Thursday, September 29, 2011


One of the therapeutic photos that I took Monday evening after my near internet-depravation-induced break-down.

Sunday afternoon our internet quit working.

It's very inconvenient to be without internet when you teach five hours of online classes each morning. 

It's very frustrating to be without the internet when you have students uploading documents and MP3 files for an assignment due Monday morning. 

It's very distressing to be without the internet when you are as addicted to it as I am.

It's very annoying to be without the internet when your alternative is to lug your laptop with you to the university and sit in the back of the room during a professional development meeting so that you can check your email and upload documents before class. It's also tiring when you stay late so that you can catch up on emails and blog and update your online class files.

Monday was a rough day. When I returned home from the university I inquired about the status of the internet. When I heard that the tech guy wasn't available until Wednesday afternoon, I almost cried.

Tuesday and Wednesday were rough too.

Wednesday afternoon the tech guy spent forty-five minutes examining wires and routers before determining that the antenna was the problem. He fixed it.

Wednesday afternoon I sang the Hallelujah chorus. 


  1. Wow...I'm so glad you are connected again. Maybe next time you can get the doctor to write a note that says that being without internet for extended periods of time is not good for your health. :)

  2. Have you considered the advantage of looking for a perspective husband among the ranks of the Geek Squad? jk