Thursday, July 10, 2008

To the Tune of the Wedding Song from Napoleon Dynamite

I love technology
it's great when it works you see
I rely on technology
always and forever.......

oh yeah, Qwest has redeemed itself. The tech came by hours before scheduled, on the hunch that the problem was outside the house. By some miracle, I had forgotten to lock the back gate after trucking in a barrow full of Cow&Compost yesterday. He changed out wires in the box, climbed the utility pole and changed out wire, got rid of excess wire, and did a bunch of other things I don't understand. He didn't need to come in, so he left his card so I could call him. He was very nice, sorry we'd had so much trouble, explained what he'd done, what upgrades Qwest is making to their systems (which boils down to from here on it, things should work fine and will only get faster). He also said very complimentary things about our garden. Which I really appreciate, given all the hours that have gone into to it. For example, yesterday evening I planted 21 plants. By myself. Because my sister, who bought all the plants, was on the phone for two hours with our housemate who is off at missionary training. It was really hot. The plants would not survive another day in their pots, so into the ground they went. Someone owes me something cold and frosty.
Speaking of cold and frosty and technology, Chef & his partner gave me a small window-unit a/c. Oh. It's nice. After years of no a/c, no swamp cooler, this is awesome. And I feel better knowing the pets have somewhere cool to hang out on days like today, when it's 103.
How hot is it? It's so hot that the highly efficient a/c at work couldn't keep up; the truffles were melting in my hands as I tried to dip them yesterday. So today, chocolate work happened early, then some pastry prep, and then we took a field trip to the new farmer's market. If you happen to see someone at your local farmer's market who makes Lemon White Chocolate Mint Bread - give it a try. Surprisingly good.


Chucka Stone Designs said...

OK so scratch what I said before about steering clear of Qwest lol. I guess it is one of those things where kinks need to be worked out. We had similar issues with Verizon when we got DSL at our old place and also a similar "please continue to love us" experience with the Technician who came out :)

Wow I had no idea it got that hot in the Denver area! Are you guys that dry of a climate you need swamp coolers there? My sister had one at her old place in Tucson and it was the bomb bickity to stand in front of on particularly hot days like that!

kate said...

yes, swamp coolers work out here most days. we don't have one of those either.

Ginger said...

oh, you do know that if you don't take care of that garden it will become overgrown with weeds and get choked out while L is gone, right? The other one won't do it.

i haven't had anymore problems with qwest or directv since the initial change over bugs.

kate said...

qwest is all groovy now. b actually is getting into the gardening; she is probably doing about 60-70% of the work. L actually hasn't done much besides be bossy this year.