I received the terrible news this morning while I was still in bed. “The internet is down,”said Akemi.
“Did you try rebooting?”I asked.
When she told me she had, I didn’t think much of it. There have been countless times where I have had to act as IT guy for her various computer issues. Granted, the depth of my repertoire consists of asking her to reboot and, if that doesn’t work, hopping on google, but it has sufficed in the past. And so, I assumed, it would this time as well. Until I rolled over to check my phone and realized…
The internet was down!
I jumped out of bed and unplugged, then plugged in the router. Nothing!
I texted Ivon to find out if he was experiencing trouble with his wireless. HIS wireless was fine! WTF??? We have the same internet provider!
So I called our internet provider and was informed they were aware of the problem and it was a service issue. I pointed out that my friend, who lives in the same building, has experienced no problems with HIS internet. Their response was the equivalent of a half-hearted shrug and a “What can you do?” Still, they assured me that their crack team was working on it and that my internet access would be restored…
IN 24 TO 48 HOURS!!!
Holy Hell! I may as well be on Mars or in the middle of the Sahara or my mom’s place in Montreal!
I tell ya, there’s nothing like being cut off from the rest of humanity to really make you take stock in things like life’s capricious nature and that script rewrite you’ve got to deliver before week’s end.
Well, tomorrow I am off for my annual physical. I’ll be getting pinched, prodded, and bled after which they will test my physical endurance by making me run (for the first since we knocked over that liquor store back in 2016!). I will have to submit a three day food journal that Akemi has forced me to answer truthfully (“Hey! Where’s your afternoon lattes?!!!) and then demonstrate such feats of physical prowess as my inability to touch my toes or stand on one foot with my eyes closed.
Wish me luck!