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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Alphabet Suspended!

Okay, so alphabet didn't do anything to get thrown out of school or work, but I needed to write about something else.
It was a warm, sunny day. I got up had breakfast and sat down to check facebook, emails and throw out junk from my email account.
Warmed up the computer, hit the internet browser button...and....the little circle went counterclockwise, and counter clockwise and counter clockwise. Then it turned blue and went clockwise and clockwise and clockwise and.. nothing.
Check connections it said. I did.
I tried again going back to counterclockwise and clockwise and...nothing.
Time to call the internet provider.
Yea! One of my all time favorite things to do.
I called and the automated voice picked up saying, " Your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line and the we will get to you as quickly as possible. Approximate wait time is 10 minutes."
Well, what was I going to do for the next ten minutes, anyway, so I hung on. I worked on a writing piece and sure enough, ten minutes later they came back to me.
"Thank you for calling ******. Please enter the phone number or account number you are calling about."
Since I use my landline company for my internet, I entered my ten digit number starting with the area code.
" I'm sorry. I cannot find your account.
"What is your address?"
I gave it.
" I have accessed your account.
" What is your problem?"
I have no internet.
" There has been an equipment problem and we are working on it to have the internet back up in 24 to 48 hours. Sorry for any inconvenience."
Any inconvenience? Nah. Just was going to do a little business on line and while away my day.
I waited patiently (read checking it every ten minutes I was near the computer) until we had to leave.
It was a sad day.
I have not had this happen before.
It made the local news, so guess I was not the only person reporting the problem.
The next day, I had breakfast, went outside and whiled away some time. Then I thought, what the heck, I will just go check.
Yippee! Internet back a day early.
Thank you, God.
All is right with my world.