While I was inspecting the tubs with cloth rolls, I tripped over this...I left a few pieces bagged up and in the sunshine to poach. They pulled it off the railing and checked on the contents for me, rather inelegantly.
From all appearances they did not approve of the contents.
update...the cable guy gave us a new remote as the service magically restored itself.
Here's part of what was in the bag shown above...you cant PAY for help this great!