The good news is… My phone vibrated this morning. I was in the middle of a css rabbit hole to beat all hell. I peered at the number. It was from Brimley, Michigan but it wasn’t a number I recognized. Then again, I do know people from that area who are not contacts in my phone. In the end, I declined it. If it’s important, they’ll leave a voicemail.

Guess what? They did leave a voicemail. Guess who it was? It was the telephone company. Can you guess why they were calling? They were not calling because I hadn’t paid the bill because I auto-pay it … … … Okay, I’ll tell you. They were calling to set up an appointment to waaaar (or whatever they have to do) our “house” for FIBER OPTIC WIFI! You can darn betcha I called back immediately. I explained that our “house” was a seasonal cabin and we wouldn’t be there until sometime in the… well, sometime after winter was over but of course, this is EXCITING! They have made a note that we are seasonal and I can call them when we’re ready.

I’m trying to remember what year it was (was it pre-covid? not gonna look it up) that we drove in to find funny little “flags” along the road. A notice was on our door that they were going to install fiber optics. And then… The whole project got postponed and postponed and postponed ad infinitum. It was okay. We’ve had a DSL up there for years and it never fails. Except for when lightning took it out last spring. But that was fixed QUICKLY with over-the-top service (we needed an actual phone and our old one also died by lightning so they scrounged up an old phone). Dealing with that telephone company is NOT like dealing with Comcast or Xfinity or whatever it is.

But it is exciting that this upgrade is apparently finally happening. I mean, we don’t even have fiber optic wifi here on the Planet Ann Arbor, at least it isn’t available to my house. So yay for the eastern yooperland and the telephone company is now in my phone contacts.

The pic is rock formations on the southern shore of Gitchee Gumee.

One Response to “Formations”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I don’t even know what I have. Whatever comcast is offering. LOL