Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Power of the Weather Channel

Last year, Bil had to leave the only house he had ever known, a house he had lived in for over 50 years, and move over 100 miles away.

We thought we would get great resistance from Bil - but we didn't.

For that, we must thank Verison FIOS (the provider Bil's mother was using for TV and Internet) and The Weather Channel.

Bil is obsessed with the weather - in the world of people with autism, this is called a "special interest".  Ironically, although Bil enjoys following the weather on The Weather Channel, he is afraid of thunder/lightning, and heavy rain.

All was well, until the spring of 2015, when FIOS got into a dispute with The Weather Channel (money, what else?) and stopped carrying The Weather Channel.

But guess where FIOS doesn't provide service, and a different supplier did - and that supplier was carrying the Weather Channel?

Yes.  Up here.

And, although Bil was losing his childhood home, he was gaining the Weather Channel.

For him, it was an even trade.

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