Terlingua Dreams

Friday, November 17, 2017

When will I finally find a quality Internet Service Provider?

After three months with Spectrum, I can definitively say that the honeymoon is over!  Actually, it was over prior to that but I so wanted to give it a chance. Every two or three weeks I get a recorded call saying that they will be working on the equipment and that the telephone, as well as internet, will not be available from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

This morning I tried to make a call only to see the telephone display "No Line". I had no idea where my last bill was so I could not locate a telephone number to call. Tried going online to report it but it was out as well.  My uncle calls my mother every night so she was not a happy camper.

By 3:00 p.m. I was furious and decided to drive into town to report it. Have I mentioned that I hate to wait in long lines?  After patiently (not really) waiting for 20 minutes...all they could offer me was to send a technician tomorrow...being that we have two doctor appointments...I had to decline.

Headed to HEB and once again found the whole town there, even ran into some friends from Ciudad Acuña. Could not help but note how ironic it was that Mexican residents come to Del Rio to shop even with the high dollar to peso ratio, while I go to Ciudad Acuña to exploit the favorable peso to dollar exchange.

With our trip to Houston and then my mother's fall, I have not had a chance to do a grocery run to Mexico. Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Mexico or at least I thought it wasn't.  My friends informed me that they liked this tradition and have adopted it along with many other Mexican citizens that reside along the border with the United States.

Here I thought that Mexicans came to purchase turkeys for their Christmas as well as New Year's dinner as turkeys are very expensive in Mexico.

While they informed me that that was indeed the case, the Mexican government was wise to it and now banned the entrance of turkeys (seemingly to protect the national product) until close to Thanksgiving if not on that very day.

This evening (which is now yesterday) both the telephone and internet came back on to my mother's delight.  How I wish Google Fiber would see fit to bring their service to this area...but I won't hold my breath on that :-(

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.