Friday, September 9, 2011
All About Yesterday's Circus...!
I must be getting old!
I can remember when days like yesterday weren't much of a problem. I more or less just took them in stride, and most of the time I try to do that now days.
I should have known things were going to go south when I started to go to the store and couldn't find my wallet! Wasn't where I normally keep it and that's pretty strange. Since I live alone, I couldn't blame it on anyone else (except maybe the cat!) but he doesn't drive!
Only thing I could think of was that I must have left in at the store the day before. So, I took off and went to all of the four stores in my neighborhood that I might have been in. No luck!
Back home, I checked in all the places I could even imagine losing the wallet, even checking in Mom's house and car! Again...no luck! I was getting madder and more frustrated with each passing minute, let me tell you!
One last thought led me to a pair of pants I hadn't worn in a year until the day before. They weren't comfortable, so I only wore them to the store then hung them back up! Just in passing, I checked them and BINGO! There was my wallet, right where I had left it the day before! Old age, I guess!
While celebrating the finding of my wallet, I realized I hadn't posted yesterdays post, and as I went to do that I had no internet! I knew right away what the problem was, as the modem started acting funny last week. Just to be sure, I went through all the usual rituals to try and reboot it, but it was GONE! By gone, I mean it had crapped out for good! Belly up! Died! KAPUT!
Rather than waste any more time, I got my newly found wallet, loaded up the modem in the car and took off for the local Comcast office! I've been there many times before, so I knew just where it was. 25 minutes later, I realized I was almost at my mechanic's garage and not at the Comcast office (which was about 10 miles in the opposite direction)! Turning around, I finally made it back to Comcast! I had to stand in line for around 30 minutes. This is NOT my favorite way to waste my time, but it beats waiting almost 2 weeks for a repairman to come out and replace the modem!
When I finally made my way to the counter, the clerk took one look at my modem and said "this one is so old, we don't have this one any more!" She went to the back and came out with a modem twice as big, and said it would work! Then she said it would be simple to install myself and handed me a four page booklet with instructions on how to install it.
This new modem is a replacement for the old modem, my router, the whole bit! Plus it's wireless! My old one wasn't! This meant I had to go back and reconfigure my security and internet connection settings! Another fun way to spend a couple of hours!
Being self taught on the computer, I don't work as fast as some folks do, but somehow I seem to finally get the job done! Which is what I did, so here I am! Boy, I'm glad that's all over with! At least for now!
Let me take a minute here to say "HOWDY!" to the new followers that joined our family in the past few days! I appreciate all my followers and the readers that come by, even if they don't sign up as followers! Having new folks drop by is always a nice feeling to me! I really appreciate all the visitors I get, I really do!
Now, how about some fresh coffee on the patio? Still pretty cool in the mornings, but warm in the afternoon! By warm, I mean in the low 90s!