19 January 2021 | Stuart
There hasn't been anything of note to report hence the lack of posts. We've been straddling living on board and on land. About every 14 days we head to the condo for a couple of nights to do laundry, have showers with the luxury of letting the water run and watch football. We went down this past Friday with the express purpose of watching the Bills play. Imagine our dismay when the cable went out on Saturday morning! Scott quickly got a call in to Comcast/Xfinity. They tried to reset the box to no avail. Damn! The rep suggested we go into the store and get a new box. He also suggested we schedule an appointment for a service tech as on his end it was indicating we might be having power or signal. Issues . The first available appointment wasn't until the 21 st. Gack! We went ahead and set that up. The rep couldn't schedule a store appointment, I'd have to do that online. Fortunately I had planned on doing a WalMart run while we were there and had the laptop with me. After some tearing out of my hair I managed to get us an appointment at the Delray store to exchange our equipment at 2;45. Scott unhooked and bagged up the equipment. It turned out exchanging the equipment was a bit of an adventure. The store is in an upscale shopping center which was crowded. We had received confirmation of the appt in our email which directed us to tap a link when we arrived at the store. They would then instruct us when to come "into" the store. We did that and immediately got a response that we were next and to approach the front of the store. We noticed there were a half dozen folk milling around on the sidewalk who seemed to be having a conversation. I hopped out of the car masked and gloved and headed toward the store doorway where I was met by an associate. He asked me what he could do for me. I gave him the speil about exchange the box and that I had an appointment. While I was dong this one of the woman on the sidewalk started shrieking at me about cutting the line. I calmly told her that I had scheduled an appointment. Which she replied that she was told she didn't need one and was most indignant. Apparently what I thought was just some folks chewing the fat, was a queue of folks who had just "walked" in. Our previous experience with the cable company is to schedule an appointment or face a long wait. They always take scheduled appts over walk ins. To his credit the associate verified that I did have an appointment and honored it. I was in and out within 5 minutes. Much to the hurumphing and b*tching of those in the queue. Scott had observed all this from the comfort of the car and was laughing his butt off.
We came back to the condo hooked up the new box and proceeded to wait as it went through the painful process of initializing . Fudge the box didn't seem to fix the issue . Back on the phone to xfinity only to be told we would need a tech to come out and there were no earlier appointments. We were dissapointed to sat the least. I got online and checked our cellular data status. We had several gig left on the plan so we decided to live stream the game and check after the first quarter to see how much data it was using. We don't often stream anything through the phone and are quite naive when it comes to how much data it uses. Turned out it wasn't too bad and we did watch through the first pert of the third quarter. By then it was past cruisers midnight and we were both falling asleep. We were both delighted when we found out Sunday morning that the Bills had won! Go Buffalo!!!!!
The picture was taken on mu morning walk, ocean beach near Briny Breezes