Tuesday, March 10, 2015
I'm posting this morning because I was unable to post last night at home! My internet wasn't working. I was in denial at first, and continued to refresh my browser. I checked every device in the house before admitting I had a problem. I texted my mother-in-law to see if she had internet because she lives behind me and has the same provider. My fears intensified when she told me that she too was without internet. I wasn't feeling well (I had a fever again yesterday!), so it wasn't like I could clean or do anything else to occupy my mind. I was just stuck in bed with no internet and no Netflix. My eyes were red and swollen, so I couldn't read. I called the internet service provider and was greeted with an automated message informing me that they were receiving a heightened call volume from customers in my area, and that they were investigating a POSSIBLE outage. Possible? Such an optimistic stance! I worried and worried about posting my Slice until 8:00 when I drifted off to sleep. I awoke at 3:00 am and checked the internet again, but it was still down. I experienced the same disappointment when I checked at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, and just before I left the house at 7:00. I think I'll add "working internet" to my ongoing list of things I'm grateful for.