Thursday, June 18, 2009

The woe & doom continues

Perhaps you may remember this photo from Feb when the pole with my internet receiver collapsed in the high winds

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and this had to come out 3 days later to fix it

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Look what I found at 7pm last night

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I had internet before dinner and 90 minutes later when I got back on the computer I didn’t. I went out to see if maybe the antenna had moved maybe and there was no antenna to be seen. There has been no wind & it is tied down now with steel cables. What could have happened?

Rain.

I found this

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That is the spike that was screwed in the ground that had the cables tied to it. Apparently a month of nearly non-stop rain saturated the ground enough that the weight of the antenna & receiver pulling against it, pulled it out.

So to recap

1. hard drive is dying & must be replaced

2. most of the software has to be downloaded

3. I have no internet at home

4. Library internet filter views every single page on the web as spam & unpleasant, pissy library lady must come over and override every page I visit. She blames the government & seems really annoyed I would even want to use my own laptop rather than the ancient PCs the library has, but that you can’t use a memory stick with or download anything on.

5. I’ve already started shaking from internet withdrawal and it’s only been 15 hours.

I knew there was cloud of doom hanging over me.

7 comments:

Mommy24cs said...

Oh no!! Hopefully you get your internet back quickly. I was without it for about an hour and I about went out of my mind!

SciFi Dad said...

I think I'm going to have to stop visiting here, you know, in case whatever you have is "catchy".

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Yikes that Internet hookup looks dangerous! Hope your luck goes better!

Too Many Hats said...

I so feel your pain! btdt the whole month of December - yes, a month. Okay after two weeks we asked a neighbor if we could piggy back on their service - we were in the throws of trying to change services. I hope they come fix it pronto.

Creative Junkie said...

OMG, I'm so sorry!

I can't imagine being without Internet. Seriously - it's my only communication with the outside world.

Toddler Craft Onna said...

Oh! I feel for you!! I would go crazy without my internet!! Even when my computer is slow I get antsy!!

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