December 23, 2010 - Playing Catch Up Again!

The new internet connection was doing so well......for three whole days! Then everything just went kaput again, and I couldn't get hold of the kid who provides the service. Add to that, the library's system went down last week, and still hasn't been repaired! I finally saw my young friend out in his garage this afternoon, and he spent an hour or so tracking down the problem, so now I'm back in business........for now anyway. I'm not going to hold my breath.

Yesterday we had torrential rains, and our power was off for about five hours. We lit all our candles, and I played solitaire on the laptop until the battery died, then finally went to bed just after 8 pm. This town must have a ground fault problem, as we lose power during every rain, even just a sprinkling. Between no internet, no lights and no TV, I might just as well be living on a desert island!

So here I am, trying to play catch up once more. I had just caught up on blog reading, posting and commenting, and now I'm back to square one. I hope I can stay connected for a while, but just in case I don't make it back here......may all of you have a very happy holiday!

10 comments:

  1. So sorry about your crappy internet service, and I thought ours was bad ...your sounds much worse.

    Anyway, have a very Merry Christmas.:)

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  2. Sorry to hear about your internet problems. Sounds awful! And no power too. Ugh!

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  3. Mr. H., I'm almost tempted to go back to dial up. Almost. ;-) Unfortunately, high speed internet has become as important to me as electric lights, TV and telephones.

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    Merry Christmas to you, Liisa!

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    Meems, I'd have published and answered these comments sooner, but the connection was going off and on again :-(

    All batteries (phones and laptop) have been fully charged! Of course, with the cell phones we can always go out and plug them into the pickup and go for a ride or something .

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  4. merry christmas, granny! may the new year bring you dryer days and a stronger internet connection!=)

    and merry christmas to mr. granny, otto, annie and cookie!

    xoxo

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  5. Thank you, Kelli! Oh, especially the "stronger internet connection", LOL!

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  6. Eesh. Bad internet is the worst-even our Hughs Net has been screwing up royally. Well, the very best Christmas wishes for you!

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  7. Happy Christmas, and may the baby Jesus deliver unto thee a better interweb experience in 2011!

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  8. Sue, this is Hughes Net via the RV park's wonky router. Put the two together, and I'm lucky if it works 50% of the time. Heck, I'd probably be happy with 50%!

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    TIG, down here? Even the baby Jesus couldn't make that happen. Merry Christmas!

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