Friday, October 21, 2011
Paralyzed Without Internet
A few minutes later my daughter came out of her room freaking out that she was just kicked of the internet as well. After a bunch of fiddling with connections and talking to a cable guy, who I could barely understand, we realized that our wireless router wasn't functioning correctly.
My daughter and I immediately went into "OMG! What are we going to do now? How can we survive?" mode. My sweet hubby started laughing and told us to calm down. I texted my parents to let them know that we were without the internet for a while. Seeing this my dad called me immediately. Within half an hour my dad sent me a text saying that he had ordered a new router and it would be here Tuesday.
Still, we were foaming at the bit to get on the internet. Friends of my daughters told her on Monday that if she hadn't been in school they were going to call 911 since she wasn't on Facebook at all. I find it funny that they were so over the top freaking out, but it's not like her to not be on Facebook for an entire day.
By Monday evening my dearest hubby was freaking out that he didn't have access to Netflix or PlayStation. It was my turn to laugh. Mwahaha!
Tuesday when the UPS truck pulled up I threw the door open squealing with joy. Poor UPS guy thought I was nuts. He had no idea just how excited I was. Within a half hour I had internet again.
Yes, I know that's quite a delay in time from when I got my internet back to when I started using it again. That's because I've been trying to make a last push to finish Barely There before November. I need to plan my NaNoWriMo project and I'm beta reading a book for a critique partner. Needless to say being away from the internet was slightly imperative.
Good news, though, I've finished Barely There and I'm almost done with the beta read. That means all of my attention can soon turn to NaNoWriMo.
Your Turn -> How badly would you be affected without your internet?