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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-07-09 11:48 PM
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Verizon has enraged me over the 10-day outage of my $60/mo wireless internet "service"
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The last three days or so have been miserable. Saturday was cold and
nasty with high winds all day (gusts hit 50+ by about 2 PM). Sunday
morning was colder (29-degrees) with rain and snow showers. This
morning it was 28-degrees with a ground frost so heavy it looked like
snow. Maybe it was snow. I'm down to 32 days and a wake-up. Short!

But the most miserable thing I have to report is the degradation of my
Verizon wireless internet service and Verizon's bizarre responses to
my attempts to get a "trouble ticket" opened on the cell tower that
serves me. Actually, I cannot even go into it again. It has gotten my
blood pressure up (155/95 at one point) too many times in the last
week or so. They are fighting even checking out the cell tower. They
could care less, and they let you know that in no uncertain terms.
Bottom line: My dispatches will probably now come once a week from the
hotel in Bend, like I am doing now.

Other than the foul weather and Verizon problems, all is well. I keep
saying "no more sunrise/sunset moonrise/moonset photos" and then WHAM,
another totally awesome sky. So I keep taking 'em. Good thing I'm not
buying film (digital cameras are great!). We are off EXTREME fire
danger, although we still staffed for EXTREME this Labor Day weekend
because of anticipated numbers of campers and hunters in the forest
for the holiday weekend. The bad weather kept most peeps at home.

Without the lightning/fire action of mid-summer, the shorter near-Fall
days are a lot longer (if you know what I mean, Vern). I'm cleaning up
gear and packing up. I'm moving as much non-essential stuff into my
storage facility in Bend and planning the final packing of the truck.
I brought waaaaay too much out here.

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  -Verizon has enraged me over the 10-day outage of my $60/mo wireless internet "service" DemoTex  Sep-07-09 11:48 PM   #0 
  - Another incredible pic. Another interesting post. When you get home...  Hekate   Sep-07-09 11:57 PM   #1 
  - Lots of literary plans in the works, and works in the plans.  DemoTex   Sep-08-09 12:12 AM   #3 
     - Another stunner. And I did mean to say I'm sorry for the trouble with Verizon...  Hekate   Sep-08-09 12:29 AM   #9 
  - My dear DemoTex!  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-07-09 11:57 PM   #2 
  - Hi Peggy!  DemoTex   Sep-08-09 12:14 AM   #4 
     - There is much less smoke here...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-08-09 12:24 AM   #8 
  - Wow, what weather! What elevation are you at?  billyoc   Sep-08-09 12:16 AM   #5 
  - The top of the mountain is 6370' MSL. The lookout is 30' tall.  DemoTex   Sep-08-09 12:18 AM   #6 
     - Damn. You and your squad-mates might want to look into packet radio for the internet.  billyoc   Sep-08-09 12:22 AM   #7 
  - I'm out in rural Oregon as well.  travelingtypist   Sep-08-09 12:30 AM   #10 
  - Do you have an external antenna?  Gregorian   Sep-08-09 12:48 AM   #11 
  - you want I should kick some Verizon ass, Mac?  Skittles   Sep-08-09 01:42 AM   #12 
  - Actually, a Verizon techy called today (from Dallas!) .. did you KA last night?  DemoTex   Sep-08-09 09:36 PM   #14 
  - I see you have changed your mind about Verizon.  safeinOhio   Sep-08-09 05:39 AM   #13 

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