“I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! I didn’t have change for cab fare! I lost my tux at the cleaners! I locked my keys in the car! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car! There was an earthquake! A terrible flood! Locusts! IT WASN’T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!”
Jake Blues (aka John Belushi)
So this weekend a fate almost worse than death happened to our family: our internet service went out! This near disastrous event was mitigated only by the fact that most of our devices can access the web via LTE but not our Macbook – which just so happens to be what the scribe uses for posting my insights into life (this blog).
Now I know where a lot of you have already gone in your head: What did Tempi get into this time? Well, unlike Jake Blues of The Blues Brothers, my excuses are legitimate. Namely:
- The router for our services is in the basement – to which I am no longer offered access.
- The utilities enter our house outside the back gate – again no where I am allowed without “adult” supervision.
So, why am I going on and on about my lack of culpability in the internet issues we experienced? Is it paranoia on my part as I so often get blamed for such things? Or is it the FACT that the problem was caused by some small creature chewing the cables entering our house? No fake new here folks! IF I had been allowed access to all the above locations, the wires would not have been gnawed by varmints and the router thing would not have gotten water on it and our internet would have been in pristine shape all weekend so I could have blogged so many (far more interesting) stories because I am always ON THE JOB!
But alas, my services were once again left un-exercised and Sammy and I had to suffer through many hours of our lives without wifi access! Boy am I looking forward to visiting my grandparents in New Mexico! They always have internet. Even on the mountain – did I tell you how great that place is?
Thankfully, the good people at AT&T were Johnny on the spot (or in this case Jacob – our service rep) and they had us up and running in no time…once my parents took action that is.
Hope everyone out there had a great weekend – the weather here was cool and sunny which is perfect for those of us in fur coats! 🙂
P.S. I can absolutely promise that I was a perfect girl all weekend. Yep! Yes I was. I did not take out the hydrangea. I did not almost get feisty at other dogs on jogs with Mom. I did not jump on people. I did not tear out chunks of sod. I did not jump on my brother’s head. And certainly not repeatedly. I love me!