Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boy, Interrupted


Eight days.

Eight days since I moved house. Or was it nine? Wilson knows, but he won't tell me. I don't know what I did, but he's giving me the silent treatment.

Eight days after I moved, they've finally connected my phone. A single-digit error in data entry, and I went eight days without a phone, without the net.

Right now I'm on dial-up. I *despise* dial-up. They tell me to get used to it. There seems to be a problem with the broadband.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go make a nice cup of tea while I wait for this thing to publish.

I'll probably also have time to mow the lawn.

14 comments:

Steve Malley said...

Google Reader tells me I have 112 posts waiting for me.

My email inbox, three hours after I asked for my mail, tells me I have 168 unread messages.

I may be some time...

Lisa said...

It's been a while since I had to contend with dial-up, but I do sympathize. On the other hand, I find I'm frequently missing the days when I didn't have any internet connectivity at all. I have felt all else to be interrupted for a while now and I'm having a hard time getting back to the things that matter and that have nothing to do with the internet...like reading and writing. I had become so proficient at closing the noise of the outside world out before the election and now I am having a lot of trouble silencing the noise. Even when I'm not on line...

Charles Gramlich said...

Dude, I think this is why god invented "mark all as read" on Google reader. Sometimes you just can't catch up. I'm sure everyone will forgive you. Glad to see you back and find out that you actually succeeded in the move.

Lana Gramlich said...

I can sympathize. Our "lightning fast" satellite internet runs like a 33K dial up modem...but now we're paying like $90/mo instead of $20. Ah, progress! <:(

Sidney said...

I feel your pain. I have a half-speed modem on one computer at work. It's off the grid so I can do social media work and things that I.T. blocks, but man it's slow. Lets me know what dial-up users experience even though it's technically a broad band connection.

Miladysa said...

Dial up - LOL - I remember when I first went on the internet - it took a day to see an image :D

Welcome back!

cs harris said...

Wow, and you still managed to download photos to add to your blog? I'm with Charles--"mark all as read". And congrats on living through the move. Do we get a tour of the new place?

Shauna Roberts said...

Here's hoping you get some decent Internet service soon and your cat decides she likes the new place.

Kate S said...

EEK!

Good luck with all that.

Barbara Martin said...

I've only heard stories about dial-up connection. Hooray your move went well. Don't worry about reading my posts, I understand. It's nice to see you're back.

Angie said...

Dial-up?? O_O Massive yuck! I'll keep a set of virtual fingers crossed for that getting fixed ASAP. {{}}

Angie

Glamourpuss said...

Ah yes, I'm in the same boat - work is so busy and socila life is hectic and everytime I log in, Google Reader admonishes me with a huge figure.

Puss

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