Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Relief # 2

Hooray hooray! My internet connection is back!

The thunder roared, the lightning flashed and I thought it must have burned out something in the box. So we drove all the way to Gigaherz where the Platonic ideal of a Nice Helpful Young Man Doubtless Called Erwann tested it and said, no, must be the server. So rather than waste the trip, petrol prices etc, we bought mountains of rockwool, plastic plumbing pipes and timber and bumped our way home again, where, when all was plugged back in again, everything returned. I can talk to you all again! Phew!

More joy in heaven...

6 comments:

marja-leena said...

Isn't it amazing and a bit shocking how reliant we've become on our internet connections!? And, what renovation project are you up to now? Seriously, for we have been at it for years, never seeming to finish.

Avus said...

How did we manage before the PC revolution?
Not quite the same sitting in one's study, at a desk, with quill pen and black ink, writing a neat and considered weekly letter to friends with the slow ticking of a clock for comany. (and the seed cake and glass of madeira at the elbow)
But even writing that paragraph gives me a sense of "temps perdu"

Zephyr said...

i run around and unplug everything i can think of in a thunderstorm...we live on a hill...and the computers are the first objects i run to.

Mike said...

There's practically nothing worse than losing ones internet connection--for whatever the reason.

Glad you are up and running again.

katydidnot said...

and you survived? seriously? i could not have.

Rosie said...

I was awoken yesterday by the same storm. I didnt know that you could get thunder and lightning and snow at the same time. Glad your server has come back to serve. Gigaherz is a wonderful place full of charming young men who have done such a good job of keeping my elderly computers rolling that they got a box of chocolates from me last year!