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My Internet Saga Continues

My Internet Saga Continues

The next few posts will be talking about my recent internet experience.  If you want to know how it all began, be sure to read my recent post: Another Internet Experience.  I have had 1 post that is after all these internet problems begin, so you might notice the picture were the building out front is already gone. 

SOB!  I can’t catch a break.  Since the power went out just as Globe finally showed up, the guys tell me they are going to check the pole outside.  They can’t do anything in here, so I figure as long as they are doing something, that’s great.

I must have heard them wrong because they got in their truck and left.  They did leave one of the 3 guys behind in case the power came back on.  It did come back on about 15 minutes later.  That 3rd guy phoned them and they came back by.  They all 3 talked out by the road, said they’d be back, got in their truck and left.

This is when I decided to keep track of everything and make it a blog entry.  I didn’t realize at the time that there would be several blog entries.  

They left at 3:25 pm and, at this time, I’m waiting for them to return.  One of the guys, the 3rd guy, did show up again at 4:40 pm.  He talked with someone on the phone for a few minutes and then left again.  At least he wasn’t gone long this time.  He talked with someone on the phone for a little while longer and finally my DSL light came to life.  After some more talking on the phone, my internet is back.  They did say that they’d be back tomorrow to fix a minor problem, but I’m good to go for now.  

Today is Monday, 19 Nov.  That is important for a couple of reasons.  First is because my internet is down AGAIN.  I called the Manila office to report it and explained my whole internet ordeal to them.  I informed them that I did not want to wait until ‘tomorrow’ to get it worked on this time.  They said that someone would be there this afternoon.  The clock is ticking.

The other reason why this day should be remembered is today is when the city started tearing down our 2 outbuildings for the road expansion.  They have been doing a little here and a little there all along the highway, it seems in a random order to me.  I guess it was just our turn.  I still don’t like the price that we ‘had’ to sell that portion of our property for, but that’s all water under the bridge now.  

We are keeping the tin and the wood.  There is always something we can do with that around here.  Titing will be building Neneng a temporary shack to continue selling her barbeque.  I’m not sure what we will be doing with the small portion of the other building that’s left.  For now, Victor has his insulin plants there for sale.  He’s doing some work on that area and also parks his tricycle out there at night.  

So, I’m sitting here, waiting on Globe, listening to the bang, bang, bang as they destroy the concrete.  I think it will be a couple of years before they get this whole area done.  Filipinos are not afraid of work, but they are not in a hurry to get things done.  

Salamat Y’all



  1. Hi UJ, Each time i visit your website, my anti-virus software labelled your blog not secure. Please it is missing s eg https.

    • I don’t know what to tell you about that. The only way I know to make it secure is to buy an expensive anti-virus instead of the AVG Free that I use. Sure I could afford to pay for the first year of protection as the price is usually highly discounted, but this blog does not make enough money to pay for itself. If anyone knows of a free antivirus that would take care of that problem, please, let me know. I’ve had this blog for a little over 8 years and, to the best of my knowledge, it has never been hacked into. The readers never have to leave personal information, but if anyone knows of a way for me to get that little “s”, then please let me know, without it costing me an arm, leg and pint of blood.

    • Okay. I figured it out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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