Thursday, June 16, 2016

Craptastic rides again...


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, ( , 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…


  1. Sorry about the internet, I've been where you are and know exactly how frustrating it can be.

    The children are still up or have set their computers to upload/download when the traffic is thinner ... I would try three o'clock and have everything ready to go.

    Having the internet cannot be enjoyable at all. I really feel for you! Hugs.

  2. Computer woes are the worst. But it's good to know you're okay out there.

  3. I am sure that is VERY frustrating. 1-3 MEGS is pretty slow to start with and then to have additional reduced speed as well.... UUUGGGGHHHH Are you using a laptop or a desktop? Are you wired to your modem or networked? You usually will pick up some speed by being wired directly to the modem.

    I would hate for you not to be able to post so your Internet provider needs to do get off their butt and hook you up with some decent speed.

    I hope you get this resolved.

  4. If you have a laptop, it sounds like you might have to go into town and go to a coffee shop that has free wifi each day. That's my solution when the internet goes out. It's a pain, but at least i can connect for a while each day.

    If all you have is a desktop, the next best bet is the public library, or figuring how to get a wifi hotspot with your cell phone, if that's even possible.

  5. Forgot to say, you are missed, i like your updates, especially about, well, all of it!


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