Yesterday is gone. And, good riddance. It started bad and it ended worse. You didn’t see me here because my Cox modem/router failed. They wanted $75 because I didn’t have customer care. Okay, okay. I have a good idea of what this gear costs.
But, when I said yes to having a technician visit, he or she couldn’t be scheduled for almost two weeks.
Uh, wait a minute.
Off I went to the store. The first modem didn’t do what it was supposed to do, so I traded it for another one. I had the COX gear for so long that I forgot that it is a combination modem and router.
Back to the store I went.
New router in hand, I thought, “ah ha, I’me done.”
You know the saying, “If you want to make God laugh tell Him your plans?” It turns out that also includes making modern digital things work properly.
I called a Cox online tech who was helping me through the installation. It turns out two techs didn’t know what they were doing. Sure, my main machine — this one — was working. Somewhat. Safari couldn’t load a lot of websites, including WordPress. However, I had no signal to our televisions or our phones.
Luckily, there was a shouting mach on celestial television. When that was done I watched the end of a bad football game. And, finally Perry Mason and The Twilight Zone.
I went to sleep early. Midnight. Normally that would mean I’d wake up around 5am. For some reason I slept until 9am.
During that long sleep I had a dream. In it I figured out how to make every work. Maybe.
It came to me that it had to be the router since nothing but the main machine was getting signal. I Googled around for Linksys and found their website. It turns out that they have an app for my phone. I downloaded that, followed step by step instructions and, ALL JOY.
I do have to adjust each machine’s settings but I expected that.
You know how I say that we should let our pictures marinate? Maybe we should do that with all seemingly complicated issues.
Just a thought.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, er, in front of the porch, who’s the best photographer of them all?
Not me, that’s for sure.
I resurrected this picture from the scrapheap of time. I liked it t the time, but I didn’t share it.
Now I am.
I was walking around The Bywater, which is a realtor’s name. It’s really just a section of the 9th Ward.
I stumbled on this scene. I couldn’t believe my luck… until there was almost nothing to show in the mirror’s reflection.
I did what I could and called it good.
You would have seen another picture today, but it got lost in digital space. Likely, you’ll see it tomorrow.
Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wash your hands. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Look after each other.