A very sorrowful mystery

pitimini roses in our garden
@ridingbet (53052)
Philippines
January 26, 2016 6:58pm CST
You might have noticed my absence for a few days since Sunday, my fellow mylotters and friends. Here is a very sorrowful mystery: Last Monday, when I drove home, my son informed me that the internet connection suddenly stopped for no apparent reason. I told him that I will call the service provider, which I did before I changed my uniform to house clothes. I was given a reference number, and was instructed to call back later that day. 6PM, I called back but I got the automated response that all agents are busy talking to other complainants so I must be patient in waiting for my chance to talk to them again”. I and my son kept on trying to connect, to no avail. Tuesday came, and I constantly texted my son if the internet was back. The response was,” Mama, tomorrow, they said it will be back”. I could not make a discussion for this site beforehand because I do not know when I will be able to post it. This morning (Wednesday is my off day), I switched on the Wi-Fi and I noticed the flickering orange light. I immediately checked my FB account on tablet, and I shouted with glee to note that the net is back. I opened MyLot on tablet too and I was able to gain access on my account. The sorrowful mystery is now solved. So, how are you all, my friends? How was the site for the past 2 days?
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@Shiva49 (12996)
• Singapore
27 Jan 16
It is tough when we don't have internet connection - that thought remains at the back of our mind always - siva
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
but we were able to live our lives in the 70's, 80's and early 90's without the net.
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@Shiva49 (12996)
• Singapore
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet Yes, I remember the days of penfriends and each communication took a month! siva
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
@Shiva49 and we get penpals from the magazines and newspapers.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
Oh so that explains why you were not around for the past days . It's nice to see you back again , my dear. We have disconnected with our WIFI provider . It's always slow . I just use my mobile data on my phone , when at home .
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
but isn't it the network charges much when you use the mobile data charges? Oh, I forgot, you are on post paid plan 'pala'. hehehe!
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet I have a 100 MB free with my 499 plan . But , i don't use it often because when at the office we have WIFI also . When i am at home on weekends i play games on my phone . An addict of games .
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD halla, me too, my lady. during those times that the net was out, I could still play the soda, and the 2 games I installed in my phone. But now that the wi-fi is working again, I have not yet "lifted my behind" from the sofa because I am so engrossed mylotting. that is the benefit of having Wi-Fi even in office.
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@brokenbee (7863)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
Awwww! What happened? I am so annoyed when we have no internet connection.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
the historic PLDT had a system maintenance and upgrade 'daw', hija. I hope it will run smoothly after the 3 day ordeal. My son is smiling now
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@brokenbee (7863)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet system maintenance really? Hmmmmm We also had intermittent connection about three Sundays ago. I could not even contact their customer support. Haaaay
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
@brokenbee yes hija. it was a system maintenance upgrade 'daw'. hay naku talaga, oo (OMG really) hahaha! I don't know if this is the correct translation of the dialect I just posted here.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
That is a true bummer. I am so addicted I couldn't live that long without the internet.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
but come to think of it, we were able to live our lives 9in the 80's) without the net. i think I can still be okay without the net (?).
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet ...Having known it and experienced it I don't think I could. I might be able to cut down on usage but that is about all.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@celticeagle I don't know how I ever grew up and lived with internet. I think my grandchildren are so lucky to be growing up in the world of technology
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
Hi Ingrid, I have been away too I went on a 9 day trip to Oregon to see my husbands sister. We had a great time and got back on Saturday night. I'm glad you are back and I missed it here while I was gone as well. Glad you got the internet back.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
yes, my friend. Missing the site for just several hours can be annoying especially if one is a computer-and internet-addict. glad too you are back after the 9-day trip.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet I did miss the internet while I was gone.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 but now you are back, then let us bring it on, my friend
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
27 Jan 16
Ohhh no so you were going through the same consequences as of mine. My previous posts are all about these problems since Friday...
