Sunday, August 6, 2017

This has been a weird time

The first ingredient in conversation is truth;
the next, good sense;
the third, good humour;
and the fourth, wit.
           Sir William Temple


Do not let the title scare you off. It has been a weird time but also an enlightening time ever since my internet has been next to non-existent. Also, Mother Nature with her weather around here obviously does not think haying season is as important as we believe it is.

Let us first talk about the weather. There was rain, fog, the sun and more rain and then cold. That would be all in one day. Yes, does that sound like haying weather to anyone out there?


We did, however, get a few days so My Hero did get some hay done. It seems he is on his own again this year as far as my help goes. We do have a special rake driver who makes our life easier. Thank you, Sir.


My darn back “she ain’t what she used to be”. I need to take care of it so that is what I am doing. It may not be great timing but it is what it is. I do however still take photos of the work being done around here, and then write about it. So maybe we could say I am haying but in a very different way.  Maybe, “Productivity is in the eye of the beholder.”

With my sporadic access to the World Wide Web (WWW) at first, I was frustrated and I have to admit a bit angry. Our service provider did promise that this problem could be fixed with a quick visit from a technical person. That actually had me think that I would be back online in no time at all. Wrong. Apparently, there are many people having WWW technical problems so I was put on a list. A very long list, I have to tell you.

The realization that there would be no Skype, which honestly still bothers me the most, had me very sad. There are very special people on the other end and with no access only meant phone calls. We are making due. My imagination does help in that area.


There was also no way to tell my Blogger family and friends who I have conversed with for six years, where I was, or what I was up to. Although it is funny that my Facebook page worked but there were no photos. When a photo appeared from a friend I did get to like it. I actually posted a couple of small photos when I could. There was absolutely no rhyme or reason to the way my service would be there, then gone just as quick. Frustration set in, then an eye opening discovery. I could turn this around.


I dove into projects that had needed attention around here. Those ones that I had ignored because I was too involved with the WWW now had my undivided attention. These projects had sat around and waited till a lost signal bounced around to look for a way to connect to the WWW for this farm girl. A farm girl who was already a procrastinator and found that the whole WWW thing did not help that fact one little bit. Oh yes, my friends, there was much time spent parked in front of the computer and sometimes completely oblivious to what was going on just feet away. Now, I know what can be accomplished while not connected. It was a real world I had forgotten. Oh yes, things have been done. Good things, no, great things. More posts on that if, and when I can get back here on the WWW.

I have no idea why I am telling you all, or any of this, and honestly, have no idea if you will read this blog post. Well, at least till my internet server sends someone to fix the problem. Possibly, I am sitting in a good friend’s driveway borrowing her signal (hope her neighbour does not phone the police) then sending this off into the WWW. She offered, and I may have taken her up on it.I guess it is somewhat like borrowing a cup of sugar in the old days.


If you are reading this, I either borrowed my friend’s signal or possibly my own signal found its lost way, long enough for me to bore you with these details. Hope you are all well. I will be back.


Later

25 comments:

  1. It worked!

    Love the photos. So, you take care of that huge farm and all those cattle...wow. Hard work is good for the soul!

    Welcome "back."

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  2. Great thoughts indeed, sometimes things happen for a reason. Enjoyed the random details, honest and down to earth as it comes. Nice photos and thanks for sharing. Greetings!

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  3. I read it and I liked it and you are describing me. I am addicted to the internet and blogging.. and the house shows it.. I live in a city so even when mine acts up, I can go to several places with internet access, the YMCA and the hospital, just about any public building here has it from resturants to tire kingdom. yes I do use it at tire kingdom while waiting.

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  4. Oh how frustrating......they get us used to the service and then it goes belly up. I hope everything gets back to normal soon.

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  5. Not bored in the slightest. I hope it is your own wwww come home to you - and look forward to any post you care to share.

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  6. We have only one internet provider in our area and they are unreliable, to say the least!! They have terrible customer service and wanted us to pay for a new line ($5,000) when it wasn't our fault. After our lawyer got involved they dropped the suit. We have no other choice but them. *sigh* I feel your pain. I hope it gets better. We are still our here when you return. Be well.

