Look , I know there are processes and levels of authority to claw your way through in negotiating a project. But when , although its not being said, but stress, over our project, that caused a CenturyLink employee to quit and take a job with a competitor, you have to wonder. The legal complaints against CenturyLink is so numerous that you need to ask yourself, is there a roach in amongst the manure? It was a year ago that I signed up with CenturyLink. The lady on the phone at first said she couldn’t offer the horsepower we needed to run the radio op. So I was nearly ready to hang up, she said there was somebody in the company that could make that happen. Right away I get transfered to a guy named Raphael in Pheenix Arizona and the process started. First a site engineer had to look at what could or could not be done. It was determined that a hybrid ISDN system could be installed. Greg showed up, told me he needed some wood to mount the equipment to, but no dimensions. In October last year we had a slim chance to get a place in Gooding, owned by the same crook we did business with in 2009(Richard Strickland-Strickland Realty). We had CenturyLink keyed in to wire that sucker. But when that fell through, and we couldn’t get that sweet spot, we retreated back to Wendell in November, thing is we still got it in. Without all this internal hub-bub that we are experiencing now. Then Raphael split, moved somewhere Florida, and we got Jana; after going the rounds with her supervisor Hope. Who rarely answers her phone. I know the same thing, for a company rooted in communicating they don’t communicate very well if at all. While the DSL system, worked, I never got a bill, until the damn thing was in the mid 100.00’s. Up to that point that the promise that Raphael, made that we would not be billed for the 4 months it took to engineer the bigger system(the 20/20 system) , came April the first bill came for that and I immediately paid it, however it did not work right consistently so Greg had to come over I don’t know how many times. It wasn’t until about the 1st of July that we got it right. We were finally on the air. We started hiring. Got one that knew some of what I needed, but with being off air and some problems with cash flows from the US Government, we decided to relocate here to Jerome, Idaho. August we got studio space and still due to some administrative bull, we are now still waiting. So if your wondering why I and the WolfPack are scratching the bottom of the pan for droppings, its because no on air, no ad revenue, no ad revenue no money and bills are piling up. So I looked into some class A lawsuits going on, for over billing, and selling products many customers don’t need , plus situations like ours that includes project delays. Our suit, will be for payment of loss of revenue, the frustration of waiting, for the install to be completed, and serious misrepresentation of available services. All total, its in the half a million dollars worth. But we still wait. On my end , I just should have waited, paid Cable One off and kept them, but hey the show needed to go on. If it hadn’t been for the radio op, I never would have signed up with CenturyLink. I can also remember back to our experience in Evanston Wyoming. We signed up alright, but were lucky if we could get 4 mbps down and 2 up. Not good enough, so I told em take the thing out. Yet they kept billing us. Back in 2013 we were contracted with CenturyLink, in Woods Cross Utah. Yet it seemed that the adtran box needed a firmware update. Guess what? That update never came, so we went back to Comcast. Yet CenturyLink still billed us. Yet even when you call em and say disconnect this, since it don’t work or work as needed, that should be enough for them to either unhook the blooming thing and refund your money, or don’t promise what they can’t deliver. Cable-One isn’t much better, but here where we are at right now that’s pretty much your choice. Too bad Project Mutual doesn’t service Jerome.
Next entry, what to, and what not to say to a woman.
Got in touch with Hope at CenturyLink, she says she’s going over the account and seeing if they can expidite it a bit. Leaving me in wonder is a bit off, but hey wouldn’t be the first time. Raphael left us mid court press last year. I don’t see what’s so difficult here, maybe its just me, itsa very basic hook up Greg brings the Adtran hooks it up gets the CP numbers and coding and we’re back on air, at least that’s the way it ought to be. Some how this has needed to go through layers of administration. Just hook the damn thing up, then I pay bill, simple math. So we see what happens.
I love some of the strangest smells, and I don’t know why. I love the smells of a cattle yard, skunks, diesel fumes first thing in the morning, and yes that aroma that gets my attention every time women’s feet in nylons.
The stinkier the better. Why this is I have no idea, maybe its the canine in me, maybe its a bit of a once in a life time thing of arousal who knows. Many head shrinks have attempted to diagnose the why, but have threw in the towel. Yet if I’m driving down the road and smell skunks its like a breath of fresh air, same goes if I pass a dairy farm. That smelly manure means money being made although today the price of milk is way below the selling price and far below production costs. I love the smells in the early morning when the trucks start around here, the aromas of that hardly spent diesel escaping into the air is like roses. Even going down the road number one diesel smoke smells delightful. Then there’s that other, and yet it makes me croon.
