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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No interwebs and no telephone make MiHH go crazy

Yesterday we had no internet or phone service. Actually, it went out around 5pm the day before, so it was a whole DAY AND A HALF!! OMG, it was like living in 1990! On top of that, my cell was dead and I couldn't find the charger (I have since found it-you know, since I couldn't sit around on the interwebs). It was torture.  My poor little Yuka (that's my computer's name-cause she's Japanese) just sat on the table with her little lights blinking slowly and sadly.  I know she was wondering why I was ignoring her.  Poor thing.
In case you're wondering, we pay our bill online and the bank card I had on file expired and I forgot to update it.  Did the company bother to tell us that the payment didn't go through?  No.  No, they did not.  They just let our bill go (not even an email notification!) and then cut us off!  Ack!  Of course they cut us off at 5pm and then the next day was a semi-holiday (Fasching/Mardi Gras to those of us from the States) and had shortened hours.  I went into the offices around 10am (that's when they opened) and paid the bill in person.  I was told that they were shutting down at noon and our service "should" be back on by 6pm, but since it was a semi-holiday, they couldn't promise anything.  WHAT????  At 6pm James Bond and I were both obsessively trying to log on to our computers, but to no avail.  We were like junkies trying to score a hit.  I guess.  I mean, that's what the druggies on CSI act like.   Our wasn't turned back on until 10am THIS MORNING!  Really?  Okay, sure, I got my laundry done, swept and mopped the bathroom, loaded the dishwasher, schooled Indy, cleaned out a closet and read a whole book (on my Kindle, so at least I had SOME sort of electronic device), which was all well and good, but come on! I need my interwebs!!!!  My Kindle has "experimental" interwebs, but if you can't connect to a network, forget it (3G is a joke).  When I finally logged on, I had so many emails it wasn't funny AND I was a whole day behind on the blogs I follow!  I suppose I should be grateful that they didn't cut our cable service too, huh?  How did we live without our electronics? We're not tied to them, like some people (we don't have phones at the table, and do actually talk to each other), but not having the option to go online or even call someone was so....primitive.  Maybe I need an intervention?  Preferably online.  :)



4 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

LOL at the "junkies trying to score a hit." I know exactly how you feel!!!!

Deb said...

So...are you going to do Random "Thursday" this week?? I missed it when it wasn't up yesterday!

Michele Feltman Strider said...

Welcome back to the 'webs. It just ain't the same here without you.

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Oh my gosh, that was such a funny post! Isn't it sad that we're all so hooked on technology? I get up in the morning and put my cell phone in the pocket of my bathrobe, grab my laptop and head down for my coffee.....

Sad.

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