Yay! My internet is back! I feel whole again. :) Do you think I am addicted? A Qwest technician called me after lunch and informed me that the phone line for my whole neighborhood had been damaged by the road grading activity on the road near me. The damage was fixed he said and I should have a connection now. He didn't bother to go out and check my house specifically and I don't blame him. I suspected that the road grading was the culprit from the beginning. The last time that my internet went down was when the crew was installing a stop light down the street. They had it repaired in 1 day. This time it took 2 days. I'm sure my neighbors with landline phones complained sooner than I did. It would be nice if Qwest could somehow inform its representatives in India that the whole neighborhood line was down so that I would not have to waste a half an hour on the phone trying to convince them that it wasn't a modem problem.
2 days without internet...I should get a $2.33 credit but I'm not wasting any more of my time on the phone with Qwest. Every time I have to listen to that annoying automated Qwest guy it makes makes my blood pressure shoot up.
I was able to get my online account set up correctly. That only took 3 Qwest representives, 2 live chats, and 2 phone calls. But I can see my Qwest bill and my Verizon bill together now so I feel better. The first combined bill was high, over $100 which made me wonder what was going on. Turns out that because Qwest and Verizon were on different billing cycles, my Verizon charge was for a month and a half. I am certainly glad I have enough money in my account to cover it.
I'm glad that I have internet again. Now I can catch up on my blog-reading instead of watching bad TV and eating too much ice cream.