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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Thursday, June 05, 2008  

You won't believe this! The appointment people called me back to say they'd send a technician over this afternoon. In less than half an hour, I got a call that he was on his way! I told her that Saturday would be fine, but she said she wanted it fixed. So OK. Now it is. The technician replaced the cable going out to the pole and one inside. He told me that Philly is where the home office is after I told him some of this. He said next time to call them when I have any problems. I told him that I did and have always had good experiences with their service department and that I had already made an appointment for Wednesday. I told him they found me and that I was OK with waiting. Now I'm really, really glad it's fixed. As much as I pay for all this, I should have called sooner. Unlike some people, I have had good experiences with Comcast and have had cable for over 20 years. Then in 2002 I got the cable modem and soon after the DVR and phone.

The technician adjusted some things on the menu for me. When I mentioned I didn't know about those features, he asked if they didn't set my remote control when they installed the box. I told him I did all that myself, and he seemed surprised. I told him I was going to have someone out to install a wireless router, and he said I could buy one and do it myself. Those of you who read about my failure to accomplish that task know I reached my limitations on that one. (here) I hooked up Mother's HDTV but think I might go on and have Comcast do that, too, when I get mine. He said it was the same box, but it would be good to get things checked out and done right. I told him I was going to let Comcast do the router and then it would be theirs and if anything goes wrong with it, they can fix it. Besides, I'm not giving them all of my money yet, just most of it. That should take care of that.

I'm still not going to let myself get the wireless router or HDTV until I get the living room and den like I want them. Behavior modification is working against me since I just have to do without rather than motivating me to get it done. I will do it now because I need to. I will get my car serviced, too.

Then about an hour after the technician left, the appointment woman called me to see if everything had been fixed and wanted to know what was wrong with it. Then she told me if I had any problems again, to let her know and gave me her name and number and a $25 credit. I seem to have Comcast power for some reason and will use it wisely.

Who knew our blogs could generate such good things! Thank you again, Mark Casem!!

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