Sunday, March 20, 2011

SOLS 20 of 31

My laptop is set to automatically connect to the internet and Pandora Radio automatically loads when there is an internet connection. So I was a little perplexed this evening when I booted up my computer and music didn't start playing. I checked the connection and saw that I wasn't connected to the internet. I checked the modem. The DSL light was flashing and the internet light was off. Darn. I flipped the switch to reset it. Nothing changed. Darn. The internet was down.

I was discouraged. It had been a lousy afternoon and I was feeling down about a number of things. I still had laundry to do and papers to mark. And my slice of life to write. How was I going to get it posted for today. We went through dinner and after putting away the left overs I sat down with my correcting and my husband prepared to get into the shower.

"Oh." He suddenly said.
"Honey," he came into my office. "Did you check the connection on the modem? I moved some wires when I was vacuuming earlier."

We went back into the living room and I got down on the floor under his computer desk. Sure enough, the phone and modem had come unplugged from the jack. I plugged it back in and wiggled it around a bit to make sure it would stay. Wallah! The internet was back. What a relief!


  1. Oh, those pesky wires. Maybe someday computers AND the internet will work just like our electricity. I'm glad your day was saved!

  2. Aren't you glad that the solution was so easy?