Let me just say one thing about the Time Warner Cable Guy.
He’s a friggin’ idiot.
Now, I know I’m a girl. I like being a girl. That doesn’t mean I’m stupid.
Here’s what happened. Guy shows up. Janie and I are the only ones here, so he’s already annoyed, because “the man of the house” isn’t here for him to talk to. Asshole.
Then, when I tell him that the neighbors had a guy up the pole the same day we started having trouble, he ignores me and walks away around the side of the house.
Here’s what the little dipstick did. He undid all my patchwork, and put the cables back together. Now I had already taken the cable modem out to the trunk line and tapped it in there, and we STILL HAD PROBLEMS!
You would think that that is a pretty strong indication that the problem is UP THE DAMNED POLE. Nope. Ignored me, put it back the way it was, told me to stop messing with it, it would be fine, and left.
15 minutes. That’s how long it took for the cable to drop out again.
I think the tech support guy on the phone at Time Warner needs a hearing aid now. Now we have to wait a couple more days for a different guy. Ruthie’s husband said something about a property line and a big stick regarding the first guy. He won’t be back.