Friday, August 22, 2008

You want me to do what? Hello?

At my work, we have our new phone system that uses VoIP, internet phone. You can call any of our offices around the state and ask for my extension. They will promptly transfer the call. I assume it works for out of state to our toll free phone number as well.

This morning, we were only getting busy signals as we tried to dial out, a clear indication of a recurring problem we've been having where we can only dial extension on the network or receive incoming calls. I contacted our help desk to see if they could fix the problem. The conversation ended like this:

IT guy: "What I need you to do is unplug your phone line for about 5 seconds..........."

Me: "I don't think you'll be able to tell me what to do next after that."

Here's your sign.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Oh Happy Birthday!

Since I can't be there to sing happy birthday, little brother, I thought I'd send my geriatric hamster with his walker.



Sunday, August 3, 2008

Summer Days

I just returned from vacation. Most of my siblings have beaten me to blogging, but I still want to record a few thoughts. Even though there was occassionally not even standing room, even though the mosquitos were fierce, even though it rained much of the time, even though some of that rain made it in the tent, even though our normal routine was totally thrown askew, I love to be with my family. I hugged the ones that came, and missed the ones who didn't. I guess the days are gone where everyone will be there, but I miss them just the same.

Highlights besides visiting were fishing with my brother-in-law and nephew and trips into the hills either by vehicle or on foot.

For all those I didn't see, hug, laugh and cry with, I love you all as well.