28 August, 2008

And the screaming continued unabated

B and I were lounging around on the balcony in the sun yesterday working our way through a plate piled high with fragrant watermelon. D panted happily next to us, the epitomy of doggy happiness.

B: D looks very happy, doesn't she?
Me: Yeah, I think she's always happy. Kind of like me!
B: What?
Me: ME! Because I'm just always SO happy!
B: giggles.
B: Well, you are almost always happy. Except for sometimes when you're not.
Me: (in mock horror) WHAT??? WHEN!?
B: Well, like when you're talking to the cable company.

The kid has a point. Internet providers make me want to go postal. Our supposed seamless transition from 1&1 has turned into a gaping Internet-less void. It's taken many heated phonecalls and three technicians to figure out the problem, which in the end, according to the hero who came by today could have been fixed within 45 minutes if the first guys had been paying attention. Oh, and did I mention that they erased all of my antivirus software in the heat of the battle? And then denied it? Grrrrr!

Anyway, all that Internet downtime had a silver lining, because it freed up lots of time to do important things like eat watermelon on the balcony with B. And read Eat, Pray, Love, which was a major treat in itself.

So I'm happy to finally be back online. As soon as I clear the spam out of my inbox and pay some overdue bills I'll be able to start surfing blogs again and catching up on your summers!

It's good to be back!!!


Goofball said...

aaah you were offline...we were all fearing you were still stuck in traffic

Sun...yesterday in the sun? Huh, where was the sun? You talk about yesterday? clearly you live far away from 17°C covered in grey clouds Belgium!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I guess cable companies are the same everywhere. No cross-cultural experiences in THOSE interactions.

Glad you had some enjoyable reading/watermelon/son/sun time.

anno said...

A pox on all bureaucrats!

Enjoy the watermelon & sunshine as long as it lasts! Welcome back!

Greg said...

Hey, welcome back. Like goofball I thought you were in traffic limbo.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Loved Eat Pray Love, great book. I wanna go to Italy and gain 22 lbs and then lose it on some tropical island.
Hope to see some photos of your trip. You didn't miss a thing here in Stuttyville. Lurking Lisa
BTW, I haven't created an account here because everything displays in German, therefore I'm anonymous. sigh.

Africakid said...

Good riddance to 1&1!
May all your internet time be trouble-free from now on.
Did the dog get any watermelon? Our corgi loves the stuff.

Goofball said...

I wish your family a good start of a new school year. Did you have to build a "Tute" again???

Betsy said...

Thanks, Goofball! No, luckily that honor is reserved only for parents with children who are entering 1st grade. Now that B has safely moved on to 2nd I can breathe a sigh of relief... ;-)