This is Monday, right?
That's why I'm rearranging my office. Dusting the furniture. Throwing out Very Important Stuff that I've kept for...well, forever, that I've never looked at.
That's why my PC just gave me a mighty scare. All in fun, of course. The silly thing is even now giggling its little kilobytes off. Grrr.
The trouble started when I moved my desk to the other side of the office a few months ago. I don't know why but it makes the power cords and cables a lot more accessible to my office buddy, Wookie, and she's of the firm opinion that all cords were designed for her amusement. I've tried explaining that power cords are not to be played with but she is a cat. There's no reasoning with her.
So since I'm cleaning and rearranging (and I sure would like to get my wireless system operational again but...) I decided I'd try to tie up and arrange some of the thousands of cords without which a computer simply can't work. Honest, all I did was unplug the monitor, tie wrap the power cord, and plug it back in. That's all.
Yet when I turned the computer back on...NO INTERNET CONNECTION!!!
I don't know about you but when I get those vile words, my heart starts to palpitate. My hands start to shake. I break out in a sweat like an addict on the verge of withdrawal. Panic, nay, hysteria, starts thrumming through my veins. I yell at Wookie (who ignores me). I yell at my PC (aka Black Beauty) who simply stares back at me (pretty much the same way Wookie does! Maybe they're related? In spirit, if not form.)
I recheck all the connections, including the ones I didn't touch. They're all secure. I turned the computer off, then back on. Still no Internet. I check the modem. It has power, the cables are secure. I'm pretty much at my wit's end (sometimes that's not a very long trip, you know?)
Finally I decide to shut everything down, including my power strip (the one where everything is plugged in). Turn it back on.
And my Internet connection is now working.
There are days when I could take a big stick and beat this system to death. The only thing stopping me is that overwhelming panic of being without my Internet fix. It just isn't a pretty thing at all.
But I will be attempting to re-connect the wireless network later today or tomorrow. I've this perfectly good laptop I'd like to use downstairs (if Wookie doesn't try climbing onto my lap when I'm holding it). So if you don't hear from me...well, say a prayer. For both me and my PC.