Sunday, 11 May 2014

Brave new world!

I lost my broadband for half a day yesterday. I wasn't being careless, it just disappeared...the hub showed it pinging on and off with the normally blue symbol adopting a wonderful blinking neon pink .

I did all the usual things, turning it on and off , testing with various laptops. ..telling it to pull itself together!

Nothing. All the tablets, phones, kindles etc around the house went on Internet strike!

It was only half a day but it brought back horrid memories of the last time it happened in the immediate aftermath of my sons death when the phone joined in and nothing worked for three weeks!

I have no idea what caused it , yesterday the phone worked. But everything else told me it wasn't working .

The wind was very strong. It blew me over during the afternoon so I would have assumed an overhead line had blown down.

Except they dug them all in a few years ago. So it wasn't that!

Dark forces, unknown gremlins , weather eccentricities .....it all feels personal when the rest of your world is under going personal change.....so last night I turned to the boxed set of Greys Anatomy....

After three episodes non stop the gremlins had retreated . The flashing light had turned blue. I could communicate with the world again...

It is pathetic what a relief this was....I came to bed in the knowledge that I could once again tweet and see what my friends are up to on Facebook! It's a weird brave new world we now live in!

 

 

3 comments:

  1. I had problems with the Internet yesterday too Jean, and later, the TV also kept going dark then coming back to life again.
    I think it must be that the gales were affecting power supplies everywhere.
    Amazing how quickly we have become used to pressing a button and getting an instant response isn't it?

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  2. Its amazing how helpless you feel when the internet is down. I have to 'do' something else or I can sit for hours trying to fix it. Also have to tell you that we are now watching house of cards with Kevin Spacey in the starring roll. It has Micheal Dobbs (the author) as one of the producers and it's faithfully following the format of the English version but this time its Congress!
    Can recommend give it a whirl Jean I am sure you will like it xx

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  3. It can be really difficult when you lose your internet access for any reason and enfuriating when the provider customer service is also unobtainable.

    I rely on mobile broadband which is generally very good. But it went down a couple of times a few months ago, and I also lost my mobile communications signal along with it. The only access that I had to the internet was via a Virgin Mobile payg phone, very slow and ancient. But it gave me the space to do some reading and leave a message on twitter and facebook that I'd be incommunicado until the problem was sorted.

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