Thursday, September 29, 2005

weirdest thing happened last night.
we got back from the bar and we all went to bed. it was about 1am when i got into bed after doing some stuff that had to be done on the computer. at about 1.15 someone came into my room, opened my computer, and did something w/ it. when i mumbled at them they said 'sorry, i'll just be a sec.' then they left and didn't close the door behind them.
in the morning i asked everyone here and none of them remembers coming into my room.
nothing seemed different about the computer, but the door was still open when i got up and i never leave it open when i'm asleep.
i don't dream that vivedly and i haven't done any sleep walking since the last time i was really sick. it's really creeping me out.

in other news aparently my dad is going to saudi arabia for work! he probably won't be home for tg :(
so guess what
i don't have internet again!
f*****g bell!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

well, i finally have internet! *everyone cheers*
classes are going well. tues are really exhausting, but not as bad as i expected. i usually just come home and crash.
we're going to rick tomorrow night 'cause it's a's birthday, then we're having ribs and cake thurs night for her 'family dinner' and a party fri night w/ everyone. looking fwd to it :) if i have time i'll bake something for it too :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

the continuing saga of my problems with bell:

When I transferred my phone line out of my aparement in L and into PI's apartment in T in april I used the online form to do the transfer. Aparently they didn't get the request so we had to wait another week while they sorted it out and transferred the number. When i emailed my room mate to tell her that the line had been transferred and not to worry she said the line was still working. After a bit of humming and hawing I called bell to ask if we could just have our old number back. Aparenly an answer (whether yes or no) costs $30. I gave up and my room mate called. She told them she wasn't going to pay them $30 'cause she was still able to make and receive calls on the old number and knew it was still free. They told her that was impossible and, after some arguing, she gave up and had a free phone connection for 4 months.

As well as this, the day the phone at PI's was supposed to be working we plugged it and got no dial tone. We called Bell and asked them what was wrong. They said they couldn't hook up a new phone line until their technicians came off strike. We said we'd had a phone line in the exact same apartment less than a year ago and they didn't need to put in a new line. They said there wasn't one existing at that address and we told them there were at least 4 existing at this address, 2 of which were not in use, make one work! They said they'd send someone over in less than 10 days if we could be home during the day to meet them. About 4 days later the phone just started working on its own.

When I called in Aug to have the internet reactivated in L (I had put it on hold) they said fine. As far as I know we had internet for about a week before the phone line finally died (as it was supposed to 4 months before). This left us w/o internet or a phone. I called bell and asked them to hook us back up with a new number since I wasn't about to pay them $30 to get the old number back. They said that would be fine and they could do it w/i 3 business days, which they did. They asked if I would like to order sympatico as well and I said yes. When they transferred me to sympatico the person there told me I couldn't activate internet on a phone number that didn't exist call back when I had a working phone. What was the point of that?!

I called back when the phone started working and they siad they would hook my internet up to my new phone number in 4-5 days (this being day 3 after the phone was dealt with). they called me back on day 3 of the 4-5 to tell me that they were still experiencing delays because of the strike they had this summer and couldn't hook me up before the 27th of sept (that was the 19th). in the mean time would I like a free unlimited dial up? sure I would. Better than nothing.

Yesterday I noticed that the dsl light was on on my modem but i wasn't getting an internet connection. I was too tired to deal with it. Today when I was working on my computer my mail notifier told me I had mail. I thought that was off considering I didn't have an internet connection. I opened my mail and aparently I DO have a connection! Except that it dies every 5 mins or so. I called Bell and they said that no, they had not set up my connection yet, no they could not do it any sooner than the 27th, and no, it was not possible that I had a connection anyway.

The long and the short of it is, I appologize to anyone trying to talk to me online since I drop off line every 5-10 mins for a bit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

well, it's been a while since i've posted, but there's good reason for that :)

sept 2
s and d got married!!!! congrats s and d!!!
it was a really nice wedding. the food was great, the venue was nice, it was great to see ppl again, and i actually danced!

sept 3
chapel in the morning. it was also nice to be back at that.
followed by collective crew lunch
stratford - as you like it - w/ pm and pi :D it was great

sept 4
back to TO to spend 1 day cleaning up from the flood
we still haven't had time to unpack everything yet
pack for school and the wedding since i'm not going back until the oscc meeting and pi won't be home until after the wedding

sept 5
collect tuxes for the wedding, the guys go out and t and i stay home to do place cards, lable presents, and consume much wine and chinese food

sept 6-10
move to pi's parent's house and start wedding prep
huge amounts of shopping and insane prep later...

sept 10
it was a great ceremony and a great party.
the food was super and hopefully d will do our wedding too :)

sept 11
i's birthday
move back to london

sept 13
start classes

now things are relatively back to normal except that i don't have phone or internet and won't for another week yet *sigh* i hate bell!