I’m so thankful that Vince knows so much about computers. Once upon a time, before Vince was around, I had kinda learned to change modems and add RAM and scary stuff like that but nowadays, if my computer blinks, I go running to Vince and he can mostly always fix it. Last night I was cleaning tomatoes for the dehydrator and about 8:00, Vince said “The internet isn’t working!” I wasn’t too worried because . . well, I had tomato juice from head to toe and I figured he would fix it. At first, I think he thought it was just a hiccup and would be back on but then he messed with it and then called AT&T and then came upstairs and said “The modem is not working!” I said “Well, are you gonna fixit?” and he said “It can’t be fixed!” Panic set in. It was getting close to 10 p.m. and I knew the world would stop spinning (or worse) if the stashbusting girls woke up to no stash report. I said “What are we going to do?” Vince said “We’ll go to Joplin tomorrow and buy a new modem!” I said . . that won’t work. A stash report has to be up when my friends wake up. Vince just looked at me like you need help! But we called Charles and Sara Beth and asked if they were still up, could I please run over there with my laptop and do something really important! Yes, they said that was fine. One crises averted!
Best Buy in Joplin opens at 9 so we got up and drove to Joplin and got a new modem/router combo. 140 miles round trip but it was worth it! Vince thought it was the power supply but there was no way to tell without ordering a new power supply and trying it and that would have taken several days so he bought the new modem, swapped out the power supply on the old one and all is well. Tomorrow he’ll order a new power supply and we’ll have a complete modem/router/power supply for a backup.
We didn’t even go to Target or the book store. Can you believe it?
We did eat at the Thai restaurant we love and now we’re home and I’m going to get caught up on email and sew for the rest of the day . . I hope.