The Husband talked to someone at Wild Blue again yesterday and this time they say there’s a part of the antenna that’s gone bad. I forget what he called it but I think it’s the thing in front of the dish. It would cost $95 to send a guy out and to fix it, and we already paid a guy forty dollars to come out and tell us it was the modem that was bad so we’re switching to Hughes Net. That will cost some money too but we’ve heard good things about them and this is a good excuse to switch. Tuesday is the big day.
What happened with the cable company is just weird. The first guy who came out to fix it didn’t have a signal amplifier so he said another guy would come out and install one. He did yesterday. But that guy didn’t have the gadget he needed to adjust the amplifier. Is everybody following this? One guy has the gadget to adjust amplifiers in his truck but has no spare amplifiers; the other guy has amplifiers but no way to adjust them. What a way to do business. By the way, this signal amplifier is not the thing on the pole outside; it’s a little box they hooked up behind the cable box inside the house. Anyway, some channels are working better some are not. We watched History Channel HD last night and it was fine but there are some channels that are still unwatchable. So in a few weeks we are going to switch to Direct TV. That means we will have two satellite dishes on our roof! Sheesh! How high-tech-redneck can you get?