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Here’s The Scoop … Day 3 In Chicago … Not Running Smoothly ….

March 22, 2010 by Barbara

WHO HAS THE WD-40?…

Dear Readers… Do you remember the episode of Friends with Phoebe on hold for assistance …She was on for days…DITTO!…

I fully intend to be able to put the agenda on next…and to watch the March 23rd LBTS Reg. Commission meeting tomorrow night…I may have only one functioning ear…(telephone ear…no bluetooth for this writer)…but I will be watching…here or somewhere in this building where AT&T is fully engaged in allowing a streamlined view …Granicus willing!…

Last night was particularly painful when my new Mac  laptop and I came to blows after I found out it had a mind of its own when “Taxi” would not allow for “Adobe”to make an appearance….. Annoyingly it kept getting into my face essentially saying it was closed for business to come back later!…The arrow for the “go back one page” or go forward totally disappeared as well…(was that kind of like the middle finger?)… And of course all the downloaded backup for the commission meeting was loaded (finally) on “Adobe”…Now thanks to Mac being as temperamental as a 2 year old…I could not open any of it! …So I did what anyone with computer problems does after 48 hours…I had a major meltdown… and cursed the day I ever decided to take the leap into upgrading  in order to make my life easier!…

After the allotted 15 minutes were over (think Holly Hunter in Broadcast News)…I decided to do whatever it took to find “Adobe”  and worry about the fallout of what would be required to correct my corrections …later…much later!…

Somehow, my Mac must have realized this writer meant business and it actually coughed up my “Adobe” saved PDFs… from wherever it was hiding them …

When in doubt…one thing has not changed with any plug-in device old or new…Pull the plug, count to 10  and start over…It still gets the job done!…And it did..on the 7th try!…

Now with my notes firmly in hand…and written out the old fashioned way …in blue inked pen on yellow lined legal pad paper…just to make sure they will be there when I need them to post …  Almost time to get back to business… So that’s one down……

AT&T called as they said they would Monday morning (prev. post)…and a recording proudly told me my “problem” was fixed… As the automated recording spit out the good news…I took a quick look at the modem that I was told would be green only to see it was still flashing red!…Before I could push the  option button to report that the recording was a little too quick in its declaration…a call-waiting was shown from AT&T…So I hit the “flash” thinking (wrongly) it was an actual living Tech…NOPE!… It was a second recording asking me to survey the job they had done…Hmmm…. a pat on the back before the end of the first recording…That’s some overzealous “piggybacking” for sure!… Of course a quick “flash” back to return call one…and it was already gone…leaving me to call AT&T for help on a Mon. morning…We all know what that meant…Phoebe time once more!…Another trouble ticket…and as Jackie Gleason said…”Away we go”… (TV references do seem to be flowing today..)…

So, it look like more of the same in day 3…as I look for the WD-40 ….in the  hope somebody has a few cans… and that they’re headed in my direction… ready to unlock and load … get thing running smoothly… for day 4…

more to come…..

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