2017 Life Logs, Day 307: Never a Dull Moment
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Weather: Partly Cloudy; High 68, Low 41 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA
It seems like there is never a dull moment these days. Just when I thought that there is not much more that I can do right now about Justin and Jo’s situation in Puerto Rico, new information comes along requiring new research on additional projects. Since I had no electricity or internet at my apartment today, I headed to Heather and Jed’s to ‘borrow’ theirs. Just as I was getting set up to write some catch-up emails, I got a phone call. The young man on the line said he was calling in response to my need for internet from Enterprise. Since I have been dealing with having no internet at my apartment, I thought he was calling about that. So, I assured him I hadn’t called for information. But he persisted, saying he was sure I had made multiple calls and internet inquiries. Then it dawned on me that he was the person I had been try trying to contact about satellite internet for Justin in Puerto Rico. I first researched the possibilities five weeks ago and got nowhere. I kept trying and made no progress. Two weeks ago, I found a new phone number and tried that, but still no response. Justin and I decided this was futile and I gave up on the search. But the call today was the person I had last tried to contact over two weeks ago. When I got no response, I finally gave up. But here he was on the phone today. His name is Luis is he has just returned to the US mainland from Puerto Rico. He is in Houston for a week and is catching up on those phone messages he couldn’t respond to from Puerto Rico. There are all kinds of stories associated with this contact, but I’ll just say here that it is possible to get satellite internet installed for Justin and Jo at their home almost immediately. And it is affordable. But they have to have the power to run the satellite up-load, down-load module. Since the solar power set-up won’t be installed until sometime in December, that delays the time when Justin could get back to work. So Luis got me in contact with a Supervisor who might be able to get a generator for us to buy and then resell once the solar is installed. And then there is George who is in Puerto Rico to install satellite internet systems for Walgreens. Justin has been in contact with him to offer him a place to stay exchange for a satellite system. Luis knows of George as Luis’s company is supplying the satellite dishes. It is all intertwined and now we just have to figure out who is who and how to get things done as soon as possible. Luis is in Houston until next Saturday, so at least I will be able to contact him as we unravel the best way to do this.
While all of this was going on, power and internet were restored to The Studio. At least it is returned until Monday when the work continues to properly restore the whole system. The lines are all still laying on the ground, so when they are put back on a pole on Monday, we could easily lose all again. But progress is being made.
Tonight I attended a Friday night Newcomers Mix and Mingle affair. I was dreading going to this, but after I got there, I found it to be great fun. I met lots of interesting people and will do this again next month. It is cooling down tonight and the high tomorrow will only be in the 50’s. So, a chilly day. But things warm up again on Sunday. I’m loving this warmer than usual fall, but the fact that the increasing temperatures are probably attributed to climate change is quite alarming.
I’ll end with a tribute to my dad. He was born on this day in 1903 amd died at age of 70 in 1973. I always think of him on this day. He was an old-fashioned, tough father, and I so wish I had been given more years to get to know him as a friend. Happy 114th birthday to Hayes Winfred Martin.