Any mile looks like our October 1st get on air date has been pushed out, to December, unless of course CenturyLink, gets off the dime sooner.
If you have ever felt like when it rains it floods today was one of those days. Woke to Property manager blowing the bugle asking could I come up and sign the lease for this place. That done, get a visit from the power company. Seems as the former tenant here left without paying the bill, meaning they were going to pull the switch. Not so , but now I have to cough up a miracle to save the power here. Not that I can’t but I feel like I’m in way over my head without a lifeline. Now dig this; If it hadn’t been for the long delay, by sweet CenturyLink in getting the 20/20 system completely installed I could have made enough to cover the bills, through revenue from the station. Since I’m not on air , sponsors are canceling out or completely dropping us. Now if that wasn’t bad enough, my sales associate Jana out of Salt Lake City decides to up and quit, what, the stress of my order must’ve been too much or something. So here I sit, a half installed system, and no sales associate to help with it. Now what? Tried to contact my pal tech of CenturyLink, in Gooding, but either he’s hiding or something, so now I have to deal with that in the morning and all day. Days like today makes me wonder why I just didn’t pay up Cable-One , at least they give you TV. Makes one question any more the viability, of CenturyLink. Stay tuned.
So with all the stress, of that, the power bill, and my past due car payment the last one that’s due next week, I just decided to be alone. It’s not that I wanted to not talk to my PoohBear, but this old canine just wanted to be left alone to think and lick my wounds. At least Verizon treats me well.
Did you notice? If you were sleeping under a rock you might have missed this, but Google’s GMail has a new look, and that’s not all Yahoo’s mail box now has a few more gadgets. I’m not thrilled over GMail, as the tools are a bit confusing, and hard at first rather obscure. Most of the old tools are there just under different pictographs, takes a bit of hunting.
Signed the lease for our MC’s house and the Wolf’s Hangar house. So looks like I’m here for at least a year. Rested for the most of the day, seems as though I’m in the docks rather than show floor. The big freight day at DI is on Saturday so got two days off, which is good. As it gives me a few days to look at other IP providers. Seems as the wonderful deal we’re getting from Centurylink is taking way to long to get finished, yet we are loosing ad clients and still we have to pay network fees. Begs the question, if such a system can be put in place albeit it took three months the first time, but if it can be put in , in a residence in a town of 2,000 why can’t the same system be put in place in a town of 11,000? And dig this; we’re still paying for the place in Wendell. Seems as though there was no official turn off or disconnect order given, from CenturyLink to pull that plug. Who dropped the ball there? Just boggles the mind. Maybe in a few months, but at least we can deliver over the air just not online. Had my fold over pizza for lunch, but now feeling kinda yucky. And finally, with all the fuss over the Kavenaugh appointment and all, I can tell you this I’d never pass. Since I can’t count how many women I and many of the WolfPack poked fun at in our early days. How can you hold a man accountable, for something that occured nearly 30 years ago? I say forget about it.
See ya’ll on the radio.
Last night was busy for the Reaper crew. We pulled 42 impounds, last night, local cops were busy, State bulls were in here in droves , don’t know if it was a speed saturation control patrol, but from kids drinking and driving, expired tags, no proof of insurance and all it was busy, bust city. Bet traffic court is going to be standing room only.
Yesterday Greg from CenturyLink was here and spent most of the day. Seems as the router that was to be delivered here was delivered to 209 south, not 209 North. Greg went and inquired sure enough. But the coding was cancelled so a new router had to be sent overnight. Ain’t here yet. Is somebody at CenturyLink not addressing the address right? Or is it some bumbling UPS/FEDEX drivers that can’t figure out north and south. This place is fairly easy to find, even via GPS and or a Google search. Yet for some odd unknown reason, this project keeps getting delayed. The install and all was to be done and online yesterday. The thing is, I’m going to be a mad canine if in fact I get billed for this when its not up and going. Like I have always said, for a company that’s rooted in communication, they don’t communicate well. Of course maybe the folks at CenturyLink don’t know, much less care that there is a new getting heftier everyday competitor coming on strong here. WhiteCloud Communications is in here and offering some pretty good prices. While they can’t deliver what we need here at HazzardAyre Radio , like CenturyLink and/or Cable-One can for us anyway, still for the low to medium sized business’s around here WhiteCloud, could easily give CenturyLink a serious run for its money.
