Monday, November 20, 2006

21 November: Upgraded

Our internet access has been rudely interrupted by our ISP.

On Saturday they upgraded us to super-fast broadband - which resulted in total inability to access any internet thingy* at all.

A call to Technical Support this morning (and why are we supposed to find it easier to speak to a lass with a very strong Indian accent if she calls herself Caroline?) was partly reassuring, in that it was nothing to do with them.

So we needed to contact the makers of the router. Huh? Oh well, I'm not very technologically minded, so that was the next step.

But I got home from work quite late, and feeling very stressed - it's this looming retirement thingy*, I think.

So I asked DH to ring the router people. He tried 4 or 5 times to get through, and could only stand about 10 minutes of the holding music each time, so it took a while to get through to them.

Then of course, it was simple - just open the browser you hardly ever use, type in a sequence of numbers (now why didn't we think of that!), and there we are, back online.

Much less stressed now - was it a good meal, or perhaps getting up to date with PeanutYorkie, z, kaz, murph, Bathmatwatch, etc, etc.

Good heavens, it wasn't stress, it was withdrawal symptoms!

*thingy
is borrowed from greavsie - thank you.

5 comments:

The Murphmeister said...

Retirement should be a process not an event, and certainly not a thingy Stitch. You'll soon be like all the other lucky sods moaning that "I've never been so busy since I retired, not a moment in the day" etc etc.

Use Kaz as your role mode. She retired at 36 and has an International jet setting life style. (Compared with Mr P. anyway)

KAZ said...

That dog is getting a bit cheeky - did he ever do a day's work rounding up sheep or pulling a trolley down a coal mine?
I think Not.
RE retirement and router thingies, I made the first one work, but not the second.

stitchwort said...

murph - process has been ongoing for some years now; but I don't fancy international jetsetting - more like subnational strolling.

kaz - I'm sure murph has rounded up a few sheep in his time, or at least rabbits. Any suggestions on the retirement front are welcome.

KAZ said...

Funnily enough when I read your post this morning I was already writing my next one on the very subject.
Not advice exactly - more thoughts.
With all your varied activities - you will love it.

Anonymous said...

I'm addicted too. It is my shameless secret.