Monday, March 16, 2009
I Am Now Unplugged!
Last evening Becky and her husband Warren and daughter Chelsea came over. The main purpose normally would have been for fellowship as we really LIKE these people a lot. But seeing as how we had been at church with them from 9:30 in the morning until about 6:00 in the evening - Sunday school, morning service, fellowship meal, congregational meeting - we figured we had all seen enough of each other! hee hee.
However after we got home, we thought we had had such a great day, maybe they would like to come over for coffee! Then it occurred to me that maybe that genius, tech savvy Warren could possibly get my wireless connected for my laptop! Aha, genius moment on my own part!
See what I don't know about technology would fill a library or two...however when I bought our niece Jen's laptop, I was so clueless. I thought "it has wireless capability, she has it running wireless at her house, people use them all the time in public places such as Panera Bread....I should be able to use it with the wireless at home." I thought how awesome it would be to be able to blog, and cruise the internet from anywhere in my house or possibly outside!
We came home, I turned on the computer and voila! It couldn't connect. I went into the program to see how to get it connected...I had my son come try it. No luck...I was going to have to be tethered to the router box like an astronaut to the space shuttle.
I knew Warren could do it, but they were going on vacation in the next few days and I just couldn't ask him to take the time to come over and fix it up for me. I did not want to add stress....so I have been tethered. It has been fine, it still has allowed us to have several family members working online or on projects or games at the same time. Lindsay and Emily had fun sitting nearly side by side emailing each other and their cousin all evening, for several nights in a row! (don't let it be said that we don't know how to have some fun!)
Anyway....last night Warren graciously did whatever genius's do....lots of "do you have the user number for this" and such and in a very short amount of time he had accomplished the impossible for me! Well, I think it was a short time, I was drinking hot tea, eating popcorn and talking with Becky. But Tim and Warren seemed to be having a good time too, so everything was cool!
I don't know what kinds of things Warren's mother ate while expecting him, but whatever it was - Thank you Georgia!
And thanks Warren and Becky, for your genius and your precious hearts. We are so thankful for your friendship!