COVID-19: Day 21: And technology fails me

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The other day, I was trying to have a conversation on my iPhone when the speaker phone kept cutting off.  Now I’ve gotten to be hard of hearing and I need that speaker phone.  No amount of tweaking, tech support, Apple chat, etc. etc. could get it to stop turning itself off after about a minute.

I’ve been lusting after the new iPhone.  That camera!  And, by golly, I was up for an upgrade.  So I did it.  I ordered the latest and greatest phone.  It arrived today and my internet promptly went down.  So I went to the grocery store thinking all would be well upon my return.

An aside:  I did the Kroger Clicklist.  Once again they were out of a lot of the stuff I ordered.  Pinto beans, yeast, potatoes, ham hocks, egg noodles and Spam.  I have a powerful hankering for both beans and cornbread AND scalloped potatoes with Spam.  Evidently, I’m to have neither.  I did stop at the Dollar General and find bow-tie pasta to substitute for the egg noodles.  Tuna casserole is in my near future.  Don’t laugh.  I make a mean tuna casserole!

All was not well upon my return.  I called Frontier.  Blessedly, I got competent folk each of the 4 times I called.  They would do this.  They would do that.  They would do something else and then VOILA my wireless would work for 15 minutes and then go down.  By the 5th time I called, I was getting desperate.  A very nice tech support guy apologized for all the problems and declared I needed a new modem.  I had suggested this on phone call number 1.  Never mind.

So, I am without wireless until Wednesday maybe Thursday.  This means I am tied to this behemoth of a desktop on the second floor of my house in the hottest room during an expected stretch of warm weather.  It also means I can’t set up the new phone as I need wireless to transfer from Phone A to Phone B.  I am not a happy camper.

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