Where are you?
Dear Loved Ones,
My Internet went out!
I want to tell you it was a complicated thingamajig kerfuffle that made it all go kahplooey.
|Sorry to use such technical language. I'd have acted it all out with my new estate bundle of paperdolls but I still haven't gone through them all yet.|
But in truth late last night, after many calls and tests and everyone having a go at the normal things one tries and a technician being scheduled to come out to the house "sometimes between dawn and dusk on a day ending in y", Helen decided it was time to do something drastic. Something she has sworn she would never do, not even under duress.
|You went and picked out your own outfit, didn't you? You've been cautioned you might end up being chased my men with big nets if you did that, Helen!|
Nope. Helen.... cleaned behind the media cabinet.
|I hope you had a full staff of nurses standing by to revive you! (yes, these are the kinds of nurses I would have on hand, patient, attentive and - hey, look, a seagull!)|
Yeah. About that modem causing 'intermittent and unreliable' signals?
|Sending unreliable signals? Mind if I keep this number to see if they can someone out to fix that problem with my boyfriend?|
Um... yeah... well...
|Next stop, Dorkville, make yourself comfy while you settle in to eat your words.|
Helen will be calling the provider this morning to tell them not to come. Perhaps she will also suggest that when asking all those precisely guided, pointed and seemingly endless questions they might want to add: DO YOU HAVE A CAT?
|People don't HAVE cats. They SERVE cats. Get it right.|
In my defense if you saw Moxie Miss T you would NEVER guess she could get her body in that narrow of a space. But you would absolutely understand that if she tried, she'd knock some of the wires just loose enough to cause issues.
|You mean there was something Helen could have done better? Color me shocked!|
The point Helen is choosing to take away from this is: Never underestimate the determination of a cat wanting to get to a catnip toy stash and like all things in life, take time to attend to your connections in life.
|IOW - things are seldom black or white. But if they are, they better be as fabulous as this or why bother?|
It's not enough to just check in now and then or to trust appearances. Keeping communication lines open means sometimes you have to do the real work of clearing things out and making sure you have plugged in to your power source, not just barely hanging in.
Also, watch your cat. She may be sneakier than you think.