Premature On-Line Bliss

My online happiness did not last long. After the last post, I was knocked offline, never to get back on (of my own accord). As it turns out, it was a blessing in the end.  Kind of.

I spent half of Wednesday messing with the computer and the hotspot with every combination of options I could come up with.  Nothing worked. We had an appointment at Rusty Wallace Toyota for the car’s 10,000-mile service on Thursday morning.  So, afterward, we went back to the AT&T store in Sevierville.  Turns out there was an option I had not chosen.  That was easy.  Then, the young woman told me I had already used most of my data.

“No, I haven’t.  I have an unlimited plan.”

“No, you don’t. You have”……blah, blah, blah, whatever she said. It’s a good thing we went into the store and discovered that or we would have gone over the plan and had huge extra charges. Making that discovery was the blessing.  We spent several agonizing hours trying to get the computer to “see” the hotspot.  Then, when we got back to Big Creek, it worked fine for a short while.  Then, not at all.

I waited for the store to open before calling this morning.  The guy in the know had gone to the bank.  I called back an hour later when I figured he had enough time to deposit and withdraw all his money. He was with a customer. My annoyance and anxiety were growing. Finally, he called back and got me online after instructing me to take out the battery and reinstall it.

Digital happiness again.

Things are slow in Big Creek. It has been cool and damp all day. We only had two campsites occupied this morning. This is Spence’s weekend, so he did not stop in for coffee. The people with group site reservations have not shown up.  I haven’t checked the horse camp yet. That just might have to wait until morning. It is raining heavily with rumbling thunder in the distance.  That is forecast to last several days.


6 thoughts on “Premature On-Line Bliss

    • Dinata Misovec May 13, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      It is worse than pulling teeth!!! Oh, and I forgot to post that someone ran into the back of our car just as we were leaving the AT&T store. Minor damage, major aggravation.

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  1. Cas Olverson May 14, 2017 / 10:28 am

    groan. it seems like an underling could have suggested removing battery & reinstalling it — a common cellphone fix-it technique. today is gloriously beautiful, the first in many, many days. how nice that it arrived in time for mother’s day. hope you have a lovely mom’s day 🙂


    • Dinata Misovec May 14, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Yes, the weather turned glorious here today too. We’ll celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow when we go to town. I did talk to my children on the phone today. Christopher said he would have sent me flowers, but didn’t know where to send them!! It’s a problem when you don’t have a real address.


  2. relationspdbeverly May 21, 2017 / 6:33 am

    Younger folk, especially when it pertains to cellphone​s and IT, tend to act as if they know everything about those things. I had to repeatedly call Comcast back, in an attempt to restore channels on my TV. They kept wanting to come in my house and go in the attic. I told them that they needed to go outside and replace those cables or at the very least, components out there. After technical and maintenance personnel came out, several missed appointments and endless calls to them and some things being misunderstood by their overseas as well as offices here in the United States, the maintenance person did as I suggested and viola! my channels are back.

    I always say that you don’t have to be a dentist to know that you have a toothache. Some of us have been around for a little while and although we don’t have the knowledge to repair something, we still might know what is causing the break down.


    • Dinata Misovec May 25, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      You are so right there! I have had the same sort of experience with repair people. I had to tell the RV repair shop that something was wrong with the bathroom exhaust fan on several visits. The third time, when it stopped altogether, they agreed with me. My darling Andy does the same thing to me. I told him the kitchen faucet was no flowing properly. He responded with, “It’s always been like that”. I, who do all the cooking and dishwashing can’t tell the that the water flow is not right?

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