Sunday, September 9, 2007


Yesterday was one of those days, not the kind that everything goes backwards but the kind where all of the stars and planets moved into alignment at the same time, the kind where all is right in the world. I was dreading it, did not want it to come. I even woke up very early and could not go back to sleep. I had to buy and install a new wireless base station so NK could get back on-line.

The buying part wasn’t bad, that’s not the part I dreaded, it was the installation part. You know, one of those 15 minute jobs that wind up taking 3 hours, bruised knuckles, words coming from your mouth that would make a sailor blush. Well, none of that happened. What you say? That’s right, I sat down, opened the package without hurting myself and set everything up.

One of the first things that may have helped was the fact that I opened the instructions and actually read them. The next thing that happened got me thinking that it must be my lucky day. The setup and install went just like they should, no surprises. I loaded the software on my old dog plugged everything thing in and clicked finish.

Then the damned thing asked me if I wanted to add another computer. Oh boy, I thought, here we go. So I clicked on yes and waited for the argument. It never came, just asked me if I had a spare Ethernet cable and if so could I please connect the new computer to the base station on a temporary basis using the cable. After that it was a snap, click click and done. I felt so good I decided to try to set my old dog up with the wireless card so I could go mobile. What did I have to lose after all? And guess what, with a little finesse, it now works so I too can go anywhere in the house I want.

Since all was right in the world, I went out and bought a quick pick lotto ticket, maybe it’s just my day.

P.S. No lotto win but I did get to watch some football, College football, Fresno State football, triple overtime. Alas, they lost but they took A&M for a ride.


sybil law said...

That is AMAZING. Congrats!

mielikki said...

I love days like that.
Too bad Fresno didn't win. . .

DaddyKaos said...

I feel even better now, according to a 60 minutes report, over 1/3 of the people that by a wireless base station return them because they are too complicated to install.