Thursday January 25, 2018

I want to thank everyone for support on my diary page. What a wonderful group of people out there in cyber land.

As you all know, Bob handled all the tech stuff. Of course, this week while Al was up here we started having connection issues. For the two years we’ve lived up here our provider has had very few problems on their end. We had some issues for a while getting things set up when we moved in but between Bob and SkyBest things have been running fine.

I gave Al the number Monday to call them to make sure they were not having problems. Yesterday afternoon, back here in town, I called them to see what I needed to do to change the contact info and report the problem. We did manage to get the D-Link TV router reconnected to the TV but the red light was still on. I had no problem with the internet connection but Al could not connect to our Wifi.

This morning I went to the gym then stopped by SkyBest. Once she changed everything she called the tech folks for me, explained the situation, and said someone would be out. Sure enough Justin showed up at 11:20. He has been here before when we had a problem. He looked things over, did a few things, then unplugged the D-Link connector box from the outlet and plugged it back in. HA! TV and Wifi now reconnected. Now I know how to handle that problem.

I prepared three kits to go out. It’s sunny today and 42 but windy. I could not stand the dried salt on the car any longer and went out to wash the car. I have a load of laundry to fold and some more phone calls to make.

Staying busy keeps me going.

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2 Responses to Thursday January 25, 2018

  1. DadCooks says:

    Thanks for the report Barbara. Glad you had a good experience with your internet provider. The first thing I ever do when you have an internet problem is unplug the modem and the router, then wait a minute, plug them back in and wait as the modem re-syncs. So now you too are an expert.

    Continuing prayers and best wishes for you, please given Colin a big hug for me.

    Peace and strength.

  2. Jenny says:

    You’ve absorbed more of the tech stuff than you may realize. Glad you got it handled today.

    Most of my close friends were widowed in their late thirties, early forties. Each experienced their grief differently but there were a few commonalities. They were (and are) all strong willed independent minded intelligent people whose husband was their best friend. Each were pretty solid the first month of their loss. After the first month the support system that had been so supportive that first month relaxed, even as the shock of loss wore off. Months 2-6 seemed to be the hardest to get through.

    All mentioned independently that at times they had to take their days thirty seconds at a time. I’m not sure if I can comprehend that, but I believe it to be true as I heard it frequently.

    Each also mentioned major decisions they’d wished they’d held off on in that first year.

    Grief and loss never leave us. You don’t ‘get over’ losing someone. What you do do is improve your ability to acknowledge the grief and continue forward.

    You are in my thoughts. Robert was a great human.

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