I got home from work tonight and got on the computer to check my email only to discover the Internet connection was not working. Boo. Hiss. I tried the normal disconnecting the cord from the modem trick...three times. No such luck. So I broke down and called the 800 number. Not my favorite thing to do because I normally cannot answer the basic questions. I mean, past the idea that I pay for Internet, I'm pretty clueless. For instance, "Is your modem plugged into a splitter?" I dunno. I was convinced it wasn't. I was wrong. After chasing the wire, not to the wall, but to a splitter, I admitted my error. The guy's solution: It must be a faulty splitter. I was showing a week signal but I was offline. "Try hooking the wire directly into the wall", he says. "Temporarily?" I ask (since we get our TV reception from that same jack, I was a little disgruntled. But I tried it. Unplugged the modem again. I could see the computer searching for Internet. And then, the magic five bars with no exclamation mark. "I think it's working" I tell him as I click on the Internet icon. "No, you're still offline," he says. "Ummm...but I'm looking at a website right now." "Are you sure?" he asks. Really? I may not be technology savvy, but even I know when a website is staring me in the face. "Yep. I'm pretty sure. I can even access other websites." "Hmmm...I must be looking at the wrong apartment number because I'm still showing you offline." :) Well, thanks? with a little bit of a question at the end. After I hung up, I decided to take a gamble that my splitter was working just fine. And guess what? I was right. But my Internet is working and that is all that matters. And I feel a little bit smarter!
Let's see. I am in my thirties and single. I love spending time with my family, friends, reading, playing games, and spectating (but not playing) sports. I was born in Illinois, raised in Georgia, and went to graduate school in Texas. I now live back in Illinois. I work at an agency doing in-home therapy with kids and their families. I attend Bethany Baptist Church and work with AWANA, volunteer in the nursery, and am active in the Career class. My favorite drink is Dr. Pepper (I even like Dr. Pepper Jelly Bellies). Winter is my favorite time of year and in the winter I love to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.