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
we are updated with our monthly payment, and we all wonder why we are not given notice even through the television, why the net gets off without our knowledge
@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 16
It's amazing how much we miss the internet when something goes wrong, isn't it? Glad you managed to get it sorted.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
yes, my friend. It seems the internet is already part of our daily lives
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@sol_cee (15487)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
27 Jan 16
And now, the joyous mystery.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
no, I think it should be the glorious mystery.
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
Oh, probably just another Network Restoration issue, it happens. Sometimes I tend to just wait, they would tell you that once you mentioned your location. but if the site in my area was fine, that's the moment were i call for a technician. I didn't notice much you weren't around, but Im glad your fine.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
it was a syste maintenance upgrade, and the thought of not being able to connect to others through the net ca make one 'crazy'; glad I am still i my right senses. I can still play the crush soda offline too.
@TRBRocks420 (77630)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Jan 16
I am doing pretty good thanks and, the site is good.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
just like in that sunken bubbling site, I miss this one too, and I am happy there were no issues or problems when was out.
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Jan 16
oh so sorry. i go nuts without my internet. hope you have no more problems from here
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
yes my friend, I hope no more problems from now on.
@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Jan 16
The site has been great for the last two days.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
yes I believe so, and I am glad the lotters are as active and enthusiastic as ever.
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
The Internet i really a basic commodity nowadays. Glad that your connection is back.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
yes, my dear. I am here now but I am going to make test questions for my level 3 students for tomorrow's rotation exams.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 16
@ridingbet wow! Make the questions hard. Haha
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
@nottoooldtowrite i made a 40-item question, and the highest so far has the score of 28, the lowest at 19. I think they had jitters because they thought the questions were easy, but I am noted to give difficult questions, whether quiz or longer.
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@yalul070 (1753)
• Manila, Philippines
28 Jan 16
at least your internet service got restored. mine has been unreliable for the past 4 months.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
29 Jan 16
PLDT is having these outages from one place to another. When we had our outage for 3 days, our neighbors had internet. yesterday, they were the ones who did not have internet while we had, until now
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@yalul070 (1753)
• Manila, Philippines
29 Jan 16
@ridingbet well at least it's out for days only. with globe, we only have wi-fi at home for a week in a month.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
30 Jan 16
@yalul070 really? But why not SMART? i think this is connected to PLDT as well
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@just4him (117059)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Jan 16
I've been busy with myLot the last couple days. I'm sorry you had a lost connection for a couple days.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
But you come here too even though you were busy, am i right? Nice the net is fine now.
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@just4him (117059)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jan 16
@ridingbet I have nothing outside my home to take me away from working on the computer. So I've been here much of the time.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
30 Jan 16
@just4him I also would like to stay long while in the computer, but the household chores keep me away, just like few hours ago. I had to groom the dogs after my son bathed them, and then I had to cook rice and wash the dishes.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
I didn't have internet for a week one time, because of some power damage, I thought I would miss it, but I did alright. I got other things done, that I had been putting off.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
me too, I can stay 'alive' without the net. I have some things to do though with the net, and besides, the disruption came without any notice, and that made me and my son get irked with our ISP.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@ridingbet ours was the same way no notice, thank goodness I had nothing major to do online.
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@Teep11 (7067)
• United States
27 Jan 16
I'm sure you were quite relieved when the internet services were back on. It can be a bit irritating when the internet isn't working properly.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
yes, it was a relief when the net came back.
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
27 Jan 16
Good to see you back!
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
yes, I am back but I am leaving intermittently because II have other things to do.
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
27 Jan 16
Glad it all worked out now! We have quite frequent internet outages here. But they usually get it taken care of in a few hours.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
28 Jan 16
it was really a mystery why our internet went down for 2 days. Now, my sister told me that our neighbor, yes, just a stone's throw away, do not have internet connection too. our neighbor at the back had the outage like us last Monday.
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@alchemistrx (2571)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
I could live without internet these days but mylot going i couldnt miss. You can check it on internet cafes if the connection at home isnt sorted out.
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@ridingbet (53052)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
the outage was the whole of my city, my friend, so there was no use checking my account here in any internet cafes.