Unfortunately, the reason I received it appears to be that an ancient email address has been resold to some spam distribution group.
So...tomorrow we try again since it's unclear whether our main line is working or not.
On top of this, I still cannot get Cloud9 to get the ADSL working at the new house. Suspiciously, they use Verizon as their CLEC (or whatever the term is). The box lights up, the DSL light lights up, the connect speed shows a nice 1.5 down/768 up. But no routing, no ping, nada.
Today? Today we call Verizon, as a followup to yesterday's adventures. This time, just for kicks, they tell us that under no circumstances would it be possible to move the number. Can't be done. Nope, no way. Well, for a "mileage charge" they might consider it. However, it's usually not done. We then began a 90 minute marathon call with a Verizon supervisor. After all, we'd been told repeatedly it'd be no problem, we'd gone off and printed out "we've moved" cards with the number on them, and frankly, were quite upset that the day before our move they suddenly "realize" (decide) it can't be done. I won't go into the details, since there weren't many other than the hold music on the help line is, well, not appealing. By the end of the day, we had both lines at the old house shut down, and moved (in theory) to the new house. No explanation of why it went from possible, to absolutely impossible, to "sure, we can have it done by 5:00".
The living room and kitchen are now packed (for the most part) and the movers are taking a lunch break. The LAN is dissassembled (except for one cable & the hub). The iMac is packed.
And, it wouldn't be an update without another Verizon story. The movers arrived around 9:00. Around 9:30 guys from Verizon ring the buzzer and ask to be let in. They're here to fix the problem with Line 2. We tell them "oh, well, see, Line 2 was dead Friday, however it's since been moved to the other house." They are a tad perplexed since they just tested the line and it worked fine, of course, it's not wired to our house anymore (or routed). We haven't gone over to the new house yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if the two lines which were working last night at 5:00 are now, again, not working. Or maybe answering to different numbers.
Time Warner has offered to send someone by on Friday the 29th. I figure that should be ok, we'll have the DirectTV hooked up again the cable guy can pick up two of the cable boxes (we'll keep one to get NY1).
The cable still doesn't work. DirectTv will be shipping us a new multi-satellite dish this week but it appears to take 5-8 days to get the installation scheduled. I'd try but I have no inclination to figure the declination of the satellite, or to try to figure out how to mount the dish on the roof.
The closing on the Cranberry St apartment is tomorrow. Lisa and I will do final walkthroughs tonight (I suspect the fridge still has stuff in it).
So...we're cancelling one of the cable services, dropping the other down to basic, and waiting patiently for the DirectTV installation on the 8th. Did I mention that the DirectTv installation date was picked at our convenience?