My plans to continue our little Sunday afternoon drive shots were interrupted by downed AT&T U-Verse service for a couple of days. No phone, no television, no internet. Hubby actually asked me, “Did you pay the bill?” “No dear, I didn’t pay our bill, so four states are now without service!” ~ smile ~ On the plus side, exercise and reading time were plentiful!
Have a great Thursday! Be nice to each other! (though, honestly, I am still peeved at AT&T….the communications company that will not communicate with you when your service is out! 😉 OH BOTHER! )
p.s. I just finished reading our own WP author, Maddie Cochere’s, Sunshine Hunter. A delightful mystery with many unexpected twists and turns. Wonderful job, Breezy Books! Congratulations on your series! ♥
At least it wasn’t for too long. Our service is still not 100% since Sandy. Internet cuts out regularly, cell phones dial out when they want and not when we need… but it makes life interesting at least! 😉
My goodness….that is awful! So sorry….I feel bad about fussing now! This seems to be a rolling outage. KC/Joplin area now without service….strange stuff. 😉
I LOVE that you love taking pictures of “farm stuff”; they always make me remember the good times from my youth and being at my grandparents’ farms. Keep ’em coming, friend! (And your book recommendation looks fun too!)
I sure hope to get out to your farm one day Christi, and get some shots! I always think of when I was a kid, too. Maddie’s book was a fun/easy read. I was so glad it was already downloaded on my Kindle before the we lost internet! 😉
Great photos, especially those old barns. I love your answer to hubby’s question. Our Internet etc. was off for most of yesterday morning too, and the electricity keeps going off and on again for no apparent reason. 😦 I wonder if it’s just finger trouble, and someone keeps pressing the wrong button. 😕
Well just so you know…it’s not me! I really did pay the bill! lol! Not a good feeling to know this is so widespread, though. ;(
Well, we enjoyed your communications downtime – the photos it generated anyway 😉 Glad it’s back up now though.
lol! ty! (though I am holding my breath….it could go again at any moment…)
Love old barns…
oh me too!
I love these kinds of photos. Reminds me of tripping through Montana – old barns and old buildings in a beautiful setting.
🙂 Thanks for going with us….I’m with you….I can never get enough of a country drive and all that goes with it. ♥
Beautiful photos of the farm. Love the barns!
Thanks….I have trouble just “driving by” a barn without shooting it!
Your photos always make me want to visit those places!
This is the first time in my life that we haven’t had an electrical interruption in almost eight years (I do hope I don’t jinx us). I’m convinced it has to do with everything being buried underground. I’m sure the day will come when a transformer is blown and everything will go down until the end of time – the areas of the city (most of the city) where utilities are above ground have outages regularly. If utilities didn’t worry about paying large stock dividends, they could perhaps hire more individuals that were trained appropriately to get everyone up and running once again. Or how about replacing those old snapped poles with new buried lines? Wouldn’t that be a novel approach?
Shhhhh…I will not tell that you’ve had uninterrupted service. That’s unheard of! 🙂 Good for you. But again…we best not discuss it! 😉
We don’t have U-verse in the sticks – I guess that’s a good thing. Love some sunny shots after this grey day. The last is my favorite.
It’s a blessing when it works…..BUT! Actually…we’ve only had one other outage since switching to it. But is was just a day. And it was so much better than our local cable company. The last barn is really close by our house(and right across the road from Trisha and Garth’s place)….there’s just not a safe place to park and shoot it…without getting shot!
LOL – need a longer zoom – something that puts you out of range! I have switched to satellite – it’s metered but mostly dependable.
I’m late getting around today! As always, I love your photos, Paula. I’m a big fan of old barns and have taken many photos of them myself. They have so much character – plus, I remember playing in a couple so they are sentimental, too. … Thank you for the mention for my books. It is truly appreciated. 🙂
I found a few more barns today….and I just can’t help myself….I have to “shoot” them! Your books are refreshing and a delight. Keep writing!! ♥
Paula I wondered where you got to… I love these photos.. so much history hidden in the old buildings…
It sounds to me that if you don’t pay the bill the country, not only the AT&T, might go down… stop playing with the electricity and internet like that… lol
I know….if I have service I’m on-line! Torture! Maybe I should go on auto-pay….to save the world and all? 😉
I do not unplug very well, at all, in fact, I get quite cranky, so my hats off to you my dear, for finding your way through it with a sense of humor! I love your images, especially the last one. But….where is the…. you know! 🙂 xo
Well you can see how I did! UGH! ATT wouldn’t tell me anything at all. So I called every news station and even the Corporation Commission….cause it doesn’t bother me at all… 😉 The last image is soooo tucked back there, I would love to sneak over the fence! Wanna come with? 😉 #powerinnumbers
Oh BOTHER, indeed, Christopher Robin. I love my Sunday drive with you. Thanks!!
haha! Love me some Pooh! Thanks for coming along.. 😉
Love those old barns…;.such personality and if only they would share a story or two 🙂 The outage did make the news here, said it was a software problem…….hmmmmm….
Chi talked to an ATT guy in TX. Said they were updating software and it took longer than planned. No kidding!
“the communications company that will not communicate with you when your service is out” – that’s a good one!
I am familiar with services like that in Germany (no general statement, here, just one or two personal experiences). My partner often says, customer service for some means rather “how can you (the customer) serve me (the company)?” insetad of the other way round. 😉
I hope everything is working smoothly for you and your “fellow customers” from now on!
It turns out it was a “rolling” outage across regions. They were updating….but didn’t tell us until “after” the fact. Your partner is right! 😉
Oh, yeah, that’s great service! 😉