After a long day of looking at homes for ourselves, we spent Saturday evening relaxing. We were going to head back out Sunday for more “shopping”. I went to bed early, but was awoken to some angry words by my husband. He had just spent a long time writing an email, only to have the computer lose this email because it wouldn’t connect to the internet. The last think I like is a sulky husband. Well, little did I realize I too would be shaking my fist at the screen demanding it to come online the next day.
To make a long story short, I called Comcast cable and they could do nothing for me. Their only solution was to send a repairman out on Tuesday….48 hours from then! As a real estate agent, this is NOT good news. But I sucked it up and made the appointment. Well, Monday afternoon I was driving back from errands and noticed a Comcast truck in my complex. I drove up and asked him if he could take a look at my cable as it was out. It was nearing 5 pm so I did not expect him to say yes, but surprisingly he did. He looked it over and said the problem was a maintenance one, that could only be fixed back at head quarters. What he was really saying is the Comcast had run out of bandwidth and since we were at the end of the line, we were the lucky ones with no cable signal.
Needless to say, we were back online in a couple of hours. I guess the moral of the story is, if you choose cable as your internet source, be forewarned they might run out of bandwidth on you. Also, it was a little refreshing in the long run not having to “worry” about not connecting with the world. I actually was able to read a book and enjoy our beautiful snow melt!