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Old 06-29-2016, 01:12 AM   #5131
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Finally boarded the plane. 1:12 AM.


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Old 06-29-2016, 01:35 AM   #5132
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Finally boarded the plane. 1:12 AM.

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Think of your flight as catching a Red Eye flight. Good luck and happy and safe landing.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:11 PM   #5133
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A might bit irked. I pay hefty bucks for DirecTv to provide me with satellite, as we live out in the sticks and no cable is available. The local stations kept disappearing yesterday, though the Food Network worked fine, and local channels were in and out today. OK. I called DTV yesterday, went through the usual rigamarole of press 1, etc., and finally got to talk to an actual person. Who's native language is not English, though she was very sweet, and felt my pain. Which still didn't fix my issue of having local channels stuttering and blanking out. She told me there's a satellite that's malfunctioning, and DTV will send out a technician two Fridays from now. Well, that will be helpful.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:17 PM   #5134
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She told me there's a satellite that's malfunctioning, and DTV will send out a technician two Fridays from now.
Now, that's cool job!
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:12 PM   #5135
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Now, that's cool job!

Heh. I would like that job too, though it might be an issue now that DH and I don't climb ladders anymore.

We did have Yosemite Sam a few years ago to work on our satellite dish, who didn't bother to bring a ladder. No problem, says we. We got him a ladder. He still didn't want to do what he was supposed to do, just wanted to drop the bunch of satellite parts off and then leave. The last couple DTV guys were sweeties though. One was totally incompetent, the other seemed to know what he was doing.

First world problems...
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:28 PM   #5136
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Drat. Dang TV is still stuttering and popping in and out. I'm sick of Food Network. This issue is on DTV, not me.

Bwahahaha. DH said he will "take care" of it. I wrote down the DTV number for him. DH has the patience of a gnat. He will not last being put on hold for more than 30 seconds. "Here I Come To Save the Day". Either Mighty Mouse or an imitator. Thinking Andy Kaufman, it might be someone else.

Thinking I will put Beagle to work on this. She's a good listener, and can probably explain the situation better.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:45 PM   #5137
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Sorry to hear that..... It's still going to be a few days before they can send a technician out into orbit to fix that satellite.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:48 PM   #5138
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I know. First world problems...

So far DH has gotten as far as I did, but he's more verbose. He thinks that since he's in business and a man that he might have more pull. HA! Screech away, DH.

My technique is to be nice, soothe and salve, and, well, just be nice. The fangs are just below the surface, be careful, you never know.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:00 AM   #5139
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While I am generally satisfied with DirecTV, it's rainy season here and nearly every day showers block the signal from the satellite until the rain passes. So while local news is on, upcoming in the next news segment is how to tell if there is a 'skimmer' that will steal credit card info at the gas pump. Uh oh, here comes the rain -- just a recent example.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:34 PM   #5140
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We have the Dish Network and for the most part has been trouble free.
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