Tuesday, May 19, 2009

One might think that in a two week interim I would have written something to post as soon as I had internet access...or, at least, that I would have had several ideas.

One might think.

I have planted our little garden and done much yard work. We had a frost last night. Probably the latest frost I have seen in the thirty years I have lived in these mountains. Won't know what we lost until this afternoon when I get home. I have large, five gallon buckets over the most vulnerable plants, and since I leave for work before the sun cracks open the horizon, knowing will have to wait.

Anyway, I don't have a post. The last several weeks, even before the internet loss episode, I have struggled to have something to say here. I have been thinking about much, but there is nothing to make public from this period of reflection.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tech Trials Update

Just laugh:

We have
  • replaced a faulty phone jack
  • replaced bad phone wiring
  • replaced the entire box on the outside of the house that receives incoming phone wiring
  • spent hours on the phone either on hold or receiving tech instructions from the old internet provider (good-bye AT&T, nothing personal)
  • acquired a new internet provider (took a week before the technician could visit the house)
  • moved our computer and all supporting devices to a different room to employ cable service

The result?

Our daughter's lap top works fine including receiving an internet signal. Our computer works but will not connect to the internet.

Our next step will be to buy a new computer. We are not planning on doing that soon, since the state has reduced my pay for the next two months.

There is a reason for this season, also!! Sometimes we identify the time of instruction before we understand the instruction to be gained.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The long story is too long to tell at this point. The short story is it will be another week before internet service at my home is restored. Don't look for a post from me until about May 18 or 19.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still no internet. sigh

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Due to technical difficulties (no internet connection for several days now), I cannot post currently. A technician is scheduled to visit today to correct the problem.

This is another of those evil misuses of school computers!!