Post 1858: a day from 7734…


Such a day! I’ll spare you full details because my blood pressure already is maxed out, but it started with my Internet provider having some sort of catastrophic technical issues that wiped out the Internet in my area. You didn’t get my blog post at 2:00 AM, right? I’d already spent two-and-a-half hours trying to get the Internet, then calling the technical support to converse obscenely and with as many blasphemies as I could squeeze into a sentence while waiting for the automated technical support voice to shut up and give me a human.

After I returned home from dialysis, the chirpy automated voice told me the terrible outage was over and my Internet was now restored! Except it wasn’t. After another round of unpleasant automated conversation with me shouting loudly “Just give me a &%#!@ real human being, you stupid automated ^%#@& cow!” into the phone, I finally got a human being, who, I’m sure, realized I was pretty unhappy by the time she answered.

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“Yeah,” asked Dougy, “What else could go wrong?”


After lots of disconnecting this, waiting for lights on that, all of which I’d done several times already – I know the stupid routine – she established my router was toast, that I had to go down to the nearest of their offices and get the router replaced.

That done – and with several side adventures till things worked – I finally, at 1 PM, had Internet and could finish today’s post. I mean, what else could go wrong, aside from the vomit by the guest bedroom door that I think was Dougy’s contribution to my day?


Here’s what else could go wrong. I meant to take a photo and rotate it as necessary, but managed to get a GIF sequence instead. GIFs don’t rotate when you edit, just one photo out of the sequence of eight does. That’s what’s at the top of this post.  The uneditable GIF, though, is a bit mesmerizing….

P.S. This post will serve as today’s and tomorrow’s post. I need a break from the computer.