One of my fun pass times is sitting outside on an old welding stool watching the public drive by everyday. It’s amazing that when people approach a crosswalk here instead of stopping, many just speed through it. Maybe that’s why the fuzz wuzzies are getting ambitious. The other thing I dig is watching the school across the street. You see a ton of unwedded mothers hauling their little demons in and out of the school. Two things you can count on, the hot butts have the youngest of offspring, the older kids are escorted in by mothers expecting, another one. Stay tuned,
Who the heck are these women? If even they ARE Women every day I get a half ton of lets get up close and kinky invites in my junk mail email box. I realize that 98% are from people who are not what they appear to be. If that wasn’t enough I get all kinds of suggested pages or groups on facebook. Hasn’t enough people gathered the idea, that I have PoohBear I’m not hooking up with anyone else except her. My heart belongs to her and we is getting hitched. With that said I’m not looking for any kind personal romantic up close unification. If I see women on say facebook, and I do invaribly contact someone its for professional business, beit a on camera to enhance ads for the website here our radio network, or our upcoming TV network, its not to get into your bedroom or under your underwear. With that said, there has been some eye brows raised here, on some of the photo shots we use for graphics. I would love to have conservative tasteful photography that is similar to the old style pinups and cover girls that were part of applying to military aircraft. The problem is for every 10 applicants we get only about 2 maybe 3 that are in the conservative realm. The rest do look, act and often are a bit too over the top. Likewise we are forced to find shutterstock pics that fit a idea. The word has always revolved around LDS Church standards. My question, where is the line that would be approved for such things? There is no firm answer to that question. I have seen Wards that allow even in public young women to wear see through tops, and some that say if your in a meeting house its granny dresses. Where is the defined line? Example, I had a intern while we were in Bountiful,, Merideth, was her name, not only was she into the toew smooch thing, but spent many hours in studio. Didn’t mind changing clothes in front of me. Yet she was also a returning missionary. Try that anywhere else? No way. So how do you find those women? That has Church standards, dresses conservatively and yet has a guys locker room aptitude, attitude with enough eye candy to make the project work.? So this I want to tell, POF and all the rest, I’m taken , I’m no longer a free agent, I belong to my PoohBear, so go sniff around some other guy. If your not applying to work or photograph with and/or the Knytes don’t bother me. It’s that simple.
Back in 1988 somewhere, I said to many that the light duty small diesel would be the basic power plant for most performance applications. That Diesel Tech and Performance diesels were the up coming gotta have. I got laughed at, even my friend Nate in Evanston thought I was titched at such an idea. Guess what? The move is on and its hard not to see a hot rod pickup, or light truck without a perfomance diesel. I also was ridiculed for saying one of the collectables and soon to be treasured rides, would be a vintage tow truck, such as my LexiBelle. Even tiny toy tow trucks, like LiL Wolf, Even my friends Tommy and Rick said why would you want to do that outside of a promotion vehicle? Well guess I wasn’t wrong there either Look I’m not the Oricle of Delphi, nor am I a wizard of any sort, but I see concepts and trends that soon become popular. Back in and I mean way back in 2004 we established the Hazzard County Toewing Association. Which is still together. Its goal was to unite all those who love custom and vintage tow trucks. Long before there was a Facebook, and even today we as a group and those who just love to poke smut against the old Wolf here, might want to change thy direction. There’s many examples of this, I remember two of them, one was the Boise Stage Stop, when the fellers that started that, needed a consultant; they came to me and my Dad, who also invested in that. I also remember when I suggested that a truck stop, on the side of a mini mountain east of Mountain Home would be a great truck stop location. Dad was gone, but mom got involved and a few years later, the Gear-Jammer Truck Stop was built. Now that entire hill side of Mountain Home harbors business’s mostly in the tourist/travel space. Guess I wasn’t wrong there either. When I started putting up pages on and about older tow trucks on Facebook, people said again I had one too many bolts loose. Yet see today? I can count several pages and interest groups on vintage tow trucks, and yes one for us Holmes fans. So when some of ya’ll start pointing fingers at me and or the Knytes when we say something wild and hot is about to become a trend, maybe you should remember, our outlook is seldom wrong.
Big day Monday so its scripture reading then bed. See ya’ll on the bounce around.