I am back! Stupid Internet!

United States
May 14, 2007 1:27pm CST
Ughhhhhhh!!! I think it nearly killed me! Five days without the internet! My internet went down Thursday and they just fixed it today. I thought when it went down Thursday that it would fix itself like it always does but no it was still not working Friday. I called and they said they couldn't send anyone until Monday. I kept going and unpluging the modem and plugging it back in just hoping that it would start working again. Has anyone else had to go this long without the internet and felt like they were going to die? I think it was mostly the boredom that was killing me :) I missed everyone and I am going to do my best to get caught up on all of your discussions, in fact I am going to get started right now....
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27 responses
14 May 07
Hey welcome back hun :-) You never know just how much you are addicted to the internet until it falls over and you are stuck without it.
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• United States
21 May 07
LOL - I know what you mean...although I haven't been on here much lately at all. I'm so behind on discussions - as you can see. I'm glad that it's all back up and running for you!!! And I like your new avatar!
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• United States
21 May 07
Thanks it is my friend's baby Nova Lea! Even though my computer is fixed I have still been MIA. I think partially because of selling on Ebay and partially because of more summer things to do, like BBQing with my friends.
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• United States
22 May 07
Ahh!! Let me guess she named her from "Where the Heart Is"? I LOVE that movie! But Americus is my favorite name from it :)
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
15 May 07
Five Days, Wow I bet you are having withdrawal symptoms. LOL I miss the intenet if I have to go a day without it. LOL I am glad you are back and on mylot again. I need to go catch up on my best response too but I am really getting tired of picking best response and then the next day the discussion is back in my unresolved discussions.
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• United States
16 May 07
I am tired of having to repick them too! Even if the person is no longer with us and they gave the best response they should still get to keep it. Best response is just that best response, not the best out of who is still left here! Ughh! lol!
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• United States
16 May 07
I heard that! I dont know what the problem is with choosing Best Response but it has reached the point that I dont want to choose one. Glad you are back online. Have a wonderful night.
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@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
14 May 07
i know how you feel, sometimes it just is like the most horrible thing in the world to not have the internet... There was this one month, i couldn't afford it so i didn't have the net at all, haha i called about 10 different companies, even dial up to see if i could get it through them, but i just couldn't do it, and it was probably one of the hardest of my life haha... I was having net problems for a while not long ago, well still kinda am, but the net was out completely, it only lasted about 36 hours, but i called one of my friends and he picked on me because i was having internet withdrawls haha, meany, but i know how it feels, it's too bad things weren't free eh? And always working?
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• United States
14 May 07
I know I wish that my cable was free, I haven't even paid the bill for this month yet. I know that I drive my friends and family nuts when I don't have the internet because I am calling them all the time :)
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• Canada
15 May 07
hahaha i haven't paid my satalite in about 4 months haha.... How pathetic am i..... I do the same, i call everyone, but only when i don't have the net. :P Wonder how nuts they would go if i didn't have it any more at all period haha.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
14 May 07
Welcome back! I thought there was something missing in the discussions! Yes, I had to deal with that so often where I used to live. We had dial up and it was so hard to even get connected I ended up just giving up most times. So, yes, I know how you feel! It is very frustrating!
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• United States
14 May 07
Aww you are so sweet hon! I agree with you that dial up sucks! I didn't even consider it when I got my new computer.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
21 May 07
I don't blame you for not considering it when you got your new computer. It is awful! LOL, you would rather write a letter and mail it than have to sit there and wait for it to connect and then downloading was an absolute nightmare lol! Just glad to see your back!
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@ZenDove (698)
• United States
15 May 07
Ha! You had it easy! :-) I just got back after a computer virus shut me down for a month. I really felt shut off from the world. I kept starting sentences with "I'll look it up on the 'net" only to realize that there was NO NET! Not for me anyway. We tried everything to rid our computer of the virus, no such luck. Finally had to buy a new computer. My son has a laptop and a pc but his room is so crowded (he has a home music studio) I never go in there. Anyway, welcome back!
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• United States
16 May 07
Wow! I don't think I would've survived a whole month without service. It just irks me that the motto for my cable company is "always on" and it was "always off" for 5 freaking days!
