We haven't had working internet, TV or phone since Friday.
My cellphone reception out here in the countryside is patchy
to say the least, which means I am completely cut off.
At first they said it would all be back by today, but yesterday
it became obvious that the problem isn't that easily fixed,
and they offered me a usb stick with free mobile surf
(though I had to go and get it myself from one of their stores).
I have been walking all around the house and the drive way (!)
trying to load a page, and it turns out I will have to work from my car
if I want a proper 3G connection. Right now I'm sitting propped up
at my bedroom window, the laptop propped up in turn on books,
pushed against the pane. I still only get 2G and every click on
the keyboard sends that little top left icon spinning around in infinity...
Do you guys remember internet back in the good ol' days?
Trying to download a picture only to have it time out
half way through, only able to have one tab open at a time?
Yeah... There is no way I can even load one of you guys' blogs.
In fact, I doubt that I will be able to post this very post.
Having this happen right before Halloween sucks balls.
I have been looking forward to seeing all the great decorations,
parties and shenanigans all of you are/will be up to
- not to mention visiting all the Witch's Tea party goers!
Can you tell I'm miffed? And bored? I'm sooo bored!
Without internet one finds oneself looking around the house
at all the cleaning and chores that need to be done. It's horrible.
And without TV we can't even cozy up to a horror movie tonigt.
But we're trying to make our fun the traditional way;
with rum & coke and Halloween episodes of Buffy yesterday,
by carving pumpkins tonight, and a Halloween dinner Saturday.
If I don't see y'all before then: