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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!!


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Naoma Doriguzzi
Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach, VA
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Joan - I am soooo sorry to hear that! I would probably loose it too if I had went that long.  We recently moved and had no computer for a day and I thought I was going to pass out.  Good Luck!

Feb 19, 2009 07:19 AM #1
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Hey I am in the North Georgia mountains. We have what is called DLS lite. I almost freaked . At first they said dail up !!!

Feb 19, 2009 07:33 AM #2
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Joan - I guess living in the wilderness gets wild sometimes. Enjoy your time off.

Feb 19, 2009 08:25 AM #3
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Joan - I don't know what I would do if my broadband went out. I'd probably freak out.

Feb 19, 2009 01:27 PM #4
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