Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years.

I unplugged the phone.

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Oh, Internets, where art thou?

Still posting from my phone. Still no internet connectivity. Still no word from Verizon. We’re about to start a petition, or a fire, not sure which.

If you need us you know how to find us.


Verizon Fail, part whatever

I am posting this from my phone. This is our third day in a row with at least one call to Verizon to talk to “Peggy” or someone similar. Geoff has finally convinced them that, yes, we really do know what we are doing, no, we’re not going plug and unplug the damn thing again, and that the problem really is on their end.

Today they finally took us seriously and as a result they’ve completely shut off our internet connectivity. As a result we’re left to rely on our terrible AT&T cell coverage for internet service.

So, if you need to reach one or both of us DO NOT EMAIL US until we post otherwise here. Call the house, call our Google voice numbers, send us a text message, or call our cell phones as a last resort. As a reminder, our cell phones are ALWAYS our last resort as AT&T sucks.

If you are so inclined please feel free to email Verizon and tell them how awesome they are not.


Verizon fail- no internets for a day or so

ETA: The home phone is now working and is static free for the first time in weeks.  The internet is intermittent and has decided, seemingly all by itself, that it will only work wirelessly, when it wants to work at all.  Verizon guy, who was very nice and extremely competent, fixed a bunch of things and is working on getting us a replacement modem for our ancient DSL modem.  So, for the time being, if you need to get in touch with us please follow the standard order of operations: home phone, text message, cell phone.  Thanks!

Hi folks,
I’m posting from Geoff’s phone right now. Verizon
failed and our internet has crapped out. Our home phone is finally working again, but we are not sure how long that will last. If you need to get in touch with us please send us a text, call the home line, and as a last resort call our cell phones as we, especially Geoff, get almost no reception in the house.


I think this is turning into a competition

Based on my post from the other day, I think this might be turning into a competition.  Our friends Jason and Shelley are Yankee fans.  Yes, we love them anyway.  (They’re originally from CT, they can’t help it.)  Jason once legendarily got thrown out of a bar, leaving behind a bar tab, after cheering at the wrong time in a Sox vs. Yanks game.  The bartender told him to get out, even when Jason offered to pay his tab, because it would cost more to fix up the bar after the fight that was about to happen than it would if Jason just left.

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My cell phone

Some combo of my actual cell phone and AT&T are up to tricks and I DO NOT like them at all.  If you need to get in touch with me please do one of the following.

1) Call me at home.  Really. We have a land line.  It works and at this point it is better and more reliable than the cell phone even though it is Verizon powered.

2) Call my Google Voice number.  There are like 12 ways I can get those messages and I can send and receive text messages from that number.  If you need it, that number is 617-396-7664.

3) Send me an email.  I am online almost all day as I am looking for work and wedding planning.  At this point as there is a lag of DAYS between when cell voicemails are left and when I get them and seconds between when emails are sent and when I get them, email is the way to go.

4) Comment here.  I’m on here a LOT.  And I get an email whenever there is a comment left here.  So if you need to get in touch with me and all else fails, or if you just want to leave me a witty comment, say something here.  Ftr, I like witty commentary.



P.S. Geoff is STILL in the interview.  Fingers crossed!

Apparently this bears repeating

So, I am reposting this and making it sticky.  PLEASE read this and program your phones accordingly.  For a little while, at least, new posts will appear below this one.  Thanks.

A Public Service Announcement

Please note, this has nothing to do with you.  Or you.  This is just a general reminder.

If you need to get in touch with us please, PLEASE, PLEASE, call us on our home line first.  We get absolutely crap for cell reception at home.  We have no idea what it is about a 3 story brick building that makes it impenetrable to the cell waves that AT&T sends out, but we can sometimes go 24 hours between when someone sends us a text and when we get it.  Often we get random voice mail that just appears on our phones without a corresponding call.

We have a land line for a reason and this is it.  Please call it first when you are looking for us.  If we do not answer, then call our cell lines.  If we do not answer at our cell numbers then it is a good chance that we’re unavailable because we’re 1) in church, 2) in a concert, 3) in a movie, or 4) sleeping.  Leave a voice mail and we promise that we will call you back in a timely manner.  Multiple messages on each line are not necessary.

Thank you,

The Management