Nov 9, 2009

Maleficient Monday

First of all, I would like to apologize to anyone (Jamie) who visited my blog on Friday expecting to see the latest installment of my serial. Get a cup of coffee and get comfortable, 'cause this is going to be a long story.

Okay, first, as I've bitched about whined about mentioned, my internet has been on the fritz for the last couple of weeks. A technician from my internet service provider *cough*cogeco*cough* was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon. Friday morning was my Business Law exam, and I didn't have time to post my serial segment before hand because, let's fact it, I was cramming for the exam. I also fully expected to have internet service by the afternoon.

Mid-afternoon, the technician finally showed up. He came in, he spent less than five minutes in the house, and said we had bad wiring. Then he left, saying I had three choices: I could pay a professional to fish a wire through the walls; I could have the cable run around the outside of the house; or I could have my service moved from one end of the house to the other.

Say what???

First, we already had fished the wire through the walls to reach my office.

Second, is a wire running along the outside of the house really a better idea than having it on the inside? Wouldn't it be more vulnerable to things like weather and little forest creatures?

Third, move my service? Seriously?

By Saturday the more I thought of it the more fuming I got. So I unhooked the modem from the cable in the office, took it and my lap top down to the basement where the cable entered my house, and hooked the modem directly into the cable as it entered the house, bypassing the splitter the cable service provided. Then I plugged the lap top into the modem.

Big surprise. I still was not able to get the internet.


So, they have someone coming back this afternoon and they will either be fixing my internet or I will be finding a new service provider.


Okay, 'cause I left early for school so I could steal use the school's internet I didn't get a chance to check my word count for NaNo or my goals or anything of that stuff.

I know I'm falling behind with NaNo - I'm probably just as happy not knowing by how much.

Right now my goals are catch up on NaNo, and catch up on my blogging.

Hope your week has been better than mine.


Jamie D. said...

Ugh! No apologies necessary, really. That has to be just the most frustrating thing *ever*...gah.

I hope you did well on your exam, at least! Don't worry about us...we'll be here when you get back, cheering you on as you catch everything up. :-)

Dolly said...

I know just how frustrating it is when Internet doesn't work. Sad to admit, but life falls apart :P Okay that maybe slightly overdramatic, but that's what it feels like.

I am sure you will catch up with NaNo since there is still plenty of time. So we are all cheering you on ...

C R Ward said...

Awww, thanks guys!