This has been a HELL week for the Internet!!!! When I got to work on Tuesday, I had every intention of getting on the Internet and join in the fun on the SITS site. They were giving a prize away every hour and I was going to be a part of it. I went on my Explorer and clicked on my blog and a big white screen pop-up; "WARNING!!!!! THIS SITE HAS BEEN BLOCK BY (my corporation)" and then it said it in French (stupid Canadian corporate office!!) So, I can't access anything at work!!! What am I going to do all day?? My job??
On Wednesday, I got home and RAN to the computer (pushing children out of the way) and signed on...NOTHING!!!! We had no Internet connection!!! Matt came home and tried to call, but it was late and he couldn't get through to anyone. No Internet at all on Wednesday night.
On Thursday, Matt called and it turns out that when we set up the automated paying option, they didn't think we were serious and they didn't take their money. He fixed the glitch with the company (the woman apologized quite a bit for the misunderstanding) When he asked when we were going to have service back, she said that she could guarantee it for 10AM Friday morning.
FRIDAY MORNING???!!!!! Did she not understand that I have responsibilities to my readers??? What was I suppose to do on Thursday night??? She wasn't sympathetic to the cause.
On Fridays, I have to get to work at 6AM in order to be able to pick Em up from school at 3:30. Today, while fighting a touch of the stomach flu, I was also meeting Matt's mom at Kohl's for the "Vivi hand-off" and to do a little shopping. But first I came home to pick up my checkbook, I clicked on my Internet icon and waited...and waited...and NOTHING!!!! STILL NO INTERNET!!!!! I cried, I really did!! I text Matt while I am on my way to Kohl's and he tells me that I have to call, but I have to be in front of the computer and I have to do it by 6 in order to have service back tonight. I CAN'T POSSIBLY GET HOME BY 6!!!! WHY DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING????!!!!
Without getting into too much detail, there was an "incident" at Kohl's involving me and Matt's aunt. Words were said, merchandise was thrown and as luck would have it, I was home by 5:30!! I called AT & T right away.
Now, I was fresh off an ugly fight with that woman (Matt's evil Aunt) and I was ready to go a couple of more rounds with AT&T. As it turns out, I didn't have to. I got Warren...ahhh Warren!!! He patiently spent 40 minutes with me while he walked me through a bunch of screens, never criticizing, never sighing, he was just full of love and kindness. After it was all over, I HAD INTERNET!!!!!! Here's my text message to Matt telling him the good news:
Me: "Me and Warren fixed the Internet!!!!"
Matt: "Is Warren your new friend at AT&T?"
Me: "Warren is the man who ROCKS my world who just happens to works at AT&T!! He is the father of my future children even though I suspect he lives in India and doesn't feel the same way about me."
Matt: "LMAO!!" "You're a nut!!"
Me: "Don't hate, just be happy for Warren and me."
So, there you have it, my own Christmas miracle!!
All of Warren and my children.