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18 April 2008 @ 10:59 am
"No, don't give it a shot. Don't shoot anything."  
Still do not have phone number.  Old provider being punk.

Still do not have mailbox.  The U.S. Postal service only uses the"Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor gloom of night" crap when it doesn't involve getting a new box.  WE HAVE NEIGHBORS ON EITHER SIDE OF US.  How is it that we don't have a box?  No one seems to have an answer.  May go postal.  *hysterical giggle*

Nolan says he needs my cell phone (it's a company phone) to give to one of the employees.  Not fussed about getting me a new one.

So to recap...  No mail, no cell, no phone service.   Were it not for the internet, I would be an island.

But no man is an island.

I'm a woman, though.

See?  The isolation is getting to me already.

ETA:  Sicked Nolan on Postal Jerks.  Have key.  Hurrah.
 
 
I feel:: irritatedirritated
I hear:: (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
 
 
 
I'm just me: waterhouse 'magic circle'airmidm on April 18th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
I wish I could hand you one of those huge Sonic drinks right now. I think you need one. Good luck on getting the phone, new cell, and mail box, hon.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on April 18th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I went to Sonic myself, in honor of you. :)
I'm just me: Pogue grinairmidm on April 18th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
*grins* Yay vicarious soda. Hee!
autumnrhythm30: Gaspard cheekautumnrhythm30 on April 18th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I find your isolation babble charming.

:D
Brendan: Douglas Adams - Don't Panicbrendanm720 on April 18th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLOM OF NIT
Still do not have phone number. Old provider being punk.

Did they at least bury the damned line yet?

Still do not have mailbox. The U.S. Postal service only uses the"Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor gloom of night" crap when it doesn't involve getting a new box. WE HAVE NEIGHBORS ON EITHER SIDE OF US. How is it that we don't have a box? No one seems to have an answer. May go postal. *hysterical giggle*

You have to supply your own mailbox. And if you get sucked into it via a snowdrift and break the door off of it (and the mirror off of your car), you have to replace it (and the mirror on your car).

They have Mailboxes at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and barring any of those, any hardware store. They generally have two kinds: the kind you hang by your front door, and the kind you stick on a post of some kind down by the road.

The stores I mentioned also have the posts and concrete for planting said roadside mailboxes. You will want the Red Quickrete... it'll say something about posts on the bag.

Also make sure that your numbers are big and bold... You'll get a nastygram if they aren't.

Nolan says he needs my cell phone (it's a company phone) to give to one of the employees. Not fussed about getting me a new one.

[looks at you incredulously]

How hard is it to go down to the cell phone store and get one? It takes like maybe an hour. Tell Nolan to go and get you a new phone... or get a new one for NewGuy.

Or, maybe I'm just spoiled.

But no man is an island.

I'm a woman, though.


And a rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.

</dork>

Edited at 2008-04-18 06:14 pm (UTC)
Carrie Leigh: my twisted ever aftercarrie_leigh on April 18th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Re: NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLOM OF NIT
I should have been more specific. Or neighborhood has these big banks of mailboxes. Like an entire street has their mailboxes all in one place.

Ours is the last house to be built on the street, and all of the neighbors have been there for 2= years. So you KNOW they're getting mail, right?

After dozens of calls to the postmaster, the managers of the stations and anyone else that would listen, they told me the post office would have to take out one bank of mailboxes and put another in; there wasn't room in the other one for a slot for us.

Okay, after a week, that got done. THEN, they said, the carrier will bring you the keys. So I waited and I waited. Then I told Nolan that I might kill someone if I had to talk to them again, so I sicked HIM on them.

We now have a key to the mailbox. After TWO weeks.

And the cell phone? I just have to be patient. He'll do it eventually.
Brendan: Fonzie - Ayyyy!brendanm720 on April 18th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLOM OF NIT
I should have been more specific. Or neighborhood has these big banks of mailboxes. Like an entire street has their mailboxes all in one place.

Ah... That makes sense, then. Yeah, I'd have been all over them like white on rice, too.

Either that, or I'd have put my own box out on a sawhorse by now, and told the post office that since they can't seem to get their shit together they can deliver mail there until they do.

But then again, I'm an asshole when I'm pissed off. (Some would argue that I'm one when I'm not.)

And the cell phone? I just have to be patient. He'll do it eventually.

I take it that you're not on the account then?

[grins]
Mandy_Caliga: words on the wallmandy_caliga on April 19th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
1) I love that song :D

2) Am still internetless at home. I am this close to cutting a bitch. *headTARDIS*
Can you sick Nolan on iinet, plz. Need intarwebs NOW.

3) *hugs*

4) Looky! New userpic :D
Carrie Leigh: Parvaticarrie_leigh on April 19th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
COME BACK!

I MISSSS you!
maureen: Dr Coxmaureen on April 19th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
No, no, no..... you are looking at this all wrong. Isolation GOOD. Hunker down. Write. Breathe. Trust me, the world will find you soon enough.