Send help. And wine.

Day 6 of my captivity.

This town is slowly trying to change me. We moved in last Friday to be greeted by friendly neighbors. They introduced their children. Warmly welcomed me. And then invited me to a block party on Memorial Day weekend.

I saw through it.

The next day, another neighbor introduced himself. He, again, mentioned the block party, this time adding it was BYOM (bring your own meat). But I needed to test the waters.

“As long as I have wine, I’ll be good,” I added cheerfully.

He didn’t flinch. He proceeded to tell me of all the neighborhood women that like to bond over wine.

And slowly, I’m forgetting that this place has stripped me of my connectivity to the outside world.

The next door neighbor told me it took him 4 months to get Comcast to install his internet. I nervously laughed when he told me that.

The next day, another neighbor introduced herself and brought me cookies, among other things.

I’m still waiting to see the cameras come out and someone tell me this is a bad episode of “Intervention.”

But hey can’t take away my phone. My cell signal is weak. My 3G is sketchy. But my resolve is strong. I shall persevere.

And hopefully be back online next week.

In case you were wondering, this post was written entirely in the WordPress app on my iPhone. Next time, I promise pictures.

  • scargosun

    I’ve been gone so long that I didn’t realize you had moved!  Hope it is going well.  Your neighborhood sounds like one that is very close to me.  Unfortunately, the one I am actually in is not quite as friendly.  :/  You are actually closer to my neck of the woods. :)

  • LisaCrazyAdventuresinParenting

    Daaaaaaang! When are they supposed to be out? Can you maybe “borrow” a neighbor’s wifi? :)

  • Jill Krause

    Oof. Comcast. Don’t miss that part of NOVA. 

  • Marta

    Thank god for your iphone. I hate how long it takes comcast to pretty much do anything. Good luck!

  • KeAnne

    Your neighbors are almost creepily nice! It’s like StepfordHood without Internet.  Keep that iPhone battery charged, and I hope you get connectivity soon.

  • ChickyMara

    Be carefu. It sounds like you’ve moved to Wisteria Lane. Or maybe the town of Stepford.

  • All Things Luxurious

    Lol, hang in there Fadra!!

  • Colleen – amadisonmom

    I haven’t the slightest clue as to how you’re surviving.  I will drink some wine for you.  :)

  • Angie

    I got all twitchy just reading this.  Have more wine.  Hang in there.

  • Tracy Morrison

    Oh gah – I wish I could bring you more wine. Good luck with The Comcast. xo

  • Kelli @ Momma Needs a Beer

    Yes, good beer & wine do cure so many things, don’t they? Wait, that sounds like something Mary-Alice would say. Hang in there, Fadra! Overly friendly neighbors freak me out too. Time to put a little alcohol on it… 

  • Bocafrau

    I feel for you, truly. Don’t know how you are dealing with this. I need the Internet… not just for my blog, facebook and twitter… but to be able to connect with my family overseas… Hope they will show up soon and do what they are supposed to do. Good luck!