Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Wi-fi

So, first thing Monday morning, our wi-fi router wasn't working. No internet access. Not on the laptops, not on the phones.

This didn't bother me so much, as I had off-line things to do, but it had a great impact on my children.

This is pretty much what the scenery looked like by Monday night:

Fortunately for my distraught kids (the boy was just as bad) The Amazing Techno-Dad got the router up and running late last night.

Order and smiles were restored.

My kids don't remember a time when we didn't have Internet, and hardly remember before we had wi-fi Internet.

At least the girl put her off-line time to good use (after the wailing) by writing some fiction. :)


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  1. Hahahaha! I played my kids a sound clip I found (online) of what it sounded like when the dial up internet was, well, dialing up. They covered their ears and ran from the room. They don't remember before we had high speed, but we've only had wi-fi for a few years ;) (And yes, when there's a problem with ours, it's Dad to the rescue.)

    1. I try to explain to the kids about how we used to have to hand-code in all our programs, and how the data cassettes sounded.

      They give me the 0_0 -_- 0_0 face.

  2. For the record, I do write and do offline things even when the wifi is available. It's just that I'm so used to the wifi being there if I need it, you know? Guess I'm spoiled, lol. I have the best dad ever. :)

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    1. I know, right???? I put on a brave face, but I was pretty devastated myself....

  4. I saw a picture yesterday of a restaurant that had a sign out front: No WiFi have a conversation with your friends and family, look around, enjoy the sights and smells. I loved it! My daughter and son-in-law text each other from inside their house from different rooms, CRAZY!

    1. I saw a note that had me laughing. When friends go out to dinner, they pile their cell phones face down in the middle of the table. The first one to check their phone has to buy dinner for the group. :)

    2. Now, that is a wonderful idea! My broke son-in-law would be paying every time!

  5. That is just TERRIBLE!! ;) I'm laughing at the pictures. Love it.

  6. You and me too, Susan!! And I remember those annoying dial-ups, Jolene!! It's not only Heather that is spoiled (LOL) - I think we all are.

    I'm not a cell phone user as I spend a lot of time at home, have toll-free land line service, don't like texting, am retired, live alone, have both a laptop and desktop computer and a tablet, so just have no need for the added expense of a smart phone when I am out and use a cell phone so infrequently that I use a prepaid cell plan. I think the idea of putting the cell phones in the middle of the table is a great one, it annoys me when people are so glued to their phones that you can't enjoy eating/spending time with them.

    I will have to admit that I spend quite a bit of time online, watching very little TV, and I am not a "happy camper" when my computer/laptop is down (or my printer, mine quit working last week - bought a new one a couple of days ago).

    1. I'm new to the smart phone and texting. I forget I have the technology until someone texts me. :)


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