“imminent” was overstating things.
I can’t even.
The new modem arrived Wednesday. I plugged it in. It didn’t work. I called tech support. After (another) half hour on the phone with them, they concluded I had a faulty modem.
A FAULTY MODEM.
AFTER ALL OF THIS, A FAULTY MODEM.
They sent a new modem over by courier on Thursday
I plugged it in. It didn’t work. I did all the rigamarole they’d had me do on the support call the day before. I called tech support. After (another) half hour on the phone with them, they concluded there was a fault in the line. They told me they could send a technician in 2-3 working days.
Which makes our earliest possible internet on Monday, more likely Tuesday, wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Wednesday or even Thursday, even if that is, yes, more than 3 working days.
I went on Twitter to see if I could publicly shame them into sending a tech today (Friday). I couldn’t.
I am not, frankly, surprised that the fault is in the line and not the modem, because the odds of getting a faulty modem after ALL THIS NONSENSE seemed astronomical. Not impossible, but unlikely.
In the meantime I have no idea what’s going on in the world or with my friends and I have read 29 books and am going to spend the next 4 days revising a book of my own and then a friend is coming to visit for five days and then school starts and if I don’t have internet by then, I will…
…get a great deal of writing done. But I have to do that anyway, because I’m three solid months behind schedule at this point and even having net isn’t going to distract me because I can’t let it.
But ye gods. It’ll be six weeks WITHOUT net and nearly two months since I started trying to GET A BROADBAND ACCOUNT IN MY NAME when it finally shows up. And that’s just *stupid*.