, shortly after 8:30 pm, our phone service was disconnected. By Tuesday morning, we had a dial tone, but horrible static. With the phone line, high-speed dsl went away. I hobbled through Tuesday with no connection and without calling the phone company because I thought they would fix it on their own. They didn’t.
On Wednesday, I went to St Louis Bread Co and drank coffee and spent 2+ hours on the phone and the internet calling the phone company to report the problem, paying bills on line, and catching up on e-mail. The phone company told me it would take until today, Sunday, to fix the phone service.
I didn’t make it to Bread Co again to check e-mail until Saturday. I felt completely disconnected from the outside world. How did I function without internet banking, e-mail, and access to electronic information at my fingertips 24/7?
At last, today after church, I was pulling out of the driveway to run to the store, and the phone repair truck was approaching our house. The repair man asked if anyone was home, I gleefully answered, “Yes. My husband’s inside.” I went to the store, came home, put lunch on the table, and within 45 minutes, we had our phone service and our internet connection back.
I am spoiled. I admit it. Now the spoiled girl is just happy to have what she wants!