Wow, that was crazy. It feels like I have been away forever. It has been so long since we chatted and boy I have missed you all. I had a little forced break from social media and most things cyberspace related. You see we signed up for the new NBN Sky Muster thingy – which
promises may provide faster internet speeds and just a better online experience in general. Oh god, who am I kidding, I have no idea what the hell it means but I was sure as heck not going to miss out. And of course I didn’t, turns out we were the 6th home to have it installed in.
Our technician arrived last Tuesday to pull out the old service and install the new hardware/satellite dish/modem. Now because it is all so new there was a slight glitch and perhaps a breakdown in communication and it turns out that our old service should not have been removed until our new service was up and running. This was no one in particulars fault, I guess just ironing out the wrinkles really. So come Tuesday we had no internet. Well, we did have our company office internet but that has a whole 2GB of data allowance per month so between us and the school room that would have lasted about 3 days.
I spent the next few days trying to contact Activ8me – 3 days of “You are caller number… 92… the wait time is one… hundred and thirty two minutes, for a call back press 1” – of course I would choose the call back option but I couldn’t very well sit by the phone for the next 3 hours waiting, I had lawns to mow,
fish to feed, nails to paint and other outdoor jobs that needed attending to. Actually the lawns keep me busy for pretty much 2 whole days.
Then I remembered I had friends in high places… the email address of a kind man at NBN Co in Sydney so I took it to the top my friends. One little email to my old mate Gavin and bam… they were onto it. No job is too hard. I just sat back and waited. That was Friday afternoon and by lunch time today I was back online. I walked past the router and just happened to notice that the light was no longer flashing… I WAS ONLINE! Bombs away people, I was back in the land of the living.
I don’t think the world ended while I was missing but I do feel like I have missed a lot. I have so much to tell you. We have had Barkly Women’s Day, a week in town for Home Tutor Seminar, Harry has been away on camp for a week at Magnetic Island, I have
read listened to way to many books about hiking and now feel I could tackle everest. But that is a whole other story.
Now, Mr Chardy pretends that he isn’t interested in my blog and could care less about readership but lately all I hear him say is “Oh well, that’s it then, you’ve lost your readership” ….. “You haven’t blogged for so long, they will have all left”. Please help me prove him wrong and that you are not just fair weather friends and you are true cyber buddies!!!! Please say hello and show me that you have stuck it out and stayed true to this crazy lady from bum truck nowhere who lives under a rock most of the time.
How have you been anyway? What’s been going down in your part of the world? Have any of my friends started a podcast? Yes – I am looking at you Have a Laugh on Me and Kirsten & Co … tomorrow I will be checking it out. Whats been going down in cyber town folks?
So my friends, hang in there and stay tuned. I am back online!