Well, to start off with some good news, we finally have our network set up in the house. I have not been able to work on my home PC for over a month. Trouble and I had quite lost our patience about it. Trouble just could not understand why if his computer was set up and on, he could not get to nickjr.com. While I have been able to make due with my computer at work and using Blackstone's at home, it is quite a relief to have mine online again. My digital camera is full of pictures that need to be downloaded, the bills are everywhere because my desk wasn't set up. I haven't been able to charge my ipod because I only have a cable that jacks to a USB port and I didn't want to jack it into Blackstone's because he's got his own whole music set up. Now, I can finally get organized.
I could have attempted to set up the network myself, but it's just so much easier to have someone else do it. I have had so much trouble with wireless signals not reaching, not being able access shared folders, and I have no idea how to do it correctly with security setup so anyone in the neighborhood with a wireless card can't get in. Not to mention I'm generally trying to figure things out with two kids running, screaming and possibly trying to climb out the windows. (I managed to fix the safety doohickeys on their windows last night. They were quite jammed, even once I sprayed them down with WD-40 and I caught my thumb nail while trying to adjust it and bent the nail over backwards. Did you know you could bend your nail over completely backwards without it breaking off? It actually stuck like that and I had to flip it back. It still hurts like hell and is purple.)
Now that my computer's set up I figure I'll charge my ipod which I haven't been able to do for over a month. But of course this is my life, so nothing happens without a bunch of snags. Turns out that when I went to charge my ipod, it is now broken. It's giving some weird battery/thunderbolt graphic. Won't turn on, won't charge. It worked before we moved?!! Anyone with any insight on this, please chime in. Now I need to find the box with all the ipod instructions. Great, something else I have to look for.
And like most people these days I have several email addresses, specifically four that I'm actually using for different purposes. My email with cox was not working when I turned on my computer today. I don't use this address for much and haven't checked it while my computer's been off line. And today the Enter Your Password box comes up and I can't get to my email account. So I call cox who informs me that my email address now has a number 3 at the end of it and the original one I used to have is locked up for some reason. There's no trace of it ever being on my account. Now, though I don't use this email often, I do have it registered in places and there are people who use it. And no, I'm not crazy, I know what my email address is and I've had it for years, eight years if I remember correctly. But now that it no longer belongs to me and is locked up, a supervisor has to unlock it and that can take up to 24 hours. So, with any luck the email address that has belonged to me for eight years and for some bizarre reason was taken away should be mine again tomorrow.
I figure I'll be wild today and while I'm getting my technology back on track I'll set up my answering machine. Any of you who have been leaving messages for me in my cox voice mail that I never requested and don't want are out of luck. I had that removed today. Why is it that this company took away a service I wanted and gave me one I didn't? Great service they provide, truly. Anyway, so I set up my answering machine and now the fax machine won't pick up. We've got two separate numbers with a ring mate for the fax machine. Now I pull out the instruction manual for the fax machine, which thankfully I was able to locate, and start trying to figure out why all the calls go to one machine or the other and aren't being designated to the appropriate machine. This had been working fine at the old place. Half an hour later I've gotten nowhere. I get back on the phone with cox and discover that my ring tones are not setup correctly, whatever that means. And you guessed it . . . it will take 24 hours to fix it.