Friday August 11, 2023 Guerneville CA.
Phone repair day, I hope
I’ve been having internet problems and phone problems for over a year now and haven’t been able to get the guys to fix it right. It was an intermittent problem so was hard to pin down.
But today, my internet provider, Sonic.net and the phone line guys, ATT were meeting at my house to get together and try to get it fixed up. My Sonic.net repair guy said he’d try to get the best ATT guys that he knew of out here to get it fixed up right and he did just that.
Rob got to it right away and checked out the lines coming from the pole to my house and fixed a couple things and replaced some of the phone lines. He found the big tree growing around the line on this tree and fixed it up, just to make sure it was good. I was impressed by how matriculate he was. Just what I needed to fix this intermittent problem I’ve been having that wasn’t getting fixed. He said the guys that were here before didn’t do their job. Actually, he said they didn’t do shit. I later also discovered the guys from ATT had lied to me and sonic.net about stuff previously.
Downed trees up in the hills
Barry came by and was going to ride up into the hills to remove some more downed trees across the roads with his chainsaw. But he had trouble getting his chainsaw carrier rack onto the back of the bike. I helped him do some filing on the rack and he trimmed some plastic on the bike and now it fits well, so he took off up into the hills to work on the downed trees.
Back to the ATT guy
After he worked on the incoming line, he went out to the main pole and talked with his partner down at the phone station in town and together they trouble-shooted the line and moved my phone to new lines to town and checked a bunch of stuff out.
Internet guy shows up
Eventually, the Sonic.net guy showed up and they collaborated with each other and determined that Sonic.net needed to put my new lines on a different spot on the equipment in the switching station which they will do in a couple days.
I’m hopeful they will get if fixed this time as these guys were hard working and didn’t tell me any lies. I really appreciated their efforts.
Bike ride and helping Nancy K. with her sprinkler system
I rode on up into the forest to try and catch a neighbor at home but failed. On the way back I stopped in a spot where there was some cell service and called Nancy K. to see how she was doing on her sprinkler valve repairs. Not good. I walked her through what to do to try to figure out why she wasn’t having success and eventually realized she was turning the wrong thing and had turned the whole unit off so no water could get through any of the valves. She had been pretty discouraged and was real excited when the water started to get though. She has to get some parts to finish the job.
Big bee nest
My brother Tom just came back from doing some rock fishing on a charter boat out on the ocean and said come look at this.
Chickens and the hawk
I heard my brother Toms’ chickens doing a bunch of squawking and figured there must be something over there they didn’t like, like a fox or something.
I jumped on the dirt bike and rode on over their shutting the bike off and coasting in to the pen. I saw a big hawk take off near the chicken pens and fly up into a tree, so I went over to have a look to see what it had, thinking I’d find a dead chicken there.
But no. What was laying on the ground was a big ol rat it had just killed and would likely come back for it when I left.
My brother has been trying to get that big ol rat for some time now without any success.
That was my day.