Friday, October 14, 2005
The Return of DSL
I finally got my verizon DSL back, so tried downloading a picture directly from Blogger. It worked, so I can only assume that the problem was with my dial-up server. The picture is a combination of two paintings, one superimposed on the other. It's a trick you can do on Picasa. I like the way these two fit together.
The person responsible for the return of the DSL is a young woman named Angie who talked me through a complicated process of reconfiguring my account. It took almost an hour, during which time she chatted and sang happily during the idle moments. We talked about the recent hurricane, since she was in Texas, and the effect it had on the state. (She herself was spared any destruction.) What a pleasure it was after talking with so many impatient, irritable Verizon employees who couldn't figure out the problem to have such a cheerful, helpful person on the other end of the line. She deserves a commendation for outstanding service. I was prepared to cancel my account if this call didn't produce results. I'm glad I didn't have to do that, since now that I have it back, I remember how much better it is than dial-up.
Feeling somewhat out of sorts, I accomplished nothing today but my trip to the therapist. What goes on there is no subject for this blog. On the way home I stopped in Machias to buy curtain rods. One of my projects for the week-end is to remove Benny's window treatment in the living room and find something a little more attractive. My plan is to do smething with curtains on the bottom half of the windows, cutting the blinds to fit the top half. Trying to keep Benny from looking out the windows seems to be futile, and possibly cruel, since he enjoys playing watchdog in the extreme. I would also like to get my studio set up. Every time I want some art material I have to search through the boxes I have dumped upstairs in the second bedroom. The task seems impossible, which is why I have put it off this long, but something has to be done so I will have my art things in order and ready to use. The torrential rain we experienced last week-end is supposed to repeat itself, so it should be a fine two days for inside work.