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Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3348)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 10:59 AM


If anyone ever needed a 12-step program, it's me. We had a freaky hailstorm yesterday. Incredible rain, lightning, hail, etc etc.

Lightning hit powerlines near my house, and wires snapped. The arcing from the wires actually zapped through the street and made a hole in a gas line. Major fire in the street. No house was damaged, nobody hurt. BUT around noon yesterday I lost my TV, internet connection and telephone. It's been almost a day, and is still out. Now, I'm in the library. That's sane.

But last night - what to do???? Hadn't done the puzzle yet! What to do? What to do? Went to Starbucks with the computer - thought they had free access, but they don't.

Could not believe it - my equally insane husband and I drove around town till we found that the computer was picking up someone's unprotected network. We parked and I did the puzzle in the dark car.

I have definitely gone around the bend.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:02 AM

LOL, the first step is admitting you have a problem.... but forget that
kudo's on being creative! and dedicated!

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:04 AM

WTG! I could myself doing the same thing. I have sat behind Hotels at times to get online when the power goes out. I glad I am not alone.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:24 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one. On a recent trip to Montreal I actually used an American passport to join a local library so I could do the WPs.

Never thought about hanging around a hotel...good idea.

Be careful, sitting in a dark car with a computer may be construed weird by neighbors???

1mks  (Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5929)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 11:38 AM

I laughed hysterically....thanks for sharing that. You and Vickie have brightened my day.

Barb1111  (Level: 114.5 - Posts: 215)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 12:34 PM

Step One: Walk away from the computer lol

Thanks, glad that I am not the only one out there who would do something like that.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 1:46 PM

Remember that step where you have to apologize to everyone here that you beat in the ratings!

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 2:42 PM

Alice, that is so funny! (But it is also an idea that I will have to file away in case of a Sploofus Emergency. Note to self: Drive around in search of free internet access.) LOL.

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1734)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 3:33 PM

lol now thats dedication or is it addiction made me laugh way to go xx

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 3:34 PM

Sometimes, the Town/City where you happen to be,
also provides free internet access.
As I have spent so much time recently in Rest Homes,
Hospitals and many Hotels....they too have "free"
computers - especially at night....Just have to be quick,
quiet and discreet !!!!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 4:57 PM

Somebody pass Alice the chocolate, willya? I think she needs it.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 5:45 PM

Al's at a convention or he would say....well, you know.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.1 - Posts: 6802)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 5:54 PM

Other ways to know you are obsessed.... you go take a tourament (in this case the trivia collection) and find you've done them all but one already!

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7720)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 6:04 PM

Hi- just dropping in to see what condition my condition is in!

I'm out of town- all week- can only sploof some- not enough though-

Bigbird- I feel your pain.

A chocolate fix can help- but make sure your first bite will be a peppermint pattie- dark chocolate-low fat minty confection.


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 12th Aug '08 6:18 PM

See? Toldja.

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