Friday, November 19, 2010

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Hello, everyone!

Sorry for the obscene greeting above, but it's warranted -- I am currently sitting at the library, typing up a quick post to let everyone know why I've been a.w.o.l. No post today, no reading/commenting on my friends' posts, no obsessive checking of The New York Times ... nothin'. I am virtually cut off from the rest of the universe, for awhile.




Our internet service at work got shut down accidentally yesterday -- still not fixed, and boy! You don't realize how addicted you are -- or how dependent you are for a variety of responsibilities -- until you don't have it. Comcast claims to be working on the problem, which was their error ... we shall see if we have access on Monday. You know it's bad when you have to resort to filing, and when slapping address labels on the monthly newsletter suddenly sounds like a good diversion!

So I went home last night, ready to catch up on what I couldn't check on during the day. I signed on to HootSuite.com, checked Facebook and Twitter, then went into the kitchen to make a phone call. I came back out to my laptop to see the "BSOD" as the tech guy at Staples put it: Blue Screen of Death.

Sooooo, Tom and I took the laptop to Staples last night to see what they could do; they seem to think it's fairly straightforward, and they 're having a 50% sale on repairs, so at least I'm getting a bit of a break. Six times or so, the very helpful Ryan tried to enter a work order ... and six times or so, the computer wouldn't accept it. So I had to take my laptop home, 'cause they can't take it without documenting that it's in their inventory; I took it over after work today and everything seemed to go smoothly ... oy.

God, I believe, is sending a LOUD, CLEAR message about my internet usage ... why, I don't know -- I meet my responsibilities, I feed people, I do my job, I keep up with my friends (both in the real world and the cyber ones). This could be about my New York Times addiction, but I think not ... I hope not! And I had so many posts to write about -- Faygo cupcakes, my prize-winning Thanksgiving stuffing (read all about it right here), a big announcement ... sigh.

So, I can't use photos 'til I get my laptop back, though I can at least check in with all of my friends if I have internet access at work next week.

Here's hoping everyone has a fabulous weekend!!! Tomorrow, Tom and I are celebrating the one-year anniversary of when he first contacted me ... awwww. Holiday shopping and a lovely lunch await us ... :)


13 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I had a similar panic today when I could not find my cell phone... which is a long distance number from my house, which does not have long distance, so I could not call myself. I had to facebook a friend and ask her to call me... there is a message in there somewhere.

I did find the phone!

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm relieved that you've not been kidnapped and sold into slavery! And I tell you, my laptop better not try to pull a stunt like that. Hope you get up and running soon. :-)

Neecy said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower from Mingle Monday:) Hope your net issues are solved soon.
Have a great week.
http://ourhome-schoolingjourney.blogspot.com/2010/11/mingle-monday-112210.html

Jen G-son said...

Oh man...I go insane without internet! Bless you! hahaha

Mizzreviewlady said...

hello i am your newest follower from mingle monday.
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Lacie said...

Sounds like a rough computer day. We seem to have those periodically as well. Hope if all turns out ok.
I am your newest follower. I found you on Mingle Monday. If you follow back my blog is www.IdahoAtHeart.blogspot.com
Lacie

Mommyhood Mayhem said...

Found you via the Monday Mingle. We're your newest follower! Neat blog...it looks yummy!

Come check us (Lenore and Charlotte) out at www.mommyhoodmayhem.com ♥

Mrs. H said...

I'm a new follower from the hop! Looking forward to reading your blog!

Mrs. H
http://myhappilyeveraftertheend.blogspot.com

SassyScorp said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Monday Hops. You have a great blog here, can't wait to read more! Stop by my blog sometime and say Hi :)

~Sassy
http://lasinglemama.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

I'm following you from Mingle Monday:-)
Andrea

By Word of Mouth said...

Found you on another blog and loved your name! So followed you here and happy to be here!
Trying to get a couple of blogs together at once, including finally getting to our homeschooling one which I decided to call Eat, Pray, Homeschool! ... and punting myself as a Babble contender - and put up five Christmas trees already .... someone stop this craziness, I need to get off - lol!
Have a great week!

Mimi said...

I freak out when I don't have internet service. Being disabled it's kind of my lifeline to the outside world!

Hugs & love,
Mimi

Keri said...

YM! This exercise in frustration sounds familiar to me. You are one brave soul to take the problem to "a retailer" for fix. I swore off them forever some time ago.

You may have noticed, I too have been a little under radar lately. Have all but abandoned my "curtsy" blog, and "sandwich" has been hit and miss for a while. But I'm not giving up yet.

I hope to have more time and more importantly, compelling content at some future juncture. Just tapped out and busy at the moment. HOWEVER, I want to wish you and yours a very gracious and happy Holiday. It warms my heart to have you in my mix of cyber friends. I am thankful for your acquaintence. Have a BLAST! Keri

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