Since I've had all these computer issues to deal with I've been sticking pretty close to home. I haven't done much more than go back and forth to the post office during the day, and I haven't been walking. If it weren't for trying to keep the yard cleaned up, I wouldn't be getting any exercise at all. Banging my fist and/or my head against the wall doesn't count.
The weekend comes at a good time. It's always a good time for the weekend to come, but I've gone about as far as I can go with trying to cope with a new computer at the same time I'm trying to run a business office.
The Company is so unbelievably busy right now, you'd think the economy were sound and we were a well-run outfit. We're getting new work all over the place, small private jobs and big government projects. I can't complain about it, because that's what's allowing the Boss to buy me stuff. He's paying for the DSL, too, whether I ever get it to work or not.
I've been putting off calling the DSL support number, because I'm not good at talking to people about technical issues. I don't really get why the installation didn't work. I connected the modem to the phone line exactly the way I was told. I plugged in the network connection just like in the diagrams. I turned on the modem, and two lights came on. Three lights are supposed to come on, but only two did.
I went over everything again and again, trying to uncover my grievous error, because it could only be my fault. But the results were the same every time.
So tomorrow I have to get some help, and this time I hope it really is my fault. What if I found out it's faulty equipment? Maybe the modem the phone company sent me is defective. I've been holding onto it for two weeks hoping some magic would make it work. It's still my fault, but for being an idiot instead of for being incompetent. There's a difference, I think.