It's been quite a day today! It has been marked on our calendar for over a week that today was going to be the day that a tech from Century Link, which is the company we get our internet from because there are no other options here in Lloyd, was going to be coming to rid us of our landline and...somehow magically increase the speed of our internet dramatically!
I've always known that our internet is not the fastest but when we were in North Carolina, staying at the perfect house by the creek, I realized just how slow our service is. When I uploaded an image to my blog, it took less than five seconds in that house whereas here I can start the process here and go stir the soup and check on the bread and come back and it'll still be loading. Also, Mr. Moon was always complaining bitterly about the TV stopping and buffering, especially during the hours between 5 and 7:30 at night. So he finally called Century Link and they had services that might speed things up which of course involved getting a new router for a not-cheap price and paying for the service and so on. BUT, since we also wanted to get rid of the landline, it would probably end up being cheaper in the long run. So, yes! And like I said, we were pretty dang excited.
The tech was supposed to be here sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. which is how these things work, of course. Last night we got a message saying that the hours had been narrowed to between 10:30 and 2:30 and by golly, the guy was here at 10:30! And he pulled the landline and he did some other stuff and showed us some corroded lines which he replaced and hooked up the new modem and we entered the new password into our devices and OH HELL YES! Our internet just skips right along now and I think back to when we all got our internet over the phone line and the beeps and squawks and more beeps and more squawks and the buffering wheel and how exciting it was when we got two phone lines into the house, one for the phone and one for our internet and now it's all just this one thing and I think I'll upload another image just for the enjoyment of how fast the process is.
That's what the sky looked like when I walked down to the little library box in front of the woman's house who chased me off the property across the street from her one time because of...who knows? And who has a sign on her gate that says, "Beware of God," but who I forgive because she put up that little neighborhood library. I had noticed that it was getting very, very sparse in there and so I gathered up some books, both adult and children's, and took them down there. I took some of the little children's books that I know I'll have no need of anymore and that I'm not that attached to and also two Magic School Bus books because I hate them and do not want to ever read them again.
Extremely polite young man from Valdosta, Georgia. May he catch many fish in that boat.