Monday, July 5, 2010

attack of the techno devil

Looking back, it started about a month ago, with a noisy, but innocuous seeming microwave problem. It made a loud noise which continued even after it shut off. After a few moments of panic, I discovered the motor running the turntable seemed to be running on. I wound a metal flap to access it and now shut it down manually after its use.

Then I awoke from a couch nap just before the holiday weekend to find no picture on my flat screen TV, which couldn't be more than 2 years old. So I shut off the power to reboot and was rewarded with a series of well-spaced colored lines. To this date it remains, with me watching on my old not-so-flat, not-so hi-def bedroom TV.

And today, it's my laptop. (I'm writing this on my Dell net book). I started getting weird virus messages--even tho I have so-called virus protection. And before you know it, I couldn't connect to the net. Since the net book and my nook connected fine, I knew it was the computer. Now, I can connect to certain site, the machine shows I have an "excellent connection" however, most other sites refuse to connect and when I run the diagnostic--get this--it won't work because there is no connection and THEN Verizon directs me to and ON-LINE SITE to correct the problem. Since this is a holiday, I can't get a hold of a human, of course.

Since I have an old TV and this tiny computer I'm gettin' by. And through all this, it's hard to get too upset. In fact, I awoke this morning to a sound that made me more than smile--I let out a breath I wasn't aware I was holding.

Abbie, my calico cat/companion of 17 years, appeared whining at my door. She had been AWOL for 2 nights, the longest ever. I was hoping it was a combo of the driving rain and fireworks that sent her into hiding, but some part of me feared she was hit by a car or fodder for some gater.

Her arrival put things in perspective.

ps: Did I forget to mention my toilet--recently repaired--has started leaking from the bottom again. A story for another day...

AND the tub drain is still running slow even tho I fed it liquid plumber........................................



9 comments:

李李淑博淑林嘉宏真 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

芸茂芸茂 said...

far from eye, far from heart...................................................

婉婷 said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。

盈廖生家秀蔡 said...

一棵樹除非在春天開了花,否則難望在秋天結果。..................................................

陳倩江陳倩江 said...

認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................................................

方偉白方偉白 said...

Practice makes perfect...................................................

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.............................................................

周伯啟周伯啟 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

mike said...

Wow, I really like your blog and the video is a really nice intro to your upcoming book. All of these things in this post that are breaking down just seem to roll off your back. It would be nice if everyone had that attitude.
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