Then today the internet guy came back.
I thought Jon called him to reschedule our missed appointment. Jon thought I called him.
Turns out the guy decided that since family moving into a new house wasn't home on the initial date schedule--he would just stop by the next day--ON HIS OWN INITIATIVE.
This does not happen in the City, much less on a Fourth of July weekend.
As a flaky Carmelite and mother of six, I'm really enjoying living in a rural State with kind, helpful people who cut you major slack!