Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stir Crazy and Blocked

10 weeks. Ten weeks! That's how long it's been since I last had internet access at home. I'm shocked (and appalled) every time I actually try to comprehend the reality of it. Who in their right mind, having enjoyed the "benefits" of technology, would willingly put themselves in the position of being cut off from such a big part of their world?

Not me!! All I wanted to do was move to a (geographically and economically) better apartment. Who knew I would get caught up in the toils of what really feels like a third world telephony infrastructure?! Who knew I would become, among my friends and acquaintances, the poster-girl for the perils of "the Irish way" of doing things?

Finally today, after multiple false starts and outright misinformation from the various phone/broadband companies over the last several weeks, I found the one, single, discrete, UNO technical support person apparently in all Ireland who figured out where they had gone wrong and helped me find my way into the datastream again.

So, thank you Mr. Technical Support Man at Imagine! Thank you for actually returning my call after going off to figure out what the problem was. (The last guy never did). Thank you for picking up on the incomprehensible error your company had made. Thank you for saving my sanity!!

Now, if you could just help me recall all the wonderful ideas I had for posts to this blog over the past 2 months, I'd really appreciate it.


Coastal Aussie said...

Sounds like you've been through a very rough time, but I am glad you're back blogging again. I always look forward to reading your posts.

Sirmelja said...

Oh the pain! :-) Thanks for continuing to check back in with me Coastal Aussie. I really need to mirror you and start posting more pictures. Loved your pic of the little caterpillar-ish thing on your thumb!

N. said...

So glad you're back. Last night I checked in and I was on the verge of being rude by leaving a message on the last post, something like, "We're waiting...". :D

Sirmelja said...

Hah! Psyched you out, didn't I? Glad to hear you were on pins and needles :-)

Niamh Griffin said...

Welcome back! Glad you worked through the byzantine maze that is our communications system, it's hard to believe that people can do business here sometimes! Look forward to reading more of your adventures :)