Well, they did it.
They took my tower Thursday.
(hangs head in grief)
They came in a white van, early in the morning, before I’d had enough coffee to mount a coherent protest to their actions.
The tower didn’t stand a chance
Can I get a moment of silence?
Ok, so, I deal with negative situations by finding the funny.
Know what is funny about a tower being replaced by a pole?
Jokes & innuendos about poles and guys trying to erect their poles!
Towers just don’t lend themselves to innuendo quite like poles do.
I disparaged the pole the man was trying to get up, finding it inadequate to the task. I need a big long pole, not the piddly short little thing he was showing me.
He extoled the benefits and perks of his shorter pole to distract me from the loss of my Big Man, but I wasn’t buying it. I need length to satisfy my needs!
And thickness. His pole seemed much to skinny to withstand the blowing it was going to get.
Once they had everything all arranged, a guy sat on the top of the ladder, reached between his legs and started yanking on the pole to get it up.
He slid his hands down it and then pulled upward.
Over and over again.
That’s how he does it every time, he said.
I can’t prove this actually happened because I was helping him with it & couldn’t take photos.
Yes, I helped the tower thief erect his pole.
Dear Penthouse… I want some fun & interesting search strings to result from this post.
After a great deal of yanking, huffing, puffing, cursing, and claims that he didn’t normally have this much trouble getting his pole up, the tower thief finally achieved full erection of his pole (if THAT doesn’t get me some SEO I don’t know what will).
And here it is
I’ve lost signal strength, mostly noticeable on weekends & evenings when everyone is using the internet.
But I have gained cell signal in the house. I have 3 bars here at my desk. We’re going to see how things go for a couple of months but should this prove to work well, we are going to cancel our land line.
We’ll stop paying Verizon for a home phone & continue paying Verizon wireless 3x as much for cell service.
um..yea us! I think.