Monday, November 24, 2008

Goose Egg

I have a big old goose egg on my forehead from banging my head against the computer.

The SECOND that both girls were down for their nap today, I was on the phone with Verizon. In order for them to help fix the laptop, I needed to plug the laptop into an ethernet cable. Except, um, the ethernet cable is plugged into the non-wireless capable desktop that is located in the room where Esther sleeps? And she was napping? And no way in hell was I going to wake her up? Except they couldn't fix it any other way?

Yeah, once again, cue the theme music from Mission Impossible. I army crawled into her room (not so easy), stretched under the desk and around the back of the computer, and unplugged the ethernet cable. Then I had to crawl out and pull the Ethernet cable under the rug and into the hallway. She didn't wake up - hallelujah!

24 minutes later the problem was solved, but during the course of the conversation I realized that the past 4 days I could have been using the laptop while sitting on my a.s.s on the couch IF ONLY I HAD FIGURED OUT THAT I COULD HAVE BEEN USING THE ETHERNET CABLE ALL ALONG. WHICH IS EXACTLY THE WAY WE USED TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET BEFORE WE HAD WIRELESS.

But who cares, because I am taking the afternoon off because I worked my a.s.s. off all weekend doing laundry (I promise, step by step post coming soon of how I fixed my own washer).

yummmm, on the couch with a diet coke and the lap top. Mmmmmm good.


Marya said...

Sounds great. Enjoy.

Rachel et Natalie said...

what a super mom
and you fixed the washing machine - wooooow, you're simply amazing!

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