Our satellite and internet went down at the same time!!!
August 4, 2008 5:23pm CST
They are not related systems, but our satellite TV dish got moved by a guy who was painting our house, and on the same day our internet connection stopped working. And then we were without both for two whole days! The satellite dish is now fixed, but the internet is still going down regularly and we're not sure why. So I'm grabbing every moment I can while it's working! When I first realised that we'd be without both television and the web I was stressed about it as I'm so used to spending time here and on the other sites that I visit. And I didn't even have television as my usual backup entertainment, lol! But it actually wasn't too bad. During the time I would normally spend online (when my daughter's asleep or otherwise occupied), I completed a review that I've been meaning to finish for ages (in Word), and also worked on an article that I'm preparing for Associated Content. Plus it gave me some time to tackle the weeds in the garden! Would you be lost without the use of TV and the internet? If you didn't have either of these things for a few days, how would you spend your time?
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4 Aug 08
Mince goes out quite a bit. I switched to satellite quite a few months ago. Well this summer there has been a lot of raining and a lot of storms. Almost every time it rains or storms our cable and our internet will go out. It isn't that bad if it isn't everyday. I don't know what it is about the rain, when it snowed it never went out. I usually will just sit and hang out or do some cleaning. I will find something to do. We don't want to switch back because of the price difference. Our satellite and our internet are through the same company.
5 Aug 08
Yes, we had this problem a lot too; whenever the weather was rainy the satellite would stop working temporarily. We could actually tell when it was going to rain from our satellite system, lol! And you're right about snow, that didn't affect us either. The guy who came to fix the dish after it was moved said that if the weather affects your dish that means that it's slightly off-direction, and now that he's corrected it from our recent incident, we shouldn't get this problem any more. I'm not convinced, but you never know! It's good that you find such useful things to do with your time. Yep, I agree, getting your dish and your web through the same company is probably cheaper, and one day we'll hopefully get round to doing it too!