I seriously could write a book about all of our crappy experiences with Comcast. We require them to come to our house at least two times a year now to fix their crappy modem boxes, Internet connections and cable problems.
After the outage on Sunday/Monday, our modem sort of died. Kapoot. Which we’ve now become aware of the signs of because we’ve gone through about 10 of these in our three and a half year relationship with them. I think it’s time they make a better quality product, don’t you?
The other thing I hate is that we’ve done about 4.5 hours worth of trouble shooting from Sunday to today, and guess what? IT’S STILL NOT WORKING. We’ve tried your powercycle suggestion, Comcast, because I heard you tell me about 35 times while I was waiting on the phone to talk to customer service. I don’t want to go through more troubleshooting with you when all I want to do is get a technician to our home.
Thanks for all of your lovely “no-more-sads” suggestions! It’s great to have such a wonderful community here to chat with and get feedback.
I think my favorite suggestion came from Bethany, who suggested volunteering, which is something I don’t do enough of and should be doing more of anyway. It also gave me an idea for a project at work, which I hope I can get approved.
If anyone in the D.C. area would like to volunteer with me, let me know, and we can set up a Tumblr-meet-up-and-help-others-get-together. It would be lots of fun and would be wildly appropriate for this time of year.
You guys are smart! What are some of your tricks for getting over a sad slump?
Between majorly missing family and home (yes, I know I was just there, but it’s hard not being there right now), contemplating life changes, working to keep my job and more, I’ve just been le sad. And I feel bad because John is the one who always has to deal with me when I start crying right after we’ve crawled into bed.
I’ve stuffed my face with Chipotle, watched way too many Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, vegged on my couch, painted my nails and have plans to work out some rage at the gym… But I need some new tricks.
Just wanted to thank you all for your kind notes, thoughts and prayers. My poppacita is doing well, but is in a lot of pain (as one would be after surgery!) But he’s in good spirits and is anxious to be mobile again.
Once again, I am in awe of the amazing people in this community. Thank you!
This is such exciting news! I loved this book; it was the first post-college (during my commute via el for a summer) book that I read and I recommended it to my Chicago friends and family to read it, too. Reading about the development of the Columbian Exposition is so interesting for those into history, especially the history of our fine city. But the story of Dr. H. H. Holmes really makes this a page turner.
I agree, Johnny Depp would have been the logical choice…but Leo will do well I think too! (Tom Hanks is who I pictured as Burnham while reading it…anyone else see that?)
I spent an entire summer researching the preservation of the Chicago lakefront, right around the time this book blew up. I was on Aaron Montgomery Ward and Daniel Burnham overload at the time, so I didn’t read the book until a couple years later. The book is very well-researched and surprisingly pretty historically accurate.
I think Mr. Depp would have been the obvious front runner to play H.H. Holmes, but Leo is a very close second. I cannot wait to see this film.
They’re making this into a movie?! Total love and adoration and I will see it no matter what or who is cast! This is, by far, my favorite book of all time. It was even more awesome reading it while living in Chicago - I too read it my first summer after college while commuting to and from work on the El!
This was a good weekend, save for Saturday night, which made me thankful that I am 27 and no longer in my early-20s. Because that age-range is hard and can make you do crazy things that drive other people nuts.
Just wanted to let you know that we're thinking of you today as your dad goes in for surgey.
Aw, thank you, TumblrBuddy! This would be the time that I told everyone his surgery got moved to Nov. 16 because there was a patient with a much more intense and longer surgery who needed the surgeon’s time today. I’m sad for my dad who has to wait longer, but am thankful because I will be home three days later for 10 whole days - so will be able to spend some quality time with my family. I’m also glad the other person is getting the surgery they need!
Dad’s spirits are good and he already has plans to make soup for me and John the weekend we’re home, so I think he’s feeling pretty optimistic.
Again, thank you so much for remembering. It really means a lot to me!