The woe & doom continues

Perhaps you may remember this photo from Feb when the pole with my internet receiver collapsed in the high winds

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and this had to come out 3 days later to fix it

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Look what I found at 7pm last night

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I had internet before dinner and 90 minutes later when I got back on the computer I didn’t. I went out to see if maybe the antenna had moved maybe and there was no antenna to be seen. There has been no wind & it is tied down now with steel cables. What could have happened?

Rain.

I found this

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That is the spike that was screwed in the ground that had the cables tied to it. Apparently a month of nearly non-stop rain saturated the ground enough that the weight of the antenna & receiver pulling against it, pulled it out.

So to recap

1. hard drive is dying & must be replaced

2. most of the software has to be downloaded

3. I have no internet at home

4. Library internet filter views every single page on the web as spam & unpleasant, pissy library lady must come over and override every page I visit. She blames the government & seems really annoyed I would even want to use my own laptop rather than the ancient PCs the library has, but that you can’t use a memory stick with or download anything on.

5. I’ve already started shaking from internet withdrawal and it’s only been 15 hours.

I knew there was cloud of doom hanging over me.

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7 comments to The woe & doom continues

  • Mommy24cs

    Oh no!! Hopefully you get your internet back quickly. I was without it for about an hour and I about went out of my mind!

  • SciFi Dad

    I think I'm going to have to stop visiting here, you know, in case whatever you have is "catchy".

  • Six Feet Under Blog

    Yikes that Internet hookup looks dangerous! Hope your luck goes better!

  • Too Many Hats

    I so feel your pain! btdt the whole month of December – yes, a month. Okay after two weeks we asked a neighbor if we could piggy back on their service – we were in the throws of trying to change services. I hope they come fix it pronto.

  • Creative Junkie

    OMG, I'm so sorry!

    I can't imagine being without Internet. Seriously – it's my only communication with the outside world.

  • Toddler Craft Onna

    Oh! I feel for you!! I would go crazy without my internet!! Even when my computer is slow I get antsy!!

  • Toddler Craft Onna

    Forgot to tell you-stopping by from mbc-Follow me club!