Thursday, June 14, 2007

I love technology...

I do. When it works. When it doesn't, you realize how much you have come to rely upon it and how much of a pain it is when you can't use it. *sigh* As I told someone today, "my Internet is sick". For some reason my DSL modem decided to die last night. It took an hour's worth of a tech support phone call to a lovely young man from India (he was probably IN India) to discover the problem though. Then another 1/2 hour phone call this morning to arrange for a new modem to be sent to the house. (very good service from Verizon online btw -- I like to give credit when companies actually have GOOD service!) They said two business days -- if they count today as one of them, then I will be up and running again before the weekend. Anyone but me think that is awfully optimistic? Yep -- so it will probably be Monday before I can get back online from home. Argghhhh!

So, in the meantime, I am on campus using one of the school computers today but that is not an option for most of the weekend. Hmmn...I suppose it means I will have more time for sewing (the extra work I am doing actually REQUIRES a computer to do the research and the library is on limited hours for the summer -- so that actually limits my income as well -- ARRRGHHHHH). So, if I am slow in responding to comments or a bit silent until next week -- well, let's blame the darned modem.

So, have a great weekend everyone -- and if I am not able to say it a Happy Father's Day to all of those celebrating it. I know I need to find something special to do for my own dh -- he's a wonderful father and a great partner, now to figure out how to tell him that!

Ooooops (for those of you on RSS feeds, sorry for the "duplicate" post here for this addition) -- for quilty content, read yesterday's post!

7 comments:

Leigh said...

Computers are great but until they decide to do their own thing!
Fathers day???? We celebrate it in September

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Yes. I'm with you on the computer things...and with leigh on father's day! Tracey

Carole said...

I will say that my investment in a laptop has paid well. I take my computer to the library and use the school's wireless network. We also have wireless at home, so you will often find me in bed on the weekends (okay the weekends too lately - lol)catching up on blogs etc. And when dh snores, I'll watch QNN or other virtual TV quilt shows! No one will ever be able to say that my laptop has not been used! It's my life line! Have fun quilting! The net can be a distraction! Keep well!

Samantha said...

Speedy modem-repair/replacement wishes to you!!

gwen said...

In France today is Father´s day as well! I wish you quick repair solutions and am looking forward to see you DD´s jacket. Take care.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, yeah. We've only just recovered from technology failure here... not a fun time but we did survive.

Valerie said...

computer Cies & internet providers are just worthless ! we're sick of ours at the moment !!!
couldn't we have an INTERNATIONALr Mother's & Father's Days, so thate verybody could celebrate at the same time and stop wondering when it must be here and there ?!!!