Thursday, July 23, 2009

Due to Technical Difficulties

I had a plan . . . it was a great plan. Totally switch around the rec room, take the computer desk out and move it into the boys' room, put the computer elsewhere in the rec room, move the couch back, open the room up.

Behind the computer there was a nest of colored wires . . . red, blue, black, white, cream, yellow, grey . . . thick, thread-skinny . . . all twisted together, braided up. How hard could this be? They're just wires. I executed this puzzle brilliantly. Everything taken apart, put right back as it should be. Mmmm-hmmm.

The assumption was, then, that the computer should now recognize my hard work, my flawless deconstruction and reconstruction of wires and connections, my total conscientiousness in remembering all its intricacies.

Reality is, in fact, that although the wireless connection is working brilliantly, putting out a strong signal, doing its best, there's not an electronic device in the household that can access or communicate with or connect to the DSL's nice, strong signal . . . no desktop, no Ipod, no cell phone, no laptop. Nothing. The wireless might just as well be speaking in Mandarin Chinese and the devices decoding in the Castillian dialect of Spain. There is no communication.

Apparently I don't know as much about technology as I thought/wished I did.

So, I am now posting from the library computer, with 5 children playing Runescape and a squalling baby to my left. Geek Squad, how quickly can you get here???


  1. Oh no!!!! hahahahahahahaha. This sounds like something that I would do. Good luck!

  2. I feel your pain. I have a teenager in our neighborhood who is a computer "geek" He is wonderful. He comes to my house and fixes all my problems. Just had him here this week. My router quit on me.
    He got me up and going again.
    I pay him and he's happy.
    Maybe you can find a techie teenager to help.


  3. Huh? Its all greek to me.... I'm not a saavy techie either. I tell my hubs, "I don't care how it works. I just want it to work." Good luck!