Why is it that when you need it most technology fails you?
For the second time this month, we lost internet service. The first time it was out for three and a half days. Granted it was over the weekend. Granted the cable company sent a technician out who replaced our router for free. But it happened right before my debut appearance on The Rose of Prose blog. I had the blog written and ready to upload. Alas, no way to do so.
Yesterday, we had intermittent service. I blame it on the #@$% modem I convinced Hubs we needed so we could link my non-wireless printer to our computers. Despite reading and following directions, that never happened. Unfortunately, that POS modem replaced a perfectly good one that didn’t give us any problems.
Frustrating doesn’t come close to how I was feeling last night when I couldn’t get online. No, not just to check Facebook or Twitter. I had this blog to upload, tomorrow’s blog for The Roses of Prose (yep, that time again), and my critique partner’s chapter to return. The last was the most important. We meet for lunch and critique today. Since the restaurant doesn’t have internet service, we have to return the critiqued chapters ahead of time. Sure we could go to a different restaurant, but then we’d miss the chips and salsa. No way.
I lay awake last night considering my options. McDonald’s, Burger King, or Big B coffee shop. Our town is so small we don’t have a Starbucks or Panera. I resigned myself to Mickey Dee’s with its hard plastic seats and yelling kids.
When I got up this morning, Hubs greeted me with the sweetest words: we have internet service.
In the grand scheme of things, losing internet service is not the worst that could happen. Just a darn inconvenience. I mean, it’s not like the day the Keurig didn’t work.
By the way, my post on The Roses of Prose blog will be live tomorrow morning just after midnight. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi. http://rosesofprose.blogspot.com/2013/07/fellowship.html