Monday, January 09, 2017
Long Distance Internet Epidemic
Percy: This is Rusty. He's a bit daffy.
Rusty: I am not daffy.
Percy: Than why were you licking water off the windows this morning? By the time Jan grabbed the camera, you were making biscuits in your bed.
Rusty: It was freezing cold outside. It was somewhat warmer inside. Therefore, there was water on the windows in front of the desk. The window was closer than the water bowl in the kitchen.
Percy: As I said, Rusty is a bit daffy, but that does make sense.
Merci: We've been absent quite a bit this week. First the t-storm on Monday, then our internet went out Wednesday afternoon till Thursday morning.
Cyndi: And then our internet went out again from Saturday afternoon until Sunday morning. Mr. Doug's internet went out too. There was an epidemic.
Merci: An epidemic is an outbreak of disease.
Cyndi: Well, there were a lot of humans breaking out in dis-ease over the lack of internet!
Percy: And worse.
Rusty: What could be worse?
Percy: There was no long distance service either. Local only. Landlines and cell phones. Not that we have a cell.
Merci: It's been strange around here this past week and it hasn't just been our phone / DSL provider having problems. Our internet came back on yesterday morning but Mr. Don from Jan's church lost his until the afternoon.
Cyndi: So if we disappear again, we hope we will be able to return before spring. Or tomorrow. Whichever comes first.
Rusty: Tomorrow will come first.
Cyndi: But when Jan called support, she was told this might persist intermittently until the problem is fixed, so if the problem returns, spring might arrive sooner than tomorrow.
Percy: This confusion is giving me a headache. Why can't we just say we'll be here unless we aren't?
Merci: You just said that.
Percy: Good. My brain needs a nap.
Cyndi: There's a rivulet of water running down the bottom right window pane if you're still thirsty, Rusty.