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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday's Thoughts





Okay - I am recovering today.  Comcast came yesterday.  I have never heard of this, but when the lightening hit the Comcast line - it came in the house - and hit parts of a unit.  For example - it took out two full televisions, but on the printer it only took out the fax part.  The VCR's - one it took out the DVD ability the other one was totaled I guess you'd say. LOL We have a splitter in the house  because there are a lot of televisions - all old - we own no flat screens yet - but we still needed the splitter to pull more power into the house for all the sets.  

The first man put in a new splitter and it still didn't work.  It needed new wires he said and he couldn't do that.   

Guy number two came - put in new wires through the walls.  We got reception back for the televisions - although two TV's are blown at this point. Okay he thought he fixed the computer problem too - because when he left - it was working.  It was working when it wanted too - but it was totally random. 

 Guy number three came out last night and said the new splitter was bad and put in a new one - and of course the computer worked. He did say to the hubs maybe you want router.  They don't check that type equipment. As soon as he leaves - wham - the computer internet was out again!!!!!!

Hubs got to thinking - he needed to test each computer individuals hook up to the router -  if I am spelling that right.  And low and behold the router to his computer was blown - he put his in a new one.  And praise the Lord and hubs for internet that has worked all morning!!!!!!!!!!! 

So see - I am giving hubs kudos galore!

This was the most interesting problem I had every seen.  Now I can’t say hubs was totally calm the last three weeks - in fact I can say he was not - but he got it fixed!

Oh no he didn't I just tried to save and guess what - no internet.  The saga continues!

My router is probably bad too....no dog house tonight!   Just messing with you all!

Okay my router was bad and hubs fixed it - so far - I'm back on.






“Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” James Lane Allen

CHATTY learning character...

48 comments:

Cheri said...

Both cartoons made me laugh. Good ones. I can relate to computer problems...so frustrating when we all depend on them so much.

The Jones Family said...

I know how frustrating cable/internet problems can be...we have had some of those too recently. Isn't it interesting...15 years ago, most of us didn't even have the internet and now we can hardly live without it! Enjoy your day!

Jill said...

Oh man! I can so relate to your frustration over all of this technical stuff. Makes me crazy when it happens here. Kudos of your hubs for getting you back with us...right where you belong.

andy said...

Good laugh this morning! !! Have a great day

EM Illustrator said...

Wow - that was a big job wasn't it. Glad you got it sorted now though. Funny cartoons hehe.
Have a great day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief, isn't modern technology complicated! and how we depend upon it. So glad you're up and runnin'. Love those cartoons. lol

Remington said...

Problems are never fun.... Love the cartoons....thanks for the smile, my friend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We had trouble with one of our lines coming into the house and I can't tell you how many calls and visits it took for it to finally be fixed! But worth it since I am lost without my computer. Glad to see you online! Hugs, Linda

Changes in the wind said...

Now the moral to the story is that everyone THINKS they have the answer but until the problm is solved.....it is only speculation

Shelly said...

How aggravating all that internet trouble is. I hope it is all solved soon. The cartoons were funny!

Beth said...

Love the cartoons, dislike Comcast, glad some of your tvs are working.

Alice Arthigton said...

hope u stay conected and comcast remburses u for the blown tvs in some way

silverthoughts2 said...

Men are so handy aren't they? S.D. helped me with my Netbook last night, and I'm so thankful for that!

Pam :) said...

Oh my what a time you two have had. Its a good thing you have a sense of humor. Your hubs sure is a handy keeper:)

Last month we had a power surge that blew out out refrigerator.. we bought a new one and replace all the food we had just purchased the day before.. life is blast, isn't it ~:)

Betsy Adams said...

Oh you poor thing. I'm so sorry for what you have had to go through with that lightning strike... It certainly did alot of damage, didn't it? Glad you have your computer fixed (I hope)....

Sorry about all of the other stuff... Will you have to buy them new--or can they be fixed? YIPES....

Prayers for you..
Hugs,
Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

hate off/on frustrations like this!

lailani said...

May the new router keep your route on the internet clear and trouble free!

SavannahGranny said...

My money is on hubby any day. Comcast is from another planet and it is NOT Mars or Venus. I think they emerged from a black hole somewhere and that is a feat in itself. We need COMPETITION!!!
If you say Comcast around here Bob goes ballistic. Does anyone else hate that little eye that keeps falling off the tv?

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We just never know how much we miss something until we don't have it. I surely do hope your internet problems are ok now. I just got groceries and am getting things ready to go to the camper tomorrow. I want to get going early so as to enjoy most of the day, I have to come home early Sunday in order to babysit. It's a little over an hour away. Not too bad of a drive at all. Hope your Thursday is a great one!

Betty WSch. said...

