Again the infamous Chinese blessing/curse comes to visit. All in a short space of time, the water heater and my ISP blew up. I’m not sure which was more debilitating: the lack of hot water or the lack of internet access. Maybe the lack of internet. I could at least heat water on the stove and lug it to where it was needed. So far, I haven’t found much workaround for the ISP going BOOOM.
Regardless, I’m back online and whatever equipment at Win.Net that went out in a blaze of glory has been replaced. The fact I haven’t had even a brief outage so far today gives me hope that it’s well settled.
There’s now hot water, too, thanks to Amazon.com and my housemate, Dale. YAY AMAZON AND DALE!! We got a Rheem 40 gallon heater through Amazon for about $150 less than we could buy it locally and it came with free shipping. Yeah, we could have gotten instant gratification for the $150, but money is tight and the place that Dale works has showers. It was a little inconvenient for a few days, but it worked.
Anyway, with restored internet access, I can now upload my languishing posts on Context. *ahem* We now return you to the irregularly scheduled programming.