I came home from work today to half of my house not functioning. I had stopped at the grocery store and their power was out. I was not surprised when my own house power was wonky and my internet connection was down I live down the street from the grocery store.
I had to reset the breaker for my washer and dryer. After a bit, the internet started to somewhat come back up. My computer, older and not as happy as it used to be does not always handle rapid change. I rebooted it and when it came back it couldn't see the internet.
At the same time my phone could not switch over to the house WiFi. Irritated, I sent my husband a message to inform him that the house was down. He is in Sweden, building a data center site which is part of his job. He travels a lot.
Onto trouble shooting the problems. I went and checked the server rack. I have one in my garage. It has three servers in it, a switch, a wireless router, and some more magical things.
My husband is a DNS admin and the setup in my house is not simple. However, from the outside I can trouble shoot basic problems. After I did everything I knew and nothing would resolve he told me that he believes it is a software issue and he will have to fix it from his computer.
His computer is six feet away from me. It might as well be in Sweden with him. It would, in fact, be better off in Sweden with him because he could fix whatever broke because the power went out in his program.
Instead, I am in the internet Junkie's second worst nightmare. I have my phone still so it is not the worst nightmare and my computer still works meaning I can read, write, and play my offline games.
Where does that leave me?
I'll still write. I have my phone after all. I have plenty of things to write about. I can watch my Eve projects grind to a halt.
I can still do my CSM stuff. I can answer eve-mails. I can just not sit and chat in the evenings with everyone as I love to do. I have such good discussions in the evenings. If the CSM has given me anything it is more awesome people to hang out with.
I'm comfortable with my internet addiction. Some people will say to me that this is the perfect time to go an do other things. I will roll my eyes. I am happy with what I do. I have a rather planned, life and I spend my time doing the things that I want to do.
I travel. I go out occasionally, but I am a happy homebody. I am not an extrovert and I often think of curling up in my huge reading chair and vegging out for the day. My main outside thing is swimming (my main form of exercise) and riding my motorcycle. The weather has been to hot, humid and awful for me to even enjoy going out on my bike so far this summer.
And as for being mad at my husband? Well, irritated? Yes. Mad? No. And it turned out that was a good thing because by his computer he meant his laptop and when he got back to his hotel we started working through everything. It involves a lot of pictures. These are the times I love technology. He tells me what to do, I do it and send him a picture. He confirms what I did and I do the step. I learn quickly and normally can repeat whatever he wanted once he shows me the first time. That means each time we have a problem it goes faster.
I have an hour before I need to go to bed to get up. It is three in the morning in Sweden and he to has to get some sleep. We will work on it tomorrow and he said that he has a backup plan if we cannot bring it back on line without him here. He told me he was a bit annoyed that I thought he didn't have a backup plan. Well, he has never discussed it with me!
Now you know my marital woes. Is this over sharing?
Such was my evening. I'll push through replying to comments and such. Expect an even greater level of typos and mistakes as I type my posts on my phone. Hopefully we fix this tomorrow.
If you can't wait to talk to me in game on gtalk I am ChellaRanier@gmail.com and for Skype I am sugar_kyle. Thankfully this did not happen last week!