The problem started yesterday morning. When I tried to get online after breakfast I got an error message telling me our home network wasn't available. Son Donald did some moving-around of wires and determined we could still surf the Web by going downstairs and plugging the computer directly into the ethernet cable. Mid-afternoon that stopped, too. (We get our service through the cable company. The TV still works.)
All day I wandered around like a lost soul. I checked emails on my phone a couple of times. However, I have a small phone data plan because I count on using the network in the house. There wasn't anything urgent enough to drive to a coffee shop for free WiFi, but I missed checking in on blogs and websites.
This morning, with no ability to access the Internet I finished all my To Dos quickly. I decided to go to work early and use my laptop with their WiFi. I put the computer in a tote bag, then added my lunchbox and some other necessities and left for the day.
Traffic was light. I got to the mall 45 minutes before I had to clock in at the Customer Service desk and set up in an area with a hotspot. It was SO satisfying to be able to access the Internet! Time flew, and before I knew it I had to go to work. I had a chance to use the computer a couple of times during my shift, and at the end of the day I checked the Internet once more. After I hit the 'Publish' button for this post I packed everything up and left the mall.
The cable company is coming out tonight. I hope they're able to fix the problem so I don't have to go through the same procedures tomorrow!
Five years ago today: Bingo!