I always thought we were the only ones with such power surges/outages like that. Your hubby sounds like a great guy to have around the house. :)

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Strange--we just had to have our router removed also. It was put in a little over a year ago because the old one was worn out. Twice recently we had problems with a brand new printer/copier and then our internet connection just seemed to die. Turns out the "new" router was the cause of all the problems!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wondering were you were!!! Now I know. We had the very same thing happen to us in one of the hellacious electrical storms when we lived in Tucson. Even with all the precautions I thought we were protected ----not so, we lost our computer AND two TVs. Now when the storms even threaten to come close, I'm unplugging and taking NO chances of that ever happening again.

Glad you're back. LOL on the pincushion. Gotta love that one.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That pincushion is awesome. LOL!

Susan said...

Oh Sandie....What a series of dilemmas. So sorry. God bless you all. Hope hubs got the problem fixed now. The age of technology. Sometimes good, sometimes rotten, eh? hee hee Susan

Nonnie said...

I DO NOT like computer, router, any kind of problem like that. I DO like your cartoons. Glad it's all fixed and hubby gets to sleep "in".

Debbie said...

Well WHEW. What a saga! My sister once had a lightning strike, and it did all kinds of wonky things there too. I'm just glad you got it all figured out.

barbara l. hale said...

Oh, it's sooooo nice to have computer savvy humans in the household. What will I do when my son moves out???

Ann said...

there is nothing quite so frustrating as computer problems and being cut off from the internet.

Miss Debbie said...

Bless your heart...what a mess! The quote about adversity is certainly true. Hope you won't have anymore of that for a while!

Dee said...

computer problems give me a rash...I am glad yours is getting corrected...what a head ache for you.

Barb said...

KUDOS to hubby, my friend, and to you for keeping a sense of humor. It pays to not take life too seriously- or ourselves.
Crossing my fingers, toes, and would my nose if I could, that your computer gets back to normal.

Rob-bear said...

To err is human; to really foul things up, you need a computer.

Pretty much covers the issue.

Blessings and Bear hugs.

Terri Buster said...

Is it fixed? I'd be nuts without my internet!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh- what a tough time you have had!
love
tweedles

TARYTERRE said...

I hate when stuff like this happens. Freak accidents are rare, but cause so much havoc. Now if just a router would fix mine. LOL Hope you stay online now. Take care.

Mevely317 said...

Oh my gosh, Sandie ... I'd have been climbing the walls w/o connectivity; ready for the men in white coats to take me away - lol. (Yes, I'm addicted!!!)
BTW, I loved Andy's first person account of school yesterday. :) What a charmer!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Oh my gosh, I'd have been pulling out my hair! I'm sorry for all the things that have gone wrong with that lightening strike. We don't realize how dependent we are on some things until we don't have them! At least it's that way for me. Hope all is better soon and that your internet stays good! Loved the cartoons!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Grandma Bonnie said...

wow, it sure is hard to be with out the internet. I don't mind going with out for a week but after that I start missing it. I know th eyounger generation would miss it in a second. I am glad you have it back.

Paula said...

I can feel your pain. John hasn't been saying nice words the last few days since he changed TV services. Cute little salesman who said if you have a problem just call and leave a message and I will return your call. Liar liar pants on fire.

Dolores said...

Oh my gosh, cable, phone, internet problems blow me away....... No matter how hard I would try.... I don't understand/comprehend...etc....
You have my sympathy!
Hugs,

jack69 said...

What frustration, glad things are back to normal and Hubs is in his bed. LOL Just one comment, I love that quote by Allen. It is very true.
Love from cold and rainy New Hampshire.

Granny Annie said...

If I could I would take someone by the shoulders and shake them for you but where would I start?

Modern Day Disciple said...

Wow! How do you get so many comments. Phew, hard work scrolling all the way down here to say hello! lol. ANyway the comics in this post are hilarious. I HAVE to show my hubby. ANd wowsa talk about an electric endeavor. Please stay safe. Glad things are smoothing out, somewhat! Hang on to your bootstraps- new adventure on the horizon? Just playin'. Hugs!

Mary said...

That's tear your hair out time for sure. Uuugh on that lightening.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh what a laugh. So many of the funnies I laughed so hard.


Sorry about Grandson. Ouch.


Thanks for dropping in.

Better days ahead Sandie.


Jim said...

I am sorry about all your troubles, Sandie. Perhaps ComCast should have had a lightening arrestor on their line? If so and they didn't then they should replace everything that is broken.

If they did have a lighting arrestor then it failed and the arrestor company should have replaced your stuff. Or another yet fault with ComCast, the lightening arrestor was installed incorrectly.

The Dish Company replaced a bunch of electronic gear for our neighbor after a lightening strike.
..

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sheesh, I hope your internet stays on!! Love the doghouse cartoon!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my word, you beat my issues today big time. I can't believe that happened to you. So sorry for all the stress this caused. I hate not being connected or not being able to resolve the issues at hand.
((HUGS))