Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I've Got the Power!

After weeks of futzing with our computer and Internet connection, the problem has been resolved…with a new power cord. 

And, yes, the irony of wasting so much time trying to fix something that wastes so much time, is not lost on me!

I double checked the spelling of “futz” in the dictionary and had a good laugh at the example it gave for usage: "spends hours futzing with that computer."

Sunday, October 25, 2009

An Envelope of Autumn

Home in New Hampshire, William Glackens, c. 1919

Friday, October 23, 2009

Under Construction

Most of you know I spend a lot of time on my computer… a really lot… okay, all day… every day! It’s permanently perched on my lap, with a minimum of four or five tabs open at all times. The Internet is a godsend for someone with MS. It helps pass the time and connects me to the “outside world.” 

So, imagine my angst, that our Internet service is on the fritz. For several weeks, we’ve been getting sporadic signals that waver between excellent and nonexistent.

Naturally, I’m impatient and blow things out of proportion. To my computer programmer husband: “Can you fix it? Can you fix it NOW? What do you mean, you don’t know what’s wrong!” To the Geek Squad: “Can you fix it? Can you fix it NOW? What do you mean it costs $300 just to get started!”

I’m an Internet junky, in need of a fix. Why not just put that $300 toward a new computer and be done with it? Meanwhile, Netzero is sending us a new power cord, speculating that the intermittent service is due to a loose connection.

At any rate, when I’m finally able to post this rant, it will be to tell you that my absence has been due to a technological glitch and not worsening health. I’ve missed you, and look forward to "reconnecting" soon.