Ahem. So, as you may have noticed, I haven’t blogged. I haven’t written much on other folks blogs, either. Husband and I were noticing that we were having problems with the internet… Again.
Turns out, we didn’t take into account the fact that when school is out, we aren’t going to have much in the way of internet. To wit: We get up- well, of late, HUSBAND gets up between 4-5 a.m., and gets online. It is shaky, but okay at that point. I have been ‘sleeping in’ to about Zero Cat:30… Er, 6 am, and it’s getting a little shakier at that point. 7 a.m., it nearly stops.
We can’t get emails without a loooong wait, articles on line are iffy, at best, and videos. Well, we just don’t get them. Uploading a picture doesn’t work, it times out. Heck, just looking at my morning comics online is dicey, it might work, if it’s a small, black and white comic, but I am pressing my luck for anything with color, and do not bother, if it’s anything large or multi-frame.
Even that sacred bastion of insanity, Face Book, isn’t doable right now. I had asked a friend about some music he made, I want to hear it, but can’t download it right now, conversely, I haven’t been able to get ON Face Book, to tell him there is a problem!
I am trying to get this blog up, just to let folks know I haven’t gone AWOL, just can’t do much at the moment. I am so aggravated…
We tried to do a speed test, to see how (not) fast it was going. It was so slow the test wouldn’t start! When we finally did get the test to take, it was .05 to .08 bits per second. We, as I remember, are supposed to be getting 1 to 3 MEGS… I would love to take this out on Green Asterisk internet, but they probably wouldn’t do anything. We are rural, and until Rural Electrification type legislation gets teeth in the government, (http://www.broadband.gov/recovery_act.html , aka Rural Broadband), we are going to continue to have this problem.
How, you ask, am I getting this online? I wrote it on Word, then copied and pasted, hoping desperately that the ‘net would hold long enough to get it printed there.
Before this all started, I’d downloaded Windows latest and greatest update. Now I am afraid to implement it, I don’t need to deal with two disasters!
So, I will try and put updates on my blog, but will have to work around the marauding hordes of kids… Guess I need to get up when I am having my insomnia bit about 1 or 2 a.m. and THEN try and do something… PBBBBBBBBBBBBT!!!!
Sorry for the downer blog, but that’s the way it goes. Will blog about nicer stuff later, but probably no pics…