My name is Joan and I'm a computer-holic. Have been without broadband at my home/home office for more than a week. Withdrawal symptoms vary, but I feel so alone - so unconnected (excuse the pun). My umbilical cord is drying up and unable to function.
I had no idea how much the internet had infiltrated our lifestyle and work. Was this part of Big Brother's plan? Make us co-dependent on this screen and keyboard?
My Google friend - the one who answers all the weird questions that come up each day - must think I've died. We normally communicate at least three or four times daily. The Multiple Listing System we use in Shell Knob is missing. My Mouse has searched for it, it isn't there.
Down here in the Ozarks, receiving broadband is complicated by all the hills. Broadband has to be line-of-sight, and requires a piece of external equipment called a 'radio'.
The radio on our back deck, receives transmissions from a tower across Table Rock Lake, several miles away. It is the radio which went down. Maybe.....maybe, the part will be delivered by that lovely man in brown today. If not, then I will continue to pace,. eat junk food and put this missive in a bottle, to be sent downstream on Table Rock Lake to somehow reach the Active Rain community.
Good news - It's back! Working again and walking in the Rain!!