My internet is back up, for the moment, anyway. My telephone is still out. The telephone company (Windstream) now tells me someone may get out here by next week , but that "maybe it will be earlier." This is pretty much in keeping with the way Windstream works. Monopolies are a beautiful thing.
The best thing about it, is that they won't make an appointment for the technician to come here. You just have to be here, because he can show up at any time between 0800 and 1800 , unannounced. They have given me a "window" for someone to be out there, between yesterday and the 12 of September.
The hurricane remnants are going to come through our area. 15 years ago, that happened and put us out of business for two weeks. Roads closed, no power anywhere but in town. I'm not looking forward to this at all.
I'll spend today and tomorrow doing what I can to get ready. Then we'll just see how it goes.