Got up this morning refreshed and discovered that the elevator had finally been repaired, so i was able to ride in luxury up to the fifth floor and write an eloquent appeal to Sonic suggesting that a long term customer such as myself who was subscribing to every product Sonic offered just might possibly deserve a visit from some of their technical staff to get me up and running before the 3rd of December, particularly since they’d killed the service at my old place before they’d got me running at the new place.
It worked. Two hours later i got a response saying that they’d taken pity on me and would send someone over late this afternoon.
And then i got an email from the folks who were going to be picking up my white elephant TV at the old place letting me know they’d be there between 12:00 and 2:00, so i hadn’t screwed that meeting up after all.
And since there would be no way for Sonic to let me know when they arrive because the communication module at the street door won’t work until after they’ve got my phone line fixed, i needed to rush out and buy a new mobile phone so they can call me on that. Because the elevator had been restored to operation, i could finally use the Segway again, and when i grabbed my pack discovered the missing mobile phone in it.
So i rode over to T-Mobile and for ten bucks got my mobile service restored.
Sure enough, the TDR Electronic Recycling guys were on time to pick up the TV and also took my 50 year old Wharfedale speakers and a half broken electric heater, leaving me plenty of time to get back to the new place to meet the Sonic technicians, who not only got my phone and Internet connection running but also volunteered to get me my old phone number back, which i’d not been able to retain owing to a glitch in the online software i’d used to set up the transfer of service.
So crushed under the burden of all this success, what could i do?
Well, i Segwayed four blocks to Woodhouse Fish Company and ate 18 raw oysters and a bowl of their sublime clam chowder.
And one success after another having left me limp with fatigue, went to bed at 6:00 and fell asleep instantly. This morning i packed a box of jams, chutneys, and pickles to send to Saint Sonic in Santa Rosa.
Now, owing to popular demand, another shot at my new residence, this one from my window looking down at the interior courtyard.