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This is the nicest virtual thing anyone's ever done for me!

Robbbie told me last week there was a surprise, but I just felt too swamped to tackle Vox. I had no idea it would be this great.

I am sitting in a room which is filled with books, and not all of them are on shelves or even out of boxes yet. I don't have a huge library, but it's large enough that bookcase space is at a premium, and definitely inadequate for the task. Good thing the library is only a short walk away, as I guess I have no business buying any more books for awhile.

We managed to get the bed together and filled only two nights ago. And I still can't park in the garage for more boxes, even though it seems like I did nothing but unpack for the first few days.

Yet, I can honestly say, this really does begin to feel like home, strangely, already more than the last one did. I hope it sticks, too, Cap'n.

And oh, I do wish we were "live" neighbors, Patty. This seems like a fine neighborhood, but I have hardly encountered any people in it yet!

If some of you would enjoy it, I have some pictures I could share of the process, a little later on.

This has meant a lot to me. I love my Vox neighbors. I'd love it if you could just all pop around and keep me company as I wander with bewilderment looking for places to put things. Tim, you are so right about the need to adapt.

Thank you all, so much.

Would Simon approve?

There will be one more deathxoption, later tonight, then I take a nice long break. I am sensing a lack of interest.

LP's bike trousers arrived today. Now he has everything but the motorcycle itself. He has earned it, so I hope that can happen very quickly. Click twice for full size.


I've moved a lot. We are working on our 4th move in just over seven years. I've been arranging for utilities to be turned off and on today.

I've never had this experience before.

I went to Comcast online and signed up for a service package, then chose dates for installation, then was told to wait for a chat representative to verify the information. I waited close to 10 minutes before she showed up, and was busy with something when she first appeared.

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:40:28 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

Hello guest_, Thank you for contacting Comcast Live Chat Support. My name is Jennifer. Please give me one moment to review your information.

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:40:48 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

Good Afternoon Mary, Do you have any questions for me while I look over your order and start the process?

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:41:42 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

Can you please acknowledge that you are still at your computer? If I do not receive a response from you, I may have to close this conversation to assist another customer.

guest_(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:42:06 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

I wanted to order two DVRs with the new service. I didn't see a place to do that.

guest_(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:42:42 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

Also, one of our TVs is HD.

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:42:55 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

I do apologize, but the previous tenants service has not yet been disconnected.  That will not take place until August 15.  We will need for you to contact us 24-48 hours after that time.  Anyone of our agents will be happy to assist you at that time.

guest_(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:43:30 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

I signed up for service to be arranged on the 16th or 17th, and then was brought to this screen.

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:43:32 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

Well thank you very much. Was there anything else I may assist you with today?

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:43:52 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

I see what you had ordered for the first time once we enter the chatroom together.  You have just gone through the order selection process.  I verify the information on your order, create the account and set up the installation date and time with you.

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:44:11 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

In this case, the previous tenants service has not yet been disconnected.

guest_(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:44:48 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

So what you're saying is that I cannot arrange for service until after I've already moved in, which means we will have no internet or television until some time after that?

Jennifer(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:45:47 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

You are welcome to visit a local office, as they have all authority on all addresses.  They may be able to get you in sooner.

guest_(Wed Aug 01 2007 16:46:35 GMT-0400 (EDT))>

I'm flummoxed. Possibly astounded. But I thank you for the information.