I finally have Internet back at the house. Took me over an hour and a half with tech support – solved in 10 minutes of course once I got to talk to Cal in Second Level Support. I explained what I thought the problem was to him, he said “you’re right”, and told me the super secret hoops to jump through to fix the problem. I’d bet $20 my old DSL modem is fine, as well.
I’m exhausted from working 15 hour days supporting 20 roller derby bouts for the WFTDA Regional Championships – following each day with many hours of after party. But I managed to stream most of the games live to the Internet with a webcam and now have 100 new best friends that I’ve never met.
Hopefully I can now decompress and get to bed early.
My estimate of 10 more days seems to have worked.Â The power was back on the same day, after only 14 days without.Â AT&T in typical form messed up my DSL while fixing my voice line.Â Unfortunately, Virginia’s Internet went out the same day.Â (My computer is at her house.)
Still no power in my area.Â From the utter lack of change in the past week, I estimate at least another 10 days without power.Â My guess.
This morning Center Point claimed in 77007: 3404 people (20%) without power.
Twelve Days and no real advance visible in the neighborhood. The city is 75% restored per Center Point.
Quote of the Day (indirectly overhear via groovehouse):
“The lady from Reliant Energy told me that people didn’t have electricity 100 yrs ago!” – now THAT’S customer service!
The graph at right shows that the speeds on the West Loop have been below average. I suspect the total wreck of the surface streets is driving more people onto the freeways. I’d guess that half of the intersections in town are non-functional.
No power for 10 days.Â Neighbor Kathy just got a generator, so we have a light, a fan, and a phone charging station.Â On the way to work I passed 7 intersections that were non-working.Â Hwy 59 at Fountain View thankfully had police directing traffic (for the first time that I’ve seen anywhere).