Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bugs in the Wires?

I don't know what's going on with our Internet access but I don't have it all the time. My hubby is pretty good with wire and cables and connections and splitters and all those things I don't know much about, but he actually had to give up and call our phone/Internet/etc provider since all that stuff is bundled...and you know what that means.

It means aggravation and frustration and moments of hair-tearing-out and profanity-spewing. Yes, even me. When I work hard to write a blog post or a long e-mail and hit "Publish" or "Send" at the same moment my connection drops, I'm more than just a little annoyed.

Hopefully, I'll stay connected long enough to get a few tasks done this weekend. In the meantime, if you don't see me around much on Facebook and Twitter, or visiting your blogs, this is the reason.

At least I can get on Word and write, right?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe you just need a new router.
Every time you write something longer than a short paragraph, copy it before hitting the button. That way if the Internet does go out, you can paste it into Word and save for when the Internet comes back.

Jemi Fraser said...

I HATE trying to fix tech troubles - I know nothing and even at that I know more than my family... good luck!!!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Alex, yes, I learned that yesterday when I found what was left of a long e-mail in draft and it only included the first two sentences. I won't make that mistake again. I've already suggested the new router idea to the hubby, so we'll see what happens.

Jemi, I rely on my husband for anything to do with wires and connections, but he's been struggling with this one. I'm trying to be helpful with lots of suggestions... :D

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I am so sorry to hear about your Internet problem! So frustrating! I know exactly what you mean too about how that kind of thing can drive you crazy. I hope it's fixed soon.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Me too, Margot. It would almost be better to have it go out completely (which would send me to a coffee shop with my laptop), than to have it work fine for a while and then suddenly go dead. Very frustrating.