• Malaysia
15 May 07
Wow 5 days without Internet! That's long...hehe..I can't live without Internet. Even if my house's Internet was down, I would go to the cybercafe to check on my emails, the latest news and etc. I will be very frustated if my Internet's down. I'll bang my modem and my PC. Previously, when I was using dial-up, I always had trouble connecting to the Internet. I would be in bad mood whole day. What can I say .... I'm addicted to Internet....;)
• United States
16 May 07
lol! I am addicted to! I DID pick up my modem and bang it a couple of times! It didn't help! lol
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
14 May 07
Hello.princeworthy,in fact i have been without internet at home last week and i was not able to access to the net for two days,then i decided to go to my friend's home to stay there temporarily for the internet access,i think i cannot live without the internet now as in the the first two days without the internet at home,i even went to the library to have internet access.Anyway,hope to see you again. Good luck.
• United States
14 May 07
So I was not alone :) I wish that I had a friend that I could go and stay with to access the internet.
• Canada
14 May 07
Welcome back hon, I was wondering why I hadn't seen you around in a while!! I've actually been without the internet longer than that before - 2 weeks to be exact and it was a nightmare lol. Our apartment suffered a power surge the day after Boxing Day last year, (There was a huge fire in the other building here and so power was turned off. When it was turned back on, we got hit by a surge) and it fried our PC power supply. I wasn't able to let any of my friends know that our PC was fried, and when I went to the library 10 days after we got hit, I had dozens of emails from concerned friends lol. Trying to find something to do and keep the kids occupied at the same time was horrendous, and to boot, we had a whole lot of snow so we couldn't really go out anywhere much. It was nice when we were able to get a new power supply a couple of days later.
• United States
14 May 07
How horrible for you! I really would be nuts if I had to go for 2 weeks without my internet service. I hope that nothing happens to my computer like what happened to yours. I think I would probably cry :)
@mummymo (23709)
14 May 07
Think most of us know exactly what you are talking about honey - and you have my sympathy - you poor little angel! Anyway it is good to have you back and I am so pleased that you will now be able to stop those withdrawal symptoms in their tracks! xxx
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• United States
14 May 07
Lol! Thank you hon! I am sooo glad to be back!
@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
14 May 07
hehehe, we all have this happpen to us, and we are all going crazy. Not that long ago i had no internet at home for 10 days, i really though i would go crazy the first couple of days, however at half time I started to not miss it just as much =) I did have internet at work though so I was not totally out of it =)
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• United States
14 May 07
I wish I had another way to access the internet but my friend's computer is not working so I couldn't even use hers. I had just put up Ebay auctions too!
@henazea (313)
• Kuwait
15 May 07
I can imagine that..its happen to me as well..I am an internet addict..three years ago mum and I had been on a vacation where I couldnt access the net coz it wasnt available for around 2 months..yeah 2 months.. when I told that to my sisters they were like how did u survive..:)
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
15 May 07
I must agree with your experience - to go five days without the internet would be quite a shock to the normal routine. There would be some good from having the break, but it would be missed very often. Glad you are back online. Guess it answers the question if internet access is optional.
• India
15 May 07
Congratulation buddy.I know without internet is too tough.I have also same kind of experiences.I cant tollearte this.Sometimes ISP providers are doing some extra thing creating an unnecessary traffic jam.
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@banta78 (4335)
• India
15 May 07
Yeah it can feel aweful if you just can't do without it. One suddenly realises how much internet and mylot has become part of our lives. When my internet connection was working for few days i just tried to manage my time by listening to music reading newspapers, doing other things, watching TV it is not the same thing. He he. Welcome back and congrats on getting your internet connection back. Have a great day folks. :)
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@youless (91076)
• Guangzhou, China
15 May 07
I can totally understand your feeling. When my computer doesn't work for a day, I already feel uncomfortable. If the computer can work but it is without internet, then it'll also kill me.
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@shorva (923)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Hi there! I could only imagine. The most that I was without internet was just 72 hours, and we called the company like 100 times! In my area, I don't get to pick up a good connection so there are times of the day that my connection goes on and off and that drives me crazy and can make me really angry specially when I'm at something important. So five days is a lot for me.
@farhany (68)
• Canada
15 May 07
Life is torture without the Internet. Can live without TV, and even food for 5 days, but not the Internet! Welcome back!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 May 07
LOL I know exactly how you feel! Several years ago our phone line was hit by lightening and we had 8 days of no internet. On day 7 I resorted to the public library. The woman wasn't sure they'd have space for me to use one of their online computers. I got right up in front of her and told her I only NEEDED (!!!) it for 10 minutes!! She cleared one for me and 10 minutes later I was fine lol. I think its an addictive thing lol.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 May 07
Yes its not easy when your computer goes down for a while as there is so much to catch up on. Not to mention the boredom that we put ourselves through for not being able to respond to anyone. Have a nice day from Deeeky.
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