Saturday, June 14, 2008

Mayday, Mayday! Come in? SOS?

Yesterday I got a glimpse at our addiction to electronic devices. I was getting ready to go to the gym and the internet went out. No biggie, it happens sometimes. I, in all my smartness, knew just how to go into my closet and reset the modem. I went to the gym, and when I came home I did reset the modem and still no internet. Hmmm, wonder what's up with that? I didn't get totally freaked out because I really had a ton to do yesterday afternoon, and while I needed my internet fix, I was okay. Then the kids asked to watch tv. They were being cuh-razy so I agreed, tv time would vastly help me accomplish my goals to get something done around here. So I turned it on. Except it didn't turn on. At which point I commenced freaking out. You see, Kevin was in Orlando for a business thingie last night and my total plan for the night involved sitting at the computer chatting with my friends, reading blogs and just being a total slug and not feeling one.bit.guilty about it. I knew it must be the breaker that runs the power to my closet so I went and flipped it back on and it promptly snapped again. I then did this 500 more times and realized that it was busted. Ohhhhhh what was I going to do? I then thought extension cord! Yes! That would work! I plugged the power strip into an extension cord and ran it over to another outlet, and voila! We were connected again! Then I did my chores because just knowing I was connected to the world again made me feel better.

Incidentally, Kevin went ahead and came home last night after all his conference-y stuff instead of sleeping in the hotel room and he went out flipped the breaker, and it stayed flipped. Not sure what's up with that.

To further prove to me my dependence on the internet and particularly one little corner of it, I sat down this morning to look at my message board where I chat with a lot of my favorite mommy friends. We all met up over at IVillage and later set up a private message board. But when I clicked the name on my favorites.... well, Houston, we have a PROBLEM. I got an error screen. And it says (gasp) that the domain has (gasp) expired. As of yesterday. I'm hyperventilating.

Did they close shop and move overnight? (That's me being paranoid.)

Is it an oversight and it will be back up later today?

Is it an internet glitch and just all a big mistake? I really hope so.


I don't know if I could function without these ladies. So come baaaaaaaaaack message board. I implore you.

In the meantime, I am off to google internet addicts anonymous. Because I totally qualify.

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Dude. I have no clue what's going on! AAAH!

Rebecca said...

Well, we can freak out together!! :) Seriously I keep going back to see if it's fixed. Maybe after we get home from bowling.

Sue said...

I was wondering where you were yesterday! I would never have thought to do the extension cord. WTG! I am getting ready to seriously cut back our electronic usage for the summer, and I think I am going to get the shakes.

Shanna said...

Oh, I hope you get all your tech issues figured out!! I hate stuff like that! When we moved I had one week without internet. I got so much done that it scared me how much time I must spend on the computer!! :)

Adam and Lisa said...

I can relate. Anytime our internet is down I think I go into shock - I have found myself sitting at the computer, clicking on the internet and just keep hitting "refresh" to see it tell me it cannot pull up the webpage. You are not alone!! :)

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