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  7. I have missed your posts, but I thought it was my fault. Since January 2017, I have neglected my own Wetcreek blog and keeping up with blog friends. If you have gotten into Instagram, I am over there now. (Wetcreek) Good to read your post, Buttons. ❣️Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  8. hey, you are real to me wether you are connected to www or not... farming depends more on the wether than www and that's a fact.
    I'm glad you have some good sharing neighbours and i'm glad that you got some hay in. It was so dry here after a wet spring but we got rain last night and thunder storms with lighting that I just wasn't aware of since I was sleeping and just too tired.

    Wishing you some decent haying weather.
    Hugs, Julia

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  9. You probably won't get this, but I truly understand. I am hooked on my internet. I love being able to access recipes or look for ideas with the swipe of a finger. Good luck with your access.

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  10. It's nice to see a post from you, I didn't know you were having WWW troubles, I just assumed you were really busy with farm work. Hope it all gets sorted out soon.

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  11. We have been having a lot of problems with our internet since February. Finally, last week, they put up a new tower and said the problem should be fixed. So far so good. We shall see. And when I lived in town I would take my laptop to a coffee shop or a fast food place and use their wifi. It would be my "break time". It was actually more structured and I got a lot more done, as you are talking about. Once we get used to wifi it's hard to live without it. Sorry you are still having back problems. Sometimes I think it's a sign that we are supposed to be doing something else!

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  12. Ps. The weather in our town has been awful. We have had storms, tornadoes (not long ago four in one day), flooding, and now it's turned into fall like weather.

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  13. I understand totally, Buttons! Our cell coverage is only able to make calls or internet in one or two places in the house. Otherwise one must be outside to make a call. Our internet provider is not real fast, and when there is bad weather, we often lose signal (radio based www.) Thus I understand your problems and frustrations. I hope your www problems get fixed soon!

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  14. I think this WWW thingy has taken over my life.
    Ready to close it down and go back to the old ways.
    (Probably not . . . BUT . . . stuff needs attention around here too.)
    (Not HAY either.)
    Guess I will get busy, it's a Monday, first I need to look at your pics!
    Take care of that back my friend . . .

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  15. Miss B,
    Technology is a great thing, when it works. I hope you can get back up and running soon.

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  16. Soooooooooooooo great to hear from you dear lady!!! Yes,l this internet "thing" is a blessing and a curse. I'd probably be shocked if I truly knew how much of my time it takes. But it is wonderful to keep up with others. Blessings from Missouri!

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  17. I'm sorry your haying season has been such a headache! (or two, or three!) I'm glad you have a helper for your Hero...our backs just aren't what they used to be! You need to take care, my friend!! I'm sure it's tough to be so far away from your special people...hopefully your WWW gets fixed soon!

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  18. Glad to see this post, and I do hope your server problems are fixed. Sorry to hear about your back, hope you are doing better soon.

    Happy August ~ FlowerLady

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  19. Yes! Had to be so frustrating...at least you found a way to reach us. That last photo is quite amazing!!!!!

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  20. Great to know you're doing great! Hang in there with the technology... they'll get ya figured out!!!

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  21. So good to hear from you! If I didn't have access to my work computer, I would be in the same straits as you. It is interesting, isn't it, how much more we can get done without the distraction caused by the WWW? That being said, I do hope yours it back up and running soon so we can hear from you more often!

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  22. I was without internet access at home for a month almost 2 years ago now. I hated it, but, in the end, I got a new provider and it's been better since then. I hope both your back and your internet are better soon!

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  23. We've been having issues from Ma Bell lately...ours keeps dropping and nobody seems to know why. We've already had 4 techs come and they did everything including replacing old lines, but it's not what it used to be that's for sure! Glad to know the update and the photos are really pretty, especially the foggy one!

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  24. Miss B,
    Technology is a great thing, when it works. I hope you can get back up and running soon.


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  25. That must be so frustrating. It is so good to hear from you. We have apple iPhones and can use FaceTime instead of Skype. Its much better. So if you have iphones try it.

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