Monday, June 11, 2007

A Weekend Without Internet

When I got home from work on Friday, I promptly brought my internet and wireless network to their knees. It’s a talent of mine. Really it is. After troubleshooting with my brother on the phone until 11:30 p.m., I gave up for the night. I tried working on it again on Saturday, but had no luck getting things back up and running. I’m still without internet at home (though the wireless network is working, so I can transfer files between computers to my heart’s content). I’ll need to call helpdesk, which is on the list with root canals and weeding the garden, to get things fixed, so wish me luck with that this evening. In the meantime, here are my random thoughts compiled over the three days without internet.
  1. My DH never had internet access before moving in with me, but now he’s an addict. You’d think I took his crack pipe away considering the reaction I got when he found out he couldn’t update his fantasy baseball roster. It’s funny now, but that’s only because he came to my office with me on Sunday and did his update.
  2. The Duchess had her ultrasound and found out the baby is a boy. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Yarnation!
  3. I couldn’t access my book club titles to finish the contest, so I didn’t have a winner on Friday. I decided to let the Duchess play, even though she was late with her submissions. I love being in charge and changing the rules on a whim. I'll try not to make it a habbit though. And, the winner is…. (drum roll please) Lucy's Eclectic Literature Club. I'll be delivering a copy of our book of the month to An Ordinary Mom. Thanks everyone for playing along! Thanks to my mom and dad for judging all of the entries and deciding on that one.
  4. Seattle weather is crazy. We planned a BBQ for Saturday and ate at the dinner table. Fortunately, the company was outstanding, so it really didn’t matter where we ate. And the best part was that we ate the best pork ribs the DH has ever made, in my opinion.
  5. Between swimming lessons and physical therapy (for chronic back pain over the last six years), my training schedule is all off. The Race for the Cure is this Saturday and I’m guessing I’ll end up walking far more than running. Bummer! The good news is that my back won’t hurt when I’m done.
  6. The D.H. and I went to the flooring store to pick out a new floor for the bathroom. We’re not very good at this kind of thing yet. We’re working on it though. We picked out some great Marmoleum in a color called Watermelon. I think it will look great when it’s installed. Tonight, I’ll pick some paint to go with it on the shower install wall as an accent to the drab beige in the rest of the bathroom.
  7. I really miss blogging when I’m away for a few days. I realize there’s not much action over the weekend, but I still missed it.

That's all for now!


An Ordinary Mom said...

Not having Internet connection would be atrocious, that's for sure! Hopefully you will get it all sorted out soon without acquiring a migraine. You better have a some coke on hand :) !!

Good luck at your race on Saturday! I hope your back does well ... and your feet, too.

Thanks in advance for my book. Tell your parents, thanks, too :)!! They have good taste.

jason said...

Hey, is that the color floor I had in my bathrooom in Seattle?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Congrats, AOM!

If they were the best ribs he has made you yet, they must have been to die for. Your man sure knows how to cook his dead animals. I didn't know your parents were in town, you must have had a great weekend.

Fantastic Five said...

I had to laugh at the internet connection withdrawal. We had the same thing when we moved here- it took 3 weeks to get phone service and internet. Thank goodness the library is close by.

Sounds like you had a good weekend!