This old oldie is back surfing again.
I lost all Internet connections Sunday night, it was still missing Monday, so I set to and pulled out cables and such stuff ad infinitum, then replugged accordingly Tried three different servers Fire fox, Explorer and Chrome, but no, ‘twas all missing. I pulled out old computer – nah – tried small computer – nah! All gone.
Phoned my friendly computer man Tuesday, left a message – ditto Wednesday, finally got his dad who talked me through regaining cyberspace. Yay, re-connected Friday evening.
I get my Internet from these friendly fellows, who get it from wherever. They had changed all their customers to another platform (I had been told this would happen but, equally, was told I would not notice!) However for some reason my computer did not change me automatically.
I had another visit into the those shadowy background passage of my machine, I have occasionally seen sight of them before, where mysterious instructions appear and equally mysterious series of numbers must be entered. Like my car, I do not know what drives the machine, these infrequent and nerve wracking moments convince me I never will understand. I am just grateful for the friendly father and his new wife, in front of their roaring fire, are there to guide me.
I’m afraid Older Cat’s cancer is not operable; we are awaiting the specialist verdict on whether drugs are worthwhile – I have mixed feelings on this – Older Cat is not in pain or discomfort and it will stress her to have medicines in any form – I would have to be well convinced anything like that would be of great benefit. But maybe they will agree with me. Will see.
I have had my sisters cold all week, but very mildly (unusual for me- keep thinking the whole weight will spring out at me any moment) friend from forever/editor had a few days free and came up for a great gossipy three days – so not really missed Internet that much:)
Did I do anything?
Yes a fair amount of editing.
Some draft blogs written
Finished reading a couple of books
What I failed at obviously was networking – none in any shape or form and I have to offer apologies to those I should have visited in ROW80. I have caught up, I hope, on Triberr and Facebook – have restarted my twitter stream. Managed to join up on the workshop I should have started last Monday – although haven’t done the homework yet. Goodreads caught up.
So beginning this week just about there:)
This week I hope to do a little more of the same (editing, blogging, network, etc.) but I also have Cairn Rodrigues and her book The Last Prospector on The Red Carpet on Wednesday and Thursday.
As this week is a reading week I hope to read apart from my challenge books a couple of ebooks for review.
I do hope everyone is well and productive – all the best for this week:)