Friday, November 4, 2011

I'm A Junkie

Oh my god. It has been a very, very stressful day.

I got up this morning and did my morning routine of feed-cats-chickens-dogs and read the paper and then opened up the ol' Mac and launched Firefox and...nothing. Nada. Bupkis.
Don't panic, Mary. DO NOT PANIC!
I went and checked the router. All lights on. I unplugged it, replugged it. I checked the phone line. Nothing.
My Airport icon showed all strength on my little icon thingee.
Restarted the Mac. Still nope.
Whoa. Starting to panic.
Called my next door neighbor. She had internet.
Starting to shake.
Called tech support.
Recording said that Tallahassee and surrounding areas not able to access high speed internet.

Owen came. Sort of in a pissy mood himself. He didn't get enough sleep last night.
Or something.
Didn't want to wear a jacket outside.
Cried because he didn't want to wear a jacket outside.
SCREAMED because he didn't want to wear a jacket outside.

The morning went on, slightly askew. movie-making attempt yesterday.

Ms. Sarcastic Bastard called me to make sure I was alive. I assured her I was. We had a little chat.

I went and checked my internet again.

It worked! Here I am!

Phew. That's all.

I am feeling better now.

That's all. I am alive.


  1. Ahhh... Being without Internet freaks me out. But watch this. I KNOW you will love this.

  2. Phew. What a relief. Truth be told, I am used to seeing a morning post from you by the time I fire up my internets. So when there's nothing since yesterday, I do wonder. Hope your day un-askews as it progresses.

  3. Glad that it worked. I am grateful when I don't have to spend 3 hours on the phone with tech help.

  4. Isn't it incredible how much we depend on internet!

  5. yes, we all get a little concerned when you don't post as usual.

    Glad you're "up and running!"

  6. Sounds very very known... I wonder often what we did before we had internet. Have not touched a paper phonebook in ten years... Glad it was only a glitch and you did all the right things... check, restart, call support, go have a cup of tea, chill and by the time you go back it is miraculously working again... ;o))

  7. If electrical and communications grids ever went down for a few weeks in this country at least half the population would go stark raving mad... (yes, I listen to too much late-night---nite?---radio where such scenarios are frequently bandied about.)

  8. Birdie- Ah! Yes! I seem to remember that! You're so sweet.

    Amna- All is well.

    Stephanie- What would I do without you?

    Syd- Me too!

    Darrah- Yes. Oh my yes.

    Ms. Fleur- Thanks, baby doll. I hope that you are feeling better by now.

    Photocat- Or in my case- more coffee.

    A- Have you watched Dissconected?

  9. Me too. First thing I do after I let the dogs out is pass the computer and "gently wake it up". If it didn't wake up I would go into shock. Possibly begin to moan and wail. What would I do?

    Owen...isn't ready for cold weather. Neither am I.

  10. I suffer from the same phobia. Lack of connectiviy-itis.


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