Wednesday, September 05, 2012

OK - so this is a second for today

I forgot I go in the morning for another eye-ball puncture - otherwise known as the injection for the macular degeneration.  I don't know how I will be doing tomorrow after that.  If it's like the last one, I may come home and sleep for a w  hile.  I am thinking not because unlike last time, I don't think I will be so completely uptight about the procedure.  A little, yes, but I know it won't hurt so much.

A little news - we just got back from Simone's ultrasound.  It is clear.  Her nausea, as its been for six years, is from unknown causes.  We are just treating the symptoms.  All the vets on duty went back to see the ultrasound.  That's how much they love her like we do!  He said he cannot guarantee no cancer - you take an old Boxer who is sick, and there is a good chance.  They are prone to a lot of cancers. But death isn't imminent.  Good news.

Now for the internet fiasco.

We are in the wilderness as I have said before.  We can get internet, but it has to be satellite.  Ok.  So we  are the only ones without it there.  I signed up for it in August.  They couldn't install it August because they are only there about every two weeks, and they were full.  Then they weren't going to be back for a while.

So, we made the appointment for the five weeks ahead (last week) when we would be there.  I had a terrible feeling since we hadn't heard from the installer bunch.  So I called the day they were supposed to be there.  The first mental giant said "you are on the calendar, but there is a question mark."  He was going to have the head dispatcher call me.

And call he did.  They weren't even in the area for that day.  He could put us on for TODAY (this date).  Well - that just doesn't work.  We couldn't stay around.  Soooooo I told him (again) when we would be back.  We set another installation date.  I wonder if it will get screwed up again.  Wanna' take any bets???

IF I even get the service, I really hope I get a satisfaction survey on this whole thing.  Think I will give a good rating?  Not in this life time.  I am surprised the company isn't calling me   They could have been getting paid for two months if this group had their act together.  The thing that really got me was when the dispatcher told me "That is a sparsely populated area, you know"  Really??? I would have never known since our closest neighbor is 3/4 of a mile away.

Anyway - peace!

3 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I hate that..they act like we have all the time in the world to hang around and wait for them..

JuJu said...

How very frustrating. I would like to see a copy of this survey to see what you write!!!

And, so happy to hear that Simone got a good result today. I know that must have been so frightening for all of you the past week. Bless all your hearts. xxx

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

This reminds of the time my sister called about her lack of phone service...from her neighbor who was five miles away. The person on the other end was exasperated with her and said, "You DO live in a rural area, ma'am!" To which Miss Smartie Pants replied, "You can use that as an excuse when you charge me rural rates." It didn't improve her phone service but she doesn't have uclers or bite her nails or ....