The explosive crash of thunder this morning—the one that felt like a huge light bulb exploded inches from my face—struck someplace close enough to fry my 55-inch Samsung TV. And all the land-line phones, both corded base and cordless sets, in the house. And the power cables for the modem and two TiVO devices. Fortunately for me, I had scheduled a visit from Suddenlink to install a new modem. The installer was able to get the TiVo power cables replaced, install a new modem, and get phone service restored to the phone modem.
It appears, though, that all the phone wires in the house and the devices to which they were attached were fried. And the TV, still attractive, is a worthless mass of plastic and computerized goo. I went out and bought a new phone, so at least we have one “landline” working now, though it is in what I call the skyroom off the master bedroom; impossible to hear the ring unless present in the room. I guess I’ll have to buy a new cordless set and put the base in that room; it’s no longer possible to put the base somewhere else, thanks to the destruction of the wiring. At some point, I’ll buy another TV, as well. But that can wait. The phone is more important.
I had plans for today. They have been pushed aside so I can adjust. And look for a phone set.