Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wichita Falls Day Three With Wi-Fi Woes & Falls From Grace
And I am exhausted.
One thing after another.
First day here an unpredicted storm blew into Wichita Falls, seemingly out of nowhere. I looked out the window facing west and saw trees bending in the wind
I thought a twister was incoming.
And then the rain began.
The storm did not last long.
One good thing. I have covered parking at this new location, and so a vehicular bombardment by giant hail is not a worry.
The Time Warner internet install guy showed up today, right on schedule. Two, of the three computers I use, connected with no problem to the wi-fi. But, the computer I primarily use will not connect. That computer has connected to multiple wi-fi connections previously, but so far I can not figure out what the problem is.
My phone connected to the wi-fi easily, but not my favorite computer.
So I am reduced to using that red monster you see above. It's a Toshiba running Windows 7. It runs just fine, but does not run the programs I like to use, long discontinued, and thus not installable on a computer running Windows 7.
I am currently unable to access my durangotexas.com email. I use the long gone Outlook Express to access email. Or used to use Outlook Express to access email when I was able to connect that computer to the Internet.
I have other means to access email, all laborious, the worst of which would be hauling my favorite computer to another wi-fi connection.
I've had a few other woes in the past couple days. Like falling out of the back of a pickup. I thought this would result in a massive bruise, but no bruise appeared. Just epic pain medicated with ibuprofen. I also broke the latch/handle thing that opens the pickup's tail gate.
And don't get me started on my bike woes.
I mailed my mom a Mom's Day letter today with my new address. The ;post office is very modern, unlike the post office I used at my previous location. And very efficient. Also unlike the post office at my previous location.
Usually when I have a computer problem I quickly see a path to a solution. I see no such path with my current wi-fi woe.
But tomorrow is another day, I think.....