The Productivity of Others

I don’t feel like I personally got much accomplished today, but quite a bit actually got done.

I got up plenty early and got a couple of things done, like finishing setting up my desktop computer so it’d be ready for high-speed Internet installation, but I was so tired I decided to take a short nap. Which wasn’t as short as I intended. But I was back up and showered and ready for someone from Comcast to show up between noon and 2:00 PM. I think he arrived about 12:30, and I’m pretty sure he had no idea how much work was going to be involved. Not only did I want the cable in the living room in a different place, but the two bedrooms weren’t wired at all. It turns out the living room might as well not have been either, as I learned later that there hasn’t been cable here for 12 years. I suspected the previous owner hadn’t had it because she had a converter box, and she had been here for 10 years, but I wasn’t sure if she had ever had it. A second guy arrived to help, and they were apparently supposed to be at another job by 4:00, probably in the 2-4 slot. They might have gotten there in time, but barely. As it is, there’s an issue with the Encore channels, so someone will be back out tomorrow sometime (that was certainly not something urgent enough for me to keep them, and I’ll be here all day except for possibly a little shopping trip).

Yeah, I think Mom and I both keep forgetting that my middle nephew’s birthday is Sunday. I know what I’m giving him, at least in part, but I haven’t actually purchased it yet. And I got Comcast’s Digital Voice service, so I suppose I should buy phones (one with two satellites is what I’m thinking) so someone could actually call me (pretty much everyone has my mobile number anyway, so it’s not like it’s a big deal). And the dryer hose isn’t long enough to reach my dryer (there was a stacking unit that the previous owner only used for the dryer, and it wasn’t all that great, as I learned the other night; fortunately I own my own set, though the washer here is better than mine), so I need to get a longer one very soon.

In the evening, a coworker of my dad’s and the coworker’s son were kind enough to help me with particularly difficult pieces of furniture, so I now have a loveseat (or couch, as my mom insists on calling it — it only has two cushions and isn’t long enough for me to stretch out completely on, so I think it’s a loveseat) to sit on, so I can watch TV in comfort. It’s nothing like the sofas with recliners I should get within the next 2-3 weeks, but it’ll do for now.

All in all, I’m feeling a little more civilized with the cable TV, high-speed Internet, and a loveseat, so it’s feeling like it’s starting to come together.

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One response to “The Productivity of Others

  1. It’s nice getting some help putting together some furniture’s. I just assembled a heavy wooden bed all by myself last night. That was not fun 🙂

    Anyway, I also read someone is coming out again today? Was everything completed? Let me know if you need help. I work for Comcast.

    Regards,

    Mark Casem
    Comcast Customer Connect
    National Customer Operations
    We_Can_Help@cable.comcast.com

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