Back to Civilisation!



I know that I am on the Internet a lot, but I didn’t actually realise how much I relied on it until Sunday when it broke!  Occasionally it plays up a bit, but after a quick flick off and on of the router, we are back in business and all is well.

Not so, on Sunday. I did the power off and on thing, and a red light came on. That was new. I tried logging on. Computer said no! I did it again, same thing. I unplugged more cables, then plugged them all back in. Nope! Damn it! I got Mr Grump on the case, and he fiddled around with wires and cables. Nowt! Sod it!

I phoned up, finally got to speak to someone miles away, went through the rigmarole of turning off, unplugging and all the stuff we did before, plus a few new things. Zip. Bugger it!

There followed a series of phone calls, unfulfilled promises and bad-tempered tantrums (from me as well as Miss Hap) as we struggled in vain to get it working. Added to this, out phone signals are pretty rubbish, but Mr Grump has a booster thing that gives us full signal and therefore, 4G, but it is powered by….you guess it, The INTERNET! Shit to it!

Now on Mondays, I like to join in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge  I actually look forward to seeing what words he comes up with, and also looking at other people’s. I couldn’t get a decent signal long enough to read what the prompts were, let alone write a post.

Not only that but my windscreen was being fixed today,  which I had waited for ages for. I had to show them the insurance policy when they arrived. I have an ONLINE Policy. Plus I was being e-mailed a questionnaire for a telephone appointment I have soon which I had to send back this morning by email. FUCK it!

Yesterday, Mr Grump could bear it no longer and went to get some advice from somewhere in town! Meanwhile, I phoned the internet company again nagging at them, so they agreed to send a new router, which is where the fault lay. They informed me it would probably take a week to arrive. FUCKITY, BLOODY, BUGGER, SHIT and BOLLOCKS to it all!

Mr Grump did something when he got in yesterday to that booster thing, and we had 4G! YAY! Now I had the internet. Trying to post from my tablet with my sausage fingers and predictive text took longer than I expected, but I did it.

This morning at around 7 am, I had a text from Royal Mail informing me that they had a package from TalkTalk that they would deliver today. Yipee, my lovely new router came, and Mr Grump had it set up pronto!

Peace has resumed!







49 thoughts on “Back to Civilisation!

  1. Ooo! You may recall I no internet for three weeks during the summer! BT blamed it on a mountain near the house! That was just one of many excuses from them. I managed to get some compensation out of them, but it did nothing for my stress levels during those three weeks!
    Glad it’s all working again, Judy. Happy Internet and a Merry Christmas 🎅

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  2. Internet is now what landlines once were. Without it we just feel so disconnected! When we moved here, some 2+ years ago, we went without internet for 16 days, waiting for them to connect us. It was wretched at times. Especially when we needed a locksmith at 10:30pm!
    So glad you’re back with us, Judy! 😀

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  3. It is awful isn’t it. My laptop decided to open with no sign of a task bar, search engines, start button… I tried in vain to find links. I restarted. Weep… I switched off and used my phone which is a buggerdy butt when it comes to WordPress. This morning everything reappeared like magic except the start button didn’t work. That’ll keep. For now. So, yep. The pain is chronic and not susceptible to any known treatments.

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  4. I did not have internet until 2006. Then I slowly started a bit with emails. But since I am having my own website and most of all blogging and doing more or less all appointments over the net it is a catastrophe when it doesn’t work. I could get crazy because I am such a greenhorn regarding this technical stuff. Those situations make us realize how much our lives are put into bits and bytes…. and we cannot even do anything about it!

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  5. I can relate, Judy. We are out of power again from a windstorm this time. My husband keeps the generator going so be can both be online. Nothing else matters! We can live without water, food, flushing toilets, heat, showers, laundry. Just don’t take away our internet! Ha ha.

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  6. Sorry to hear about your fun time without internet. What did we ever do before all these lovely toys became so popular.

    Merry Christmas, Judy. Wish you less headaches with technology in the 2016.:-) ❤

    I loaded Windows 10 yesterday. A huge mistake.I'm still spitting nails.


  7. It’s amazing how much we depend on our computer connectivity. I reverted to a flip phone after my smartphone met it’s untimely demise, and I felt socially disconnected. I’m glad that you’re back up and running.

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