Last night I had called the after-hour service from my internet provider. I do know from past experience that the after-hour service SUCKS! Like seriously, I know more about how my internet systems works than they do.
But I had called anyway to see if maybe, just maybe, I’d get lucky.
Well no, they were no help. I had excused myself politely (and before I got mad) and got off the phone call when I realized that I was getting nowhere. This morning I did get a call back from the actual people who work at the internet company. It turns out that I can buy a bigger internet plan and then I shouldn’t have problems anymore. *sigh* But, of course.
So, after being with this company for over 5 years, my plan is no longer going to be good enough. *double sigh* So then the big question . . how much more do I want to spend?
I picked a new plan. And if this doesn’t work well, I can move up again in plans. Right now I’ve added just $15/month. The next move would be adding a total of $30/month. That one should be considerably faster. I should have just jumped to the $30/month plan right now. I mean, I waste more than that per month on take-out when I could cook at home. BUT, there is the point that my old plan was good enough for five years, FIVE YEARS! And now to get the same service, I need to pay more, so I’m not jumping on the $30 plan just yet . . simply out of principle!
Tonight I, of course, am still thankful that this is just an inconvenience. I know this truly is not a real problem. I am thankful that of all the things that could be wrong, at least there was not a big equipment incident that would knock the internet out for days and days. This is actually pretty simple and not super-expensive, relative to other monies spent in this house. And I am thankful that there are options. Who knows . . I may end up with an internet so fast that I’ll burn thru another keyboard!!!
**This is my annoyed look when having to pick a new internet plan . .