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Technology Woes

On Saturday night, our lights were flickering strangely and the neighbors' power went out entirely. I have no idea what was wrong, but four power trucks came out and we're working for hours.

At 3 AM, they were still working and I was ready to go to sleep. Just as I was starting to doze off, the power went out.

Now, I cannot rest in a pitch dark room. I've always been a little bit scared of the dark, and I'm a big horror fan. When my bedroom is pitch dark, I start imagining things. I didn't want to light a candle and risk the fire hazard (I had enough trouble lighting my menorah last week), so I rigged a flashlight as a sort of night light.

Both cats were spooked. One was skulking around with her belly close to the floor, and the other wanted to be cuddled.

Finally, at 4, the power came back on. But now there was a new problem: the cable and internet were out. We decided to give it a little time.

At 8, my mom woke me up because she was trying to call Verizon about the cable. I was a little under the weather to begin with, and with only four hours of sleep, I wasn't doing great. I didn't get back to bed until 11 or so.

A Verizon technician finally came out, but it turns out the problem is that the power company actually cut the cable cord. The technician didn't have the necessary tools and said someone else would be out. We're still waiting. My Internet access is limited to public wifi.

With luck, this will all be resolved this afternoon. If it's not, then I won't be able to make it to the White Collar rewatch.

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kanarek13
Dec. 14th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)
Awww, that is so not cool *hugs* I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the Internet is back in no time :)
aragarna
Dec. 14th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Aww so sorry! This is never fun. Fingers crossed we'll see you tonight!
sheenianni
Dec. 14th, 2015 06:34 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that sounds not fun :( Hope things are better with you soon!
pooh_collector
Dec. 14th, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Grrrrr!

Technology can't live with it, can't live without it.

Hope it gets cleared up soon.
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