My name is Kathryn and I’m an internet addict.
It’s good to be back. A power surge took out the fuse on the power brick on my DSL modem. I woke up on Tuesday and had no internet access and a seemingly dead modem. I talked nicely to it. I tapped it gently. I swore at it. I begged and pleaded with it. Alas, those things don’t fix blown fuses. It’s actually quite the miracle I didn’t blow a fuse. I mean, what was I to do without 24/7 access to my email.
I’m an email junky. No really, I am. I usually get between 40 and 100 messages per day for different reasons. I probaly need to respond to 10% of those. The computers at work have been tied up all week because they’re printing out copies of the curriculum for all of the parents. Why they didn’t outsource it to a print shop, I’ll never know. What they’re spending in ink and paper and binders and labor is probably the same as what a print shop would have charged. But I digress.
My boss called the phone company Tuesday morning. They told her Thursday at the earliest, maybe even Friday when they could get out. I flipped. She told me not to worry because she told them that was unacceptable. Seriously, all they had to do was deliver a new modem. I could have installed the thing myself. It’s like four cables to hook up.
The nice KT folks came today (Thursday). He delivered a new modem. I now have internet access again. I can indulge my email (gah, another one just arrived that needs and answer) and my FaceBook addiction. And now I have something to do in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. Soft Korean porn doesn’t really do it for me……..