Monday, September 26, 2011

And your weekend...?

My weekend was...well, not completely bad, but not the best I've ever had, either. It did not go as planned. For the most part it was wet, cold and gloomy, so there were no lovely fall walks. I had planned to spend a portion of it getting caught up with stuff online and scheduling future posts. Yeah, right. Apparently AT&T had other ideas, as I had no phone/internet connection all weekend.

The trouble actually started last Thursday, with a lot of static on the line, and occasional high-pitched whine. Early Friday morning I had no dial tone. Picked the phone up again about 15 minutes later and I did. That night it seemed fine, with the occasional bursts of static, but I was able to talk with a friend for a couple hours. Not ten minutes after we hung up, I went to use the phone again and...nothing. No dial tone, not even any static. Just white noise. And it persisted all weekend.

Late Sunday night I checked it before going to bed and the static was back, but still no dial tone. Checked the phone when I got up this morning and...wait! Still a lot of static, but I had a dial tone again. Yay! Now let's hope it's still working when I get home. The last thing I want to do today is try to explain to stupid people that the problem is not my phone, but the line itself. If it was the phone, I would have been able to dial out on the other extension.

And did I mention it's poured rain the better part of three days now? Or that I'm really not feeling good today? My stomach is not being happy, and I'm feeling a bit chilled right now, even with a long-sleeve t-shirt and heavy sweater (please don't let it be the flu!). And yes, I've had to dig out cold weather wardrobe, as temps have dipped down to the 50s and 60s already. A persistent chill permeates my apartment (cheapskates don't turn the heat on until at least Oct 15). The only good thing about cold weather is cold weather food. Like homemade chicken noodle soup, a big pot of which I made Saturday.

Aside from soup, my weekend was divided between football games (listening to the Badgers, watching the Packers--they both kicked butt!), reading, journaling, and a (very) little bit of cleaning. Hopefully we will have better weather next weekend, at least for Saturday, for our annual trip to Eplegaarden.

And your weekend...?


Jana said...

Ugh, on the phone issue. AT&T sucks.

Here's to hoping you don't have the flu and have a better and warmer week.

Heather said...

Thanks, Jana! Unfortunately, we're only supposed to get into the low 70s two days this week, but it's supposed to be dryer than it has been.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like you had a weekend much like mine. I painted the exterior of my new house, discovered some damaged spots, and got rained on while doing it.

Heather said...

You were painting in the rain??

Shelley Munro said...

Heather, that sounds frustrating. We had rain and cold too, but I did manage to get most of my holiday washing done. I hope you manage to stave off the flu, and may next weekend be tons better!

Alice Audrey said...

It wasn't raining when we started. Luckily, it managed to still stick to the side of the house. Not a heavy rain.

Are you offline again?

Heather said...

Shelley: Thankfully, it was just a minor stomach upset Monday, possibly related to allergies, not the flu. I felt much better Tuesday and feel okay today. Thankfully, peak allergy season is almost over.

Alice: Yes, I was offline all day yesterday. So frustrating. I had a dial tone Monday, though excessive static. Yesterday, no dial tone and I could hear incoming calls, but could not answer them.

Today, dial tone and static, can hear phone ringing in, but cannot answer. The problem is not the phone or a phone jack, since the problem persists on two extensions. Online diagnostics confirms a problem with the line, but they want almost an entire week's pay to send out a technician. Seriously!