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For those that were interested in how it went, I'll just sum it up.

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ETA: The Verizon guys came and installed the second cable card in about 20 minutes. It took three of them to do it (one supervising and two installers; none had done it before so they were using us as learning experience for all three.) And they accidentally left an extra cable card! They said there'd be no extra charge.

So, we're all done finally. I feel it was a good choice. The first bill was sizable because the old service was partly there, too, along with the first charge of all this new stuff. Next month should be down to $154, down from our usual cost of $225-245 for these services. Monthly, Verizon was $115, plus $4 for each cable card and $6 for the set top box, and $25 for all the movie channels (HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Encore and all that stuff.)

Oh, btw, it was 90 degrees here today and will be hotter the next two days. WAAAAAA!! I want to move to Vancouver!!

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Mar. 31st, 2008 11:33 pm
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Just a quick note to catch you up. I leave in the morning for Vancouver and the SG con. I spent the day today moving crap and helping get the FiOS installed. It went pretty well, except they need to come back and install a second cable card in the HD Tivo so we can tape two things at once. Phone is good. Net is okay...the faster speed is very noticeable when dl photos and movies. I'm so tired!

The good news is that Scooter is holding steady but is noticeably debilitated though. He just wants to be held all day. Even when he's hungry, he may not feel like getting up to go get food so we take him to his meals and then take him to his litter box. Think of a human in a nursing home capable of tottering about and who does better if you bring their meals to them. I suppose he is on borrowed time.

I'm taking the laptop to the con, so I should be able to check in each day.

I'm just gonna watch the Colbert Report and then go to bed. I think I'm packed....
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Perhaps I was in the wrong state of mind but this con left me underwhelmed this year. Perhaps I just had a bad case of the grumps.

So, my report is under the cut and don't read it if you feel it will dampen your squee.

ETA: and apparently we could have been exposed to Whooping Cough at the con. Well, it's best to have a heads up....

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I'm FFF!!

Feb. 25th, 2008 01:46 am
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Or Finally Finished with the Flist!

To recap my week, three icky days at work. Work, work, work. Only 15 minutes here and there to read fic on my PDA. Yes, I try to read smut at work. *G*

Friday was chores and tivo catch up. I have been enjoying the last few SPN (though someone needs to be fragged in the worst way.) SGA was entertaining again with a nice Rodney/Ronon moment. And I look forward to expansion on the surprise.

Friday night I spent search the net for info on FiOS/Tivo slash so to speak. Um...I totally missed the tivo deadline for transferring lifetime membership to a new tivo because FiOS said they didn't have service to the house. The more ads I saw, the more it bugged me because they dug up my front yard to put fiber optics in. Finally, I talked to real person and after a week she got back to us to tell us that our address had been miss-entered in their system and we can get FiOS. The consultant called when I was asleep and Mom signed us up--and she had no idea what she'd signed up for. I called up on Friday and found more info and it seems like a good deal. She said their DVRs were as good as Tivo so I ordered one of them and then spent most of that day and night researching what I'd ordered.

Saturday I awoke and knew the Verizon DVR wasn't gonna cut it. My query to the tivo community helped me to understand what I'd need to set things up the way I want them. And then I spent the rest of the day with my ol' SG friends and they showed me how to cut a song for a song vid. Yay!

Sunday I spent watching the Oscars, letting the Brindle the crabby tabby use my foot for a pillow and catching up on the flist. Yay! Oh, my friends gave me Xmas gifts from Hawaii. One thing was a little satchel of Maui Zowie catnip. Brindle has been licking that all night long, the little junky. He gets high and thinks it's kinda fun to make the monkey people squeal by using them scratching posts. :(

Tomorrow, I'll call Verizon and get that FiOS thing straight, I hope. It will bundle the Net at 15/2 Mbps, our phone (with unlimited calling) and the TV with HD (and all the channels I could ever want, even HBO and Showtime) for $149. That'll cut over $50/month off our bills. Supposedly everything will be fast and pretty and all that. But having to research all this has made me feel like I worked half the weekend. Now, I'm kinda grumpy. All snapdragony and PG-13. Shit, damn, hell! Where did my weekend go?! *g*

So, I think I'll risk my lower limb and sneak past the cat to go to bed and read Madhouse. At least I'll be warm there.

Oh! I just finished Torchwood's Adam. I really liked that one. Cool.

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