I know it’s a first world problem, but here at my place our own little world is in chaos. No proper internet connection for over 3 weeks, in fact, nearly an entire month! One company blaming the other for the issue – my internet providor is blaming the company that own and maintains the lines, and yep, you got it, the owner of the lines is blaming my internet provider! Exams about to hit – study time is so important, a Crop happening and me needing internet so badly for work! It’s all happening!!! I’ve been hotspotting my phone and blowing out my phone plan, just to get by on the absolutely necessary things I have to do, but working with image files tends to use a lot of data! I’ve organised little wifi portable modem for the kids to hook into, but the amount of data it holds means that if they watch a lecture on line, the data gets sucked up pretty quickly, but at least they could get to download some documents. We are in chaos! We depend so much these days on internet, and when it doesn’t work we assume it’s going to come back online in no time at all, but at our house we have been waiting for a fix for far too long. Multiple days in a row with nothing, then a connection for a few short hours, or even just minutes, and then it’s gone again. Our provider is blaming low voltage on the line – and they are sticking to that theory! Three technicians have been to look at the issue – and late yesterday I thought it was all fixed, but then I got up this morning, and nothing again. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time with exams and the p2P Scrap2Gift Crop.
I have to be glad though that I managed to get all my work done, and the website posts done for our Scrap2Gift Crop prior to the totally dead days that we were experiencing). While I wasn’t able to get on and comment on all the fabulous pages and gifts that everyone was sharing on our Facebook Page, I could see that people were enjoying themselves and everything we provided – and that made me happy. I have to be glad that there are others on the p2P team that were able to comment on all the great things that were being shared with us. I have to be glad that my kids actually didn’t have huge meltdowns about it – especially when they could see how stressed I have been trying to get answers and how many phone calls I’ve been on going round and round in circles, and it made them think about how to get around these problems by going to friends houses, or extra days and hours at university. I have to be happy that it really was just internet issues, and not power, water, food or natural disasters. We still have our home, our telephone line and the ability to hotspot from my phone (which I had never done before). But – going from unlimited broadband, to a limit of 2GB was a big difference – needless to say, I have blown out my phone plan by a lot of $$$$. Hoping that when I wake up tomorrow – the internet will be working and our issues are magically resolved, my provider will refund all the money I’ve spent – and if not – maybe it’s time for a new provider and maybe forking out more $$$ to get cable, oh the joys of having to change everything from emails to subscriptions to banking accounts – everything! We are so dependent on www.
Content used: Peppermint Creative: Techo Geek Kit, Hey Dude (Alpha Set). Clone tool used on “the great internet crash” embellishment to insert Internet.Cutting tool used on the Alpha set as each letter is individual keyring style tags, which I love but for this layout I wanted a keyboard look.