Wednesday, October 22, 2008

hurm...

Ok, so the phone has not been working since Monday at around 10 AM. All the phone jacks in the house are dead. Last night, Scott went out and tested the line at the box. Dead. So I call Verizon to get a tech out. And I don't to talk to a human. I get the computer that sounds like a person. And after I answer "her" questions, "she" agrees to set me up with an appointment. but, see, it's not really an appointment because that would require there be a set time. No. I have a...ready...wait for it...13 HOUR WINDOW in which a tech might appear at my house. And I have to be there in case he has to come inside. Never mind that the service has been down for nearly two days and I have to give a 1st penance parent meeting tomorrow and we have parent teacher conferences tomorrow night. I get to wait around my house from 8 AM-9PM for a guy not to do work on the inside of my house because the problem is outside of my house. AND Bubba has an ear infection so, knowing that I would be a prisoner in my home for most of the day, I sent Scott and the hooligans to the emergency care doctor's office (while I was at work) to wait for 2 hours so that Bub could get medicine because I wasn't going to be able to take him to the regular doctor tomorrow as we wait with bated breath for the man in the black and red shirt to arrive. Sometime.

And did I mention the dishwasher doesn't work?

How was your day?

8 comments:

Aimee said...

Double ear infection for Sally.

Teething/cold for Bun resulting in two hours sleep for me.

Fiver gave one of the moms on the school field trip a black eye.

I totally forgot about my carefully scheduled dentist appt. and the receptionist got in a snit.

And Rob leaves for Dallas at 6 am.

So about the same as yours. Except I'm not a prisoner in my own home, so that's good :)

Amy Giglio said...

no way. you win. I'll say an extra hail mary for you tonight.

KNJ said...

doh! I'll be saying prayers for BOTH of you, and the assorted hooligans ;)

Barb, sfo said...

That's precisely why we dumped Verizon. TOO MANY incidents just like that.

Hope Bubba is doing better with medicine!!

Kate P said...

Oh no! Hope everything is better now.

Amy Giglio said...

We're back up and the guy came around 4:00 pm. Not terrible. I got to leave to go to do my meeting and then the guy came right after. God is good!

Amy Giglio said...

We're back up and the guy came around 4:00 pm. Not terrible. I got to leave to go to do my meeting and then the guy came right after. God is good!

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

When I had Verizon come out to do work on my DSL (necessary for my at-home work), they said that the tech would come between 8 am and 5 pm. No way to tell me what number on the list I am or exactly when they might come at all. I finally called at 3, having had put off my grocery shopping and every other out-of-the-house errand I had to run, and at 3:30 (I had a REALLY nice gal wade through with me and get answers for me), I was told that the tech would be coming "sometime after 3:30."

REALLY??!!?? /sarcasm

*sigh*