Thursday, June 5, 2008

Can you say "CRASHED"

No pictures, nothing funny or witty, just a brief message:
Nine days can seem like an eternity....that is how long it took me to get back on line.
On Monday the 26th of May my phone went dead. I called my provider, they said they would get right on it. They came out the (next day), the problem was my computer. The modem had crashed, for the second time....and it knocked out my phone line.
The next day I drove to the nearest town, 25 mi. to buy a new modem. When I tried to connect it I discovered she had sold me one for DSL which unfortunately I do not have, I live out in the country and all that is available is dial up. So that meant another 50 mi. trip, only to find out they were not stocking what I needed anymore. However the
man said he had just marked down some EXTERNAL modems and that was what I needed....... when I got home and opened the box I found the manual had been used, written all over and the disk was not the right one. Optimist that I am I went through all the motions of trying to connect only to find it would not work. Back over, another 50 mile trip, and that was this morning so end of story you can see I'M BACK.
So nine days, three trips, much aggravation, some learning lessons, but there was a bit of compensation on their part, they gave me a $20. gift card for my trouble and gas.
With gas $4.05 a gal I'm not sure that covered it but at least they did SOMETHING.
Our daughter and grand daughter will be here for 2 weeks in a few days, so you may not here much out of me for awhile again, until they leave. Thank you for being so patient with me.


Shopgirl said...

I do enjoy my computer, but when something goes wrong, it can be a train wreck to get it right. I know very little about the insides of this wonderful machine, and to be honest, I just want to use it. Kinda like my car, I just want to drive it. Have fun with your company...I will be here waiting for you.
speaking of gas...this is a terrible thing for so many. Between the gas and the price of food going up, it is a nightmare for so many. Their is just the two of us, so we can cut back where needed. But if you have a big family to feed and back and forth to work, it is a hardship. Arney drives about 30 miles each day, we
are feeling it.
Take care of You, Mary

Cat said...

Ouch - computer problems! And what a trip to get the fix and again and again!

I'm glad you are in the operational mode again! I sure have withdrawls if I'm without the internet for more than a couple days!

Be blessed! C