Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Apologies To Sprint ......

So all weekend long I have been fighting with the Internet. Get on, get knocked off. So frustrating. Figured a camper might be streaming a movie or something. Campers leave as I am humming my own song, composed by me ..... "It's the most wonderful day of the week. All the campers are leaving and my heart is heaving a sigh of relief ...." I don't belt it out until the park is empty, then I go nuts.

I grab my laptop and get ready for some serious, uninterrupted Internet time and I can't get on. I reboot the modem and I shut my laptop down and do every trick I know before I call He Who should fix this for me. I impatiently answer all the "did you try this" questions and he goes about his task. All the while blaming the heat wave, Sprint, and Mother Nature, just to cover it all. He even calls Sprint and they show that we have a strong, yes, excellent signal. He gives up and I resign myself to no Internet.

He suddenly leaps from his chair and goes out to where the modem is located. He changes one tiny little wire connection and BOOM. I have Internet! What is the proper etiquette here? Should I apologize to Sprint? It really was an issue with the satellite atop the tower earlier this year. Naw, no apologies necessary.

I left my camera in Georgia. It has dozens of pictures of Jailynn, my great-granddaughter on it. I am totally smitten with her. She is 4 and I had not seen her since she was a baby. Talk, that girl can talk. She reminds me of my youngest, telling all the family secrets. Her little face is so expressive as she tells story after story. I do not know where she got the gift of gab from ........

My dad is sending the camera to me. He goes to Atlanta Friday for another MRI and a consultation with the surgeons. We are all hoping for a surgery date. They will be removing the tumor and part of his esophagus and stomach. He has managed to get his weight and strength back up, thanks to two units of blood. When asked if he would be willing to have a transfusion, he told them he would take monkey blood if it would help.

I don't think it was monkey blood ....... Apples are falling and today will find me picking apples and cleaning up under the trees. The weather has calmed a bit and we are enjoying cool nights and milder days. The weekend forecast is for the 90's.
Harvesting is best done in mild weather!

5 comments:

Pat said...

First, no apologies needed to Sprint. Seriously? After bad service earlier? Snort!

Secondly, you'd better post pictures of your lovely great-granddaughter when you get your camera back! And again. SERIOUSLY? Wondering where she gets the gift of gab from? Snort! ;)

Third, hope everything goes well for your Dad. I will say a prayer for him.

Joanne Noragon said...

Internet is sufficiently frustrating; knowing a problem need not have existed----grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

mama .bonnie said...

I wouldn't apologize either. Look at it as you're one up on the complaint department.

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh those darn computers. Mine went kaput two weeks ago and I panciked. Hubby took it in, and the dang thing started right up. Keeping your dad in my thoughts and prayers.

Sandi McBride said...

We have had our issues with our email this week...and cursed google quite a bit...but it all seems straight now...can't wait to see a pic of your GGrand...prayers for your Dad...
hugs
Sandi