Archive for January 18th, 2009



   Posted by: Lightning    in Uncategorized

Good Evening My Dear Family & Friends,
Well I know it has been a very long time since I last spoke with you and for that I am sorry, but I have a reason. The reason is I have been bad and I got put on restriction, yelp just like a teenager. What am I talking about? I am so glad you ask because I really want to tell you, of course you know me so it will be short. I was very excited about a new service that I am involved in, that being an offsite, secure, automated backup service with Atlantic Computers. You know any good marketing ideas must be demonstrated so I was working with all the features and conducted a backup of my note book. That was the beginning of my restriction, you see in the fine print of the agreement with  I agreed not to violate the fair access policy. Yelp it was in the fine print but I did not read it I just check that box that said I Agree, you know that box.  being a satellite service will only allow me to download 17G and upload 5G in any 30 days. These 30 days are figured such as a sliding scale of 30 days not billing period. The end result was they sent me a warning e-mail on December 9 so I called pretty upset because my speed was about half of what it had been. I expressed my feelings and told them that I expected my speeds to be restored because now I know and I will be more careful. In the matter of hours my speeds were restored. Then on December 11 I received yet another e-mail explaining that my speeds were going to be slowed because I had violated the fair access policy. Well this time I was very upset set because you see my normal speeds are about 120k up and 1.5m down. This time they slowed my speeds to 20 to 30 k up and about 125k down. I advised them that I could not understand  why after the warning and my talk my speeds were restored and then two days later they cut me way back. It was concluded that the first time my speeds dropped was the weather so my little talk really did not do any good. This time I keep going up the ladder requesting that someone could reset my speeds. I had climbed the service tree at and got nowhere. I then ask to speak with someone from corporate, but they would not contact me, so after the second request and me advising them that they needed to understand that I was out of my contract and my $80.00 a month should mean something. I then waited and was informed once again that nothing could be done and corporate has never returned my request. I then started my research once again to find another IP so I could prove to that I could carry my business somewhere else. I am now going to share with you the conclusion of my research, I am 4000’ to far away for Charter Cable and AT&T tell me to hang on DSL is coming, so to you I will keep my service as of now and watch my every item I upload or download.
Well I hope your Christmas was awesome for us here in Possum Kingdom it was ole Santa Clause came once again, sure seems like the rules are a little more lax than they were when I was a kid. Abigail did get a Wii and that has been a challenge for me but so far I have cause no physical damage to anything inside the house. In case you don’t remember when Abigail & I went to visit Justin last year, I was bowling and Leroy, Justin’s dog, came over and sat down just as I was working on a strike. In stead I hit Leroy in the nose and I did not have the lanyard on so the remote flew across the room striking the TV. The TV was fine, Leroy’s nose was sore but the remote was busted on the rechargeable battery side. The game is just awesome and will give you a real workout, because you have to be so interactive. We got to spend time with our family, we went by to visit Mama Holiday as she is still in the bed suffering from Alzheimer’s. We as a family got together several times to eat and eat.
The New Year has got off to a great start and I had to travel down to Charleston to see Dr. Wilner, my liver doctor, he was so pleased with everything as far as the liver was concerned that he has put me on a yearly checkup with him. Dr. DeRosimo, my thoracic surgeon, has release me and he sees no fluid in my chest on the last two chest x-rays. I now have to go back to Charleston in March to see Dr. Sahn, my lung doctor, to see what he thinks. I am trying to catch something right now I think it is just a cold.
I am not sure what you may think about the weather but here in Possum Kingdom it is just plain cold. You know it’s bad when you have to send out messages to tell people to warm up their scraps so the Possums can stay warm. Yesterday I went to the road and discovered a new specialty in Possum Kingdom and that being we now had Possumsickles , you know that’s the one that did not make it across the road on a very cold night, the tail makes a great stick to hold it by.
Well the hour is late and I must go take a nap.
God Bless You,