...really! I get to bed really late these days, and Verizon was supposed to show up anytime between 8 am and 7 pm, so that made it doubly hard to sleep.
Everytime we have a thunderstorm, even one in the far distance that we can't even hear, our internet connection goes out. I've heard that this is somewhat to be expected, so just dealt with it, but my son was told that we should call Verizon and have them check it out. I called on Thursday night, went through a long phone call of turning off this, and unplugging that, and finally was told that they would have to send someone today.
Well, Verizon called at 9 am, the tech showed up before noon...turned out to be a childhood buddy of the previous owner of the house across the street, just funny how that happens...he was happy with the renovations, knowing that Bob wanted to do the same thing when he and his wife lived here. Anyway, he replaced and rewired the box inside the house that was probably the original box from initial installation of phone wiring, who knows when. Then went up in a bucket at the pole, dumped dead bees (or wasps) and live ants out of the switching box, fixed a corroded wire, removed an unnecessary one that was draining the signal, and pumped up our signal from 1100+ (bps?) to 1700+!
So, now Michael is looking forward to the next storm to check it out!