phone line chopped - DSL once again hosed
- The gas people dug a hole in our front lawn this afternoon (presumably either in preparation for or as the start of running the horizontal augur-thingie to dig a tunnel from there to the side of our house where the new internal gas pipe exits and where there are fittings for the new meter).
- The phone currently has no dialtone, and unlike last time, it's apparently a clean break, as if the phone is not even plugged into the wall); DSL light on the modem is just staying off.
- Everybody other than me on LambdaMOO has been idle for 2 hours, so I'm going to guess whatever it was happened around 2:30 or so.
This is, of course, after they did the elaborate survey to figure out where all of the various lines were underneath our front lawn, which was also, like, a month ago, and there have been at least a couple rainstorms since then so all of the markings have faded. Yay.
Century Link ticket now open. Website says to expect someone by 7pm Saturday. Bleah.
Update: (9pm) Got through to a live person. Appointment is now for Saturday morning.
Update: (1:30pm, Sat.) Phone tech still hasn't showed. New ETA: 4pm. Crap.
Update: (3:30pm, Sat.) Phone tech arrived and confirmed that, yes, indeed, there is a clean break somewhere under the front lawn. The gas people, who presumably know where their mole/augur thingie is, will need to dig a hole to expose the ends, and nothing can happen on that front until at least Tuesday. Fortunately it was possible to rig a temporary line via one of the neighbors, so we've got our network back for now.
But I'm guessing this is going to be a fun week.