So I haven't been posting much here at the blog lately. Several factors have contributed to my sporadic posting. Life is crazy. Craaazzzy. Which means there simply hasn't been much time to write. Then, a couple of months ago, our house was struck by lightning. Among the casualties: the house computer. This means the dual-enrollment students now use my computer for their on-line homework, journal reports, English papers, etc. Which means I don't always have access to my computer if there is a small window of time to write. Yes, I believe that school work trumps recreational writing.
And then there is the problem of the internet.
We live way out in the boondocks, so I suppose I should consider it a blessing that we even have internet access, however unreliable. Okay, I'll try harder to have a more positive attitude about our on-again, off-again service. Errrrgh...nope, it's not working. Lousy attitude still entrenched.
Anyway, here is something I find perplexing: I'll be sitting at the computer composing an email, or trying to write at the blog, and then out of nowhere, a box pops up on my screen that says, "Your internet went away. Please wait while we try to relocate it." What in tarnation does THAT mean?
My internet "went away"? Went WHERE? Does it have legs?
Here sits my computer, right in front of me on the kitchen counter - hasn't moved a smidgen. There sits the wireless thingamabob...you know, the thingy with the blinking green light that lets me plug in to the big wide world - hasn't moved a mouse's hair. Here I sit in my chair - okay, maybe I've moved a little. But, hey, I get stiff if I sit in one position too long.
But my internet connection - that mysterious, shapeless, vague, ephemeral link to the world outside my four walls - my internet connection goes away? What, is it taking a coffee break? On vacation? Touring the Louvre in Paris? Sunning on a beach in Florida?
I admit it - I am technologically challenged. I do not understand all these cool cyber tools. So, can somebody tell me: Where does my internet connection go? And how do I get it to come back?
3 months ago