Saturday, 18 October 2014

With the warm weather, last frogs!

Well, here it is afternoon, and I haven't posted, let alone visited my many friendly commenters.

Thing is, our Internet Service Provider (ISP) wasn't providing service! Now, for those with Bell's Sympatico, you can empathise. I wrote about our trials and tribulations with Sympatico. Hubby reminded me that it wasn't 3 days without service, it was a month.

You'd phone on a Friday, they get you off the phone, have us call back the next day.T hey didn't work on a Saturday... Patient hubby, "May I please speak to your manager. This is above your pay grade to listen to me, and I am fed up."

Hubby logged all his calls. It was astonishing. We had to keep arguing. We'd put in an extra line, as he was going to be working from home. Sympatico was on this line, even though it shouldn't have been. When he unexpectedly retired, we cancelled the 2nd line and our service disappeared. We
This morning, in the rain
argued with them that we'd had service for 3 months and that it was on the wrong line. The old line in that 1960s home couldn't deliver our ISP high-speed service, and the new line did, until we cancelled it.
Hubby wrote a long letter to Bell and they gave us a free month of service.
Now, I am done venting. Now the celebration.

This morning I couldn't get on-line. Tried everything: resetting, you know.. both computers...
I phoned our ISP and it was answered, then there was a busy signal. I knew, based on their corporation's ethics that we wouldn't be left high and dry (despite the pouring rain outdoors)!
Sure enough, around 10:00 a.m. we received a robocall: they knew service in our area was down and there were working on it. Should there be a long-term problem they'd phone back.
Here is the pond, Friday. Lovely day!
Isn't that cool?!
We checked, sure enough, we have service. It's been up about an hour, and another robocall letting us know!

OK, Saturday's Critters...

The goldfish pond, still going with the warm temperatures, has had some more friends drop in!

I counted 9 wee frogs, photographed 8 and one didn't want its photo taken. This was yesterday when it was about 20 C. and today I spotted Geraldine and a buddy in the flower pot. Gerry was no where to be seen, nor was Jerry!

Saturday's Critter's #46


Hilary said...

Gotta love the little leapy critters.

We're having connection woes today also. We're connected but running dead slow. I do not want to make a call to them on a Saturday. It's not Bell though.. but Xplornet.

Christine said...

Time to try another service but Rogers is no better.

Christine said...

Time to get another service, but Rogers is no better.

William Kendall said...

Those frogs are enjoying whatever amount of time is left before it's getting too cold for them to be about.

Customer service. I swear, there are times you deal with such people, and you think, "if they were on fire and I had a glass of water, I'd drink it."

Lorac said...

You made up for lost time with some great froggies. Supposed to plummet here tonight. Guys like these will be heading to the mud.

eileeninmd said...

Sorry about the internet problems! I like the cute frogs. A cute visitor to your pond..
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Luvin the critters. The i'net trubs not so much! Deep breaths... YAM xx

Red said...

This post is the full meal deal...a rant, that all of us can identify with, and description of action in your pond. Logging your calls is an excellent idea. We also get the identity of who we talk to.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice set of froggies!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful montage of nature photography ~ !

Love all the critters ~

Internet Service Providers can be very frustrating ~ good to have back!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Powell River Books said...

I heard a frog this morning, but it was in the creek way far away out of viewing range. When we expect phone and Internet and it isn't there, it is very frustrating. Sorry you've had so many issues lately. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is good to have a service provider that does what they are supposed to do.

I always love looking at your wide variety of critters! You have an ideal place for them.

Jen said...

Are they baby bullfrogs? Whatever they are, they're adorable.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The frogs are so cute! Have a great day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love your critter shots. Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

Love the little froggies!

Marie said...

Adorable little frogs!