I decided to add cable channels so I’d have them at least through election time. That’s when I’ll want to have a news channel on.
My son-in-law and I both tried hooking it up last Saturday with what Cox Cable sent me. But we got nowhere.
Appointment With Cox Cable:
So I made an appointment with Cox Cable, as I carry the insurance where they have to come out and fix things at no extra charge.
They no longer use Cox Cable employees to come to your home to fix things. They use separate contractors. So I had no idea who he was from his truck signage. Didn’t much like that.
He said Cox decided that it is too expensive to insure and license their own employees. So now they contract the work out.
It took him 3 hours to get things running. Every time he’d get one of my two TVs going, the other one would go out. Finally they had to go to my account and completely redo it.
How Could Things Have Gotten So Messed Up?
I don’t quite understand that. But they said there was some error that was keeping things from working.
He said he’d never seen such a mess trying to get cable TV going. He changed boxes 3-4 times on each TV.
And I finally ended up with one of those big ones from yesteryear in the living room because he ran out of boxes to try.
He said the boxes they mailed to me didn’t work. Don’t they test those things?
He Couldn’t Remember His Mask:
The whole thing was unsettling. The guy kept taking off his mask and walking toward me.
Then I’d have to get up (of course I had my mask on) and move away from him and stop him from moving toward me. I held Charlie the whole time.
That was nerve-wracking enough. He kept saying he was sorry, that he kept forgetting to put his mask on.
Well, I thought to myself a number of times, then just leave if you can’t remember. This is ridiculous.
The numbers of Covid cases are skyrocketing all over this country. When on earth are the powers that be going to figure out that this scenario isn’t working?
That if they send children to school in this environment they might as well just strap bombs to their little bodies before they go in the door.
I wish a woman was running this country. A mother. Because I have a feeling her interests would be leaning toward the safety of children instead of to politics or money. At least that would be my hope.
Trying to wish this catastrophe away obviously isn’t doing any of us any good. And the number of deaths just keep rising at a very alarming rate.
I’d gotten so little sleep that when I woke up yesterday morning my back, my hands and shoulders and my ankle were already throbbing before I even got out of bed.
I stumbled through the day on the verge of exhaustion. And having someone in here that I constantly had to move away from because he kept forgetting to keep his distance made me nervous.
Well, now it isn’t working again in the bedroom and they are coming out on Friday between 3-5. Oh, joy.
I wish I’d never started it now. He was the first person who has been in my apartment except for my daughters in all these months.
The man was nice, but obviously forgetful. He kept having to call the office and I understand taking a mask off for that. And I understand that he was very frustrated over the whole thing.
But put the mask back on for heaven’s sake. Especially when you’re less than 6 feet from me, which should not be happening in the first place.
Then after he was finally gone I couldn’t recall all that he’d touched because he’d been here for 3 hours. And I wasn’t even with him when he was back in the bedroom.
So I went around trying to sanitize what I thought he might have touched. And finally I just burst into tears over the whole episode.
Ah well, a good cry seems to make things better, doesn’t it? And I finally got a good night’s sleep last night. I went to bed before it even got dark.