Late yesterday evening, my internet randomly started working again. Morgan discovered it, since I’d long since given up on it. There’s something wrong with the way they have the satellite signal set, and also something wrong with my modem–which they were supposed to replace last time, and I thought they did, but apparently they didn’t. I’m not sure how long I’ll be online today–I actually cancelled my satellite internet service after the technician called me, scheduled for an appointment between noon and 5, and informed me that he would be out to my house at 1:30 a.m. Coincidentally, that’s usually when I’m sleeping. I called the internet provider and they were, to their credit, dismayed about their technician and agreed to let me cancel my service without any termination charges. It’s time to try something else. I’ve had both HughesNet and WildBlue satellite internet, and I’m just done there. Recently, Frontier brought DSL down my road so I have another option. I don’t expect it to be fantastic, but it can’t be worse. I’ve got a DSL installation scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday). So in other words, my account is cancelled and yet my internet oddly started working–so I don’t know how long it will work today.
Between the derecho putting me out of power and internet off and on for two weeks earlier in the summer, and two prolonged internet outages this month, it’s been an unusually rough summer for me with internet access interfering with my ability to get work done. When I’m offline, I can’t work, and when I get back online, I’m behind everywhere. By the time I almost catch back up, I’m offline again, it seems.
Anyway, so I get back online to the following email:
“I have loved your blog, and been following it for a long time, but the intermittent posts have ended it for me. It isn’t the outage, I have the same problem myself, I am rural also, it is just that you never up date your categories. There is very rarely anything new on your website lately. I certainly understand that with you family and businesses, and animals and all. I wish you well, and realize that you probably don’t receive much income from this source and have to devote your time to other, more profitable ventures. I had wished you the same success as the Pioneer Woman, ( your writing speaks to me more than hers), but that was not to be. Good luck Suzanne, you are a great writer, Mom, and blogger, thanks.”
Really? Seriously? Note: I post every single day on my Daily Farm page (this page) and I post most days on one of my other blog category pages–as in, most days I post twice a day. I generally “take weekends off” and only post on my Daily Farm page, and if things are really hectic, sometimes during the week a super busy day means only a post on my Daily Farm page. Otherwise on weekdays, I put up two posts.
Actually, having just come off another five-day internet outage over which I had no control and which has put me out of work and behind everywhere, I really can’t think of anything else to say about this email. Maybe I’m supposed to be flattered? I’ll work on that. Right now, I’m a little stressed because I’m behind everywhere and I’m not sure when my internet is going to be cut off again today. I will be back for sure sometime tomorrow after DSL is installed. Thanks for bearing with me.